Paying Attention to Inflation [THA 269]

We’ve all heard inflation is up 8%, as of this broadcast, but when you walk through the grocery stores and sit at a restaurant, it sure seems like it’s a lot higher …  don’t you agree? As prices continue to jump, what are we doing as an industry to adjust? And why are so many shop owners worried to raise their labor rates? My panel includes 2 shop owners and an auto shop bookkeeper with a wide-open discussion about labor rates, parts pricing, and even employee retention in the age of rampant inflation.

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Mobile Diagnostics and 3D Printing [RR 710]

Mobile Diagnostics and 3D Printing [RR 710]

Mobile diagnostics is a growing segment of our industry. I sat with Brandon Dills at ASTE. We talked about his mobile diagnostic company, his investment, training, ADAS, and even using a 3D printer. Brandon also shares his plans for the future.

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Women of the Year Awards 2021 [RR 709]

Women of the Year Awards 2021 [RR 709]

I had the honor last year to sit down with the Women in AutoCare Women of the Year recipients at AAPEX 2021. The electric energy between these women is hard to miss. The push for more women in our industry is never over. We need to continue to support women in leadership roles, encourage the younger generation to join and get involved in mentorship.

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New Leadership Team at ASCCA [RR 699]

New Leadership Team at ASCCA [RR 699]

At AAPEX 2021 I caught up with the new Leadership team at ASCCA the Automotive Service Councils of California. I’ve known so many industry leaders who make ASCCA a great organization. I have the incoming and the outgoing president to talk about the future and a wide perspective on the power and value of association membership. Remember great things happen when we work together and my panel of ASCCA members is here to encourage you to get involved.

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Industry Leaders Update Right to Repair Act & Discuss AAPEX 2021 [RR 698]

Industry Leaders Update Right to Repair Act & Discuss AAPEX 2021 [RR 698]

AAPEX 2021 went off without a hitch, despite the constant changes in regulations and mandates as it related to COVID. I was there and now get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it took to successfully launch AAPEX, plus, an important update on the Right to Repair Act and the future of our industry. Serious stuff here. While you’re listening to this episode take out your phone, go to repairact.com and be an active voice. It’s time to tell Congress you support the Right to Repair Act! If you earn your living in the independent aftermarket you need to get behind this.

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AAPEX 2021 Service Award Winners [RR 697]

AAPEX 2021 Service Award Winners [RR 697]

I had the privilege to speak with the AAPEX 2021 service award winners while at AAPEX. Be a fly on the wall as they discuss what it was like to receive the call that they were award winners and what it means to them. They were selected based on the guidelines of the nomination process and the final voting and filtering from industry professionals. Congrats again to Matt Fanslow, Eric and Jaime Carlson and Brittany Schindler, your awards are well deserved.

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Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation [RR 695]

Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation [RR 695]

Did you know ASCCA (Automotive Service Councils of California) the great California association also has an educational foundation? The purpose is to raise funds to support and encourage technical training and education for the automotive industry. Did you also know you can be involved outside of California? Ask yourself if you and your network are doing enough to support educational scholarships for our industry.

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From Shadowing to Apprentice Graduate – Bridgette Johnson [RR 688]

From Shadowing to Apprentice Graduate [RR 688]

We hear over and over again that high school students happen to stumble upon a shadowing field trip in school and realize the automotive industry has endless career opportunities for them. This happened with Bridgette Johnson, when are we going to start spreading the word to our local schools instead of sitting on the sidelines?

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Are You Going To ASTE? An Update [CC 095]

Are You Going To ASTE? [CC 095]

Are you going to ASTE September 24th-25th 2021? If the answer is no, then let this episode be your reason why you need to attend. ASTE is a training and expo destination and the largest venue of its type in the Southeast. This may be the year you take the entire shop. We’ve been pent for a while, needless to say, so it may be just the perfect time to attend technical and business training and network with your peers. remarkableresults.biz/cc095

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Right to Repair Update – Hanvey & Lowe [RR 660]

Right to Repair Update – Hanvey & Lowe [RR 660]

Bill Hanvey, CEO and President of the AutoCare Association and Aaron Lowe, SR VP of Regulatory and Government Affairs have been front and center representing the Aftermarket’s fight for data access and the Right to Repair for our customer’s vehicles. In light of the recent executive order signed by the President I thought you would benefit to hear from the people who are closest to this critical industry action. Keep in mind automakers continue to fight back which is why it’s critical that our industry comes together as a whole. Are you willing to take a stand?

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Supreme Court Ruling with Aaron Lowe [RR 634]

Supreme Court Ruling with Aaron Lowe [RR 634]

April 6th, 2021 was a big day regarding a Supreme Court ruling where Google had violated Oracle’s copyright of its API.

Why are we talking about it and what does this have to do with the aftermarket. A lot. I’m honored to have Aaron Lowe, Senior VP of Regulatory and Government Affairs as my guest. Aaron breaks down the impact that the ruling can and will be to the industry.

