“Our story is the American Dream,” according to Andy Zamora, describing how his father José arrived in the U.S. from Costa Rica at age 26 with a middle school education, $12 in his pocket and an unwavering vision of succeeding in his new homeland – a dream that became a reality when he and his wife Cathy established their first Zamora’s Auto Body location.
Around the time diagnostic technology had taken hold in the independent market, a very sage shop owner once noted that a big swap had occurred in the way problems were investigated: what used to take minutes to diagnose and a couple hours to fix, now took hours to diagnose and minutes to fix.
They are definitely a photogenic bunch. Perusing the Auto Check Elite website and Facebook page, you’ll see photos of staff in race crew shirts being passionate about their work at this Katy, Texas repair shop.
Reflecting the attitudes of the entire Faulkner Organization’s team of 28 dealerships and 12 body shops, April Lausch is totally committed to building lasting relationships with both their customers and the entire Central Pennsylvania community.
There aren’t too many shops that tender a question in their title, but Why Pay More Auto Service makes perfect sense when you think about it. Founded in 2012 on the principal of sound diagnostics, owner Russell Bates felt that customers were paying an excessive amount of money just to learn what was wrong with their car.
It was a regular customer of Ronald Marquez’s Ronald’s Auto Body, a successful businessman named Kevin Netty, who posed seemingly simple yet life-changing question: If you had a high-end car, would you drop it off here?
Moving a great distance to set up a new business can be tough. Add that it’s in another country with cultural differences and language barriers — not to mention reversed seasons going from the Southern to Northern Hemisphere — it sounds daunting.