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RICHARDSON, Texas (May 23, 2017) —Service King Collision Repair Centers®, a national leader in high-quality automotive collision repair service, today announced the organization has officially opened its sixth Colorado location. The announcement comes as Service King finalized a deal to partner...
The parts crew at Groove Ford in Centennial combines several longtime employees with many new ones. (Photo by Michael Anderson)
COLORADO Groove Ford in Centennial has made several hires to its parts department over the last eight months, reported Phillip McCollough, who has been serving as the dealership’s parts manager since last September. Included in the group of new faces are: Beau Dannenberg, Wade Schlichenmayer, Norm...
Peak to Peak Miata Club members meet at Coyote Motors’ annual Miata Tech Day, April 16, in Boulder, Colo.
Boulder, Colo.—Roughly 20 Miatas rolled into Boulder for the Peak To Peak Miata Club’s annual Miata Tech Day, April 16, at Coyote Motors. Club President Louis Franklin and Coyote Motors’ Owner Wolfgang Reitz said the event, an educational social gathering and a clientele-building opportunity, is in...
Phil Long Ford Motor City Parts Manager Scott Frederick says the retail area in his department focuses on performance 4x4 parts.  Behind him, several Pro Comp wheels, tires, and parts are on display.
Colorado Springs, Colo.—From the showroom to the service bays and parts department, Phil Long Ford Motor City has a fresh new look. Two years in the making, Jay Cimino, CEO, and his son, Mike Cimino, vice president of the eight Colorado Springs dealerships, have redesigned the Ford dealership to be...
First-time business owners Lee and Vanessa Acree say a veteran staff, culture of teamwork and thorough estimating efficiently drive vehicles through their shop.
Evergreen, Colo.—Body technician Lee Acree was finishing a job at Morse Evergreen Auto Body in November 2015, when the owner, Tony Perry, walked through the shop, getting ready to lock up for the day. A casual conversation began. It soon took a turn, unexpectedly for both. “He happened to mention...
From left: Medved Wholesale Representative Kenyatta Algee, Parts Consultant Luke Warlick, Parts Manager Burt Hansen, and Mitchell Divin, parts shipping and receiving, stand in the newly reallocated parts department at Medved Autoplex South in Castle Rock.
Castle Rock, Colo.—The bees are buzzing at Medved Autoplex South, marking the steady rhythm of a year-long operational overhaul meant to support increased parts-department revenue. Medved in Castle Rock recently grew its dedication to Ford, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram parts...
Chad Rhodus and his sister, Kacey Pace, operate the family business, Havoline Xpress Lube, which their parents founded nearly four decades ago.
Lakewood, Colo.—Last January Ed and Diane Rhodus took their first step toward retirement by appointing their children, Kacey Pace and Chad Rhodus, as co-managers of their family business, which dates back nearly four decades and was once a Jim Paris Tire franchise. Today, Havoline Xpress Lube...
Complimentary Air Foundation Brake/Brake CertificationInstructor: Andre Capritta Agenda:Review of Brake Related FMVSS 121 & FMCSR RegulationsBasic Brake TheoryWheel End ComponentsFunction & Proper Maintenance & Inspection ProceduresBrake Drums, Brake Shoes, Foundation Brake Components,...
Bronco Randy Gradishar (left) presents a signed jersey to Fair Auto & Truck Parts’ Mitch Mitchell.
COLORADO Bestop Inc. has hired Brian Terrano as director of supply chain management. Terrano will direct the company’s global purchasing strategy and business processes that support Bestop’s original equipment and aftermarket automotive customers. He will also develop supply chain best practices...
Ray Williams (left) and Alan Squier, owners of Specialized Product Supply, now offer customers a variety of collision repair equipment through Spanesi Americas. Pictured here is the Touch electronic measuring system and the Q5 3-Torch Inverter welder capable of aluminum, silicone bronze, and steel welding.
Denver—In a bid to help collision repair shops cost-effectively equip themselves, Alan Squier and Ray Williams, owners of Specialized Product Supply (SPS), a PBE jobber, have added Spanesi Americas to their linecard. SPS now offers shops the complete lineup from the Italian collision equipment...

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