Started in 1955, the Mills family purchased the company in 1977 and grew it from a single shop to four locations
Oakland, Calif.—Focus Advisors, a M&A firm specializing in collision repair transactions, has announced its client, Mills Body Shops of Evansville, Ind., and its four locations have been acquired by CollisionRight, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
Started in 1955 by the Mills family, Don Decker Sr. and Jack Vickery purchased the company in 1977 and grew it from a single shop to four collision repair locations. Second-generation operators, Don Decker Jr. and his brother, Britt Decker, continue to run the business today and have grown Mills Body Shops into one of the most well-respected operations in southern Indiana, Focus Advisors stated.
David Roberts, Managing Director of Focus Advisors, who led the transaction, said, “Don Jr. and Britt have established themselves as top notch operators with a superb staff and local relationships. It is rare that we have the opportunity to work with second-generation talent who also has 40 years of experience. We very much enjoyed working this team that built a top quality and efficient operation.”
“David Roberts, Chris Lane and the whole Focus Advisors team have been a pleasure to work with from start to finish,” said Decker Jr., President and CEO of Mills Body Shops. “We are very pleased with the outcome and our choice to partner with CollisionRight.”