Does your company resemble what you set out to accomplish from the beginning? Are you the leader you wanted to become? Are your employees part of a realized vision? Here are lessons from three top shop operators who had an idea, a plan and the diligence to realize their visions.
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.
Melissa Marscin’s success with the Collision Repair Education Foundation program rests in her communication with both industry donors and collision repair instructors. It’s a twofold approach that keeps money coming in from companies and organizations, and gives schools the opportunity to promote updated curriculum and equipment to students.
From day one, Richard Romero's goal has been to shatter the traditional industry model and bring the lessons he learned from his years of dealership training into the independent side. That initiative is what helped Dan's Paint and Body increase revenue from $4 million when Romero was hired to $6.2 million in 2016.