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Where the Voices, Ideas and Insights that are Shaping the Future of the Automotive Aftermarket Reside. This Page Displays All Three Podcast Formats: Remarkable Results, Town Hall Academy and For The Record

Theft of Catalytic Converters with Peter Neilson [RR 545]

June 16, 2020

Peter Neilson is the Hybrid Guy in the hybrid and electric car space of our industry. His company Certified Auto Consulting, came about to help other niche companies inside the hybrid and electric car market grow. As an independent contractor for sites like TorqueNews, he use his professional skill set to help others achieve success. Peter…

Diagnostic Pathways vs. Silver Bullets [RR 544]

June 12, 2020

Scott Shotton has over 25 years of technical experience in automotive repair shops. As the owner of The Driveability Guys, Scott performs mobile diagnostics and reprogramming for local repair shops in the DeKalb Illinois area as well as industry training around the United States and Canada. He was also one of the four trainers for…

The Value of a Strong Banking Relationship [THA 175]

June 11, 2020

The Panel: Denise Guyton-Boyer, SVP Commercial Lending, FCB a Division of ACNB Bank. Denise’s banking career has included branch management, consumer and residential lending and commercial lending. She attended Community College, University of Maryland School of Banking, Xerox University of Commercial Lending. Mark Roberts is the owner of Roberts Properties, Inc, Managing Partner of Total True…

Embracing Change with David Martin [RR 543]

June 9, 2020

Dave Martin is the Owner and President of Martin’s Auto Repair in Phoenix, AZ. His automotive career began pulling weeds on the shop property then as he got older Dave moved into a station helper and gas attendant. Dave then became the shop manager before taking over the family business from his father in 2006.…

Businesses Grow when Owners Grow – Maryann Croce [RR 542]

June 4, 2020

With me is Maryann Croce from SmallBusinessvantge.com. She and her husband Tony also own Croce Transmission in  Norwalk, CT. As a business owner, she can chalk up many a mistake that has turned into wisdom. She has been there and done that and shares 5  key principles to help a startup business person get ahead of the…

Adapt or Die – A Look Ahead [THA 174]

June 4, 2020

Carolyn Coquillette of Luscious Garage, San Francisco, CA chairs the ASCCA Connected Cars Committee, serves on the ASCCA Board of Directors and is active in her local San Francisco chapter. She’s also the Founder and CEO of Shop-Ware. Look for Carolyn’s other episodes HERE. Scott Brown is an ASE Master Certified Automobile Technician with over three and a half…

Everything you do Reflects your Brand with Jennifer Filzen and Rene Arreola [RR 541]

June 2, 2020

It all started when Jennifer Filzen decided to become a singer/songwriter and created her first pop music album, Sirena. Her marketing and sales talents afforded her the opportunity to get her music heard around the world, including India, China, Europe, Australia, and the United States. Her writing talents launched her into writing SEO content for websites, social…

From Technician to Service Advisor to Operations Manager – Phil Carpenter [RR 540 ]

May 29, 2020

Phil Carpenter has been in the automotive industry since 2002 however his passion for Automotive started much earlier. He bought his first vehicle at 14 years old and still has it, a 1959 Chevy Pickup. He has spent time as an Audi Certified Technician, Service Advisor, Parts Specialist, Service Manager, General Manager and currently, is…

Training 2020 and Beyond – Future Techniques and Strategies [THA 173]

May 28, 2020

Richard Falco Jr. is an instructor for Carquest Technical Institute (CTI). He is an ASE Master Technician L1 with over 25 years in the auto repair industry. His technical experience includes Domestic, Asian, and European vehicles both at the dealership level and as a successful shop owner. He has instructed technicians and college students in all…

Exceeding Customer Expectations With Better Systems and Processes – Jeremy O’Neal and Chris Collins [RR 539]

May 26, 2020

Jeremy O’Neal  President and lead sales trainer for Advisorfix, began his career as a Service Advisor and moved into Service Management at the dealership level for VW, Audi, and Porsche. He consistently placed in the top 3% of Service Advisors across the nation. With a passion for helping others, Jeremy started coaching Service Advisors in 2007.…

Status of the Aftermarket – Journalist Mark Phillips [RR 538]

May 22, 2020

Mark Phillips is editor and publisher of Aftermarket Intel and has been in the automotive aftermarket for more than 12 years. Previously, he was editor of newspapers in several cities in Ohio and Boston. He is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University.   Aftermarket Intel HERE. Key Talking Points: Automotive industry- essential industry during the pandemic…

Insurance Reviews – What if Scenarios [THA 172]

