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Coal Creek Collision owners acquire ABC Auto Body of Boulder

Boulder, Colo.—Bruce and Jen Ladley said they never dreamed of owning two shops when they opened Coal Creek Collision of Louisville back in 2002.  But as fate would have it, last May the couple said they came across the opportunity to do so when ABC Auto Body of Boulder became available.

When ABC’s owner decided to sell his longtime shop, it had been serving Boulder for more than four decades, said Bruce Ladley, making the acquisition of a shop with established clientele attractive. 

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 00:11
Cheyenne, Wyo.—During the summer months, it’s not uncommon for Jim Haller, owner of Haller’s Repair, to have eight to 10 motorhomes parked in front of his shop, waiting for repairs, he said. And even though the motorhome business is seasonal, mostly occurring June through...
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Sheridan, Colo.—It’s not often a businessman credits a recession, in part, with the success of his establishment.  But that is exactly what Al Dunn, owner of the venerable High Country Performance 4x4 (HCP4x4), says. “Surprisingly, what helped us out was the downturn in the...
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Rocky Mountain Diesel Injection is authorized and contracted by manufacturers Greeley, Colo.—In the U.S., there are only 326 shops like Rocky Mountain Diesel Injection that are authorized repair centers, contracted by manufacturers, to offer diesel injection service and warranty work, Owner...
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Vail, Colo.—Engine & Performance Warehouse Inc. (EPWI) named its 2013 “Vendor of the Year” and “Representative of the Year” at its Awards Dinner during EPWI’s 27th annual Summer Conference, Thursday, Aug. 7, in Vail, Colo. More than 100 channel partners were...
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COLORADO Auto Profit Masters, an auto shop training and marketing company in Littleton, recently launched a new website for shop owners, with a new structure and functionality that allows users to easily access information with visual icons and large text, incorporating the company’s key...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Highlands Ranch, Colo.—With more than 20 years of dealership experience specializing in diesel repair, Parker Branch, owner of Branch Automotive, knew when he started his shop in 2010 that to be successful he would have to provide dealership-level diagnostics at a competitive price. “As...
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...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Colorado Springs, Colo.—Drive Train Industries (DTI), a wholesale and retail supplier of commercial truck, tractor, and trailer parts, recently held an open house for its new, 23,000-square-foot Colorado Springs location that includes a facility for full-service repairs. The company has been...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
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,...
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Englewood, Colo.—Jeff Vik, owner of Kimmer Transmission & Gear, said it would be easy to sell 90 percent of the customers who walk through his door a new transmission, but he wouldn’t stay in business very long by doing so. “After the recession, customers starting paying a...
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