Tatman’s CARSTAR Upholds Family Legacy with New Location

By March 12, 2019March 20th, 2019Owner Spotlight
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Tatman’s CARSTAR Upholds Family Legacy with New Location

CARSTAR, North America’s largest premier network of independently owned collision repair facilities, announced the opening of Tatman’s CARSTAR, located at 701 N. Mattis Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821.

His father opened up a collision repair center in 1959 and Tim Tatman, owner of Tatman’s CARSTAR, started working for his dad at a young age cleaning the facility for 50 cents a week. Tim worked his way up through the ranks and learned every job in the facility before joining his father full-time in 1981.

“Eventually, my father sold his repair center to a consolidator and I became just another employee within the location,” says Tim Tatman, owner, Tatman’s CARSTAR. “Although it was difficult to go through at the time, I am grateful now for my experiences now, because it has made me incredibly appreciative of where I am today. It means the world to me that I have been able to open a new repair center with a trusted partner like CARSTAR while also keeping my name on the store, as it holds so much personal meaning for me.”

With an outstanding reputation behind this longstanding family legacy of collision repairers, Tatman’s CARSTAR, formerly Tim’s Auto Body, is poised to become the choice provider for those in Champaign looking for a trusted repair partner. With over 12,000 square feet, 200 parking spots, I-CAR Gold certification and over five OEM certifications, Tatman’s CARSTAR still aims to double the facility size in two months, further improving its services and demonstrating its undying commitment to premier collision repairs.

“Majority of our network is filled with owners like Tim, who have an established family history in the collision repair business and just need some additional support to stay current in today’s market,” says Michael Macaluso, President, CARSTAR. “Growing our CARSTAR family with owners like Tim is rewarding because their legacy means a great deal, so there is an incredible amount of hard work put into everything they do, making it easy to support them.”

Tim’s sons have entered the business and are working alongside their dad, just as Tim did with his father, making his sons Chris and Matt third-generation collision repairers. Learning the ins and outs of the business, Tim plans to pass down the facility to his boys, keeping the repair center in the family.

Please join us in welcoming the Tatman family to the CARSTAR family!

Tatman’s CARSTAR
701 N. Mattis Avenue,
Champaign, IL 61821
(217) 607-0119
Monday to Friday: 7:30AM – 5:30PM, Saturday 8AM-12PM

For more information on CARSTAR visit CARSTAR.com.