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AURORA, Colo (October 24, 2018) – Representatives from Larry H. Miller Colorado Chrysler Jeep will present a check for $10,000 to Ability Connection Colorado on Tuesday, October 25 at 9:30 a.m. The grant will directly support the quality improvement of the organization’s Creative Options for Early...
A Caliber Collision trainer works with a Ft. Bragg soldier at Caliber's Changing Lanes Academy in Fayetteville, NC. Classes for Ft. Carson soldiers start every seven weeks at the new Caliber Collision Falcon Academy in Colorado Springs.
COLORADO SPRINGS (September 13, 2018) – Caliber Collision announces the opening of its Changing Lanes Falcon Academy, an innovative 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...
DENVER (Sept. 11, 2018) – AAA Colorado forecasts that the statewide gas price average will drop to $2.70 per gallon this fall, with even steeper savings possible. That's 18 cents less a gallon compared to today's price and more than a quarter cheaper than May's recorded yearly high of $2.97. "Plain...
CHARLOTTE – (September 6, 2017) – The CARSTAR Business Group of Colorado hit the links this week with their franchise partners, insurance carriers, vendor partners, CARSTAR corporate team members and community members – all for a good cause.  The event raised more than $15,000 for cystic fibrosis...
ASA-CO and Jasper Engines & Transmissions will present a training seminar “Creating a Culture of Excellence” at the Hilton Garden Inn, 16475 East 40th Circle, Aurora, Colo., 80011 on Sept. 25. The three-hour event will include a dinner and presentation by Doug Bawel, CEO of Jasper Engines...
From left: Chad DeVries, vice president, Trisha Krapes, chief financial officer, Richard DeVries, president, and Mike DeVries, technician, have adapted to the market and outmaneuvered big box e-commerce with manufacturers and local partnerships.
Wheat Ridge, Colo.—Chad DeVries, vice president of Four To Go, does not buy from Amazon.com - not at home and certainly not at work. He has seen the effects of big box e-commerce and its toll on brick-and-mortar off-road specialty shops, some of which have caved as a result of the tightening profit...
From left: Kevin Sturm, Jami Sturm, Al Sturm and Carleigh Sturm are striving to achieve “5 in 5” – five shops in five years. A Good Shop opened its second location two years ago.
Northglenn, Colo.—Al Sturm still remembers the day the name for his shop, “A Good Shop” Auto Body & Paint, came to him while he was working as an independent insurance adjuster handing a customer a claims check. “The first thing he asked me was, ‘Now what do I do?’ and I told him that he needed...
Darrin and Chad Barney, co-owners of Barney Brothers, moved into general maintenance and repair two years ago and haven’t looked back.
Grand Junction, Colo.—Imagine paying somebody to give you advice that you don’t take. That’s what Darrin Barney, co-owner of Barney Brothers Off Road & Repair with his brother, Chad Barney, said he was doing two years ago while neglecting to take action on challenges posed by the Elite...
Exceptional Customer Handling Skills provides participants with industry best practices that lead to increased customer satisfaction, higher customer retention, and better profitability. Attendees also learn how to recognize what each customer needs in terms of transaction timing and thoroughness....
NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Mighty Distributing System of America is proud to announce that Griffin Enterprises, LC is the most recent Jiffy Lube group to acquire a Mighty Auto Parts franchise. The new portfolio company, doing business as Mighty of the Rockies, has become...

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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.