About MCRA

The MCRA was formally organized in 1998. The MCRA continues to see annual membership growth. The MCRA has committed scholarship funds to and Montana State University’s Automobile Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program. In addition to education and skills development, the MCRA promotes the auto collision industry through legislative efforts to provide body shops and consumers a legal environment that allows them the best opportunity to have vehicles repaired safely and properly.

Who We Are?

The Montana Collision Repair Association is composed of collision repair facilities all across Montana. Our members are body shops who believe that building relationships with our peers allows us to achieve greater consistency in industry practice; and thus, greater confidence in our industry for our consumers. The Montana Collision Repair Association believes that through education we will be better able to empower our peers and consumers. The association also enjoys strong membership and participation from supporting vendors.

What We Do?

The Montana Collision Repair Association (MCRA) advocates for the educational development and professional growth of Montana collision repairers. Our member shops assist Montana consumers with automotive repairs ranging from animal collision to hail damage to vandalism to parking lot dings to countless other possible events causing auto body damage. The MCRA meets twice a year, usually in the spring and the fall. Our association and meeting held by the association allow member shops to network with peer shops as well as parts, equipment and other service vendors that contribute to the repair process. The association brings nationally recognized industry leaders and consultants to Montana to provide information on advancing technologies, automotive construction materials, tools and equipment, estimating skills, sales skills, management skills, and building positive working relationships with insurance companies.


Our Mission: to educate, inform and represent the collision repair professional in all aspects of the industry.

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