In the history of Top Shop submissions, rarely if ever will you find a restoration/custom shop in the running. This didn’t stop Stephen and Denise Ramsey from putting Ramsey’s Rods and Restoration into the hat, since they have a unique niche market backed up by a strong operational philosophy.
Brothers Scott and Sean Webster worked as technicians for Network Alignment and Brakes in the San Tan Valley region of Arizona when it was a sister company of a national tire retailer (hence the Network name). In 1995, when the tire company decided to divest itself of this shop, the Websters partnered with their father, Carl Sikes, to help capitalize a buyout.
There must be something about Cary, N.C., beyond its location in the state’s famed research triangle, its massive growth in the new millennium and its incredibly low crime rate. It also must have some of the best automotive repair facilities in the country.
Two simultaneous events once threatened to close Mark’s Auto Service: the financial crisis of 2008 and the passing of Mark Buttita’s father. But he was able to overcome that and prepare to expand to other locations.
Brothers Scott and Sean Webster worked as technicians for Network Alignment and Brakes. In 1995, when the tire company decided to divest itself of this shop, the Websters partnered with their father, Carl Sikes, to help capitalize a buyout.
With a company motto of “Where Customers Become Friends,” the dynamic ownership trio of Jose’ Bueso, Lee Forman and Dwayne Myers has conveyed their commitment to providing their personal – and personable – best in delivering full-service maintenance and repairs to make Dynamic Automotive a Motor Age Top Shop.
As you can well imagine, Mechanicsburg, Pa., has a rich history of repair, ever since the early 1800s when wagon mechanics plied their trade along the old ferry road. Ffor Judy Zimmerman Walter, this history is far more personal. She claims that her career in the repair industry started at birth.
It was curious; lots of facts and figures are tabulated for these profiles, but in listing the number of customer vehicles they get per week, one shop had added a subcategory called “Interlock clients.” They helped make Haglin Automotive a Top Shop in 2014.
What does it take to be proactive? To act on an idea. Like the notion Reed Galloway and Mike Wright had that there had to be a better way of treating customers than the disconnect they witnessed at the dealership they worked for.
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