CARSTAR Canada Announces Top Performing Franchise Partners at Inaugural Driven Brands Combined Canadian Conference


Longtime CARSTAR Franchisee Johnny Kloeckes Honoured for Philanthropy, Community Support at CARSTAR Locations throughout Edmonton; The Fahey Family of CARSTAR Calgary Locations Earns Top Award for Marketing


Photos from the Awards Presentation Available Here

HAMILTON, ON (August 10, 2023) – At the closing ceremonies for the Driven Brands Evolution 2023 joint conference, the top performing CARSTAR Canada franchise partners were announced, capping off a three-day celebration with CARSTAR and Driven Glass (consisting of UniglassPlus, VitroPlus, Docteur Pare-Brise, Go!Glass and Star Auto Glass), along with Driven Brands team members, vendors and industry leaders from across North America.

The celebration, Evolution 2023 was held at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, Canada.

“Congratulations to all of our award winners who have set the standard for not only CARSTAR, but our industry,” said Sabrina Thing, chief operating officer, CARSTAR Canada. “Their accomplishments in overall performance, customer service, length of rental, marketing, philanthropy and commitment to excellence is incredible, and we are honoured to count them as CARSTAR franchise partners.”

  • Charity Award: Johnny Kloekes, owner of the CARSTAR Johnny K Group

As a successful multi-store operator in the West, Johnny has earned a reputation for exceptional collision repairs and unwavering community support. Year after year, he and his team host events, car washes, and participate in community initiatives to raise valuable funds for important causes, including Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Johnny's true passion lies in bringing his team together to honor and thank them for their hard work. He is a true leader in his community and the industry. We're thrilled to recognize Johnny K as our Community Champion!

  • Marketing Award: The Fahey family, owners, CARSTAR Calgary McKnight, CARSTAR Calgary Bowness, and CARSTAR Airdrie


The Fahey family, owners of CARSTAR Calgary McKnight and CARSTAR Calgary Bowness, won the CARSTAR Marketer of the Year award. Their active participation in local parades, hosting annual Soaps it Up car washes for cystic fibrosis, and dressing up to greet trick-or-treaters during Halloween exemplify their commitment to the community. We applaud the Fahey family for their outstanding marketing efforts and dedication to the CARSTAR brand!

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About Driven Brands

Driven Brands™, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the largest automotive services company in North America, providing a range of consumer and commercial automotive needs, including paint, collision, glass, vehicle repair, oil change, maintenance and car wash. Driven Brands is the parent company of some of North America’s leading automotive service businesses including Take 5 Oil Change®, Take 5 Car Wash®, Meineke Car Care Centers®, Maaco®, 1-800-Radiator & A/C®, Auto Glass Now®, and CARSTAR®. Driven Brands has more than 4,800 locations across 14 countries, and services over 70 million vehicles annually. Driven Brands’ network generates approximately $2.1 billion in annual revenue from more than $5.8 billion in system-wide sales.