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CARSTAR Porter’s Kearney Body Shop opens in Missouri

Owner Aaron Porter grew up in the collision repair industry, much like his father, who opened his own facility in 1982


Kearney, Mo
.—CARSTAR has announced the opening of CARSTAR Porter’s Kearney Body Shop, located at 104 W. Main Street, Kearney, Mo.

Owner Aaron Porter grew up in the collision repair industry, much like his father, who opened his own facility in 1982. Purchasing the repair center from his father in 2015, Porter has been able to grow his business with the goal to continue growth.

“Ironically, my father once worked for the first CARSTAR owner, Bill Wicklund in Overland Park, so I have always known about the company and kept an eye on it,” Porter said. “Wanting to refine our operations so that we could increase the number of cars coming through our facility, I decided that joining CARSTAR would be the best move for us.”

CARSTAR Porter’s Kearney Body Shop is an 8,000-square-foot facility, is aluminum-ready and equipped with the latest technologies to provide premier repairs to makes and models. Porter said he has a dynamic and close-knit team, and he provides opportunities for them to grow their skills, while also having fun.

“Majority of the CARSTAR facilities within our network are generational owners, so they extend the family feeling into the workplace,” said Dean Fisher, president, CARSTAR. “Having these close ties within the workplace translates to premier customer service, as they treat everyone who comes through the facility like a member of the team.”

Active in supporting its community of not only those in need, but also other business owners, the team at CARSTAR Porter’s Kearney regularly gives back, Porter said, whether it is emceeing a holiday event or helping set up tents at downtown events.

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