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Autovitals’ Jimmy Lea, who dressed as “Doc” from “Back to the Future,” says shop customers are more likely to spend more per visit if a digital inspection shows them, with pictures, exactly what they are investing in.
Denver—Want to increase sales and create satisfied and faithful customers? Don’t “sell to” customers, educate them using the tools and advantages of the digital age — and keep them coming back. That was the advice from ASA Colorado Summit speaker Jimmy Lea, senior national sales manager at...
AdvisorFix’s Jeremy O’Neal opened ASA-CO’s Summit 2017 with a keynote address, advising resilience through industry shifts.
Denver—A record number of 265 attendees and 34 vendors went to the Automotive Service Association of Colorado’s 2017 Summit Jan. 27 and 28, at Lincoln College of Technology in Denver, marking a 110-attendee, 24-vendor increase over 2016. The weekend kicked off Friday night with a NAPA-sponsored...
After relocating in December, David Slone, general manager of Greeley Subaru, has experienced substantial sales growth across all departments.
Greeley, Colo.—When Warren Yoder decided to relocate his Subaru dealership, Greeley Subaru, he and his General Manager David Slone, and their architect used that opportunity to design a dealership for maximum efficiency, soliciting input from key personnel. After only a couple of months at its new...
Rob Grieve has built a reputation for collision repair excellence at Nylund’s Collision Center by catering to customers, not insurance companies. He and his wife, Carol Grieve, relocated their shop on Jan. 1.
Englewood, Colo.—Most mornings the smell of bacon and pancakes permeate the customer greeting area of Nylund’s Collision Center. Preparing breakfast for customers, and shop personnel, is one of the many ways owners Rob and Carol Grieve say they’re able to differentiate themselves from the...
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. From left, are Phil Palumbo, Jeff Olin, Matt O'Neill and Rich Viano.
COLORADO/NEW MEXICO TBC Corporation (TBC) announced it has sold SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service to Grease Monkey, independent franchisors of automotive fast lube centers serving more than two million customers with locations in Colorado and New Mexico. “This transaction provides outstanding...
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...

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