John Shoemaker

John Shoemaker is a business development manager for BASF North America Automotive Refinish Division and the former owner of JSE Consulting. He began his career in the automotive repair industry in 1973. He has been a technician, vehicle maintenance manager and management system analyst while serving in the U.S. Air Force. In the civilian sector he has managed several dealership collision centers, was a dealership service director and was a consultant to management system providers as an implementation specialist. John has completed I-CAR training and holds ASE certifications in estimating and repair. Connect with Shoemaker on LinkedIn.

Young automotive painter

Employ novel strategies to hire collision repair employees

July 7, 2023
Finding employees is not an easy feat, and the strategies of yesterday will not work today.

Production management considerations

May 1, 2020
Determine a plan to keep vehicles moving through the shop.

Negotiate with vendors to maintain, increase profits

Jan. 1, 2020
Vendor negotiations go beyond delivery times or buying parts and materials at wholesale prices.

Using less is not always best

May 1, 2019
Monitoring paint material costs can be tricky. Not only are there a lot of variables, but contrary to popular belief the most profitable painter is not always the one that is ...