Where else will you find important and relevant news coverage than the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast! Learn all about it and the impact it will have on our future. The key talking points for this episode reside on remarkableresults.biz/e634

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The Coalition of Automotive Management Professionals (CAMP) with Bob Greenwood, Bill Haas and Brian Gillis [RR 633]

The Coalition of Automotive Management Professionals (CAMP) with Bob Greenwood, Bill Haas and Brian Gillis [RR 633]
If you’re a business owner there is no doubt having a business coach helps you make positive strides in your business and yourself. But what do coaches do when they want to continue to improve themselves? CAMP is the answer. The Coalition of Automotive Management Professionals was created for aftermarket coaches to network with each other. Learn how this organization was created and how their vision will help create a better aftermarket.

With me in this episode about CAMP are founders Bill Haas from Haas Performance Consulting, and Bob Greenwood, President and CEO of the Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Center. Brian Gillis, Chief You Net Results Strategist also brings his insights to the show.

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ASE Update: Approaching 50 Years of Certification Excellence [RR 619]

ASE Update: Approaching 50 Years of Certification Excellence [RR 619]

As a listener, I know how much you care about ASE and the value it brings to your people, your quality, and your commitment to excellence.

Did you know that ASE will be 50 years old next year? I’ve done episodes on ASE yet it is time to get an important update from ASE Sr. Vice President Communications, Trish Serratore.

She will cover what is happening with ASE now and into the future. We talk ADAS, the ASE renewal app, and the future related to remote proctoring and recertification tests at home.

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Never the Cheapest but the Best Value Shop – Travis Guy [RR 618]

Never the Cheapest but the Best Value Shop – Travis Guy [RR 618]

Welcome to the 618th episode of Remarkable Results Radio.

In keeping with my goal to showcase our young owners and their rise to ownership, you’ll love this story as my Guest Travis Guy came into the family business via the hospitality industry. Specifically Disney. Do you think he may have learned a lot about how to embrace a customer? A fun and transparent interview with Travis, He says he sees the flaws we have as an industry and tells it straight about being paid for our worth and value.

Travis Guy hails from Yourba Linda Auto Service, Placentia, CA along with his brother Tim, and Dad Danny makes up the family business. He gives you a refreshing take on the state of our industry from a young owner’s perspective. We can learn a few things from Travis.

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Thanks for being here in the front row of life in the automotive service business.

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What it Takes to Be the Leader of a Family Business [RR 614]

What it Takes to Be the Leader of a Family Business [RR 614]

We welcome Esteban Gonzales, owner of Proshop Automotive to the podcast. Here is a great story about change. Esteban needed to face reality and change his mindset and adapt to what it actually took to run a proper auto repair business.

So many can relate to Esteban and many have yet to face the hard fact that it is not easy to run a profitable service business. Esteban laments that knowing the business numbers and assembling a great team with the same passion is a different story.

This is a true family business. His older brother is a master tech, his younger brother and sister work on the front counter. His parents even live next to the shop and they eat home-cooked meals every day. That tight family bond is what makes their team a success. Check out Esteban’s advice to shop owners and understand why networking is very important in the long run. This keeps with my goal of providing you inspiring stories from the young shop owners who will be leading our industry into the future.

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Career Upgrade: Service Manager to Shop Owner at 29 Years Old [RR 608]

Career Upgrade: Service Manager to Shop Owner at 29 Years Old [RR 608]

In keeping with my goal to interview new shop owners and the upcoming youth of our industry. Here is an incredible story.

Our episode today a succession story from a non-family internal candidate. A trusted service manager who hasn’t even purchased her first home.

Welcome, Colleen Yarger. She trained in the hotel industry for more than 10 years and has risen through the ranks as a service manager. Amazing that this 29-year-old has taken steps to become a shop owner. Despite her young age, she doesn’t lack the talent and has been guided by former owner Mark Goldsmith who has been a great supporter of the RR podcast.

This episode shows what is possible and how Colleen seized many opportunities she had presented to her starting with my friend Maylon Newton, then with Ryan Tunison. Lots of great inspiration to see what can be possible when you capitalize on every situation presented.

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Owner, Technician, Service Advisor – Working Together – AAPEX 2020 Honors [RR 606]

Owner, Technician, Service Advisor – Working Together – AAPEX 2020 Honors [RR 606]

This 606th episode honors the recipients of the AAPEX 2020 Awards. The first annual honors include Shop Owner of the Year, Technician of the Year, and Service Advisor of the Year.

Sure we bestowed a bunch of high-fives upon these three outstanding aftermarket professionals, but you’ll love the episode as we discussed their roles in a shop environment and why working together through trust and respect make a huge difference for the business and work environment.

Help me welcome Brian Sump of Avalon MotorSports and Urbana Auto Care as the AAPEX 2020 Shop Owner of the Year. Norm Schultz of Interstate Auto Care, Madison Heights, MI as AAPEX 2020 Technician of the Year, and Jason Sexton of Dynamic Automotive, Frederick, MD as the AAPEX 2020 Service Advisor of the Year.

