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From left: ASE-Certified Service Consultant Greg Poland, ASE Certified Master Technician Karsten Reece, General Manager Scott Elmore, Shop Helper Guillermo Guitteriez, ASE-Certified Master Technician and Service Consultant Dallas Benter, and ASE-Certified Master Technician Trace Copple have been part of the Stan’s Team for more than 15 years.
Lafayette, Colo.—After more than 40 years in the industry, Stan’s Automotive pulled back on most of its industry involvement but will keep two staples: a heavy investment in people and ASA membership. General Manager Scott Elmore said ASA-Colorado’s annual training event, The Summit, fits perfectly...
Rick Yancey (left) and Rob Johnson, the owners of WAWD, have added breadth and depth to their linecard and business operations through their Alliance membership.
Denver—In a competitive market, Rick Yancey and Rob Johnson, the owners of Western Automotive Warehouse Distributors (WAWD), say they’re able to better compete in Colorado, in part, thanks to the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, known simply as the Alliance. “We’re locally owned, just like our...
 From left: Sherwin-Williams Automotive Refinishes’ Jake Musssay and Steve Spirko, Affordable Auto Body and Paints’ Shelly and Harold Swan, 3M’s Brett Caslow, and Sherwin-Williams Automotive Refinishes’ Ryan Suhaskumar and Kurt Hammond were on hand for the F-150 presentation. (Photo by Rob Merwin)
Fort Collins, Colo.—Harold Swan and Shelly Swan recently moved their collision repair business, Affordable Auto Body and Paint, to a new location in Loveland, Colo., and also received a surprise from their paint distributor, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. As part of its celebration of 150...
General Motors donated a 2012 Buick Enclave to the Arapahoe Community College.
COLORADO William Engler, of Transwest Trucks in Thorton, was named Freightliner/Western Star/ASE Master M/H Truck Technician of the Year. Shawn Lemons, of Tire King in Colorado Springs, was named Tire Kingdom/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year. Sorenson and Lemons were two of 45...
The crew from Rocky Mountain CFC accepts Pinnacle Assurannce’s Circle of Safety award in November, recognition they’ve earned for the last three years.
COLORADO Lynn and Mark Cirbo, owners of Rocky Mountain CFC, an automotive equipment sales and service facility in Denver, recently earned the 2015 Pinnacol Circle of Safety award. Mark Cirbo said this is the third consecutive year they’ve won the award.  “I think we’ve been fortunate to not have...
Jeff and Janet Sloan are the newest Christian Brothers Automotive franchisees in Colorado. Their Greeley location marks the ninth for Colorado.
Greeley, Colo.—Jeff Sloan admits his current role as a shop owner is outside his comfort zone, intentionally. After 25 years of service as a jet engine mechanic in the Air Force, he said he wanted to do something completely different. That desire turned into a plan, then became a reality when he...
Owner Randy Pickering brought his three children onto his team to boost his business’ operations, marketing and finance expertise.
Lakewood, Colo.—More than just an early adopter, Pickering’s Auto Service has its finger on the pulse of the future for both its staff, its business and the industry. The shop recently won an award from ASA for having a Top 10 Best of the Best website, is in its 40th year in business with a second...
Robby Bartlett, body shop manager for Spradley Barr in Cheyenne, intends to increase car counts with upgrades in layout, equipment, and processes.
Cheyenne, Wyo.—When shop space is limited, relocation isn’t an option, and car counts are abundant, there’s only one thing to do, says Robby Bartlett, body shop manager for Spradley Barr Automotive Group. Eliminate inefficiency. After 10 years at the helm of the dealer-owned body shop in southeast...
Warrensville Heights, OH – As part of its celebration of 150 years of service, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, in conjunction with leading vehicle refinish products supplier 3M Repair Solutions, announced and presented today the winner of its new Ford F-150 pickup truck giveaway, for its...
 DENVER, Colo. (November 28, 2016) – CARSTAR cares, and it is giving back this holiday season.  CARSTAR’s Colorado stores are teaming up with three charities to spread joy and provide warmth to children in need within their communities in time for the holidays.  CARSTAR, its employees and their...

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