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Crash Champions Acquires Nationwide Auto Body in Illinois

September 29, 2022

Crash Champions Acquires Nationwide Auto Body in Illinois

Chicago, IL, September 26, 2022 – Crash Champions, LLC (“Crash Champions” or the “Company”), one of the nation’s fastest-growing independent collision repair service providers, today announced it has acquired Nationwide Auto Body (“Nationwide Auto”) in Illinois, consisting of a single location at 665 W. Wise Rd, Schaumburg. The acquisition continues Crash Champions’ strategic national growth strategy, now with more than 50 locations in Illinois and ~570 centers nationwide.

“The Crash Champions family continues to grow nationwide, but the Chicagoland area will always be our home, which gives added significance to any expansion that we undertake in the area,” said Matt Ebert, founder and CEO of Crash Champions. “Mike and his team at Nationwide Auto have been providing the community with high-quality automotive repair services in a family friendly, customer-focused environment, making them a valuable addition to the Crash Champions team. With this acquisition, I am pleased to offer our customers with another first-class destination for collision repair here in our own backyard.”

“Selling is a major decision for any business, particularly for one that is family owned and operated like ours, but I am confident that joining the Crash Champions team is the best path forward for our organization,” said Mike Gleason, owner of Nationwide Auto Body. “Just like Nationwide Auto, Crash Champions started with a single shop serving Chicagoland, and just like Nationwide Auto, Crash Champions empowers their talented collision repair technicians and a compassionate service team to deliver the best customer experience possible. I am excited to watch what comes next.”

For more information about Crash Champions, visit and watch the company’s story here.

Collision repair companies interested in selling their business are encouraged to visit to learn more.


About Crash Champions

Crash Champions is a leading independent collision repair company operating ~570 state-of-the-art centers across 35 states and Washington, D.C. Founded in 1999 as a single shop outside Chicago by industry veteran and entrepreneur Matt Ebert, today Crash Champions is one of the fastest-growing and largest founder-led and operated collision repair MSOs in America. For more information, visit

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