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Service King Continues Calif. Growth

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May 9, 2017—Service King opened its first three Sacramento locations. The expansion comes as Service King finalized a deal to partner with Sacramento-based Gamboa’s Body and Frame.

With the move, Service King expands its northern California footprint to 12 collision repair centers across the San Francisco, San Jose and Sacramento metro areas. As part of the deal, Gamboa’s Body and Frame locations serving downtown Sacramento, Rancho Cordova, Calif., and Roseville, Calif., will begin operating as Service King immediately.

“This is another step in our mission to provide Northern California motorists and our business partners with best-in-class collision repair service,” said Wesley McAlester, Service King market vice president. “We aim to partner and grow with businesses that align in our core values and vision for delivering a premier repair experience to customers. We look forward to welcoming our new teammates to the Service King family and are excited for a bright future as one team.”

Service King now operates out of 323 high-quality collision repair centers across 24 states. The company has grown significantly across California in 2017, completing four partnerships totaling seven locations across the state since February.

“We were approached by numerous companies for the purchase of our company,” said Rick Caron, president of Gamboa’s Body and Frame. “We looked at the best fit for our customers and employees.  We interviewed many people who worked for our competitors to find the best fit. The Service King culture aligned best with our mantra of operations regarding customer satisfaction and employee relations.”

Service King's California growth in 2017 includes:

  • Feb. 27 – Gene Townsend Auto Body and Paint (one location–Los Angeles)
  • March 6 – Performance Paint and Body (one location–Los Angeles)
  • May 3 – H Street Collision Center (two locations–Los Angeles)
  • May 8 – Gamboa’s Body and Frame (three locations–Sacramento)

Gamboa’s Body and Frame served the Sacramento area with high-quality collision repair service for more than 45 years, since its founding by Robert J. Gamboa in 1970. The family business grew from a single location in Sacramento to a local business trusted for superior service and quality repairs. The three locations combine to repair up to 300 vehicles per month across the market.

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