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CARSTAR names national award winners

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September 29, 2010—CARSTAR named its winners for national awards at the annual conference in Hot Springs, Va. earlier this month.

CARSTAR’s top Financial Focus Groups were:
• For Sales: CARSTAR Yorkville in Yorkville, Ill., and owner Dean Fisher; Jordan Road CARSTAR Auto Body in Denver, Colo., and owners Gary Boesel and Kelly Nelson; Affordable CARSTAR II of Franklin, Wis., and owner Greg Robb; and Kurt's CARSTAR of Maryville, Ill., and owner Kurt Muller;
• For Gross Profit: CARSTAR Yorkville in Yorkville, Ill. and owner Dean Fisher; Jordan Road CARSTAR Auto Body in Denver, Colo., and owners Gary Boesel and Kelly Nelson; Affordable CARSTAR II of Franklin, Wis., and owner Greg Robb; and Kurt's CARSTAR of Maryville, Ill., and owner Kurt Muller;
• The EBIDTA: Dynamic CARSTAR of Columbiana, Ohio, and owner Nick George; Jordan Road CARSTAR Auto Body in Denver, Colo., and owners Gary Boesel and Kelly Nelson; Bob Thomas CARSTAR of Portland, Ore., and owner Jeff Smith; and Jungerman CARSTAR of St. Peters, Mo., and owner Kerry Woodson

CARSTAR’s top CSI performing shops were:
• For sales under $750,000: Cusimano's CARSTAR of Falconer, NY, and owner John Cusimano who also won in 2009.
• For sales of $750,000 to $1.25 million: C & H CARSTAR in Fairborn, Ohio, and owner Ed Collins.
• The honoree with sales of $1.25 million to $2 million: Blake's CARSTAR in LaPorte, Ind., and owner Scott Blake who also won 2009.
• For sales of more than $2 million: Randy & Bob's CARSTAR in Chicora, Pa., and general manager Randy Miller who also won in 2009.
• For overall outstanding CSI: Blake's CARSTAR, and owner Scott Blake. It is the third year in a row that Blake and his team earned the honor.

CARSTAR’s top marketing shops were:
• Marketing manager of the year: Steve Rigsby of Colorado CARSTAR Business Group;
• Emerging marketing store of the year: Sidney Body CARSTAR in Sidney, Ohio;
• Business group of the year: St. Louis Business Group
• Extraordinary individual contribution to Make-A-Wish Foundation: Kurt's CARSTAR Collision Center in the St. Louis, Mo.;
• Extraordinary business group contribution to Make-A-Wish Foundation: St. Louis Business Group;
• Soaps It Up outstanding contribution: Jordan Road CARSTAR in Centennial, Colo.

"We're proud to recognize these CARSTAR stores and their hardworking owners for their tremendous efforts in focusing on bottom-line results," said Dick Cross, CARSTAR CEO. "Their dedication to improving their sales, margins and profitability has made them role models for the entire CARSTAR family."

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