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From left: Mario Corral, Jonathan Cecil, and Abraham Giles
COLORADO The annual ASA Colorado Summit is scheduled for Jan. 26 from 7 a.m.—5 p.m. at Lincoln College of Technology, 11194 E 45th Ave, Denver. The Summit offers networking opportunities and extensive training opportunities. The price for ASA members is $175 and $200 for non-members. Attendees can...
Taylor Pickering, marketing director at Pickering’s Auto Service and ASA Colorado board member, briefed attendees on the successful re-brand of the association’s new website.
Denver—ASA Colorado is expanding and growing its training program for 2019, built on the successes of the past year. “We’ve been offering opportunities to attend individual training events, many of which are owner/manager focused, but they can expand into more in-depth training,” said Brad Pellman...
Maria Barrera encouraged her husband, “Ozz” Barrera, to return to the automotive industry after a period of ups and downs in his career. He did return, and with a completely different mindset that led him to starting his first shop in 2002.
Wheat Ridge, Colo.–Osvaldo “Ozz” Barrera, owner of West Highlands Auto Repair, will sometimes drive his customers home after they drop their cars off for service. “Most of them don’t know me,” he said. “They ask how long I’ve been with the company and I’ll just say, ‘Since the beginning.’” It’s not...
Bryan Dorman, new owner of Clear Max Collision, bought the shop in April of 2018 from a long-time friend after leaving the industry for 18 years.
Colorado Springs, Colo. —It’s commonly joked about in the automotive industry that once you’re in, you can never get out - like the Eagles sing in “Hotel California” — “You can check out anytime you’d like, but you can never leave.” Bryan Dorman, the new owner of Clear Max Collision, is a case...
LITTLETON, Colo. (Dec. 20, 2018) – Nissan North America, Inc. has made a $10,000 donation to the Arapahoe Community College Automotive Service Technology program. “We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Nissan North America for their generosity,” said Jerry Viola, Director of the ACC Auto...
Gary Boesel, owner of CARSTAR Alpine in Aurora, Colo., and CARSTAR Jordan Road in Centennial, Colo., hoists his first-place trophy after the 3M Hire our Heroes 500 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Boesel posted the top speed of the event, 153.87 MPH, to take the honors.
ST. PAUL, MINN., (OCTOBER 31, 2018)­ When the tire smoke cleared and the final results tallied, Gary Boesel, owner of CARSTAR Alpine and CARSTAR Jordan Road took home the top honors with a fast time of 153.87 in the 3M Hire Our Heroes 500, outpacing representatives from top collision repair...
Each year at our annual Summit, ASA honors those who have given back to ASA and the community with a Lifetime Service Award. We are looking for your nominations for the individual who has had a lasting impact on the ASA Colorado and independent repair shop community. If you know someone who is...
Lincoln Tech will again serve as the venue for The Summit, offering attendees hands-on learning opportunities and the ability to network and recruit young talent, as well as speak with event exhibitors and sponsors.
Denver—ASA-CO will host its annual Summit, on Jan. 25-26, at TopGolf and Lincoln Tech, featuring a lineup of new speakers, topics, and prize giveaways to support the ASA-CO Scholarship Opportunity fund. It also will feature its first owners and managers’ leadership conference at Top Golf in...
Pickens Technical College announced Elmer Hernandez as the SkillsUSA National Refinishing Champion for 2018.
compiled by Shane Rohleder   COLORADO The annual ASA Colorado Summit is scheduled for Jan. 26, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lincoln College of Technology, 11194 E 45th Ave, Denver, Colo.. The Summit offers networking opportunities and extensive training opportunities. The price for ASA members is $175...
Eric Gibson, owner of Fifth Gear Automotive, says he’s grown as an owner over the past two years.
Broomfield, Colo.—Having dreamt of owning his own shop for more than 20 years while working as an ASE Master-certified diesel technician in California, Eric Gibson finally pulled the trigger in January of 2017 when he bought Fifth Gear Automotive, an established shop in Broomfield, Colo., with a...

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