The CollisionCast Network from FenderBender offers three tracks each month that explore the industry's biggest trends, most pressing topics and the leadership and business management tips and strategies you need to thrive.
In this episode of Disrupt, Cynthia Varnell, 2018 FenderBender Awards winner, reveals how her employee initiatives that look outside of the shop, Gustafson Brothers Inc., empowers her coworkers within.
Nina Smith, Mitchell's executive vice president and general manager of casualty solutions, explains how integration, technology, and data provide the insights required to give adjusters a full picture of insurance claims.
In this week's podcast, shop owner Jason Boggs discusses how he figured out his own leadership style (and how it differs from his shop owner father's), how he tweaks his leadership style according to the employee, and the surprising parallels between collision repair and the restaurant world (spoiler alert: Boggs is an avid cook).
Brian Wasson, manager, program delivery for I-CAR, shares how to correctly choose the right welder for your shop. From spending the right amount to which models offer my job flexibility, here are the ins and outs of choosing a welder.
When J.R. Hubbard moved Selecta Auto Body into a new 10,000-square-foot building a few years ago in downtown San Francisco, he did so after thorough research and planning. Here's how Hubbard readied his processes, his employees and his customer base for his business's big change.
Representatives from Garmat and Filter Works USA sit down for the latest episode of CollisionCast to discuss how to properly maintain a paint booth to increase its longevity and improve your shop's bottom line.
Don Feeley, interim executive director for the California Autobody Association, spoke with FenderBender about an unfavorable labor rate survey bill in California, how the trend could spread to other states, and what individual shop owners can do to help combat such bills.
This week, FenderBender begins its How I Did It series, which explores how the industry’s brightest leaders built their businesses. The inaugural episode stars Tiffany Menefee, who rose the annual revenue at Pronto Body Shop from $250,000 to $1 million in just three years.
Tim Beal, owner of Beal's Auto Body & Paint, has developed his own robotic paint drying technology. For this Adapt episode of CollisionCast, he sat down with FenderBender to discuss why he entered into the arena and how his technology works.
Is a franchise right for you? That's the question Jerald Stiele, owner of Hopkins Auto Body 1, had to ask himself before joining the 1Collision Network. On this week's podcast, he discusses the process of joining a franchise and in what ways it changed his business model.
In this episode of CollisionCast, shop owner Sheryl Driggers discusses how she's built a culture of continuous improvement for her employees, and how she empowers them to strengthen their leadership roles individually.
Sean O'Malley, senior test coordinator for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, discusses the importance of calibrating ADAS in vehicles—particularly front-facing cameras. Failure to calibrate windshield-mounted cameras could lead to issues with lane-departure and autobraking.