Podcasts

Podcasts
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.

ARTICLES

Vision: Finding the Perfect Manager for Your Shop

From hiring the right manager to keeping tabs on their performance, there's a lot that goes into finding your right-hand man. Here's everything to consider. Here are some tips from Steve Morrow, owner of Capitol Collision Center, on how to find the perfect manager.
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How I Did It: Kevin Conner

Conner Brothers Body Shop has become a beloved, embraced body shop in the Chester, Va., community. Owner Kevin Conner details how he grew that operation and how he built himself back up after his father sold three of the family's four body shops.
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Vision: The Keys to Mentoring Managers

As the general manager of five Cole's Collision Centers, Josh Jewett has a ton of experience mentoring managers in training. In this episode, he details his keys for grooming managers for success, the difficulties one can often run into when coaching managers, and how to empower managers who feel unsure of themselves.
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Disrupt: Making a Successful Move into a New Facility

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.
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How I Did It: Rocky Champion

For this month's edition of CollisionCast's How I Did It series, FenderBender spoke with Rocky Champion, who runs the $2 million Barrett Collision Center in Abilene, Texas. Champion details how he took his father's DRP-heavy shop to a OEM-certification-focused shop, how he ensures an ROI on OEM training, and why he ultimately decided to become part of the CARSTAR model.
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Vision: The Keys to Managing Millennials

As millennials slowly overtake the workforce from baby boomers, shop owners will likely need to shift their management styles to accommodate the succeeding generation. Luckily, Zac and Matt Ciaschini manage a staff largely comprised of millennials, and are in a unique position to offer some advice. Here is their blueprint for managing millennial employees.


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How I Did It: Tiffany Menefee

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.


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Disrupt: The Ins and Outs of Joining a Franchise

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.
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Vision: Coaching Your Team to Success

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.
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Adapt: The Importance of ADAS Calibrations

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.
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Vision: Be a Hungry (Yet Humble) Leader

In this edition of Vision, Kevin Rains discusses how shop owners can set seemingly unattainable goals for their shops, yet remain grounded at the same time. This holistic approach not only pushes you to new heights as a leader, but inspires your team to follow in your footsteps.


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Vision: Instilling a Positive Culture

In the first edition of FenderBender's Vision podcast, columnist Kevin Rains discusses how he found his core business and leadership philosophies—and what any shop operator can do to instill a positive culture in his or her business.


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