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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Overview

Brooklyn Park, MN
5001 to 10000 employees
1984
Company - Private
Retail
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
ABRA Auto Body & Glass is a leading provider of vehicle damage repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA has enjoyed success since we opened our first repair center in ... Read more

Mission: Right the First Time, On Time!

Company Updates

  • 70 ABRA SHOPS BECOME FIRST TO EARN NSF CERTIFICATION Aug. 10, 2016—NSF International announced Tuesday that it has certified 70 ABRA Auto Body & Glass Repair Centers through the NSF Collision Repair Shop Certification program.

  • 200+ ABRA LOCATIONS EARN NSF CERTIFICATION. ABRA is pleased to announce that over 200 of its auto body shops have received certification through NSF International’s Collision Repair Shop Certification Program. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ5fI

    200+ ABRA Locations Earn NSF Certification | ABRA Auto Body & Glass

    ABRA Auto Body & Glass is pleased to announce it has earned NSF certification for over 200 of its auto body shops through NSF International's Collision Repair Shop Certification Program. As the first auto body repairer certified by NSF International, ABRA is leading the way in the industry, demonstrating an on-going commitment to performing high-quality, safe auto body repairs in every one of its auto body shops.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass – Why Work For Us?


Our Mission

To be the premier auto body and glass company in America by repairing damaged vehicles Right the First Time, On Time,® while providing an exceptional customer experience.

Experience and Quality

We have three decades of auto body repair experience with state-of-the-art collision repair technology.

Our team is committed to taking care of your automotive repair needs through quality workmanship, superior service, and dedication to detail in everything we do. ABRA is ready to repair your vehicle with auto body repair shops conveniently located across the nation. Most importantly, we back our work with a written lifetime limited warranty.

Values

Demonstrating honesty, integrity and respect in every situation

Developing our talent and building a culture of teamwork

Fulfilling commitments to customers – Right the First Time, On Time.®

Providing a safe workplace and protecting the environment

Achieving excellent financial performance for all stakeholders

Work With One of the Best

We are looking for people who will help us
deliver the highest quality repairs with a
commitment to total customer satisfaction.

Members of the ABRA team receive:

  • Competitive pay
  • A comprehensive employee benefits package
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Technical and academic training
  • Access to state-of-the-art collision repair equipment

Join the ABRA Team

Our team members take pride in working forAmerica’s Most Recommended.™ We are a leader in collision and auto glass repair and focus on providing the highest quality service with a commitment to total customer satisfaction. ABRA looks for team members who share and demonstrate that passion.

ABRA Auto Body & Glass History
Over 30 Years Of Auto Body Repair Excellence

Roland Benjamin Co Founder ABRA Auto Body and Glass

In 1984, Roland D. Benjamin co-founded ABRA Auto Body. Located in Fridley, MN, the first location featured modern high-tech equipment, a highly trained staff, and a clean, customer friendly environment. From the first day, ABRA’s team set out to provide quality repairs and superior customer service.

ABRA originally was an acronym for Auto Body Refinishers of America, but we called ourselves ABRA Auto Body.  In 1989, we added the auto glass operation and became ABRA Auto Body & Glass.  Today, ABRA stands for Auto Body Repair of America.

ABRA’s approach to business quickly earned the support of vehicle owners and major insurance companies. This near-instant validation of ABRA’s business model led to the opening of a second facility only eight months after the first shop opened.

By 1992, ABRA continued to add auto body repair services. Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) offered consumers a viable alternative for low-cost repairs involving dings or dents commonly known as “parking lot rash”. ABRA’s Paintless Dent Removal Division became a significant part of ABRA’s annual sales. With the rapid acceptance of PDR, ABRA created a traveling “Catastrophe Team” to support vehicle owners and major insurance companies after severe hailstorms.

ABRA has continued to open new locations. Financially sound, the company funds growth primarily from operating profits. Each new location champions ABRA’s get the job done Right the First Time, On Time® mission.

At ABRA Auto Body & Glass, we believe we have the best-trained collision repair technicians in the industry. We are committed to not only training the next generation of technicians, but also providing fulfilling career opportunities.
Through hands-on instruction, virtual learning, and real life experience, ABRA is working to growing talent at every level of our organization. It is upon this foundation that the ABRA Career Development Academy was developed.
  • Five weeks Paid Training
    • Immediate employment: participants in SpringBoard are ABRA employees from day one – eligible for benefits and more
    • A world-class learning facility that is also a productive repair shop
    • Room and board for out-of-state students
    • Completion of I-CAR industry-standard certifications


  • Immediate Job Placement

    Upon completion, students will be placed in an ABRA collision repair center, where they will continue to develop their skills and development toward proficiency of the C-Level
    Technician role.

    After completing the five-week training program, your apprenticeship continues in the field with:

    • An hourly pay increase resulting from I-CAR certifications obtained
    • A complete tool set worth approximately $3,000
    • Assignment to an ABRA location to continue your on-the-job training


  • Earning Potential
    • A collision repair technician’s income, on average, is greater than comparable trades
    • Average annual salary of collision repair technician: $53K*
    • One in five technicians earns $70K or more*

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Reviews

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    I have been working at ABRA Auto Body & Glass full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been a employee of Abra auto body in the Minnesota market for the last ten years. During this time I have seen the evolution of the company take many giant strides in a positive direction. The company has a system in place that holds each job to a strict level of excellence. This in turn helps our relationships with insurance companies and DRP's. With this level of excellence obtained on each vehicle that comes through the shop we know that we are building life long relationships with customers and referrals. I find that it is gratifying to be part of a team that is very successful but still gives personal recognition where it is due. I really am a firm believer that hard work and success rub off when your part of a team that is heading in the right direction. Abra as a company has a vision that it wants to be on the leading edge of the autobody industry nation wide, and I am willing to say as a employee on the inside, that the company is doing just that and more. I am excited for the many years I have ahead of me with ABRA.

    Cons

    Every company will always have day to day hiccups that are addressed.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Photos

ABRA Auto Body & Glass photo of: 25 Year Anniversary Celebration
ABRA Auto Body & Glass photo of: Supporting Red Nose Day
ABRA Auto Body & Glass photo of: Awarding Employee Brand Embassadors
ABRA Auto Body & Glass photo of: Celebrating 20 Years with ABRA
ABRA Auto Body & Glass photo of: Career Development Academy
ABRA Auto Body & Glass photo of: American Fork Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month Award
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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Interviews

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    I had a phone interview with a recruiter. The process is still ongoing, but I wanted to share the questions they Asked while they were fresh on my mind.

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ABRA Auto Body & Glass Awards & Accolades

  • Fast50, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2015
  • Multi Shop Operator of the Year, Farmers Insurance, 2014

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