Chicago, IL, July 19, 2021 – Crash Champions, LLC (“Crash Champions” or the “Company”), one of the nation’s fastest growing independent collision repair companies, announced today the acquisition of Bear Creek Auto Body (“Bear Creek”), located in Lakewood at 9894 W Girton Drive, to its growing Colorado footprint.
This transaction marks Crash Champions’ entrance into Lakewood, the fifth-most populous city in Colorado, and strategically supplements the Company’s earlier acquisitions of Auto Collision Experts (“ACE”), with four locations in the Fort Collins MSA, and Karas Auto Body, a single shop located in Thornton, CO.
“As a family owned and operated business serving the Lakewood community for over 30 years, Bear Creek has earned a reputation for exceeding its customer's expectations by way of highly trained staff using the best products and technology available – precisely the type of establishment that we look for at Crash Champions,” said Matt Ebert, founder and CEO of Crash Champions. “As we welcome the talented Bear Creek team into the Crash Champions family, we look forward to providing even greater value for our Colorado customers and insurance partners through cutting-edge innovation, best-in-class support, and a robust infrastructure with the latest technologies.”
Cheryl Rogers, owner of Bear Creek Auto Body, remarked, “After more than 30 years in the business, the decision to transfer ownership of Bear Creek was not an easy one for me. However, after reviewing the available options and thinking about the best path forward, it became clear that Crash Champions was the right choice, not just for my family, but for our employees and the larger Lakewood community. Crash has an empowering culture that emphasizes investment in their people and their communities, which will stand to benefit us all, and I could not be more excited about the future of the company.”