Based in Mundelein, Ill. and established by Bill O’Rourke in the 1980s, in 2004 Roadster Shop was purchased by Neal Gerber and his sons Phil and Jeremy, who were intent on carrying on and enhancing O’Rourke’s legacy of constructing highly valued vehicle builds.
Serving 18 Woodhouse Auto Family new- and used-car dealerships throughout Nebraska and Iowa, “with a couple more on the horizon,” the three Woodhouse Collision Center locations combine a high production output with a family oriented atmosphere.
Providing an on-the-job educational curriculum entailing hands-on instruction specifically formulated for working industry professionals, Zara’s Collision Center is eager to pass along an accumulated knowledge of body shop expertise while maintaining award-winning daily operational excellence.
At Dingman’s Collision Center in Nebraska, family patriarch Boyd Dingman’s title is simply that of “teammate,” underscoring a management philosophy that’s totally driven toward delivering the highest quality service and repairs. They call it the “Dingman Difference.”
At Herb’s Paint & Body, an MSO in the Dallas area, treating customers and staff like family has remained a tradition even as the company has grown – and that has helped the business thrive, despite heavy competition.
The specially trained technicians manning the extra-capacity bays at Michigan’s Truck Collision Services are geared toward quickly and competently getting big-rig truckers back on the highways and byways.
Encompassing a modest 3,500 square feet, the big success of Rodney’s Body Shop is “inspirational to all the other small shops in this country,” according to consultant David Luehr of Elite Body Shop Solutions.
In addition to selecting top-notch people with little or no body shop experience and training them to meet their desired performance, leveraging the technological, management and educational expertise provided by key suppliers is an important asset for driving profitability at Glaser’s Collision Center.
Within five years, ProCare opened or acquired 12 shops, surpassing Brock and Fallis’ original goals. The company now has a full executive team, as well as three regional managers and a director of operations.
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