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COLORADO FinishMaster of Colorado hosted its 19th Annual Golf Tournament at the Omni Interlocken Resorts Golf Club on Wednesday, July 22. More than 122 customers, strategic vendor partners, employees, insurance company personnel and guests participated in the event. Manufacturers and vendor...
Littleton, Colo.—Whether he’s installing a lift kit and wheel-and-tire package on a brand new Ford F-150 or a bull bar for a late model SUV, it’s Jerry Jones’ goal to never turn a customer away because a job’s too small. Jones, owner of Colorado Off Road, a Total Truck Center, said his business...
Gunnison, Colo.—If you happen to be strolling the aisles of a national trade show, you’re likely to see Steve Landry, owner of Precision Automotive in Gunnison, Colo., checking out the latest in diagnostic test equipment. Having established Precision Automotive in 1984 at the very dawn of the...
Glenwood Springs, Colo.—Dave Malehorn, owner of Professional Auto Body, is not above seeking the advice of others. So he has surrounded himself with individuals who help him improve his business and the Western Slope communities that he has served for the last 27 years. “I don’t often look behind....
Vail, Colo.—Engine & Performance Warehouse (EPWI) has named its 2014 “Vendor Of The Year” and “Representative Of The Year” at the company’s Awards Dinner during EPWI’s 28th annual Summer Conference in Vail, Colo., on Thursday, Aug. 6. More than 100 channel partners were in attendance, who also...
Loveland, Colo.—Diesel pickups, school buses, medium-duty trucks, and passenger cars line the parking lot fence at Big Thompson Diesel and Automotive, an O’Reilly Certified Auto Repair Center in Loveland. They await repairs in the three-bay shop that journeyman technician Erik Rud and his wife,...
Colorado Springs, Colo.—Larry Ledom and Greg Budwine, who currently operate their own shops, will merge their businesses together at the beginning of next year and become joint owners of Ledom’s Performance Equipment & Diesel Repair, a full-service truck shop. “It seems like every other day we...
Fort Collins, Colo.—Early in the morning of Sept. 13, 2013, Doug Kaltenberger arrived at work to discover floating dumpsters and trout swimming in his parking lot. Over the weekend, the nearby Poudre River had flooded, depositing six inches of water in the 12,000-square-foot building that houses...
Denver—An audience packed with owners, managers and estimators turned out for FinishMaster’s exclusive Denver-only “3M Professional Selling Skills Workshop for Estimators” on June 16, said Chris Johns, FinishMaster Automotive & Industrial Paint. “Due to popular demand we even added a second...
lbuquerque, N.M.—It’s not often that someone purchases a business by chance, but that’s exactly what Jim Guthrie, owner of Car Crafters, did when he acquired three Hoffmantown Body Shops from Tony Rivera on April 1. The acquisition makes Car Crafters the largest multi-shop operator (MSO) in New...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.

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