The road to becoming the nation’s top collision repair company has been a rewarding one, but we’re continuing to fly through the fast lane with the opening of our 600th center. Throughout 2018, we’ve reached new states, new markets, and new communities, allowing us to do more of what we do best – restoring lives.
This year, we’ve really hit the gas to reach new locations, with a new Caliber center opening across the U.S. roughly every four days. But August 22nd marked a particularly huge milestone: the opening of our 600th center. The new Virginia Beach – Oceana South center opened its doors to the public and welcomed its first customers with fanfare from dozens of community members and Caliber teammates. Oceana South marks our 46th Caliber center in the state of Virginia, as well as the 54th center we’ve opened so far in 2018.
Earlier this year, we also expanded into new communities around the country by opening our first-ever locations in New York and Wyoming. With these two new states, Caliber is now proudly restoring cars, training teammates, and doing all we can to restore lives in 19 states.
While we’re proud of our continued growth, our 600th centers only tell part of the story. We also want to celebrate the 12,400+ teammates who continuously contribute to the success of every Caliber location from sea to shining sea. Our centers may be our footprint, but our teammates are our arms, reaching out to serve and restore lives in our communities.
This milestone is all thanks to our family of teammates. Those who build each other up, volunteer their time, and serve as the ambassadors of our purpose to restore the rhythm of your life. Their exceptional efforts and continued commitment are the fuel that powers our success, and as we continue to add teammates to our roster, we’ll continue to only hire those who represent our Core Values: We do the right thing; We are inspired to serve; We are courageous; We are proud; We have fun. After all, you don’t get to location #600 without the #1 team.