Tom Tylka opened his body shop in the 1980s and since has grown to operate five locations that operation like a franchise—without the corporate feel. Here's how he built his ideal shop culture across several locations.
In order to successfully revamp his shop without incurring significant debt, Tim Kilkeary put into motion a five-year capital reinvestment plan in order to update the facility and the shop’s equipment.
Every business is different—but the numbers that affect shops are universal. And knowing how to monitor and improve KPIs is an art. Courtesy of three standout shop operators and information culled from the 2018 FenderBender Industry Survey, here’s your guide for tracking KPIs.
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.
Managing paint and materials sales and costs requires careful attention to KPIs and a unified team effort. Ensure profitability is part of shop culture by discussing these numbers with your team, from the paint department to the estimators.