San Jose, CA – June 15, 2016 – Certified Collision Group™ (CCG), the certifications and KPI-focused solutions provider to the automotive collision repair and insurance communities, announced today the addition of Car Crafters Collision Centers in Albuquerque, New Mexico. With the addition of the Car Crafters five locations, along with four additional in May, CCG is on pace to meet the forecasted center count of 130 locations by year’s end. Car Crafters provides Collision, Mechanical and Auto Glass services from their five locations in Montano and Carmony in the North Valley. The Northeastern shop serves the Eastside, the Palomas shop for the Southeast customers and the Interstate-25/Paseo Del Norte location serving North Albuquerque and Santa Fe communities. Car Crafters is owned and managed by CEO Jim Guthrie, who began in the business as a technician in 1980. Family operated and long recognized for its commitment to customer service, Car Crafters demonstrates its pledge to repair quality through its wide range of OEM Certifications, I-CAR Gold and VeriFacts VQ statuses.

“CCG provides Car Crafters a unique and effective national relationship management platform to compete more effectively based on our advanced repair capabilities and proven ability to achieve KPI objectives,” stated Jim Guthrie, CEO of Car Crafters. “We see CCG playing a significant role in the evolving collision repair space and professionally representing independent shops like ours to consumers, insurers, vehicle manufacturers and vendors.”

“We are proud to add Jim Guthrie and his team to our family of CCG network providers; truly the best of the best in our industry,” stated Bruce Bares, CEO/President of Certified Collision Group. “Performance-driven independent repairers who demonstrate their commitment to the proper repair of today’s technologically advanced vehicles through ongoing training and OEM Certifications, like Car Crafters, will dominate the repair landscape as vehicle technologies continue to advance at a quickening pace.”