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Mike Davidson

RR 052: Mike Davidson from Parkway Automotive

Mike Davidson from Parkway Automotive in Little Rock, Arkansas, been in the industry for 31 years and a business owner for 18. His team includes 6 techs who support eight lifts and seven bays with a shop foreman, two service advisers and an estimator. He’s on track to do $1.7 million this year. Mike is…

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RR 050: Joe Sevart of I70 Auto Service

A special thanks to Joe Sevart, in celebrating a milestone, as the 50th podcast guest! Joe Sevart from I70 Auto Service in Kansas City, MO, received a very high honor from NAPA in 2014 as their NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year. Please watch this special video done as a tribute to Joe: http://i70autoservice.com/joes-award/ He’s a…

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Jeff Matt

RR 048: Jeff Matt from Victory Auto Service

Meet Jeff Matt owner and founder of Victory Auto Service & Glass, a family-owned, award-winning auto repair and auto glass business with six locations in Minnesota and Florida, is known for its honest, dependable service. Before opening Victory Auto in 1997, Jeff worked as an automotive technician and dreamed of opening a shop where the customer always felt…

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RR 046 Greg Skolnik from Motor Works

Greg Skolnik from Motor Works in Rockville, MD is a 40 year industry veteran and a  shop owner for 37 years. Greg has a 3,000 SQ FT facility with 6 bay/lifts plus an alignment bay. The shop team is made up of  2 techs, one apprentice, one service adviser, one ops manager and a shuttle…

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Rick Bilger

RR 044: Rick Bilger from Advanced Auto Pros

Rick Bilger a 40 year service professional owns Advanced Auto Pros in Greely, CO.  His Grandfather and Dad were mechanics/technicians and Rick practices his craft in a 10 bay facility with 4 techs, and two service advisors. Rick, a pilot, offers some very interesting and unique strategies in this episode. Much to learn from this episode….

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Dave Toole

RR 042: Dave Toole from Tooles’ Garage

Dave Toole, owner of Toole’s Garage in San Carlos, CA has a family affair, with Dave’s entire family working in the business. A great discussion on family and a few challenges as every family business knows. However he knows his role; as the glue of the organization. He keeps it going and all together. Dave…

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Bill Nalu

RR 039: Bill Nalu from Interstate Auto Care

Bill Nalu form Interstate Auto Care in Madison Heights, MI has a very interesting story … he tells it well so I won’t spoil much of it. He has 30 years in the business to include some time as a Shell dealer. He and his brother are partners in the business. Let me say that…

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Bill Moss

RR 037: Bill Moss from EuroService Automotive

Bill Moss, Owner and Certified Master technician of EuroService Automotive in Warrenton, VA.  Bill has been fixing cars since before he was old enough to drive them. Such a strong desire to be around cars led to his first job at an Arlington service station when he was 16 years old. While home from college,…

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Jerry Kezhaya

RR 035: Jerry Kezhaya from The Auto Shop

Jerry Kezhaya from The Auto Shop in Plano Texas has been in business since 1981. Plano is a northern suburb of Dallas with a population on 280,000. According to Jerry it is the top growing county in the US.  His shop is large 35,000 sq ft. He has 21 lifts and has two flats per…

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RR 033: Donny Seyfer from Seyfer Automotive

Co-Owner of Seyfer Automotive, in Wheat Ridge, CO. Donny Seyfer, a 3rd generation owner, has over 30 years of automotive experience as a technician, manager and service consultant. His Dad started in 1961 and his grandfather was building race cars before that. Seyfer Automotive provides general repair, and maintenance with a special focus on diagnostic…

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RR 031: Todd Holiday from Winchester Tire

Meet Tod Holiday the second generation owner of the 43 years young Winchester Tire and Alignment in Memphis, TN. Like so many of our podcast entrepreneurs this is a great story on growing up in a family business when before school and after-school were all about being at the business helping out. (I’m sure you…

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RR 029: Andy Massoll from Curt’s Service

Curt’s Service started out as so many shops did back in the day as a Sunoco Station. That was 34 years ago that Curt Massoll got the bug. Andy Massoll, second generation owner of Curt’s Service in Oak Park Michigan. Guest Andy Massoll is second generation owner and has a top shop designation from Motor…

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Bogi Lateiner

RR 027: Bogi Lateiner from 180º Automotive

Meet Bogi Lateiner from 180º Automotive in Phoenix, AZ.  She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Oberlin College in just three years with a double major in Womens’ Studies and Pre-Law. Listen to her story on how she got where she is today. Her nine year old shop has an all-female tech team, working eight bays…

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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 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 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 019: Greg Buckley from Buckley’s Auto Care

Greg Buckley of Buckley ‘s Auto Care says it was a thrill working alongside his dad, when he was eight years old, pumping gas. This 49 year legacy business has 5 bays, 3 techs and 2 service writers. He is a busy man being a member of ASA, an ATI Coach, a member of the…

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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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RR 016: Dave Striegel on NAPA Conference

Dave Striegel owner of Elizabeth Auto Care in Elizabeth PA is also owner of Shop Docotor.com, a business coaching company and he was our inaugural interview in episode one of the Remarkable Results Podcast.  Since this is the first episode of Remarkable Results: ON POINT, Dave was a perfect choice to lead off the new…

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RR 015: Judy Walter from Zimmerman’s Automotive

Besides growing up in the 57 years young family business, Judy Walter the CFO and co-owner of Zimmerman’s Automotive, Mechanicsburg, PA with her uncles works with a family staff of 12 out of 29 team members. This is a true blue family enterprise. At  they have a 20,000 sq foot facility, sporting a 12-bay shop with seven…

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RR 014: Matthew Roayaee from Auto Check-Cypress Station

Matthew Roayaee is franchise owner of Auto Check- Cypress Station in Houston, TX. He’s been in the business for 15 years when he started out as a lube technician. This great entrepreneurial success story is full of great take-a-ways you can and will relate to. He offers wise words on starting a business, on what…

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RR 013: Amy Mattinat from Auto Craftsmen

Amy Mattinat of Auto Craftsmen in Montpelier, VT had the good fortune to combine her love of cars with a career in the automotive industry. Whether going on ride-and-drives, teaching car care clinics, running her independent repair shop or working with the Car Care Council Women’s Board, she is able to combine her two passions:…

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RR 012: Joe Marconi from Osceola Garage – Part 2

This week’s guest is Joe Marconi. You may know the name because Joe writes a monthly column in Ratchet and Wrench. He’s been in business for over 35 years and owns Osceola Garage in Baldwin Place, NY. Joe’s interview is over two parts. You are on part two. Part one is in episode eleven. Joe…

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RR 011: Joe Marconi from Osceola Garage – Part 1

This week’s guest is Joe Marconi. You may know the name because Joe writes a monthly column in Ratchet and Wrench. He’s been in business for over 35 years and owns Osceola Garage in Baldwin Place, NY A great interview broken up over two parts. You are on part one. Part two is episode twelve….

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