Shop Owner

Management Success held its annual Top 20 Meeting for collision shops May 18-21 at A&J Collision Repair, an 18,000 sf auto body repair shop located approximately 30 miles north of Little Rock.  
Throughout the course of the three-day weekend, collision shop owners...
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If you have production bottlenecks, it’s time to start asking why. Repeatedly.
Here’s what I mean. When something doesn’t go right with a job in one of our shops, it’s almost always because someone deviated from our system. They skipped a step, for...
At the 2017 VisionPLUS® Performance Group Business Conference held recently in Litchfield Park, Ariz., BASF awarded 2016 Shop of the Year designations to seven collision repair shops.








2016 Performance Group I Shop of the Year award presented...
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I continue to receive a lot of inquires about EBITDA multiples.
Previously, I spoke a bit about what EBITDA includes and what it excludes. A common retort to the question of EBITDA multiples is often “multiple of what”. Sometimes people interpret that to infer...
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ALLDATA sat down and talk with Billy Walkowiak, owner and founder of Collision Safety Consultants. He is a licensed Motor Vehicle Damage Appraiser, Department of Insurance in North and South Carolina, and he is an expert on the Appraisal Clause, found in most automobile...
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I’ve had a lot of conversations lately about EBITDA multiples. Generally, the question I receive is “What do you think about this multiple? Is it fair/reasonable/realistic?” Invariably I respond with something along the lines of:

“Sure, it seems...
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GRC-Pirk Management launched its new RecsLock® e-data protection service – an ambitious and wide-ranging framework to transform the way shop owners exchange secured data in the automotive aftermarket.

Regulators and shop owners have been seeking secure and...
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Think about the last investment you made that gave your operation a notable boost. There’s a terrific chance you’re dwelling on a welder, frame rack or paint booth. The reason for that is simple. Businesspeople often tend to equate their greatest ROI with their...



For Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, sustainability involves a commitment to minimize the company’s environmental footprint across its entire spectrum of business activities, from product development and...
The Boyd Group Inc. announced the opening of a collision repair location in Salem, Oregon. The location previously operated as C.E. Miller Auto Body and has served the community for 63 years.

"We are pleased to be growing our presence in Oregon and particularly this...
PPG continues to address evolving automotive refinish technologies with ongoing comprehensive certification training programs designed to keep paint technicians at the forefront of the industry. As OEMs introduce more complex and exotic finishes, PPG is making sure refinish...
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts will come together as ONE - CARSTAR North America - with the collision repair industry’s largest Multi-Shop Owner (MSO) network event – the CARSTAR North America Conference held Aug. 22 – 25 in Charlotte, NC.
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I’ve talked with enough shop owners around the United State to know there’s more than one way to succeed in this industry. You can focus on high-end vehicles or send those down the street. You can succeed in the big city, or in a rural community. You can do it...
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Some hear the word “culture” and think of an imaginary concept that will not work in their business; others think of implementing a new “attitude” in their shop. Culture is a deep rooted concept that does not happen overnight. Let me describe it for...
PPG’s John Outcalt, global VP for Automotive Refinish, and Bill Shaw, director of marketing, sat down with ABRN to discuss industry insights and what the company is doing to ensure its customers continue to succeed.








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