January 28, 2013 - by CARSTAR Automotive Canada

CARSTAR multi-store owner opens newest location in Atlantic Canada – CARSTAR Amherst

Hamilton, ON – CARSTAR Automotive Canada Inc. is proud to announce the opening of its newest store in Atlantic Canada, CARSTAR Amherst, located at 1 Tantramar Court in Amherst, Nova Scotia.

CARSTAR Amherst is owned by multi CARSTAR store owner, Rick Upham, who also owns CARSTAR Truro (Upham’s) located at 12229 Hwy #2 in Truro-Belmont, Nova Scotia and CARSTAR New Glasgow located at 265 Coalburn Rd. in McLellan’s Brook, Nova Scotia. CARSTAR Amherst - Exterior

Rick joined the CARSTAR network in 2006 with the opening of CARSTAR New Glasgow. “It was time to join a network that illustrated the strongest support and brand awareness for its partners,” said Rick. “After joining and seeing the training programs, marketing campaigns and quality systems offered by CARSTAR to assist their stores, opening additional CARSTAR locations was an easy decision. I’m proud to be a multi CARSTAR store owner.” CARSTAR Amherst - Interior

CARSTAR Amherst is a brand new, fully equipped collision centre with top of the line technologies including a Nova Verta Spray Booth and a Car-O-Liner Frame Rack . Housing these technologies within CARSTAR Amherst will ensure minimal cycle time for customers with the highest quality repairs.

“Rick has been a part of the CARSTAR network for many years and has always pushed to be best in class throughout the Eastern Canada market,” said Lisa Mercanti-Ladd, Executive Vice President at CARSTAR. “Adding another location to his already stellar lineup of collision repair stores is a strong business move. We’re looking forward to working with Rick and his staff to creating yet another best in class collision repair centre.”

CARSTAR would like to congratulate Rick and his staff on the opening of this new CARSTAR location!

About CARSTAR Collision & Glass Centres

CARSTAR is the largest and fastest growing automotive repair franchise in North America, with over 400 locations. Founded in Hamilton, Ontario in 1995, CARSTAR Collision & Glass Centres has grown from eight to over 160 locations throughout 10 provinces. Within Canada, CARSTAR repairs approximately 100,000 vehicles per year, with exceptionally high customer experience ratings.  Through a variety of fundraising initiatives, CARSTAR, its franchisees, partners and employees have raised over $2 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. In 2012, CARSTAR was recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. For more information, please visit:

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