Mike LeVasseur is deeply rooted in the Automotive Collision Repair Industry for the past 44 years and counting. As a Junior in high school, he was introduced to the collision industry in 1976, graduating from Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.
In 1980, Mr. LeVasseur joined a multi-franchised dealership, and spent the next 13 years as a technician and body shop manager. In 1988 Mr. LeVasseur earned the honor of ‘Highest National Score’ for ASE Automotive Service Excellence.
In 1993, he opened the first expansion shop of Keenan Auto Body, Inc. In 2001, while operating five locations, he was promoted to partner, and assumed the role of Executive Vice President, COO. Prior to the sale of the company to ABRA, which is now Caliber Collision, he was President and COO, operating 12 facilities encompassing two states, with sales exceeding $30 million. After the sale, Mr. LeVasseur assumed the role of Director of Corporate Development for ABRA, and then Caliber Collision.
Mr. LeVasseur began converting shops to waterborne paint products in 2009. He took advantage of several grants and tax credits, and installed solar panels at his Delaware facility, the largest pole mount system in the state, and continued to research viable sustainable green opportunities for all locations. Additionally, Mr. LeVasseur volunteered his time educating and mentoring industry partners on the processes of operation and importance of green initiatives.
One of Mr. LeVasseur’s passions at Keenan Auto Body was to work as a team on behalf of the surrounding communities. His staff and many of their family members worked together for more than 20 years hosting annual charity golf outings, for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Camp-Make-A-Dream, Children and Youth Services, Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House and Little Smiles. He is currently on the Board of Directors for Little Smiles, www.LittleSmilesPa.org.
Mr. LeVasseur is an active member and Director of the ASA (Automotive Service Association) Collision Operations Committee. Participates in the Philadelphia Automotive Citywide Advisory Board for the Philadelphia school districts automotive programs, The Swenson Technical High School Advisory Board, SCRS, NABC, a CIC Gold Pin Member, multi-term member of the State Farm Auto Body Repair Advisory Council, International Speaker for I.B.I.S.