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RICHARDSON, Texas (July 5, 2017) —Service King Collision Repair Centers®, a national leader in high-quality automotive collision repair service, today announced the organization has added its seventh Colorado location. The announcement comes as the company finalized a deal to partner with Five Star...
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)
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...
From left: Best Auto Repair of Longmont is staffed by Service Writer and Manager Sara Tefft, ASE-Certified Technician Robert Chavez, Service Writer Ange Mardick, Shop Foreman and ASE-Certified Master Technician John Everly, and Owner Gregg Perry.
Longmont, Colo.—Tucked away in a cul-de-sac, Best Auto Repair of Longmont faced headwinds in recent years, but management at the nine-bay shop anticipates 10 to 15 percent growth this year. That growth is set to put the shop ahead of its numbers three years ago, when Owner Gregg Perry stepped in...
From left: Best Auto Repair of Longmont is staffed by Service Writer and Manager Sara Tefft, ASE-Certified Technician Robert Chavez, Service Writer Ange Mardick, Shop Foreman and ASE-Certified Master Technician John Everly, and Owner Gregg Perry.
Longmont, Colo.—Tucked away in a cul-de-sac, Best Auto Repair of Longmont faced headwinds in recent years, but management at the nine-bay shop anticipates 10 to 15 percent growth this year. That growth is set to put the shop ahead of its numbers three years ago, when Owner Gregg Perry stepped in...
“When you get certified by Assured Performance, you can get certified by multiple OEMs — and you only have to meet the requirements once,” says Scott Biggs, CEO.
Denver—Collision repair shop owners and managers recently learned about elements and business practices that represent a “paradigm shift” in business performance beyond those of traditional body shops during a recent Assured Performance clinic at the Westin Downtown Denver. “It’s an indoctrination...
Bryan Gossel, owner of BG Automotive, has discovered the power networking. Tips he’s learned over the years have helped him achieve record sales this year.
Fort Collins, Colo.—When Bryan Gossel took the first step to improve the performance of his repair shop, BG Automotive, he hired an industry consultant, the Automotive Training Institute (ATI). He admitted, however, that it took him three years to heed their advice. Gossel said he eventually...
AIC Owner Vince Kristynik says Wanda is the perfect paint for his main customer base of smaller body shops.
Aurora, Colo.—“If you get the color right, they’ll come back,” says Vince Kristynik, owner of Auto & Industrial Coatings (AIC), an independent PBE jobber whose main paint line is Wanda. The high-performance value brand helps him serve smaller shops well.  Kristynik said after selling the...
DENVER (June 23, 2017) – Larry H. Miller Dealerships(LHM Dealerships) announced today the acquisition of a Nissan store in Denver. This purchase follows four steady years of growth in the Denver market, and makes the city the group’s largest market outside of its headquarters in Salt Lake City,...
From left: BASF attendees at the 2017 WIN Conference in Denver included Shana Ruckreigle, Yolanda Sandor, Jane Niemi, Tina Nelles, Sheila Principio, Maryam Attia, Denise Kingstrom, Lucy Wildman, Amy Kramer, Sally Miener, Jennifer Robertson and Tonya Boddie.
COLORADO Empire Lakewood Nissan announced it has opened a new state-of-the-art Nissan dealership at 14707 W Colfax Ave., Lakewood. Along with the new store, it has added two new employees, Thomas Treviso in retail sales and Mike Velasquez as full-time wholesale sales. Velasquez has more than 26...
Bandimere Speedway will host the 37th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals, July 21-23.
Automotive racetracks throughout Colorado and the mountain region provide opportunities for all motorsports enthusiasts to compete on asphalt to dirt, spring to fall. Events such as Bandimere’s annual Mopar Mile High Nationals, and the 101st Race to the Clouds with Pikes Peak International Hill...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.