It’s bittersweet that we announce the sale of our business Mike Rose’s Auto Body Inc. to Crash Champions. After 50 years in business, we have decided that now is the right time to partner with Crash Champions not only for our family but for our employees. It was a tough decision to step away from an industry that has been so good to us, but the timing was right, and the opportunity was ideal. We share the same principles, and we believe that our 50-year-old company will be in great hands with Crash Champions as we enter this new era in our lives.
Being an active part of the communities that we work and live in is not something we take for granted. We can’t tell you how much we appreciate your loyalty and dedication to our business. It’s because of our amazing employees, customers, vendors, and partners that Mike’s has become an institution in the Bay Area. After five decades, we have seen this industry change dramatically, and Crash Champions is in the right position to take it all to the next level. We made certain that our employees will be treated well, and many of them will encounter exciting new opportunities within Crash Champions.
We are all very impressed by their leadership team and their approach to making a clean transition. Stepping away from a family business is never easy and we will miss when one of us walks into a restaurant and has on a Mike’s Auto Body shirt or jacket and get comments like “you fixed my car” or “my family has gone there for years to get our cars fixed” and we can’t begin to tell you the pride that we have felt anytime we get those comments.
So, thank you for all your support over the past 50 years it’s because of our customer’s support that we have been able to grow our business to over 17 locations with over 300 employees and have been able to donate 100 cars to Bay Area residents who have needed a helping hand. We will never forget the people and the companies who have been there along the way so thank you from the Rose Family.