CARSTAR Opens First Location In South Dakota With New Facility In Rapid City

CHARLOTTE (May 9, 2018) – CARSTAR, North America’s largest multi-shop operator network of independently-owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of its first CARSTAR location in South Dakota, expanding its U.S. footprint to 34 states.

CARSTAR Collision Center-Rapid City, part of Granite Buick GMC and Granite Nissan, is located at 415 East Omaha Street, Rapid City, SD, 57701.  It is owned by Ross McKie (shown on left) and his partner Troy Claymore (shown on right). Ross is a second generation dealer whose family business started in the 60’s. Troy oversees the two dealerships for Buick and Nissan and is the top dealer in the area.
“We joined CARSTAR for the expanded relationships with insurance carriers, the leading-edge technology, the access to best practices and the power of being part of a national brand with hundreds of other owners,” said McKie.
CARSTAR Collision Center-Rapid City will offer full-service collision repair, paintless dent repair and glass replacement services, along with free collision repair estimates, expert color matching, towing assistance, vehicle pick-up and delivery, a nationwide warranty for most repairs, and rental cars through Enterprise.
The 9,500 square-foot location features all updated equipment in a stand-alone building from the dealership. The facility technicians are I-CAR Gold and Platinum certified, and the location is a certified repair facility by Nissan and General Motors. Ken Lammers, a long time industry veteran is the General Manager. Hours are Monday – Friday 8:00-5:30 and Saturday 9:00- 12:00.
“As we build our network across the United States, we are excited to announce our first location in South Dakota,” said Michael Macaluso, President, CARSTAR.  “Ross McKie and Troy Claymore represent a growing trend of auto dealerships partnering with CARSTAR to help efficiently manage and grow their collision repair operations.  We look forward to helping build their business as part of the CARSTAR family.”
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CARSTAR -- a part of the Driven Brands, Inc. family of automotive aftermarket franchise brands -- is North America’s largest Multi-Shop Operator Network of independently owned collision repair facilities with more than 550 locations in 33 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTAR in the U.S. and CARSTAR in Canada deliver national scale, consistently high-quality vehicle repairs, repeatable outcomes and the industry’s highest customer satisfaction ratings; all repairs are backed by a national warranty and service guarantee. Through a variety of fundraising initiatives, CARSTAR, its franchisees, partners and employees have raised over $3 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, and has made fighting cystic fibrosis its cause, North American wide. For more information visit and and follow us on Facebook and twitter. CARSTAR is actively seeking new franchisees. Interested parties should contact 844-906-9764.

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