Have you heard the story of how Copart began? Copart was founded in 1982 by Willis J. Johnson, a true American success story. Johnson grew up learning about business from his father, an entrepreneur who dabbled in everything from dairy farming to running restaurants and building houses. Johnson took that entrepreneurial spirit, along with a strong work ethic and a passion for change, and started Copart with just one salvage yard in California. In 1994, he took Copart public (NASDAQ: “CPRT”), raising the money needed to expand the company across the United States.
It wasn’t until 2008, when Copart.com became open to the public, that we launched a logo to represent the brand. The current Copart branded logo has come a long way from the original Ci logo!
Now headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Copart is a global leader in online vehicle auctions, and it is the premier destination for the resale and re-marketing of vehicles. Copart’s innovative technology and online auction platform links buyers and sellers around the world. Copart currently operates more than 180 locations in 170 countries and has over 125,000 vehicles up for auction every day.