Among the several different area the reports hits on, Romans delves into the current state of consolidation in relation to MSOs, a brief overview of the industry and some trends to watch out for in the next few years.
The recent pileup of lawsuits between shop owners and insurance companies could prompt change in the industry. For that to happen, it requires more diligence and accountability from collision repair shops, says Doug Irish of CIC.
If these millennial shop owners can agree on one piece of advice, it’s this: Don’t be afraid of change. To prove adaptation is essential the ever-changing collision repair industry, they each detailed the progressive strategies that will separate them from the pack in the new year.
FenderBender attend a career fair for high school and college auto body and collision students. The fair was put on by Collision Repair Education Foundation, ASE and the Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence.
“The hidden dangers” of technology and liability were presented in a panel with some of the industry’s most knowledgeable stakeholders including Todd Tracy, of the Tracy Law Firm which handled the acclaimed John Eagle Collision case which recently reached a $42 million verdict.
The panel, Scott Ulnick, chairman and managing principal of Ducker Worldwide, Matthew Doude, associate director for the Center for Advanced Vehicular Studies (CAVS) and Doug Richman, associate director of the Aluminum Association, touched on the some of the biggest trends to prepare for in the collision repair future.
Giving back isn’t just something Sheryl Driggers does in her personal time; it’s something she uses to help create customer relationships and propel her mission amongst her staff. Philanthropy is part of her shop’s brand, and it’s helping Universal Collision stand out in its market.