Service King Collision Repair Centers plans to open new location in The Colony in 2016

Service King Collision Repair Centers, an industry-leading national operator of high-quality collision repair centers and one of the most trusted automotive repair companies nationwide, today held a groundbreaking ceremony for its future location in The Colony, Texas.

Service King officials, including CEO Chris Abraham, joined representatives from the city of The Colony to officially commence construction of Service King’s future 22,600 square foot repair center located at 5270 Memorial Dr. in the rapidly growing north-Dallas suburb of The Colony. Service King plans to open the repair center in late summer 2016.

“The Colony is thrilled to welcome the newest North Texas Service King location,” said Keri Samford, Director of Economic Development for the city of The Colony. “Service King and its family of teammates will serve as a vibrant addition to our business community and provide a world-class service to our citizens.”

The new repair center will operate as Service King’s 35th location in the DFW Metroplex and boast the capacity to repair up to 300 vehicles per month while employing a staff of 25-30 teammates. It will mark Service King’s very first location in The Colony and the first new location to be constructed from the ground-up in the Dallas area in five years.

“This is a moment our team has been looking forward to for quite some time,” said Jeff McFadden, Service King President. “Service King has always been extremely proud to call DFW home and we look forward to a long, prosperous future in The Colony with the addition of this repair center.”

Service King, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2016, is one of the fastest growing collision repair providers in the country serving customers and insurance partners at more than 275 locations in 23 states across the U.S. The company provides all customers a written lifetime warranty valid at any of its locations, on-site rental assistance and works directly with all major insurance carriers to simplify the repair process.

“This is an exciting time to join The Colony in the midst its booming growth in the market,” said Service King CEO Chris Abraham. “After five years of expanding Service King to customers across the U.S. our team is thrilled at the opportunity to continue investing in our home market as we enter our 40th anniversary as an organization.”

Service King Presentation Plaque

Above: Service King CEO, Chris Abraham (left) presents Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, Perry Schrag with a commemorative Service King plaque.

Service King is one of the largest multi-location operators of collision repair facilities in the U.S., dedicated to offering customers an overall superior service experience. Founded in 1976 in Dallas, Texas, Service King is a leader in the collision repair industry, currently servicing customers at 276 locations in 23 states. In 2015, Service King was named the No. 1 Best Place to Work by both the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals. For more information about Service King, visit

The Dallas Business Journal recently released its list of “The 15 Most-Read DBJ Stories of 2015”.

And we were pleased to see that The Colony’s Grandscape Development made the list!

In the October article, Dallas Business Journal staff writer Candace Carlisle reported that construction had begun on the $45 million “boardwalk” district of the $1.5 billion mixed-use development anchored by Nebraska Furniture Mart.

“We haven’t officially named it, but it’s the boardwalk district,” Jeff Lind, president and CEO of Grandscape and Nebraska Furniture Mart Texas, which are affiliates of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., told Carlisle.

Once filled, the 11-acre manmade lake fronting the boardwalk will bring an amenity to Grandscape, which has already landed a number of restaurants and 1,800-fan concert venue.

“This will be an amenity to serve those restaurant pad sites and give people a walking area with music and lighting,” he said. “It will be a nice place to take a stroll.”
Grandscape has already landed the 1,800-seat concert venue Lava Cantina along the boardwalk and could land another five restaurants.

The Warren Buffett-backed company is working directly with restaurant and retail owners from outside Dallas-Fort Worth to bring new concepts to the region.

Along with the boardwalk district, Grandscape has started construction on two multi-tenant buildings along Plano Parkway in between Bargain Way and Nebraska Furniture Mart Drive.

Two new restaurants — Dog Haus and Bread Zeppelin — are the first to join the buildings that will total more than 16,000 square feet in retail space. Both restaurants are slated to open in fall 2016.

Additionally, Cheddars Casual Café is already open in the Grandscape development, with Mi Cocina, Rock & Brews, and Hard 8 Barbecue coming in 2016.

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Old American Golf Club – the Tripp Davis and Justin Leonard design located along the scenic shores of Lake Lewisville – achieved the “Residential: Next 100” honor from Golfweek Magazine in its annual listing of residential courses.

The ranking, which is featured in Golfweek’s Ultimate Guide to Golf Course Living and Great Escapes, 2016, places Old American among the top 200 residential courses in the U.S. The golf club, which pays homage to the “Golden Age” of golf course architecture (1911-1937), joins other prestigious residential courses in the “Residential: Next 100” rankings such as fellow Metroplex layouts The Vaquero Club and TPC Craig Ranch, Big Horn in Palm Desert, Calif., and Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The residential rankings originate from Golfweek’s annual compilation of America’s Best Courses, published since 1997. Raters throughout the country evaluate courses on the basis of 10 criteria, providing a final score calculated through a statistically rigorous process.

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized once again as one of the top residential courses in the country by Golfweek,” says Mike McCabe, General Manager at Old American Golf Club. “Our members and staff take great pride in the golf course, and The Tribute Lakeside Golf and Resort Community – with its superb home sites and family-friendly amenities – make our area one of the country’s best places to live and play.”

The golf club offers unique residential golf memberships, including a complimentary 30-day trial for new homeowners. Authentic rustic elements are prevalent throughout the golf club – such as a railroad bridge on the outward nine and a former dairy barn that serves as cart storage. Behind the barn sits an organic garden, which has inspired a leading edge culinary program and farm-to-table menu. Plots inside the garden are available to residents interested in growing their own crops.

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