Brothers open MAACO in San Antonio

Jan. 3, 2011

Jan. 3, 2011—Brothers Manuel Buchanan and Polo Buchanan recently opened the first MAACO collision repair shop in San Antonio.

The shop, at 8418 Broadway Street, has been in business for about six weeks and caters to a customer base that’s roughly 80 percent Latino, said Manuel, who speaks Spanish.

“There’s no language barrier here,” he said.

Manuel, 44, said he and his brother have worked in the automotive field their whole lives, though they lived a nation apart. Manuel was most recently from Chicago and Polo lived in Mexico. The brothers settled on San Antonio as middle ground. So far, things have run smoothly.

“It’s been great,” Manuel said. “Things have been working beautifully.”

MAACO, based in King of Prussia, Pa., runs nearly 500 paint and auto body shops throughout the U.S.

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