For Sam Saccoia, the automotive industry is all he has ever known. Since 1971, when his father Nick opened up his first body shop, Nick’s Auto Body Shop, Sam has loved the business. First getting involved with the family business at a very young age, Sam has developed an ample knowledge of how to thrive in the collision repair industry. In 1990, Sam took over as CEO of the family business and recognized that the industry was changing as it was becoming more complex to prosper in the automotive collision industry as an independent company. Sam understood that there were many benefits of joining a network and found that Sam Mercanti’s vision for CARSTAR was a great fit- carrying similar ethics and philosophies to his own. That year, Nick’s Auto Body Shop became the newest member of the CARSTAR family. After the success of Nick’s CARSTAR Toronto Dovercourt, Sam sought after bringing a quality shop to the Mississauga area which placed great importance on taking care of their customers, and he purchased the CARSTAR Hawkestone location in 2004. Since taking over the location, Sam and his team have been able to nearly double the locations sales, and they look forward to growing further. Sam and Nick credit the shops success to their importance placed on making customers feel as comfortable and welcomed as possible.