1Collision is excited to announce the addition of its first location in Virginia, Huber Collision Center in Fredericksburg.
Opened in 2000, the independent collision repair facility is part of a dealer group owned by Huber Motor Cars and includes Mercedes-Benz of Fredericksburg and Volvo Cars Fredericksburg. Phil Rice is the general manager.
“We are excited to add our first dealership location that operates as a standalone shop,” said John Hollingworth, 1Collision’s director of new location development. “Phil Rice is an excellent operator and we look forward to working with him and his team to take their business to the next level.”
“The industry is changing at such a rapid rate,” said Rice, who has worked at Huber Collision Center for three years. “We are not interested in becoming consolidated or selling, so we felt the best way to move forward is to partner with like-minded people we can grow with like 1Collision.”
Rice said the partnership with 1Collision will allow Huber Collision to connect with a group of people from across the country who have similar goals and aspirations without selling the organization to a consolidator.
“While other auto body shops have been taken over by large corporations with headquarters thousands of miles away, we have been locally owned from the beginning and plan to stay that way,” said Rice.
The Huber Collision team is looking forward to growing its business with 1Collision.