Press listingDecember 12 2023

Crash Champions Expands Chicago Presence, Acquires MSO Adams Collision

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Crash Champions, one of the fastest-growing operators of high-quality collision repair centers and the nation’s largest founder-led automotive repair brand, today announced the company has finalized the acquisition of Adams Collision in Chicago.  

The deal includes four high-quality collision repair centers serving customers in the northwest Chicagoland communities of Harvard, Lake in the Hills, McHenry and Huntley. The acquisition officially closed Friday (Dec. 8), with operations transitioning immediately to Crash Champions. 

Crash Champions now operates a lineup of more than 60 locations across the Chicago market, complementing its overall lineup of more than 610 repair centers in 37 states across the U.S.

“Chicago is home, and we are always proud to grow our brand and our team across this community, which has supported us for so long,” said Crash Champions founder and CEO Matt Ebert. “With a longtime and proven record of serving customers with quality repairs, Adams Collision is another strong addition to the Crash Champions team. We’re grateful to earn the trust of their staff and look forward to expanding our service to new customers and communities across the area.” 

Adams Collision has earned a reputation for consistent and quality service among customers. It is also a longtime trusted name with local and national automotive insurance providers. Each of its four repair centers is I-CAR Gold Class certified. 

“With more than six decades of service to our local customers, it was important to our team that we entrust the next chapter of our story with a company that is committed to the Chicago community," said Jay Adams, president of Adams Auto Body and Service Center. “Crash Champions aligns seamlessly with our vision. They have built a preeminent collision repair business upon the foundation of trust and creating opportunities for team members. We’re confident this is a tremendous step forward.”

Crash Champions provides customers a written lifetime warranty on all repair work valid at any of its locations nationwide. 

For more information about Crash Champions, visit and watch the company’s story here.

Collision repair companies interested in selling their business are encouraged to visit to learn more.

About Crash Champions

Crash Champions is a leading independent collision repair company operating ~570 state-of-the-art centers across 35 states and Washington, D.C. Founded in 1999 as a single shop outside Chicago by industry veteran and entrepreneur Matt Ebert, today Crash Champions is one of the fastest-growing and largest founder-led and operated collision repair MSOs in America. For more information, visit

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