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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...
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...
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...
Steve Mancinelli focuses on quality and efficiency, often offering same-day turnaround.
Denver— His is a textbook auto business: consistent annual growth, a cornered market, employee retention, community involvement and perseverance, and Mancinelli’s Service Center owner Steve Mancinelli can recite every page of that book on a moment’s notice. Mancinelli — who has worked in the shop...
Barry Barrett presents an RLO Training seminar at an ASA-CO event at Kenz & Leslie Distributing in October.
Wheat Ridge, Colo.—There’s additional service and repair work and dollars for every repair order, shops just need to know where to look for it. They also need to know how to look for it. Barry Barrett, of RLO Training, recently presented an ASA-CO seminar that taught service advisors, managers and...
Larry and Lisa Cox, the husband-wife duo who operate Arapahoe Collision & Mechanical, aim to be a one-stop shop for their customers’ automotive needs.
Aurora, Colo.—It’s not often a collision repair shop drops a DRP, but that’s exactly what Larry and Lisa Cox, owners of Arapahoe Collision & Mechanical, did. When a major insurance carrier began pressuring the couple a few years ago to reduce cycle times, they decided DRP participation wasn’t...
Lake Arbor Automotive & Truck owner Dana TePoel (right) gave away prizes at the shop’s 10 annual customer appreciation day.
COLORADO Lake Arbor Automotive & Truck recently held its 10th annual customer appreciation in September. Owner Dana TePoel and a dozen employees offered food, drink, entertainment, prizes, children’s activities and a display of cars. The shop expanded and renovated its building less than three...

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