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Don Weber (left), of Engine Parts Group, based in Wheat Ridge, honored featured suppliers at Engine Pro’s recent winter shareholder meeting.
COLORADO Four automotive aftermarket manufacturers were honored as featured suppliers at Engine Pro’s recent winter shareholder meeting in Dallas. Recognized companies include B&P Rods, SA Gear Inc., Melling Engine Parts and Dura-Bond Bearing Co. Manufacturers chosen for the honor must be the...
Kurt Andersen (left) and his brother, Karl Andersen, work to modernize Andersen’s Foreign Car Service, a business that has been in Colorado since 1953.
Golden, Colo.—When Al and Ila Andersen decided to relocate their established repair shop, Andersen’s Foreign Car Service, from West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood up the road to Golden in the late ’70s, some thought it was a risky move.  The desired building, a six-bay body shop, was surrounded by...
Gary Riley has built a reputation for producing the best examples of rare muscle cars in existence.
Arvada, Colo.—Gary Riley may be an unassuming man, except the American muscle cars he and his crew produce are anything but. Riley, who owns and operates Level One Restoration Inc., says what separates his shop from the pack is his focus on accurately restoring rare, significant, highly sought-...
From left, Honest Accurate Auto Service West owners Jesse Schillinger, Vicki Schillinger, and Bola Shonoiki, (outgoing owners Randy and Rob Schillinger not pictured) and a team of 15 employees staff the Colorado Springs shop.
Colorado Springs, Colo.— When Bola Shonoiki and Jesse Schillinger stepped into ownership roles at Honest Accurate Auto Service West in 2013, the team that awaited them quickly helped them adjust their expectations. Jesse Schillinger had been service writing, Shonoiki worked as a technician, and...
Caliber Collision’s Colorado Team accepts the Employer of the Year award from the Lincoln College of Technology in Denver at its Stars and Bars awards ceremony. (left to right): Phil Palumbo, Jeff Olin, Matt O'Neill, and Rich Viano.
DENVER, CO (January 31 2017) -- Lincoln College of Technology in Denver has named Caliber Collision as Employer of the Year. Per Ken Phipps, Director of Career Services at Lincoln Tech, the award is in recognition of the numerous opportunities Caliber Collision has presented over the years to the...
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...
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...

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