Have You Considered Selling Your Business?

Don't miss SCRS' panel discussion featuring "Lessons Learned Selling my Body Shop" on Thursday at the 2013 SEMA Show 


Prosser, Washington, November 5, 2013 Articles highlighting collision repair business acquisitions have become one of the most commonplace news features in 2013; a trend that is not likely to diminish in the foreseeable future. For collision repair business owners who have ever considered selling their business, or who are interested in learning about the factors impacting business purchasing decisions, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has arranged a special panel discussion featuring insight from those who have personally completed a sale of their business.


This discussion, If I Knew Then What I Know Now - Lessons Learned Selling My Body Shop, is a part of the SCRS Repairer Driven Education series, and is scheduled for 3:00 - 5:00pm on Thursday, November 7th. The panel will feature well recognized industry veterans who have been involved in notable sales of their own former collision repair businesses, discussing notable lessons that can help attendees interested in proceeding down a similar path best prepare themselves. Subject matter experts include:


Aaron Clark, former owner of Collision Solutions sold to ABRA Auto Body & Glass

Pat O'Neill, former owner of 911 Collision Centers, sold to Caliber Collision Centers

Dan Bailey, former owner of A&B CARSTAR, sold to CARSTAR Franchise Systems

Mike Anderson, former owner of Wagonwork Collision Centers, sold to Pohanka Collision Centers


The combined knowledge and variation in circumstances amongst the panelists will provide a broad range of insight on how to navigate the process of valuing and selling your business.  


The session will include opportunities for audience participation, encouraging questions & answers with the panelists. To register for RDE seminars, please visit www.semashow.com/scrs. Onsite registration will also be available.


The RDE series is comprised of education programs specifically focused on issues and information that are relevant to collision repair professionals operating in today's marketplace. These sessions are made possible thanks to support from industry organizations such as SEMA, PPG Automotive Refinish, GM Genuine Parts, BASF Refinish, Ford Motor Company, AkzoNobel Coatings, HERTZ, Axalta Coating Systems, Goliath Carts, PBES (a division of AAIA), LKQ Corp., SATA, Spanesi Americas, Sherwin-Williams and AASP.


About SCRS' RDE Series: REPAIRER DRIVEN EDUCATION (RDE) series will feature over 21 seminar offerings, many of which are uniquely designed and being offered only at the 2013 SEMA Show. The series will be offered either as individual sessions, or as a package, and registrants will have the option to attend seven regular session seminars which will be delivered each day of the show. Each of the courses has been individually selected or crafted by SCRS because the content specifically focuses on information that is relevant to collision repair professionals and appeals to the diverse array of marketplace perspectives within the collision repair industry. Register at www.semashow.com/scrs.


About SCRS: Through its direct members and 40 affiliate associations, SCRS is comprised of 6,000 collision repair businesses and 58,500 specialized professionals who work with consumers and insurance companies to repair collision-damaged vehicles. Additional information about SCRS including other news releases is available at the SCRS website: www.scrs.com. You can e-mail SCRS at the following address: info@scrs.com.


SCRS Admin Office


877.851.0660 Fax




Aaron Schulenburg

Executive Director | Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS)



877.435.6028 Fax




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