In orange shirts, from left, I-CAR St. Louis Committee members Gene Slattery, Dan Shymanski, and Shelly Jones draw for door prize winners for the first student group.
St. Charles, Mo.—Although widespread flooding in the St.
ASA President and Executive Director Dan Risley said NACE Automechanika represents “the best of both worlds.”
Chicago—The International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) has had a varied history, at times traveling to rotating regional locations, or taking place at the same time as the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week, or being held only weeks
Ben Ford has managed the Vancouver Auto Group’s body shop since 2010.
Vancouver, Wash.—Ford Motor Company’s aluminum F-150 pick-up is only one example of how collision repair is becoming more and more vehicle model-specific.
Joined by five body technicians and a parts person, it’s a family affair at Pro-Tech Collision Center with Owners Scott and Jan Witzig, their sons Alex (center) and Kyle, and Scott Witzig’s brother, Jamie, who is the painter.
Ellisville, Mo.—At Pro-Tech Collision Center, a customer has dropped off her pride and joy, a late-model bright red Mercedes-Benz bought recently from a local dealer. She’s noticed a dent that she’d like repaired.
From left: McCurdy’s Body Works office staff includes Mike McCurdy, manager and estimater, Co-owners Bill and Gloria McCurdy, Debra Figueroa, customer service rep, and Matt Knetge, estimater, who work hard to ensure that every customer has a positive experience.
Pasadena, Calif.—Quality outweighs cycle time at McCurdy Body Works, which is one reason why it doesn’t seek DRPs.
Regional association leader Jordan Hendler says OEM certifications have made CIC’s “Class A shop” definition less “needed and relevant.”
Pittsburgh, Pa.—The Collision Industry Conference’s much-debated “Class A Shop” definition lives on, with the latest version of the document, now called “Collision Repair Provider Definition,” adopted by the CIC body in April.
Don Roy Jr., owner of Blue Ribbon Auto Body in Loveland, is set to open a second location in Fort Collins this summer.
Loveland, Colo.—About halfway through his 20-year career as a body shop owner, Don Roy IV said he was working long hours, fed up with the business, and ready to sell. That was until he discovered the power of delegation.
In orange shirts, from left, I-CAR St. Louis Committee members Gene Slattery, Dan Shymanski, and Shelly Jones draw for door prize winners for the first student group.
ASA President and Executive Director Dan Risley said NACE Automechanika represents “the best of both worlds.”
Ben Ford has managed the Vancouver Auto Group’s body shop since 2010.
Joined by five body technicians and a parts person, it’s a family affair at Pro-Tech Collision Center with Owners Scott and Jan Witzig, their sons Alex (center) and Kyle, and Scott Witzig’s brother, Jamie, who is the painter.
From left: McCurdy’s Body Works office staff includes Mike McCurdy, manager and estimater, Co-owners Bill and Gloria McCurdy, Debra Figueroa, customer service rep, and Matt Knetge, estimater, who work hard to ensure that every customer has a positive experience.
Regional association leader Jordan Hendler says OEM certifications have made CIC’s “Class A shop” definition less “needed and relevant.”
Don Roy Jr., owner of Blue Ribbon Auto Body in Loveland, is set to open a second location in Fort Collins this summer.
Jeremy and Erica Adams held their first National Car Care Month (NCCM) event in April and are already planning for Fall Car Care Month in October.
Liberty, Mo.—Before Jeremy Adams was announced a partner of Hunt’s Car Care of Liberty last fall, he slipped behind the scenes as a recently hired “technician” to gain an understanding of shop culture and employee attitudes, strengths and weaknesses. “It was like I became an ‘undercover boss,’” he...
From left are Instructor Wade Knight, first-place winner in High School Collision Technology Bruce Driml, and Instructor Ralph Mills from Pikes Peak Community College.
Colorado Springs, Colo.—Forty-one students from five technical schools across the state completed in the Colorado 2017 SkillsUSA Collision and Refinish competitions, April 6, held at Pikes Peak Community College. The first-place winners in each competition will represent Colorado in the SkillsUSA...
Bryan and Becki McGinnis say that no matter how much one can know about diagnostics, there is still a lot to learn.
Auburn, Calif.—In a small town like Auburn, news travels fast, so if you’re not providing top-notch service to this small community of roughly 14,000 people, they will know it. So, when Bryan McGinnis, who co-owns and operates Autovantage Service Center with his wife, Becki, gets new customers in...
The Rocky Mountain Race World radio show, which airs Saturday mornings from 8 to 10 a.m., on ESPN 1600 AM, is hosted by industry veterans (from left) Harley Rognmoe, Ray Fondacaro, and Jamie Park. Not pictured is producer and co-host Bryan Beard.
Denver—Tune into ESPN 1600 AM every Saturday morning and you’ll hear three automotive industry veterans — host Harley Rognmoe and co-hosts Ray “Daddy Ray” Fondacaro and Jamie Park — talk about the people and venues for racing throughout Colorado on the show Rocky Mountain Race World’s (RMRW).  Now...
CREF and ASE partnered for a career fair in May. Co-hosting the event is Michael McAfee (left), who represents ASE in the Rocky Mountains and Desert regions, and Brandon Eckenrode, CREF’s director of development.
Aurora, Colo.— The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) co-hosted a career fair for automotive and collision repair students on May 8, at Manheim Denver. More than 225 automotive technology and collision repair high school and college students,...
Co-owner John McDermott (left) and Paolo Vasquez say the $100,000-parts inventory features products that they can’t get quickly or involve older vehicles.
Seattle—Car Tender has been a fixture on Seattle’s bustling Capital Hill since 1971, said Owners John McDermott and Russell Kimble. The trained import duo, both ASE-certified Master Technicians, purchased the import repair facility in 1999 after careers as Volkswagen/Audi and BMW technicians at...
Office Manager Lauren Gonzalez (seated) and Owner Giovanna Tanzillo run the front office at Uptown Body and Fender in Oakland, Calif.
Oakland, Calif.—By doing things her way, Giovanna Tanzillo, the co-owner of Uptown Body and Fender, has been increasing her business every year since she opened the doors with her partner Lisandro Allende in 1992. When it comes to things such as hands-on customer service, community involvement,...
ASA President and Executive Director Dan Risley said NACE Automechanika represents “the best of both worlds.”
Chicago—The International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) has had a varied history, at times traveling to rotating regional locations, or taking place at the same time as the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week, or being held only weeks prior to it in the same city, Las Vegas. This year...
 
 

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