FTR 075: Bill Hill – Yearly Bonus is All About a Commitment to Training

Bill Hill owner of Mighty Auto Pro from Medina, OH has owned the 19 bay 10,000 sq ft shop for 21 years.  He believes that processes and procedures are very important to a successful shop along with having FUN. He says that you need to make FUN an important part of your day because this business can be challenging. (we all know that).

Hear Bill’s previous episodes HERE.

Key Talking Points

  • Staff engagement in training
  • Bill pays for all training classes They can go to any class they want
    • It could be an excel spreadsheet class or one on photography.
    • All training is great
  • Searches his suppliers for top classes
  •  Technicians and service advisors need to have a minimum of 40 hours a year to qualify for a bonus
  • At the end of the year, all training hours are calculated
  • The week  before Christmas team member gets a bonus based on the number of hours of training
    • Example: If a technician took 100 hours of training they would get 25% of the hours times their pay rate (25 hours x $30 pay rate or $750 training bonus)
  • Bill believes in a cash reward vs a ham or a holiday party

  • A special thanks to Bill Hill for his contribution to the aftermarket.
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About the author, Carm Capriotto, AAP

Carm is the founder and host of the Remarkable Results Radio Podcast and the pioneer of automotive aftermarket podcasts. Carm calls on his years of 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 of over 1,000 episodes, Carm uses his enthusiasm and passion for the aftermarket especially the service sector to take his listeners on a journey showcasing successful service professionals’ paths to Remarkable Results. He also enjoys interviews with aftermarket industry thought leaders who bring their industry perspectives to his listener.

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