LEWISVILLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Caliber Collision CEO Steve Grimshaw, whose leadership has fueled the company’s explosive growth as the largest collision company in North America today, has been named Ernst & Young’s 2016 Southwest Entrepreneur of the Year in the services category.
Grimshaw received the prestigious award at the annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Gala in Dallas, Texas, which honors and recognizes the men and women who create the products, services and jobs that help our economy and communities grow.
“I am honored and humbled to receive this award on behalf of Caliber’s 9,000 teammates who are dedicated to achieving our overall company purpose, which is to Restore the Rhythm of Lives for our customers, team members, and the local communities that we serve,” said Grimshaw in accepting the award.
Grimshaw was selected for this top award by a panel of national business leaders for his strategic tenets to drive incremental business while providing operational consistency, complete customer satisfaction, and managing clients’ overall costs.
Since Grimshaw took the reins in 2009, Caliber Collision has grown from 68 locations to 412 centers in 16 states and the District of Columbia, and the number of teammates from 2,100 to 9,000 today.
Under Grimshaw’s inspirational leadership, Caliber Collision’s philanthropic efforts are woven into the Caliber culture. These efforts include an annual Rhythm Restoration Food Drive which will collect in excess of 3 million meals this year for children in need of nutritious food while they are out of school over the summer months, and the Recycled Rides program in which more than 120 vehicles have been donated to military veterans and families in need. In addition, Grimshaw spearheaded the American Heart Association’s 2016 Côtes du Coeur program raising a record $3.9 million to fight heart disease and stroke.
About Caliber Collision Centers
Caliber Collision Centers is one of the largest collision repair companies in America, with 412 I-CAR Gold Class Professional certified collision repair centers across 16 states. Caliber is consistently ranked among the highest customer satisfaction scores in the industry and backs all repair work with a written, lifetime warranty available at any of its 412 repair centers. For more information about Caliber Collision, please visit our website at www.calibercollision.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.