Chris and Sarah Vowell, Christian Brothers Automotive’s rookies of the year for their Parker shop, were awarded a second franchise location, set to open in 2018 in Stroh Ranch. (Photo courtesy of Raemirue Photography)Julie Massaro is ASA Colorado’s new executive director.Mike Naughton Ford held an open house on June 9. More than 25 Ford vehicles were on display, ranging from vintage to current models.

Mountain People & Places - July 2017

COLORADO

Blue Ribbon Auto Body, in Loveland, was one of seven collision repair shops to be awarded 2016 Shop of the Year designation by BASF at the 2017 VisionPLUS Performance Group Business Conference held recently in Arizona. The winners were selected based on overall improvement and gross profit improvement from the previous year, along with excellent Performance Group preparedness and participation.

Christian Brothers Automotive Owner Sarah Vowell was awarded the franchisee Rookie of the Year award alongside husband and Co-Owner Adam Vowell at the Christian Brothers convention. With the award came qualifications for a second store, which is set to open in late 2018, just a few miles south in the Stroh Ranch area. “We’re so excited and feel very blessed to have that opportunity after only having been in business less than two years,” Sarah Vowell said.

ASA Colorado annouced that Julie Massaro is the association’s new executive director. Massaro brings nearly 20 years of experience as an executive director and a certified association management professional. Chapter members can contact her at 303-202-5231 or email her at asaco@asacolorado.org.

Service King Collision Repair Centers announced the organization has officially opened its sixth Colorado location. The announcement comes as Service King finalized a deal to partner with Wilson’s Auto Collision Inc., located in Colorado Springs. As part of the deal, Wilson’s Auto Collision will officially begin operating as Service King, effective immediately. Wilson’s Auto Collision joins the Service King organization with 22-years of I-CAR Gold Class certification. The team steadily built a reputation for superior collision repair quality and best-in-class customer service with the Colorado Springs community since opening its doors in 1988.

Mike Naughton Ford held its annual car show and open at its Aurora dealership on June 9. Sean Walker, who works in the dealership’s parts department, reported that more than 200 people attended the event that featured 25 Ford vehicles, ranging from modern models to vintage. Several vendors participated, including TCi Tire Centers, AER, Ford Motor Co. representatives, and Blue Diamond, who displayed a cutout of a 6.4-L Power Stroke engine. Lunch was catered by Bennett’s BBQ.

 

NEW MEXICO

Quanz Auto Care, in Albuquerque, was one of seven collision repair shops to be awarded 2016 Shop of the Year designation by BASF at the 2017 VisionPLUS Performance Group Business Conference held recently in Arizona. The winners were selected based on overall improvement and gross profit improvement from the previous year, along with excellent Performance Group preparedness and participation.

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