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Joint owners and brothers, Alberto (left) and Tomas Quiroz, started their second collision repair shop in 2015 and have grown so fast they recently invested in a plot of land where they’re building a new, 15,000-square-foot facility in Frederick, Colo.
Longmont, Colo.—Tomas and Alberto Quiroz immigrated to the U.S. to seek better lives for themselves, and soon found opportunity in the collision repair business. “My brother and I came to this country and my first job was a strawberry picker, so to have been able to achieve this kind of success has...
Jeremiah Curtis, owner of Bodacious Diesel, and “Santa” Bill, chat as Santa takes the wheel of his new truck for the first time.
Golden, Colo.—Bill Lee, or perhaps better known as “Santa” Bill, a beloved local Santa impressionist and owner of Laughing Valley Ranch in Idaho Springs, Colo., where he keeps reindeer and other livestock, received a Christmas gift of his own this year. Jeremiah Curtis, owner of Bodacious Diesel,...
DENVER (November 26, 2018) –Employees from Larry H. Miller Dealerships in Colorado are inviting customers and local residents to help countdown to the holidays and spread goodwill by  donating toys and other items for families in need this holiday season. “The holidays are a special time to bring...
Palm Beach Gardens, FL – November 14, 2018 – Midas® franchisee Judd Kyle Shader was honored recently by the International Franchise Association (IFA) with its annual Franchisee of the Year Award. “IFA is proud to recognize Judd Kyle Shader for his extraordinary story and success,” said Robert...
Classes for Ft. Carson soldiers start every seven weeks at the new Caliber Collision Falcon Academy in Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs, Colo. –Caliber Collision announces the opening of its Changing Lanes Falcon Academy, an 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 repair industry. The first...
Byron Brown, Denver site manager, says that Diesel Forward, with its national presence, brings additional resources to both the employees of the former CMP and its customers.
Denver–In August, Diesel Forward, Inc., a Wisconsin-based diesel parts distributor and component remanufacturer, closed on a deal to purchase the assets of Central Motive Power (CMP) – a staple diesel parts distributor and rebuild business in Colorado since 1926. According to Byron Brown, Denver...
Larry H. Miller Colorado Chrysler Jeep presented a check for $10,000 to Ability Connection Colorado.
COLORADO Les Schwab Tire Centers purchased 6030 E. Colfax Ave. and the adjacent 1459 Kearney St. parcel in Denver for $1.1 million, according to county records. The two parcels add up to 0.72 acres, making the deal worth $35.25 a square foot. The site is undeveloped. The chain has 10 locations in...
Students display parts received for the first-ever SEMA Student Vehicle Build at ECO. Teacher Chris Coriz took students to the 2017 SEMA show and helped them prepare resumes, business cards, and a pitch to companies for donations.
Santa Fe, N.M.— When the moment arose for Chris Coriz and his students to take their program to the next level, they were ready. As part of SEMA pilot program developed to engage the next generation of automotive professionals and enthusiasts, high-school students from Coriz’s Santa Fe Early...
Jim Pugh, collision center director at Ed Bozarth in Aurora, doubled sales volume at the shop in five years.
Denver—In the five years since Jim Pugh took over as collision center director at Ed Bozarth Chevrolet in Aurora, the facility has doubled its monthly sales volume, going from $200,000 to $400,000. And while Pugh is proud of those numbers, he’s already looking ahead for training and partnerships...
Pickens Technical College is proud to announce Elmer Hernandez as SkillsUSA National Refinishing Champion for 2018. As a high school senior, he competed against 13 contestants in Colorado’s State Competition, Elmer placed first. This win led to Elmer competing in the National SkillsUSA Refinishing...

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