Strong Individuals, Stronger Together
The definition of an association is: A group of people organized for a joint purpose. Moving forward in this uncharted future, we can be stronger individually if we are stronger as an industry and ‘ associated’ – working towards a more successful joint purpose. You are not alone- or ‘the only one’ as you may hear some days. Some days we do feel like we are the only one facing all the challenges. Well , let’s be honest – facing all the fights that you have to deal with every day.
If you haven’t already, please join the ICRA and be part of the solution for the collision repair industry in Iowa.
What’s Our Mission…
The collision repair industry has always been dynamic and challenging. But change in today’s collision repair industry is taking place at an unprecedented rate. It’s impacting Iowa’s collision repairers on every level – from technology to the regulatory environment.
That’s where the Iowa Collision Repair Association (ICRA) comes in. A not-for-profit trade association, our mission is to be a strong force acting on behalf of Iowa’s collision repairers, keeping them on the the cutting edge of technology as well as legislative, economic and regulatory factors affecting their businesses. Here’s what our members have agreed our mission to be:
The Iowa Collision Repair Association is committed to the future of the collision repair industry: to provide the leadership needed; raise the professional image of the individual and the industry; and develop new leaders to carry forward. Our goal is to educate, inform, and represent the Collision Repair Professional in all aspects of the industry.
How The ICRA Got Started
In 2005, a small group of dedicated collision industry professionals in Iowa had an idea: to put aside what divided them as competitors, and focus instead on what united them as fellow members of Iowa’s collision repair industry. Since then, the Iowa Collision Repair Association (ICRA) has evolved from an idea into a thriving, relevant trade association 80+ members strong.
The ICRA is proud of the achievements we’ve made on behalf of our membership. In 2013, we were instrumental in helping legislators pass the Sales Tax Bill. This bill saves Iowa’s collision repairers significantly by eliminating a 1938 rule which had prevented repair shops getting reimbursed for sales tax on paint and other materials. If you weren’t, or aren’t a member, you have directly benefited from this. Image how much more we can do if every shop in the state was a member!
Meet Your Board Of Directors
For a collision repair association you need a group of dedicated individuals who come from the industry and volunteer their valuable time to serve as directors. Meet your 2019 ICRA Board of Directors:
Chairman 2014-2017 & 2020-Present
Dick Merron Iowa Auto Rebuilders 2550 Ranchero Road Waterloo, Iowa 50701 319-234-5546
Justin Clubb Deery Collision Center 1309 N Roosevelt Ave Burlington, Iowa 52601 319-758-6900
Jamie Erhardt Anderson Collision 516 Washington Street Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613 319-277-5661
Dale Tiggelaar Billion Collision Division Director 2675 Mormon Trek Blvd. Iowa City, Iowa 52244 605-376-9566