Top Shops contest

  • 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.
    Robert Bravender
  • As a Motor Age Top Shop, Arizona’s Tri-City Transmission sets itself apart from competitors by focusing on “diligence in serving the customers,” says owner Dave Riccio.
    James E. Guyette
  • As a Motor Age Top Shop, his award-winning Avalon Motorsports rivals dealership quality for its professionalism, customer service and overall excellence in keeping German-engineered vehicles on the road and running at peak performance.
    James E. Guyette
  • Opening one repair shop can be intimidating. Going from one location to two is even bigger. In some ways, growing the number of locations is kind of like being a parent – you don’t know what to expect. So says Jeff Matt, owner of Victory Auto Service and Glass.
    Tschanen Brandyberry
  • 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.
    James E. Guyette
  • 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.
    Robert Bravender
  • 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. 
    Robert Bravender
  • The staff at George’s Sierra Shell collectively increased sales, upped its marketing budget and reach, tried a new community project, exceeded training goals, learned more than technical knowledge and more, as it climbed into the overall winner’s place in the 2014 Top Shops Contest.
    Tschanen Brandyberry