CARSTAR Appoints VP of Franchise Development
July 22, 2016—CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced Thursday that Sam Freeman has been appointed as vice president of franchise development.
Freeman has served as the director of franchise sales for one of CARSTAR’s sister brands under parent company Driven Brands Inc.
“I’m thrilled to join CARSTAR, which has an outstanding method of converting independent shop owners and enhancing their profitability. The processes and synergy created by Dave Schaefers and Michael Macaluso among CARSTAR and the other automotive aftermarket franchise concepts at Driven Brands, is unmatched in our industry,” said Freeman. “CARSTAR is leading the charge in the consolidation that is occurring within the collision industry. Many independent auto shops often do not having a consistent and time-effective process in place; I’m looking forward to helping more of those businesses get off the ground and adding to our remarkable franchise system.”
In the new position, Freeman will help existing franchises identify a potential for multi-shop ownership and will uncover new potential CARSTAR markets. Freeman will also work with the real estate team to create a platform for new and existing franchisees.