by Michael Anderson

Sales training highlights the Colorado Auto Recyclers’ meeting

Denver—Auto recycling industry sales veteran and speaker Rob Rainwater was a major draw at the Colorado Auto Recyclers’ (CAR) annual meeting on Jan. 24, at the PPA Event Center.  

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 00:11
Glenwood Springs, Colo.—When partners John Stock and Steve “Tank” Burns sought to increase sales at Action Collision Specialists in Carbondale, they turned to several Western Slope dealership principals for advice. And what they learned led them to open a second facility, in...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 00:11
Denver—Although the numerous Colorado hailstorms of 2014 brought much-needed business to collision repairers, they also pushed many beyond the limits of their production capacity. For Jim Addison, owner of Addison Auto Center, signs of trouble reared their head in the paint department....
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:11
Edgewater, Colo.—Whether it’s attending the latest training courses on A/C refrigerant or giving technicians access to OEM-level repair information, Jason “Gator” Perry is committed to improvement at Perry and Sons Auto Service, a shop his father, Mike Perry, established...
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 00:11
Owner keeps bays full at Green Mountain thanks to the quick lube he constructed next door Lakewood, Colo.—It’s by design that no oil changes or fluid flushes are performed at Green Mountain Auto World, Owner Mark Rodenburg said.  That’s because they’re done right next...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
Broomfield, Colo.—To better serve 2015 F-150 owners, Sill-TerHar Motors’ Collision Repair Center recently earned status as a Ford Motor Co.-certified shop for structural aluminum repair.  The move will also benefit the dealership’s many high-end customers, whose cars also...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
Lakewood, Colo.—As a young man, Dan Mantei earned his keep busting tires for Jim Paris Tire on West Center Avenue in Lakewood.  Although that shop has changed ownership and names several times in its 50-year existence, its customers have remained loyal, said Mantei, now a journeyman...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Denver—For Doug Ruppel, owner of Chevytruck Parts, what started out as motorcycle rides on Wednesdays turned out to be far more valuable than simply time off. The unintentional result, he said, was a consistent time slot to reflect on his business while he wasn’t there.  “I...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Castle Rock, Colo.—When a last-minute clip or small trim piece is needed to complete a job, Alan Graves says his ability to deliver a car on time depends on his suppliers’ capacity for hotshot deliveries. “Without parts you can’t do anything,” said Graves, a 25-year...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
Colorado Springs, Colo.—In a bid to better compete with consolidators, Joe and Carole Hamlin opened a second collision repair facility in June, officially earning status as an MSO. The couple’s original location, which opened in 2005, remains on Southmoor Drive in Fountain.  ...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 23:11
Denver—It’s not often that someone purchases a business they patronize, but that’s exactly what Greg Gallagher did before acquiring Aspen Tire & Auto on Paris Street in April.  He has since renamed it Peoria Crossing Tire & Auto.   While working as general...
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