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Bob Jasper (r.), owner of the new All Seasons 4x4 & Auto Repair, leveraged industry experience and a social-media marketing plan created by Cory Sellers (l.) and Blake Saffell of Three92media.
Broomfield, Colo.—If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then a video is surely worth much more. So to promote the grand opening of his shop in July, Bob Jasper, owner of the new All Seasons 4x4 & Auto Repair, produced a video clip of a modified Jeep traversing mountain terrain and posted it on...
From l., Owner Jason Martinez, Technician Marcus Martinez, ASE-Certified Technician Cesar Aguilar, and Wendy Martinez are the staff at Bob’s Service.
Denver—Business at Bob’s Service spills out into the parking lot of its two-bay shop on Colfax these days. When two local Volvo service providers retired and closed their shops this year, Aurora Imports referred the bulk of its business to Bob’s 1,300-square-foot, Volvo-focused facility. Owner...
Midas store owner Nick Dodgson (left) helped refurbish a Kaiser Jeep for raffle that received a total overhaul including a new V-10 Dodge engine and a full crank case of Quaker State motor oil to keep the older engine running strong.
MULTI-MOUNTAIN REGION 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division, along with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, announced recipients of this year’s 3M Hire Our Heroes awards. The recipients include 54 students that are currently studying collision repair, and who have served or are currently...
John Futuyma opened a second shop in Arvada this summer, Stuttgart Auto Body North, to ease the workload at his longtime Englewood location.
Arvada, Colo.—Seldom does a collision repair shop owner open a new facility and immediately fill it with work. But that’s exactly what John Futuyma, owner of longtime Englewood-based Stuttgart Auto Body Ltd., did when he opened his second shop, Stuttgart Auto Body North, in Arvada this summer....
Brian McCullough, of Scat, was named EPWI 2015 Representative of the Year. Pictured, from l., are Luke Van Woensel, McCullough, Greg Dunlap and Paul Van Woensel. (Photo by Rob Merwin)
Vail. Colo.—Engine & Performance Warehouse (EPWI) named its 2015 ‘Vendor Of The Year’ and ‘Representative Of The Year’ at its recent Awards Dinner during the company’s 29th annual Summer Conference in Vail, Colo., Aug. 4. EPWI named Proform (Specialty Auto Parts) as the EPWI 2015 Vendor of the...
“All dealers partnered with us to show support for the independent repair facilities that they have relationships with,” said Luis A. Colón, wholesale parts manager, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
Morrison, Colo.— Mopar and Pennzoil kicked off the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, July 22-24, by announcing their sponsorship of the Top Fuel Dragster driven by Don Schumacher Racing driver Leah Pritchett. In Parts & Peoples’ August article covering the event...
The trio of owners at Denver Truck & Trailer include, from l., Les Merkel, Dan Blanchette, and Janet Richardson.  Their niche is to repair collision-damaged trucks and trailers, focusing on quick turnaround times.
Denver—When a commercial truck or trailer is down for collision repair, it costs the fleet operator both time and money, said Les Merkel, who owns Denver Truck & Trailer with partners Janet Richardson and Dan Blanchette. So no matter if a customer has five trucks or 50, the goal is to repair...
Ben Falconer (l.) placed first place in high school refinishing for the second consecutive year and Grant Kennedy placed 10th in post-secondary collision at the 2016 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.
COLORADO Thousands of high school and college students competed in the 2016 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in late June, in Louisville, Ky. They participated in leadership and skills competitions ranging from Aviation Maintenance Technology to Culinary Arts, Marine Service...
Jeremiah Curtis focuses his shop, Bodacious Diesel, on accurately and thoroughly performing modifications and repairs on Power Stroke-, Cummins-, and Duramax-powered pickup trucks.
Golden, Colo.—When Jeremiah Curtis decided to open a diesel performance shop in 2008, he wanted his mission and moniker to be unique. So he cracked open the dictionary and settled on an adjective, bodacious, that represented the bull-riding, sportsman-racing, aspiring entrepreneur. The end result...
Driver Jack Beckman speaks to onlookers as rain puts a pause on Dodge Challenger racing at the Mopar Wholesale Appreciation Night, July 21, at Bandimere Speedway.
Morrison, Colo.— Mopar and Pennzoil kicked off the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, July 22-24, by announcing their sponsorship of the Top Fuel Dragster driven by Don Schumacher Racing driver Leah Pritchett. “To have two great global corporations like Mopar and...

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