May 21, 2020

Bambi Crozier, wife and co-owner with Neil Crozier, of Car Clinic in Lowell, AR (Northwest Arkansas), has a passion for the hardworking shop owner. Her vision to Change the Face of Automotive Care motivates and inspires every aspect of her daily operation. She entered the industry in 2012 as an entrepreneur shortly after moving back…

A Supplier’s Strategy Amid Pandemic – Helping the Service Professional with Lee Walker [RR 537]

May 19, 2020

Lee Walker is the President of Walker Auto Parts in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. In 2009 Lee rejoined our family business as the first of the third generation of Walkers.  Harry G. Walker Jr. started the family’s journey in the automotive aftermarket back in 1960 in Raleigh.  Three of his four sons joined him in the…

Recruiting and Job Search for Industry Technicians and Owners – Elie Massabki [RR 536 ]

May 15, 2020

Elie Massabki is the founder and CEO of Mechanics & Body Shops Marketplace, a company focused on helping auto repair shops find talent and empowering automotive professionals through permanent job placement, free career advice, resume reviews and an App to find permanent jobs with reputable businesses and side/temporary jobs quickly.  Elie is an automotive enthusiast…

Multi Shop Operations – Acquisition – Selling [THA 171]

May 14, 2020

Greg Bunch is the owner of Aspen Auto Clinic, a five-location automotive and service business in Colorado. Greg started his passion for cars at 15 when he began rebuilding a 1966 Volkswagen Bug. Greg has moved from a Volkswagen mechanic to ASE Master Technician, to Management, to starting his shop 18 years ago in his…

Dealing With the Loss of a Job or a Business – With Dolah Saleh [RR 535]

May 12, 2020

Through her advice columns, books, and seminars, Dolah Saleh has sought to help others make choices that honor who they are and what they want to accomplish.  Ms. Saleh is an educator, lecturer, and author with more than 20 years of counseling others in making optimal life choices.  Ms. Saleh is the author of a…

Gamification – Changing Behavior with Kent Bullard [RR 534]

May 8, 2020

Kent Bullard. Find Kent’s other episodes HERE. Key Talking Points: Gamification- changing behavior, designing an experience How do you engage people with game theory? Focus on process orientation than goal orientation- not outcome focused, be action focused Customer’s want to come back again The Big E’s Environment: Physical triggers for customers and employees- is it…

Looking Ahead to the New Normal -Part 1 [THA 170]

May 7, 2020

The Panel: Kevin Eckler is a native New Englander who moved to New York State’s Hudson Valley with his parents back in the mid-1980’s.  Kevin began his automotive career at the age of 14, pushing a broom in a mom and pop shop in Rhode Island, he attended a trade school, graduating at the top of…

Debate: Just Say Yes – I Wish I Could – Darren Adams and Brett Bohlmann [RR 533]

May 5, 2020

Panel: Darren Adams from Dryfork Diesel and Auto in Carthage, MO Brett Bohlman from HWY 7 Service Center, Newell, IA Talking Points: “Just say yes, I wish I could” Brett lost technician- lower car count and sell more. Technician spend more time on a vehicle, less processing time Top 20% make up 80% of the…

Trainers Speak to Their Craft [RR 532]

May 1, 2020

G Jerry Truglia is well known for his automotive training through his company ATTS: Automotive Technician Training Services, where he covers topics ranging from hybrid vehicles, electricity, to Heavy Duty Truck repair. G is also a very proud founding member of the non-for profit Technician Service Training group. G Jerry Truglia Previous Episodes HERE. Dave…

The Relationship you Have with Your Accountant – Beyond the Numbers [THA 169]

April 30, 2020

Hunt Demarest, CPA Paar-Melis. Hunt is Accredited in Business Valuation and a licensed Certified Public Accountant that has been with the firm since 2006. He specializes in business taxes, valuations, and does consult work with our clients all across the country. When he’s not in the office, Hunt enjoys spending time with his family, golfing,…

Bright Light Shines from this Business Coaches Round-Table [RR 531]

April 28, 2020

Bob Greenwood, AMAM (Accredited Master Automotive Manager) is President and C.E.O. of Automotive Aftermarket E-Learning Centre Ltd. (AAEC). AAEC is a company focused on providing Business Management Resources and Development for the Independent Sector of the aftermarket industry. AAEC content and technology is recognized as part of the curriculum of the Fixed Operations Diploma and the…

Carrie Lynn Rodenberg and Kim Walker on Social Media [RR 530]

April 24, 2020

Carrie-Lynn Rodenberg, the owner of Turnkey Marketing, founded her boutique marketing firm after moving from New York where she was in charge of the direct response marketing for a 10 BILLION dollar company (Emblem Health).  She went on to be the Director of Marketing and won the 2nd place Infusionsoft Ultimate Marketer Of The Year Award. Carrie-Lynn…

