1Collision extends SCRS membership across entire network

Mechanicsville, Virginia, May 4, 2023 — 1Collision, a repair network of premier independent collision repair centers across the U.S., has aligned with the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) to make SCRS membership available to all businesses within the network.

1Collision’s focus on corporate-level support to affiliated collision repair centers spans all business areas – business planning, operations and office management, training, purchasing power, industry relations, human resources and recruiting support, marketing, web presence, and more – making SCRS a logical partner in delivering resources to network members.

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The network locations span Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin in the U.S., and in 2020, 1Collision merged with CSN Collision Centres in Canada, expanding the North American footprint.

“Partnering with a forward-thinking organization like SCRS was an easy decision for 1Collision, and a logical next step, ” said John Keller, director of business operations. “Many of our goals align with SCRS, including continued education on safe and proper repairs and providing multiple layers of support for independent, family-owned-and-operated collision repair facilities across the country.”

“We are very excited to have the repairers within 1Collision join with SCRS,” added SCRS Executive Director, Aaron Schulenburg. “We believe we’ve got a great deal of resources available to complement the content-rich suite of offerings that 1Collision has to offer. Together, their network and our scope as an association provide added opportunity for SCRS to reinvest the support into programs and resources that can provide meaningful value to the businesses in our industry. It’s a mutual objective that drives both organizations and makes for a perfect fit.”

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Kelly Cooper, 1Collision’s director of field operations, added that SCRS has always shown its commitment to advancing the collision industry and 1Collision looks forward to aligning with their organization.

“The programs and tools they have in place do just that,” he said. “The recent results of the Blend Study demonstrate that. It was executed in a fair manner for both insurers and repairers alike, putting the consumer first.”

Cooper expanded that SCRS’s work on a national health care program and 401(k) was no small feat and is a great opportunity for 1Collision locations and the industry. “I encourage all collision repairers to join and take advantage of all the work and tools SCRS does and has for us,” he said. “As an industry, we need to thank SCRS and their leadership for their efforts.”

For companies looking to support SCRS through membership, contact the SCRS office at [email protected] or visit us online at www.scrs.com/join-scrs.

About SCRS: Through its direct members and 40 affiliate associations, SCRS is comprised of 6,000 collision repair businesses and 58,500 specialized professionals who work with consumers and insurance companies to repair collision-damaged vehicles. Additional information about SCRS including other news releases is available at the SCRS Web site: www.scrs.com. You can e-mail SCRS at the following address: [email protected].