Monday, September 26, 2011

Two CARSTAR Employees Honored for Corporate Service


OVERLAND PARK, KS (September 26, 2011) – CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts annually recognize the top corporate employees during its annual National Conference, and this year has selected two corporate team members for the top honors.


CARSTAR CEO David Byers honored each winner on stage and presented their award during the annual awards ceremony on Sunday evening.


Spirit of CARSTAR Award  


  Melissa Stevens, brand manager for CARSTAR accepts "Spirit of CARSTAR" award.


The “Spirit of CARSTAR” award recognizes the team member with a positive, upbeat, “can-do” attitude throughout the year; willingness to take on additional responsibilities; ability to go above and beyond their daily jobs; sense of humor and pleasantness with co-workers; who tries to do an extraordinary job each and every day and always puts the interests of the franchisees and CARSTAR at their heart.


This year’s winner is Melissa Stevens, brand manager for CARSTAR.  Stevens joined the company in 2007, and has daily management of CARSTAR’s national and local market advertising and communications activities.


“When it needs to get done, Melissa is the person to count on,” said Byers.  “She brings creativity, resourcefulness and great implementation to building our stores’ brands and businesses.”


Future of CARSTAR Award


Melissa Miller, Senior Regional Service Manager accepts "Future of CARSTAR" award.


The “Future of CARSTAR” award honors the employee who provides positive contributions to CARSTAR’s systems and functions that will serve the company into the future; has the ability to see an area where improvement is needed and works independently to find a solution; consistently contributes on different teams to solve problems and implement solutions; and actively engages with co-workers between departments to develop solutions that will meet everyone’s needs.


This year’s winner is Melissa Miller, Senior Regional Service Manager.  Miller, who celebrates her seventh year with the company in October, grew up in the CARSTAR family, as her father and uncle own Randy and Bob’s CARSTAR in Chicora, PA.


“Melissa Miller’s outstanding performance and ‘can-do’ attitude demonstrates that she is someone we can count on now and in the future,” said Byers.  “The phrase ‘I can’t’ is not in her vocabulary.


“It is an honor to be able to work with such remarkable team members as Melissa Miller and Melissa Stevens,” said Byers.  “They truly are role models for all of the employees in the CARSTAR system in the passion, commitment, creativity and excellent work product they bring to CARSTAR.  We look forward to their many contributions for years to come.”


CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts offers high-quality, reliable repair service in 30 states and 10 Canadian provinces.  Just call 1-800-CARSTAR when you need a vehicle repair and they will send the tow truck, contact your insurance company, arrange for a rental car and repair your car. For more information and store locations, visit




CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts is the largest group of branded collision repair facilities in North America with over 400 locally owned and operated locations in 30 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTAR is committed to providing consistent quality services to our customers and insurance partners and has repaired more than 2.5 million vehicles since it was founded in 1989. Our technicians and front office staff receive ongoing training to ensure they are qualified to work on any vehicle. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority as we consistently lead the industry in customer satisfaction ratings.



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