Success Stories from the Coaching Front Lines PART 2 [THA 168]

April 23, 2020

  Mike McGroarty has been an auto care professional for over 35 years. He grew up in the family business working for his father. After graduating from trade school in 1982, Mike leased his own Shell auto care center.  In 2002 Mike sold his auto care center and purchased land and built his own 6,000…

Derek Kaufman on the Future of Battery Electric Drive Vehicles [RR 529]

April 21, 2020

For 40 years, Derek Kaufman has worked in the Transportation Industry with positions ranging from VP Marketing and Product Planning for Freightliner Trucks, SR VP of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support for Hino Trucks, President of Diesel Technology Co, a subsidiary of Penske Corporation, VP of Fixed Operations for Smart USA and CEO of Mission…

Tech Talk 9: OUTSPOKEN on Training [RR 528]

April 17, 2020

Matt Fanslow is the diagnostic tech/shop manager at Riverside Automotive in Red Wing, MN.  His primary responsibilities are to diagnose driveability and electrical/electronic issues, and perform most all programming, coding, initializing, adaptions, etc. Basically, if it needs to be figured out or has wires, it goes to Matt. He’s been a tech since 1996. Matt…

Success Stories from the Coaching Front-lines [THA 167]

April 16, 2020

Bill Haas, AAM, is the owner of Haas performance consulting LLC, with 40 years of experience in the automotive service and repair industry. Clients have access to Bill’s solution-based focus, expertise, unique perspectives and in-depth knowledge of the industry. Bill began his career working part-time at a full-service gasoline station in Appleton, Wisconsin. His career…

Do You Understand Your Role? [RR 527]

April 14, 2020

Philip Christensen started his automotive career in 1997 with the world’s largest independently owned tire company. From there he worked his way through there apprenticeship, and management programs. In 2012 Phil joined BG Automotive which was a 4 person operation at the time. Today he has helped grow it to 3 dentations and 28 team…

Tech Update: AI and The Autonomous Vehicle [RR 526]

April 9, 2020

Scott Brown is an ASE Master Certified Automobile Technician with over three and a half decades of professional service industry experience. He and his wife own Connie & Dick’s Service Center Inc., a 57-year-old independent shop in Southern California. With a strong focus on engine performance and electronics, Scott began collaborating with other industry professionals, online,…

What Would I Tell My Younger Self [THA 166]

April 8, 2020

Ron Haugen, Retired, Sold Shop now a Coach Doug Grills, AutoStream Car Care Center, multi-shop owner, Baltimore, MD (Six Locations) Chris Monroe, Monroe Tire and Service, shop owner, Shelby, NC. Chris got on the track to becoming an industry superstar at the early age of 10, as his father started Monroe Tire in 1974. He took over…

Are you a Shop Owner or a Business Owner [RR 525]

April 6, 2020

Guest Ron Tinner from Sparks Tire and Auto, St. Charles, MO a NAPA CarCare Center   Key Talking Points: Best advice you ever received- Get off the counterOnce you start delegating responsibilities you realize what you could’ve been doing better all along  Many struggles are self-inflicted Owner of business instead of the owner of the…

What Needs to be in Your Marketing Plan Right Now [RR 524]

April 2, 2020

Dori Eppstein is the Founder and President of Amazing Women in Automotive and is an Automotive Coach/Consultant for ESi. She grew up in Southern California and started off in the auto repair industry handling the marketing for her brother’s first shop. She learned more about the business challenges auto repair shop owners face through working…

Surviving an Economic Downturn [THA 165]

April 1, 2020

Ron Ipach, co-founder or Repair Shop Coach, has helped over 5536 auto repair shop owners to get and keep all the top-quality customers they can handle. Marketing auto repair services are all he does. He lives, eats, and breathes it every day. He has seen, heard, and tested practically every kind of marketing there is out…

Automotive Instructors Move to Online Training Amid Pandemic [RR 523 ]

March 30, 2020

Kevin Holzworth, is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Automotive Technology at Montana State University-Northern in Havre, MT. Kevin started his career at MSU-Northern where he earned his 4-year undergraduate degree in Automotive Technology. Upon graduation, Kevin went to work as a technician at Ressler Motors in Bozeman, MT for 5 years. Throughout his…

Stop Quoting Price Over the Phone – Maylan Newton [FTR 091]

March 30, 2020

Maylan Newton from ESI – Educational Seminars Institute is a business coach, trainer and industry speaker. Maylan is no stranger to the podcast having paid it forward many times. He is a much sought our speaker at industry events in the US. Find Maylan’s previous episodes HERE. “He is ‘just a car guy’ with lots…

