FTR 034: Greg Bunch – Take Your Toolbox Home

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 garage, to an award-winning multi-location business.

Greg is currently a board member for the STEM-based charter school call “Automotive Institute of Science & Technology” and on the Advisory board of Ratchet and Wrench Magazine. Greg is also a board member of the Autocare organization and a certified instructor for the  Worldpac Training Institute and Carquest Technical Institute.  Greg’s unwavering passion for the industry has also led him to form a company called Transformers Institute, a coaching and training company dedicated to transforming the automotive industry.

Listen to Greg’s previous episodes HERE. Transformers Institute HERE.

Key Talking Points:

  • We’ve all had to learn to run a business the hard way.
    • Read books and going to classes
  • He realized that he could no longer be an automotive man in business, but a businessman in the automotive
  • Take your toolbox home.
  • He had to transform his mentality.
  • He stopped filling his brain with all the tech of automotive repair and fill his head with leadership and business principles.
  • You cannot be in the center of your business to solve every problem.
  • You’ve got to become the CEO of your business by educating your team, then delegate to do it and solve problems on their own.
  • Careful not to delegate too quickly.
  • Too many will shut their shop down so they can go on vacation. You should never have to do this.
  • Get out of your business to run it.
  • Consolidation is upon us and you’ll never be prepared for it without these disciplines.

  • A special thanks to Greg Bunch for sharing his passion – For The Record.
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About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast; the only one of its type in the automotive aftermarket. Carm calls on his 35 years’ experience in the aftermarket to bring engaging stories from his guests.

Listen to raw, unfiltered, honest, and sincere stories that include insights, trends, best practices and expertise. Each interview brings an opportunity to learn one new thing through the stories of personal achievement. Many podcast guests tell their story of transformation from working in their business to working on it.

As host, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ path to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.