by Steve Sharp

Industry experts outline success strategies for shop owners at Kukui tradeshow

San Jose, Calif.— More than 140 shop owners gathered recently at business diagnostics and optimization firm Kukui for its first tradeshow, held at its San Jose headquarters, where attendees were addressed by industry experts from RO Writer, ESI, Mudlick Mail, ATI, and others.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 00:11
San Jose, Calif.—Within the walls of the 100,000-square-foot Arseen Auto Body lie not one, but two complete collision repair shops. A key to Arseen’s success was the addition of a Fast Track department some six years ago. A shop within a shop, Fast Track has dedicated tear down, prep,...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 00:11
Sacramento, Calif.—Telematics have been a part of the public’s automotive experience since GM’s launch of On-Star in 1996. Sold as a safety enhancement, telematics have far more uses than accident reporting, directions, and theft recovery, said presenters at the recent 2014...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 00:11
Subhead: It takes a ‘village’ of industry partnerships to raise a shop’s profits and performance Walnut Creek, Calif.—Just as it takes proper diagnostics to keep customers’ vehicles performing, it takes regular business diagnostics to keep a repair shop moving forward...
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 01:11
Rohnert Park, Calif.—RPM Engine and Machine Owner Brad Reich has built a steady business since moving to Rohnert Park in 1982. From machine work and maintenance to performance and engine management, RPM’s reputation starts under the hood. “We’ve done engine and head...
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 01:11
Rancho Cordova, Calif.—Northern California Smog Institute Owner Alcides Gonzales said training complacency is the biggest challenge facing every repair business. After a long week under the hood, technicians are more apt to go home than go to school. On one hand, the availability of online...
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 01:11
San Jose, Calif.—The Silicon Valley Career Technical Education center (SVCTE) works with six school districts and more than 30 high schools, providing students inspiration through vocational courses. Automotive repair and collision repair are just two of 32 vocational classes available for...
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 01:11
West Sacramento, Calif.—More than 70 SEMA members, including manufacturers, distributors, jobbers, and installers, gathered Jan. 29, for the association’s first Town Hall meeting of 2014. The event took place at the West Sacramento manufacturing plant for the B&M Automotive Group...
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 01:11
Sierra College automotive grad turns $500 and borrowed pickup into his life’s work   Sacramento, Calif.—Kim Scheidel, armed with an automotive degree from Sierra College, $500 and his father’s borrowed pickup, started Scheidel’s Fleet Service. Almost 30 years later...
Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 12:53
Sacramento, Calif.—Associations including ASCCA, CAWA, CalABC, AAIA, SCADA and the California Automotive Teachers (CAT) gathered Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Embassy Suites Hotel on Capitol Mall in Sacramento. The third annual event, open to leadership and association members, heard presentations...
Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 01:11
Rocklin, Calif.—Kniesel’s Collision Centers was founded in 1968 on a simple premise: provide customers the personal service and quality work they deserve, Co-Owner Tom Kniesel said. “My father says if you put people first profits will follow.” As one of the last family-owned...
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