March 22, 2017―CARSTAR intends to double its number of locations in the Cincinnati, Ohio area from five to 10 in the near future, as noted in a recent Cincinnati Business Courier article.
“Cincinnati is an ideal market from a consumer standpoint with heavy traffic and winter weather,’’ Sam Freeman, CARSTAR’s vice president of franchise development, told the Cincinnati Business Courier. “From a business standpoint, consolidation among collision repair providers in the market has left Cincinnati drivers with fewer options for quality auto repair.”
Shops are required to pay a $14,955 fee to become a CARSTAR affiliate. CARSTAR now has nearly 500 locations in 34 states and 10 Canadian provinces.