Lift Safety with Rick White [RR 522]

March 27, 2020

Rick White, President and Lead Coach for 180BIZ, an auto repair shop training and business coaching company. He also owned and managed several successful automotive repair shops. Early in his career, Rick got his arm stuck under a vehicle while working underneath it. He managed to get out safely but it was a wake up…

Final Inspection – Quality Controls & Covid-19 [Bonus 07]

March 26, 2020

Chris Cloutier, is co-owner of Golden Rule Auto Care in Dallas Texas and CEO of Auto Tex Me. He spent many years in the software industry developing solutions for companies like Southwest Airlines, and Wyndham Intl. He’s worked for companies that understood the marriage of service and software, and have applied it in an effective…

Final Inspection – Quality Controls & Covid-19 [THA 164]

March 26, 2020

THA 164 Final Inspection – Quality Controls

We are tackling Quality Controls and the Final Inspection. This episode aired live during the Covid-19 Pandemic and will become an important listen not only for the power of a good Quality Control process but how the Coronavirus weaved into this conversation.

In this episode I’m joined by Chris Cloutier, Golden Rule Auto Care and CEO of Autotext.me and Tom Ham, Auto Centric, Grand Rapids, MI and Automotive Management Network and
Frank Scandura, Frank’s European, Las Vegas.

This team does have strong Final Inspection QC – Quality Control practices. They share why they do it, what they’ve learned, that we are human and make mistakes which is the strongest reason for a good Final QC process and we also spice this conversation with their practices in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

There is no need to take notes. If you want them go to remarkableresults.biz/a164 /// on my website! On the show notes page find my guests bio’s and links to their previous episodes. Also the lists Chris Cloutier offered are also linked there.

Financial struggles. Gain Control of your Finances [FTR 090]

March 26, 2020

With me is Maryann Croce from SmallBusinessvantge.com. She and her husband Tony also own Croce Transmission in  Norwalk, CT. As a business owner, she can chalk up many a mistake that has turned into wisdom. She has been there and done that and shares 5  key principles to help a startup business person get ahead…

Covid-19 Aftermarket Panel Discussion ‘Business as Unusual’ [Bonus 06]

March 25, 2020

Panel: Bill Haas, Hass Performance Consulting Tom Ham, Autocentric and Automotive Management Network, Grand Rapids, MI Greg Skolnik, Motor Works, Rockville, MD Bill Nalu, Interstate Auto Care, Madison Heights, MI  Talking points: Some back-office workers aren’t at work. They can work remotely Some states have loans and grants Greg Skolnik is applying for SBC application.…

Survival Tactics – Covid-19 with Chris Cloutier and Dennis McCarron [RR 521]

March 23, 2020

Chris Cloutier is co-owner of Golden Rule Auto Care in Dallas Texas and CEO of Auto Tex Me. He spent many years in the software industry developing solutions for companies like Southwest Airlines, and Wyndham Intl. He’s worked for companies that understood the marriage of service and software, and have applied it in an effective way.…

Covid-19 Think Tank Panel Discussion for Unprecedented Times [Bonus 05]

March 22, 2020

This is a bonus episode number 5 and a replay of a CarmCast I did this past week. Because we are in unprecedented times I decided to release this special CarmCast as a podcast of a Covid-19 Thinktank from March 18th. For many aftermarket professionals, you’ve prepared for an event like this. Your disaster plan…

Becoming a LEAN Technician [RR 520]

March 20, 2020

Jarrod Alexander from BG Automotive, Fort Collins, CO. Jarrod shares his experience with his first-ever training seminar on becoming a ‘LEAN’ technician.   Key Talking Points: Technician to trainer at ASA ColoradoAlways strives to be efficient technician, servicing customers Started to have health issues- forced to slow down and work smarter not harder Owner signed…

Make your Competitor Your Friend [THA 163]

March 19, 2020

Brad  Pellman first started working in the automotive industry at the age of 15 and over his career has held a wide variety of jobs at both dealerships and independent repair shops. In 1995 this dream of owning his own shop became a reality when he opened up Pellman’s Automotive in Boulder, CO with his wife,…

Knowing All About ADAS Will Make You a Smarter Technician [RR 519]

March 17, 2020

Ben Johnson, Director, Project Management, Mitchell 1 ADAS training class- training is maintenance, instructors need the training to give a training class Full class- many was their first time hearing about ADAS  ADAS is not a “thing” it is industry generated category- each car company will use different terms for ADAS systems (ex: blind-spot monitoring),…

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