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Crash Champions Continues National Expansion, Acquires Gengras Collision Center in East Hartford, CT

January 17, 2023
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January 17, 2023 — Crash Champions, one of the nation’s fastest-growing high-quality collision repair service providers, and the largest founder-led multi-shop operator (MSO) in the industry, today announced the company has finalized the acquisition of Gengras Collision Center.

The acquisition of the high-quality repair center located at 630 Tolland St. in East Hartford, CT, marks Crash Champions’ second location in the state, following the acquisition of Andrade Motor Car on December 9.

Today, Crash Champions operates a leading national lineup of premier collision repair centers in 36 states and Washington, D.C.

“This is another proud step in our growth across the Northeast and state of Connecticut,” said Matt Ebert, founder and CEO of Crash Champions. “Gengras Collision Center is a top-tier collision repair team with a reputation for high-quality service to the East Hartford community, and we’re thrilled to welcome them to Crash Champions.”

Gengras Collision Center features more than 13,000 square feet of production space and is certified Gold Class by I-CAR, representing the highest standards for technician training in the collision repair industry. It is also a Volvo-certified repair center.

“We’re proud to partner with an industry leader like Crash Champions,” said Chip and Jonathan Gengras, co-owners of Gengras Collision. “Gengras Collision has carefully built a reputation for high-quality collision repair service and joining the Crash Champions team is a natural next step for our business. Crash Champions is a dynamic and innovative founder-led collision repair team that aligns with our culture seamlessly. We look forward to the long-term value that this new chapter will bring to our customers, team members, and business partners.”

For more information and to locate a local repair center, visit and watch the organization’s story here. Independent collision repair centers and owners interested in joining the Crash Champions team are encouraged to visit to learn more about the process and opportunities available.


About Crash Champions
Crash Champions is the largest founder-led multi-shop operator (MSO) of high-quality collision repair service in the U.S., serving customers and business partners at more than 595 state-of-the-art repair centers in 36 states across the U.S. The company was founded in 1999 as a single Chicago repair center by industry veteran and 2022 MSO Executive of the Year, Matt Ebert. For more information, and to locate a local repair center, visit

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