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Thinking Way Outside the Box with Greg Buckley [RR 597]

Thinking Way Outside the Box with Greg Buckley [RR 597]

My friend Greg Buckley brought one of his way out of the box think to play here; that has an octopus analogy sliced in for good measure. Greg does make some excellent points that will help you and your business grow. Seen a copy of National Geographic lately? Have I teased you enough?

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Automotive Management Institute: Looking Ahead with Chuck Searles [RR 585]

Automotive Management Institute: New President Chuck Searles – Looking Ahead [RR 585]

I’m with Chuck Searles, the new president of AMI. I know many of you have your industry credentials from AMi, not only in collision but in mechanical. If you are not aware there are certifications and designations offered to the industry for management and service training. You may have your AAM designation, the Accredited Automotive Manager or master, AMAM and you should be proud.

Go behind the scenes and meet Chuck Searles and discover his background and what his plans are for leading AMi. Find AMi at amionline.org. AMi’s mission is to identify, provide, and promote qualified business education for the success of automotive service repair professionals.

Chuck shares his story of how he ended up in the automotive industry. As president of AMi, he wants to increase AMis presence on the service side of the industry. Find the key talking points, Chuck Searles’s bio and links to his previous episodes at remarkableresults.biz/e585

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Massachusetts Right to Repair Law: Vehicle Data Access [RR 574]

Massachusetts Right to Repair Law 2020: Vehicle Data Access [RR 574]

Welcome to an important and vital episode as it relates to how we will do business in the future. It’s about access to data that will be necessary to fix our clients’ vehicles. There is some astounding money being put up against this pro-consumer initiative in Massachusetts. The intention of this episode is to serve up awareness and the impact a NO vote from Massachusetts voters will mean to automotive repair going forward.

By 2022, 87% of new vehicles will be transmitting telematics data wirelessly. But who owns the data? The car manufacturer does. Without access to data, the independent service professional will not be able to get specific diagnostic data. They will hold all the cards and charge handsomely for it.

My guests are advocates of this ‘Right to Repair Law – Vehicle Data Access Requirement Initiative (2020)’. Bill Hanvey, President and CEO of Auto Care Association, and Aaron Lowe, Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs.

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The Moment of Impact – Validate Your Leadership – Paul McCarthy and John Passante [RR 564]

RR 564: The Moment of Impact – Validate Your Leadership

I am with John Passante and Paul McCarthy as we discover ways to learn and understand the intricacies of leadership and being a shop owner. A big point John makes is validation and how it connects to leadership. We will learn the concept behind how to be understood properly when communicating with your employees and how to give the right prop ups to deserving employees!

Dr. John Passante is a legacy automotive aftermarket Human Resource professional and the President and CEO of The Organizational Development Group and Paul T. McCarthy is the President of Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association. AASA is the voice for the automotive aftermarket supplier industry.

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Jerry Holcom – Banking on Our Future – TTEF Scholarships [FTR 083]

With nearly 50 years’ experience in the automotive field, Jerry Holcom is an ASE Certified Master Auto Technician with the Advanced Engine Performance (L1) certification, a former Certified Master Machinist, and is also an Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) through the Automotive Management Institute. Jerry Holcom owns S & S Service Center in Kansas City, MO, is a co-founder…

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Bill Long MEMA CEO – Advancing The Business Interest of Our Industry [RR 499]

Bill Long is president and chief executive officer of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) Which represents the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the US through its four divisions, the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the MERA -the association for sustainable manufacturing and the Original Equipment Suppliers…

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RR 488: Bill Hanvey and Paul McCarthy AAPEX 2019

RR 488: Bill Hanvey and Paul McCarthy Builds A Strong Commitment to the Service Professional

My guests today are the aftermarkets leading advocates and voices; Bill Hanvey, President, and CEO of the AutoCare Association and Paul McCarthy, President of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA). Both are leading the industry towards a brighter tomorrow!

As AAPEX 2019 began we were told of a renewed commitment to the service professional. It is evident with the announcement that Repair Shop HQ will be a stand-alone venue at AAPEX 2020. It will be a homecoming event for all in the industry. My guest’s organizations jointly lead point on AAPEX as one of the world’s largest aftermarket events.

In this episode, you also hear Bill and Paul share some cool behind the scenes stuff from AAPEX and hear about the keynote speaker President Bush, and you’ll get a sense of the size and scope of the industry you earn your living in.

Both AutoCare and AASA are running hard on Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. Initiative. You must, I repeat MUST get involved. While you are listening, if you aren’t in your vehicle, get to the internet key in yourcaryourdata.org and complete the petition. Also, get your customers involved. Get this story told; this will affect your business and your customer’s ownership of their data. We need millions of signatures. If you ‘ve ever thought of helping your industry, completing this petition is one of the most important things you can do. Yourcaryourdata.org

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