repair shops

  • As a CPA, Bill Hunter was helping oversee the dissolution of his father’s trucking company, Hunter Intermodal Transportation (HIT). Started in 1988, the firm was closing its doors after the 2008 recession, but Bill saw an inkling of something worth salvaging. While looking over a maintenance facility they still had under lease, he came up with an idea.
    Robert Bravender
  • Kismet. A little bit more than chance, a little less than destiny, but that’s what caused Phil Young to found his business in Wisconsin’s hinterland rather than the riot-torn streets of ‘69 Chicago.
    Robert Bravender
  • Back in 1985, $400 was pretty much what Scott Larsen and Mike Kuczynski had between them—actually mostly Larsen-- when they started Cadillac Specialists. Even figuring for inflation, how the heck did they pull that off?
    Robert Bravender
  • Started in 1928 by Joe Wilhelm, Garman’s grandparents took over in 1978 what was then a single shop in Peoria. They had five sons, all of whom participated in the business; by 1988 Garman’s father began the process of expansion when he opened a second store.
    Robert Bravender
  • Techway Automotive is only four and half years old, but its growth has been—to put it mildly-- explosive. This Dothan, AL business started in a 5,000 square foot facility, but recently moved into a 33,000 square feet building. Take a moment to picture that in your head.
    Robert Bravender
  • The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is again extending its popular offer to ASA members for subscriptions to Mopar’s TechAuthority Online at a huge discount.
    Automotive Service Association, ASA
  • When Becky Beacham and her husband Chandler opened a Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care center 16 years ago, they were looking for a business where they could call the shots and reap the rewards of hard work and solid customer service. 
  • Cindy and Bob Cowie had each spent nearly 20 years working hard at their jobs. But 18 years ago, they both decided if they were going to work so hard, they may as well do it for themselves.