RR 052: Mike Davidson from Parkway Automotive

Mike Davidson

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 an AMI graduate, an ASE Master Technician, he belongs and contributes to Elite Worldwide and was recognized as the Arkansas NAPA/ASE tech of the year seven years in a row.  He’s been doing radio and TV over the last fifteen years talking ‘service’ in Little Rock. Mike helped start the Little Rock chapter of ASA and is currently an officer.

This episode is chock full of great take-a-ways. Here are just a few:

  • Learn about his VIP program for lifetime oil changes that surely is an answer to many dealership programs
  • Every new customer gets a chance to spin a wheel and earn a great gift
  • He uses royalty rewards for customer retention
  • He created a hiring program called ‘hiring for keeps’. Learn how it made a huge impact on his hiring methods and practice.
  • Mike if founder and President of American Skilled Labor Association (ASLA)
  • He was featured on the front cover of Ratchet and Wrench in March 2014

Mike has many axioms to share. Listen to find out what it means to “WASH THE TRUCK”.  Also catch his great story on what he did on his 25th wedding anniversary; every car enthusiast will want to hear this story.

Parkway Automotive Website

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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