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Sill-TerHar Collision Center retools for structural aluminum repair

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 contain structural aluminum, Body Shop Manager Ted Knepp said.

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
Englewood, Colo.—Before he started Autolab LLC in 2006, in a two-bay, 2,000-square-foot shop, Owner Jason Colson said he visited as many successful shop owners as possible and job shadowed them, taking notes on best business practices, mistakes to avoid, tools and training, and was also urged...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
Broomfield, Colo.—ASA-CO will again be hosting its Independent Automotive Professionals Symposium for training and networking for members and non-members at the Denver Marriot West, Golden, Feb. 6-7. “We have a great agenda this year,” said Kari Foster, executive director of ASA-...
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...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 00:11
COLORADO The yearend marks the 20th anniversary for Colorado Component Rebuilders, a Denver-based independent Subaru machine shop, owned and operated by Emily and Richard Johnston.  At the onset, the business remanufactured Subaru turbo chargers, distributors, starters and alternators, engines...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Englewood, Colo.—One may be the loneliest number, but two is enough to start a business in the worst recession since the Great Depression, which is exactly what owners of Transmission Specialty Warehouse, Jeremiah “JJ” Snyder and Keith Barajas, did. “We like to think we...
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
Colorado Springs, Colo.—William Lanier, owner of Lanier’s Speed Shop, says he hasn’t reached in under a car hood since 1986 because he’s strictly an engine builder. Why? “Because it’s fun, and I’ve always said: ‘If it’s not fun, don’t do...
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...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
COLORADO Mark Greene Automotive Repair announced its Lakewood auto location is now an official drop-off for the global, anti-poverty organization, Soles4Souls Inc. It will now collect new, or gently worn, shoes on an ongoing basis at its 6390 W. Mississippi Ave. location, on behalf of Soles4Souls....
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 23:11
Denver—Some collision repair shop owners call them “pennies from heaven.” The estimated damage of Colorado’s late September hailstorm caused $213.3 million in insured losses that resulted in 43,584 auto and homeowners insurance claims filed so far, according to Carole Walker...
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