Service King adds 8 Chicago Locations
- August 17, 2015
- Posted by: Simon Wait
- Category: Industry News
Service King Collision Repair Centers, today announced significant expansion in the Chicago area through the acquisition of Riverdale Body Shop and its eight premier collision repair facilities.
Officials from Service King and Riverdale Body Shop mutually agreed upon terms of the deal on Aug. 14, with the acquisition effective immediately. Through the partnership, Service King substantially bolsters its premium auto repair service in the Chicago market, now offering at 22 locations across the area.
‘This is a fantastic partnership for Service King and our Chicago customers,’ said Jerod Guerin, Service King regional vice president. ‘Riverdale Body Shop has built an excellent business with eight fantastic auto repair facilities providing the very best in collision repair service. We are thrilled to welcome its teammates and customers to the Service King family and look forward to providing auto repair services at the standard our customers and insurance partners have come to expect.’
An area of rapid growth for Service King in 2015, the Riverdale acquisition marks Service King’s third expansion in the Chicago market since March. Service King now officially operates 251 locations in 22 states across the U.S., all providing high quality auto repair services, free estimates, on-site rental assistance and a written lifetime warranty.
‘Riverdale Body Shop has been proud to serve the Chicago area for 45 years,’ said Larry Seida, Riverdale Body Shop Owner. “We are a great company with great employees. I’m looking forward to the future as we merge in with another great company, Service King.’
Riverdale Body Shop was founded in the Chicago area in 1970. The collision repair provider quickly expanded across the area as it gained a trusted reputation for providing superior service and consistent, high-quality repairs. The organization has also received an A+ accreditation with the Better Business Bureau for six consecutive years. Meanwhile, through assembling an expert staff, the Riverdale Body Shop operation has been recognized by I-CAR Gold Class Professionals, the industry’s highest training certification.
Meanwhile, as part of the Riverdale partnership, Service King Collision Repair Centers is officially expanding into the state of Indiana for the first time, adding two locations as part of the acquisition.