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Alan Kurtzberg, service director, says Phases has invested in two mobile repair units to service his fleet customers. He took over operations management approximately one year ago after being recruited by owners Jeff and Debby Miller.
Colorado Springs, Colo.—When Jeff and Debby Miller, co-owners of Phases Truck & Automotive Repair, recruited Alan Kurtzberg for the service director role at their shop, he was already 12 years into his career and had served four years in the U.S. military. “I’d reached a point in my career...
DENVER (July 26, 2018) – According to the Colorado Education Association, Colorado teachers reach into their own pockets every year and spend on average $656 for supplies for their students and classrooms. To ease those financial burdens and assist local youth, Larry H. Miller Dealerships will...
WINDSOR, Wis., July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Diesel Forward® has signed an agreement to purchase the assets of Central Motive Power (CMP). The anticipated close date is mid-August, 2018. Both companies distribute diesel engine parts for leading global manufacturers such as Bosch®, Stanadyne®,...
The wholesale parts team of David Shull, Michael Nolan, Tyler Newlan and Randy MacMillan gather in the wholesale operations room. Shull segmented the department into three separate work stations – one for retail, one for in-house and one for wholesale, after taking over management in 2016.
Aurora, Colo.—When David Shull, parts manager at Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR), noticed that wholesale sales had slipped before he took over management of the department in July 2016, one of the first things he did was pack a bag full of marketing material and “jump the back fence...
Kurt Hammond, west region director of sales, discussed Sherwin-Williams value-added services.
Lakewood, Colo.—Working in a city like Denver that is experiencing boom-style growth is great for reaching sales and profitability goals, says Kurt Hammond, but he also advocates keeping processes top of mind, even during an economic swell. “Right now, all of our customers’ shops are busy,” said...
Racers get buckled in at the starting line during one of many heats at UNSER Karting during the first night of the two-day event hosted by CMP.
Westminster, Colo.—Central Motive Power (CMP), an authorized distributor of OE parts for BOSCH, Alliant Power and Garrett diesel parts, and specialists in the sales and service of diesel vehicles and components, hosted a two-day industry event for its customers on June 7-8. The first night was a...
From left: A & E Tire Store Manager Roger Klapp, US Autoforce Sales Representative Vern Krantz, and A & E Tire Commercial Sales Representative Jeremy Quattlebaum wait to take a spin around the track. (Photo by Shane Rohleder)
COLORADO Capital Paint & Refinish LLC was one of five distributors awarded the 2018 ColorSource Elite Diamond Award at the annual Colorsource conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. The award was presented to distributors with three years of consecutive growth. ColorSource is a network of BASF single-...
Gary Rice (left), service manager, and Corey Swift, owner, met for the first time in 1997 over the phone when Rice was still working at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts (then Checkers). That call laid the foundation for a partnership that is going 20 years strong.
Littleton, Colo.–It wasn’t necessarily Corey Swift’s plan to partner with O’Reilly’s Auto Parts when he started his shop in a two-bay garage in 1997. In fact, the only thing on his mind at that time was making his first rent payment. But he knew he needed a parts and equipment supplier that would...
DENVER (June 27, 2018) – Record smashed: Nearly 810,000 Coloradans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day holiday, an increase of seven percent from last year and the highest number since AAA Colorado began tracking 18 years ago. The vast majority -- nearly 650,000 --...
Grant will support PLAYPass Program in association with City of Boulder Parks and Recreation.
BOULDER, Colo. (June 26, 2018) – Larry H. Miller Toyota Boulder, with support from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., presented a $10,000 check to the Play Boulder Foundation on Tuesday, June 26. The donation will help support the launch of the organization’s PLAYPass program by providing scholarships to...

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