by Michael Anderson

Depth and delegation accelerate productivity and sales for Sawaya Fleet Services

Denver—It’s said that the true mark of a successful business is its ability to operate smoothly in the absence of its owner.  

Dan Klepper and Dennis Poirier recently came to discover the true meaning and monetary value of that adage at their business, Sawaya Fleet Services, an independent heavy-duty truck service and collision repair facility in north Denver.

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Denver Automotive and Diesel Center opens with $1-million investment and years of industry experience Denver—People rarely get second chances in life, but Joe Adessa, former shop owner and NHRA team owner, was able to orchestrate his own. Adessa’s dream of returning to entrepreneurship...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Castle Rock, Colo.—Jeff Pelley, owner of The Rock Parts Co., a NAPA jobber with stores in Elizabeth, Parker, and Castle Rock, said he has witnessed the import vehicle population in Douglas County steadily increase, to the point that Japanese, Korean, and European nameplates now collectively...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Sheridan, Colo.—Shortly after Al Anderson began working at the McDonald Auto Group in Littleton in the early 1980s, Randy Brown opened Japanese Specialists, only four miles away in Sheridan.  Although the men worked in the same industry for decades, their paths never crossed.  But...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Denver—The Centennial State will no longer be known as a  “dumping ground” for out-of-state vehicles with blemished titles, thanks to HB 1299 and HB 1100 that were signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper in late April. Sponsored by the Colorado Independent Automobile...
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 00:11
Denver—What do Saab and Subaru vehicle owners have in common?  A lot, says Jerry Danner, who owns and operates Mile Hi Automotive.  Aside from a penchant for driving turbo-charged wagons and for enjoying the outdoors, these folks also own 2.9 dogs, he said with a smile during a...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 00:11
Fort Collins, Colo.—The Spradley Barr automotive group recently invested in a new paint booth at its Fort Collins Mazda body shop, which after only four months is beginning to pay off, said Jerry Ewing, body shop manager.  Spradley Barr continues to make investments in its collision...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 00:11
Aurora, Colo.—Several changes are on the horizon for Colorado’s emissions program next year.  Information gleaned from laboratory case studies, along with aggregate data from screened vehicles and advancements in vehicle technology, has influenced five major changes to the state...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 00:11
High-end Lexus store highlights changes for auto group Greenwood Village, Colo.—If there were such a thing as a “smart” dealership, Kuni Lexus of Greenwood Village is it — enveloped in opulence.  The Lexus store, which opened in Denver’s Tech Center last spring,...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 00:11
Aurora, Colo.—The only employer Jason Gilchrist has ever had is Precision Auto Body.  However, while working for his parents, Scott and Janet, he said he’s held many “jobs,” starting out as a teenager in parts, eventually leading up to his current role as owner. ...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 00:11
Denver shop owner parlays VW development experience into entrepreneurship   . . . . . . . . Denver—At one point in his career, Eric Baehre was paid to break cars — Volkswagens, to be specific.  Now he’s in business to fix them for the motoring public. He does so at...
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