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Students at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School in Santa Ynez, California, were excited to receive their Black Rock wheels from The Carlstar Group.
SEMA has partnered with five high school automotive tech programs across the country to customize five Jeep Wrangler TJs. The semester-long build program is in the second year of a pilot that aims to introduce auto-shop students to customization by providing hands-on learning experiences with...
Do you have what it takes to be a leader in the independent auto repair community? ASA is looking for you and needs your leadership, energy and support. Being a member of the ASA Colorado Board means you are shaping the future of ASA Colorado and the industry. The ASA Board of Directors sets the...
DENVER (May 15, 2019) – Nearly 785,000 Coloradans will travel this Memorial Day weekend, per the latest forecast from AAA Colorado. They'll join the ranks of nearly 43 million Americans vacationing over the long holiday weekend – the second-highest overall travel volume on record and the most...
4WP will be teaming up with Charlene Bower to teach women off-road repair and recovery fundamentals at local workshops. Classes will include hands-on training, networking opportunities, t-shirts and meals. In addition to hosting the classes, 4WP will be giving customers the option of rounding up...
DENVER(April 26, 2019) – Today, nearly 300 employees representing all 13 Larry H. Miller dealerships throughout Colorado volunteered during the company-wide annual Day of Service to honor and continue the legacy of the company’s founder on his birthday. This year’s event is also an early...
Colorado’s 2019 legislative session produced a number of significant victories for the state’s small businesses. Most importantly, lawmakers showed they are committed to helping small firms by approving measures that are important steps toward leveling the playing field for Colorado’s small...
WESTMINSTER, Colo. (May 2, 2019) – For the third straight year, Lake Arbor Automotive & Truck has spearheaded the donation of an automobile to a deserving mother at Hope House of Colorado. Lake Arbor Auto presented a low-mileage 1999 Chevrolet Lumina to Lexus Flanery in a ceremony at the...
Paul Castanon is Heuberger Subaru’s new parts manager. (Photo by Rob Merwin)
MOUNTAIN REGION Heuberger Subaru in Colorado Springs has hired Paul Castanon as its new parts manager, who replaces recently retired Cheryl Winn. Castanon was hired within, having been with Heuberger for 13 years, and started in the industry in 1987 as a parts driver out of high school in...
From left: Pickering siblings Trent, Brandon and Taylor, say new exterior signage and colors are carried across all other marketing aspects of the business and shop identity to bring cohesiveness and brand definition.
Lakewood, Colo.—Randy Pickering has an important date marked on his calendar — November 2020. It’s when he’s set to retire and will hand off two-location Pickering’s Auto Service to his three children, Trent, Brandon and Taylor, who represent the family’s fifth generation in the automotive industry...
Dale Francis says if anyone in his shop isn’t contributing to the team with a one-for-all work ethic, they’ll be “voted off island.” As a result, employee pay is up, annual revenues are growing and cycle times have improved.
Colorado Springs, Colo.—Six-figure incomes are becoming standard fare for staff members at Red Noland Collision Center, who have experienced 20 percent increases in pay since the shop adopted a team system. . . . . . . . . . . . At a Glance • Facility size: 25,000 square feet• Total employees: 30•...

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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.