George Kulakowsky has a unique expertise that has led him to own a strong and successful CARSTAR business. Following years as an accomplished mechanic, George worked for an insurance company and gained experience and knowledge from a very different side of the industry. George decided that he would bring both skill sets together so he began his own appraisal business. And eventually decided it was time he should open up his own shop. In 1999, George opened up his own collision shop in 1999 and joined the CARSTAR in 2000. Due to George’s unique skill set, he knew that joining CARSTAR was his next best move for his business. George joined CARSTAR because of brand recognition and the opportunity for being a part of a national network. Also, since he had worked within the automotive insurance industry, he knew of CARSTAR’s strong partnerships, community involvement and reputation for quality.