CARSTAR Automotive Canada Inc. has announced Kingston Ontario’s Limestone Auto Body has joined the CARSTAR network. The shop will now operate as CARSTAR Kingston (Limestone).
Owner Jason Taylor says, “After 41 years of successful business operating as Limestone Auto Body, we decided that the benefits of becoming a CARSTAR franchise partner will enhance our business and match our objectives perfectly. CARSTAR has been a successful and established brand in Kingston for many years, so when this opportunity arose, we wanted to be part of it.”
Taylor, who is also the dealer principal at his namesake Taylor Auto Mall, one of Kingston’s largest car dealerships, says that CARSTAR’s brand recognition, training and operating systems, and strong commitment to its insurance partners made the choice to join CARSTAR an easy one.
“We have been in the community for many years,” adds Taylor, “and our commitment to our customers and the insurance industry will only be enhanced by this partnership.”
CARSTAR COO Michael Macaluso says, “Jason’s values and aspirations, and those of his managers Ted and Jeff, are an exact match to what we look for in a franchise partner and we couldn’t be happier that Jason and his team are becoming a part of the CARSTAR family. Like CARSTAR, the Taylor family and their employees are active in their community and have a long history of supporting worthy causes such as the Salvation Army, Easter Seals, and Breast Cancer Action Kingston.”
CARSTAR Kingston (Limestone) will have a staff of 13 and will be managed by Ted Maloney, while Jeff Noseworthy will act as General Manager of the 12000 sq.ft. facility.