Moody's Collision Centers
Moody’s Collision Centers started from scratch with a three bay garage in 1977 during Shawn’s senior year at Gorham High School. Fast forward to today; Moody’s is the largest independent collision repairer in the Northeast, serving over 16,000 customers in 2015. Moody’s acquired “Gorham Auto Parts” in 1988 and transformed their “junkyard” into one of the largest auto recyclers in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. In 1998, Moody’s sold “Gorham Auto parts” to LKQ Corporation in order to join other auto recyclers to create a national network for an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Shawn stayed with LKQ and headed up a Business Improvement Team through 2000, traveling to 15 newly acquired locations in twelve States across the US identifying opportunities to increase sales and find efficiencies throughout the locations. Moody’s built their second location in Scarborough in 2001. In 2005, they were selected by State Farm Insurance as one of five collision repairers in the country to participate in their inaugural “Auto Body Advisory Council”.
Moody’s implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in 2003, providing employees with stock in the company for their retirement. Moody’s also gives 10% of their after-tax profits back to coworkers in the form of quarterly profit sharing. Moody’s embraces open book management and transparency so all coworkers know revenue, key performance indicators, and profit by location. Moody’s has been named ESOP Company of the Year and one of the Best Places to Work in Maine multiple times and they strongly believe that teamwork makes the dream work!
The Moody family goes back four generations in Gorham on both sides of the family. Shawn’s sister Kim currently teaches nursing at USM and works per diem in the CICU unit of Maine Medical Center. Shawn’s brother Thad managed Cook’s Hardware in Gorham for 25 years before joining Moody’s Collision Centers in 1995, recently becoming the President. With Thad’s exemplary leadership, Moody’s has grown from 10 co-workers and one location to over 150 co-workers and nine locations. Shawn has been married to his wife Chrissi for 28 years and they have four children together – Danielle heads up Moody’s Resource Management Department, Jim works for Liberty Mutual Insurance, Ben is a Metal Technician at Moody’s, and Nate is a senior at Bowdoin College majoring in Economics. Shawn is a true “hometown guy” – from a Cal Ripkin Youth Baseball Coach to a community leader and businessman, Shawn is proud of his Maine roots and the tradition of unconditional love within his family and local community.