Be Proud of Your Culture [AW 117]

Guest host and shop tour with Pat Schnaidt, Performance Tune Auto Repair, Fort Collins, CO. Find out how Pat attracts and retains his employees. He also has an apprentice with no automotive experience but an appetite to learn.

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Pat Schnaidt, Performance Tune Auto Repair, Fort Collins, CO. Listen to Pat’s previous episodes HERE

Key Talking Points

  • “This is the best team I’ve ever had.”
  • The original owner opened in 1991, Pat purchased it 7 years ago
  • Jason- recent apprentice from a ranch, been with the shop for over a year. Had an internal in-house apprentice program. Master tech in the shop took him under his wing, bite-sized pieces of structure and training. Jason attends every class he can find. Does video training on evenings and weekends. Registering for ASE certifications. He has a training appetite. 
  • The shop has a training area with books, binders and a computer
  • Went from 6 paid holidays to 9, more time for employee’s family. Health insurance for the team as well. Attract and retain.

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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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