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Gary Boesel, owner of CARSTAR Alpine in Aurora, Colo., and CARSTAR Jordan Road in Centennial, Colo., hoists his first-place trophy after the 3M Hire our Heroes 500 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Boesel posted the top speed of the event, 153.87 MPH, to take the honors.
ST. PAUL, MINN., (OCTOBER 31, 2018)­ When the tire smoke cleared and the final results tallied, Gary Boesel, owner of CARSTAR Alpine and CARSTAR Jordan Road took home the top honors with a fast time of 153.87 in the 3M Hire Our Heroes 500, outpacing representatives from top collision repair...
Each year at our annual Summit, ASA honors those who have given back to ASA and the community with a Lifetime Service Award. We are looking for your nominations for the individual who has had a lasting impact on the ASA Colorado and independent repair shop community. If you know someone who is...
Lincoln Tech will again serve as the venue for The Summit, offering attendees hands-on learning opportunities and the ability to network and recruit young talent, as well as speak with event exhibitors and sponsors.
Denver—ASA-CO will host its annual Summit, on Jan. 25-26, at TopGolf and Lincoln Tech, featuring a lineup of new speakers, topics, and prize giveaways to support the ASA-CO Scholarship Opportunity fund. It also will feature its first owners and managers’ leadership conference at Top Golf in...
Pickens Technical College announced Elmer Hernandez as the SkillsUSA National Refinishing Champion for 2018.
compiled by Shane Rohleder   COLORADO The annual ASA Colorado Summit is scheduled for Jan. 26, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lincoln College of Technology, 11194 E 45th Ave, Denver, Colo.. The Summit offers networking opportunities and extensive training opportunities. The price for ASA members is $175...
Jeremiah Curtis, owner of Bodacious Diesel, and “Santa” Bill, chat as Santa takes the wheel of his new truck for the first time.
Golden, Colo.—Bill Lee, or perhaps better known as “Santa” Bill, a beloved local Santa impressionist and owner of Laughing Valley Ranch in Idaho Springs, Colo., where he keeps reindeer and other livestock, received a Christmas gift of his own this year. Jeremiah Curtis, owner of Bodacious Diesel,...
Eric Gibson, owner of Fifth Gear Automotive, says he’s grown as an owner over the past two years.
Broomfield, Colo.—Having dreamt of owning his own shop for more than 20 years while working as an ASE Master-certified diesel technician in California, Eric Gibson finally pulled the trigger in January of 2017 when he bought Fifth Gear Automotive, an established shop in Broomfield, Colo., with a...
Joint owners and brothers, Alberto (left) and Tomas Quiroz, started their second collision repair shop in 2015 and have grown so fast they recently invested in a plot of land where they’re building a new, 15,000-square-foot facility in Frederick, Colo.
Longmont, Colo.—Tomas and Alberto Quiroz immigrated to the U.S. to seek better lives for themselves, and soon found opportunity in the collision repair business. “My brother and I came to this country and my first job was a strawberry picker, so to have been able to achieve this kind of success has...
DENVER (November 26, 2018) –Employees from Larry H. Miller Dealerships in Colorado are inviting customers and local residents to help countdown to the holidays and spread goodwill by  donating toys and other items for families in need this holiday season. “The holidays are a special time to bring...
Palm Beach Gardens, FL – November 14, 2018 – Midas® franchisee Judd Kyle Shader was honored recently by the International Franchise Association (IFA) with its annual Franchisee of the Year Award. “IFA is proud to recognize Judd Kyle Shader for his extraordinary story and success,” said Robert...
Classes for Ft. Carson soldiers start every seven weeks at the new Caliber Collision Falcon Academy in Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs, Colo. –Caliber Collision announces the opening of its Changing Lanes Falcon Academy, an training program for Ft. Carson soldiers nearing the completion of their military service, to learn skills for a successful new career in the fast-growing collision repair industry. The first...

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