2.26.2015

H&V Collision Center Announces Acquisition of Collision Experts


Purchase Expands H&V to Seven Locations, and Continues H&V Growth

H&V Collision Center announced today the acquisition of Collision Experts, with H&V continuing a period of expansion that has made H&V one of the largest multi-shop groups in upstate New York.
The incorporation of the respected and well-known Collision Experts business into the H&V Collision Center network will expand the service and convenience offered to customers by H&V, said H&V Vice President Vartan Jerian Jr.
“The acquisition of Collision Experts is a major expansion for H&V Collision Center, and gives us the ability to broaden the service, care and attention given by H&V to our customers both current and new,” said Jerian.
“We look forward to bringing the Collision Experts locations into the H&V family, and will continue to offer a high level of satisfaction and attention that customers can trust,” added Jerian.
H&V will incorporate the two Collision Experts locations in Clifton Park and Schenectady into the H&V network. With the Collision Experts acquisition, H&V now operates seven locations in upstate New York, along with Troy, Colonie, Queensbury, Saratoga and Kingston.
Ben Bowman, son of Collision Experts founders Richard and Maryanne Bowman, will join the H&V management team. The Collision Experts acquisition is expected to be finalized this week.
The acquisition of Collision Experts will add approximately 50 employees to H&V, bringing the H&V number of total employees to over 200.
Founded 40-years-ago, H&V has expanded from a two-man operation on Oakwood Avenue in Troy, to the largest independently-owned collision repair business in the Capital Region. The Collision Experts acquisition continues a period of growth for H&V. Last summer, H&V opened the Kingston location, the first H&V location outside the Capital Region. H&V Saratoga was opened in 2012, with H&V Colonie opened in 2010, and H&V Queensbury in 2008.

About H&V Collision Center:
H&V Collision Center was started in the early 1970s by Vartan Jerian Sr., and today includes seven locations throughout the Capital Region. H&V prides itself on customer service, and has earned a customer satisfaction ranking of over 97 percent. H&V supports many community and charitable organizations, and H&V’s community service was recognized in a December 2012 cover story in the national trade magazine Fender Bender. H&V also implemented new technology and practices to make its locations more environmentally safe. H&V has also implemented modern management practices that reduced repair times and made its shops more efficient.
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