Shop Profiles

  • It's been just over a year since brothers bought their own shop, and so far the risk was worth it.
  • It all started with a business plan sketched on a napkin. Michael Quinn and Patrick O
  • Shop owners John and Christine Trifari took different paths after leaving the collision repair industry in the mid-'90s — Christine went into sales and marketing and John took a job in the insurance field. But then in 2003 they were both lured
  • According to an old fashioned adage, it's just as easy to marry a rich man as a poor man. And while that particular saying may be politically incorrect today, its logic often applies to other things.
  • Perhaps the two most important trends in the collision repair business today are a growing emphasis on performance measurements and the increased influence of insurance companies. Although some body shop owners may long for what they perceive as the
  • Though many collision repair businesses may not admit it, vendors of supplies, parts, tools and materials are like business partners. How efficiently a business runs, its margin of profit, cycle time and even employee productivity are all linked to h
  • Serving as The Niello Co.'s central collision repair facility for a 30- to 40- mile network of dealerships covering various car lines, the shop doesn't belong to any direct repair programs and has no interest in pursuing them.
  • The father and son are part of a three-generation business that began in the early 1900s when a Swede followed his brother to America seeking prosperity.
  • The same year that Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play major league baseball, "Meet the Press" made its television debut on NBC, and The Voice of America began to transmit broadcasts into the Soviet Union, a humble body shop ope
  • Perry Legend Collision Repair Center doesn't restrict itself to auto repairs. The Columbia, Mo.-based shop also repairs tractor-trailers, buses, boats and even farm equipment such as combines. As owner Bill Rajewski puts it, "Our philosophy is, 'If w
  • A family-owned business nestled in sleepy Tallmadge, Ohio, Padula's Body Shop Inc. has been quietly making noise turning out consistent collision repair work on everything from Rolls Royces to Nissans to Chevys for more than six decades. Angelo Padul
  • Apparently, there's some truth to the notion after all. Everything is bigger in Texas, including the auto body repair shops, or at least one by the name of ProTech Collision Repair Center in Webster, on the south side of Houston.