CHICAGO, IL, Aug. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - The Boyd Group Inc. (the "Boyd Group") today announced the August 20, 2015 acquisition and opening of a collision repair center in the Lake City, Florida. The center previously operated as Duval Automotive and is located on East Duval Street, a key thoroughfare in Lake City and close to the I-10 and I-75 interstate highways.
"This new location further builds on our large market presence in Florida and adds an important service capability in the northern part of the state," said Tim O'Day, President and COO of the Boyd Group's U.S. operations. "This also demonstrates that we are on track to achieve our growth target of 6 to 10 percent through single-store additions."
"This center has served the collision repair needs of Lake City for almost 40 years and we are proud to become a member of the community," Mr. O'Day added. "We are excited to introduce the Gerber brand of professional and friendly service."
The Boyd Group is continuously looking to add new collision repair locations to its existing network in Canada and the U.S. Interested collision repair center owners are asked to contact Kim Allen at the contact coordinates below for more information.
About The Boyd Group Inc.
The Boyd Group Inc. ("the "Company"), directly and through subsidiaries, is the largest operator of non-franchised collision repair centers in North America in terms of number of locations and one of the largest in terms of sales. The Company operates locations in five Canadian provinces under the trade name Boyd Autobody & Glass (http://www.boydautobody.com), as well as in 18 U.S. states under the trade names Gerber Collision & Glass (http://www.gerbercollision.com). The Company is also a major retail auto glass operator in the U.S. with locations across 29 U.S. states under the trade names Gerber Collision & Glass, Glass America, Auto Glass Service, Auto Glass Authority and Autoglassonly.com. The Company also operates a third party administrator, Gerber National Claims Services ("GNCS") that offers first notice of loss, glass and related services. GNCS has approximately 5,500 affiliated glass provider locations and 4,600 affiliated emergency roadside services providers throughout the U.S. For more information on The Boyd Group Inc. or Boyd Group Income Fund, please visit our website at (http://www.boydgroup.com).
SOURCE Gerber Collision & Glass
For further information: For further information, please contact: Stephen Boyd, Vice President, Corporate Development, Tel: (204) 594-1776, [email protected]; Kim Allen, Director of Business Development, Tel: (847) 410-6003, [email protected]