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RR 025: Frank Butkus-Leutz from Desert Car Care

Frank Butkus-Leutz of Desert Car Care in Chandler, AZ, is clearly a vibrant, excitable and passionate shop owner. He is enthusiastic about unity in the industry and helping his fellow shop owner. This outspoken jazz trombonist tells his story from growing up in Harlem to serving in the Persian Gulf as a signalman.  An interesting…

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RR 024: Jill Trotta from Repair Pal

Jill Trotta, Director Automotive Group at RepairPal provides an in-depth discussion on the benefits and value of this shop referral site. A few of our previous podcast guests are RepairPal members and that got me curious and prompted a call to Jill for an interview. According to Jill there are 1200 participant shops in their…

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RR 023: Maryann Croce from Croce’s Transmissions

Maryann Croce of Croce Transmissions in Norwalk, CT and her husband Tony combined her banking career and his automotive technical skills and bought a transmission business 15 years ago. They have 4 bays, 4 techs and one service adviser As so many in the aftermarket know when husband and wife’s and families, for that matter,…

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RR 022: Amy Mattinat from CCC Women’s Board

Amy Mattinat, the current president of the Car Care Council Women’s Board discusses the organization she leads. When you think about the number of woman who make up the majority of customers and decision maker at service counters, the role the Women’s Board is very important to the industry.  Amy outlines the council’s value and…

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RR 021: Bill Hill from Mighty Auto Pro

Bill Hill owner of Mighty Auto Pro from Medina, OH has owned the 19 bay 10,000 sq ft shop for 17 years. He employs 13 associates that includes 5 techs, 2 service writers, 1 customer service specialist along with a customer service assistant and a shuttle driver. He believes that processes and procedures are very…

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RR 020: Michael Haeg from Century Interactive

Michael Haeg is the Director of Business Development at Century Interactive. He says they are phone nerds and have a solution called ‘service setter’ that shops use to improve their phone skills and close more sales. Who wouldn’t want that? Michael points out that the “owning the phone” has a bigger impact on business today…

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RR 018: Michael Rukov, YANG

Michael Rukov, Products and Marketing Manager of One-Stop Parts Source is the Chairman of YANG. The Young Auto Care Network Group is a part of the Auto Care Association whose membership is under 40 years old. Michael talks about the start of the group two years ago, their goals for 2015 and the plans to…

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RR 017: Dave Serio from Vehicle Service Plus

Dave Serio from Vehicle Service Plus, in Bel Air, MD, takes his turn on the Remarkable Results Podcast. Dave is not just a 30 year shop owner but a Saturday morning radio show host for the last 19 years.  Dave has been in the business since 1979 and owned other shops. His current 5 bay…

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