OVERLAND PARK, KS (July 30, 2012) – CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts has been headquartered in the Kansas City area since it was founded in 1989. Now, two decades later, it has grown to be one of the region’s top private companies.
According to the July 20, 2012, issue of the Kansas City Business Journal, which published its annual list of top private companies in the region by gross sales, CARSTAR ranked 19th out of 150 companies included, with 2011 revenue of $597,000,000.
Since a management restructuring early last year that put David Byers at the helm as CEO, CARSTAR has been on an aggressive growth and operational improvement path. He has made a number of changes to strengthen the foundation of CARSTAR and set the stage for growth as the economy improves.
“We’re proud to be recognized as one of Kansas City’s top private companies,” said Byers. “And we’re proud of all the hard work of our CARSTAR team and store owners throughout North America in helping us surpass our financial objectives for the year. This year, we are optimistic about the growth opportunities in the marketplace, both for our current store owners and new store additions, and look forward to fulfilling our potential as North America’s largest MSO network.”