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Probst Auto Body Receives Prestigious Master Elite Shop Management Award

Dieterich, Ill. (May 16, 2016) – Probst Auto Body recently received the Management Success! Master Elite Shop Management Award during the Spring 2016 Convention.
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Management Success Announces Award Winners at the 2016 Spring Convention

Glendale, Ca. April 25, 2016 Semi-annually Management honors its clients who have made great strides in the auto repair industry.
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New Interactive Workshop Courses Announced at the Management Success 2016 Spring Convention

Glendale, Ca. April 27, 2016. In addition to a slew of already popular workshops, Management Success revealed two new workshops at its Spring Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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Congrats to the winner of the Management Success iPad Air Giveaway!

Glendale, CA. April 27, 2016 - Management Success would like to thank all of the entrants for making our first ever “iPad Air Giveaway” a success. Entries from shop owners that were received before April 13, 2016 were eligible and the response to this contest was overwhelming! After a random drawing was held, the lucky winner was Bob Ward of Auto Guys in St. Thomas, Ontario. Well done, Bob!

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Management Success! Joins Forces with Body Best of Sonoma and Hawley’s Paint to Tackle Collision Shop Profitability Problems

February 19 from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Windsor Gold Club in Santa Rosa, Management Success!, the United States’ premier auto industry consulting firm, helped present a collision shop efficiency class along with Management Success! client Body Best of Sonoma and Hawley’s Paint Store.
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Eight Tips for Marketing Training Certifications - Ratchet+Wrench

Wenceslao Severi, senior consultant for Management Success!, discusses how shops can effectively market their training certifications to boost the perceived credibility and expertise among consumers.
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Management Success! Partners with the California Autobody Association to Support the Collision Repair Industry

Management Success!, provider of the United States’ leading automotive consulting services for independent auto shops, announced today that it has become a corporate sponsor of the California Auto Body Association (CAA). The CAA is a non-profit trade association that aims to help independent auto body shops thrive.
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MS! to Offer a Series of Free Webinars on the Importance of Monitoring the Right KPIs for Sustainable and Profitable Growth

During each seminar, Spitz will be joined by two guest shop owners, one from collision and one from general repair, who will share their experiences and successful actions they made after going through tough times. The focus of these webinars is to give shop owners tips on how to achieve their financial goals.
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Fall 2013 Shop Owners Quaterly Newsletter

The quaterly newsletter for Management Success clients. This issue covers the 2013 Fall Convention as well as the new "Making Your Ideal Scene a Reality" workshop.
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Management Success! Debuts Shop Management Innovations at Fall Convention

Premier auto industry consulting firm Management Success! introduced several new, more efficient tools for shop organization and flow at its Fall Convention—the company’s largest convention ever at nearly 200 people.
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Management Success! client Top Shop Automotive featured in Shop Owner Magazine

What do you get when three guys who also happen to be technicians become friends? A highly successful Santa Barbara, CA-based repair shop.
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Management Success! client Steve McNamara, H. Heaven Auto Repair, featured in Ratchet+Wrench

Maximizing Potential - With a newly expanded facility, H. Heaven Auto Repair had to change its Honda-only business model to meet its full potential.
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Management Success! client Mike Proud, Exclusive Auto, featured in Ratchet+Wrench

In every facet of his business, Proud seeks to “do more” than fix cars. Adding value beyond repairs is a focus of his, and it has worked for his shop, Exclusive Auto in Yucaipa, Calif. Read full article.

Management Success! client Charley Wilson, The Organic Mechanic , featured in Ratchet+Wrench article

It’s Easy Being Green - Accidents happen, and Charley Wilson completely understands that. Leaks, spills, ruptures—it’s all part of the daily grind of working on vehicles. Read full article.

Management Success! client Randy Bunn, Quality Plus Automotive, featured in Ratchet+Wrench

How I Work | Randy Bunn "We are all a part of what makes this work. There’s not any one guy here more important than the next guy." Read full article.

Officials from Oman Government Picks Management Success Training

Two engineers from the Omani General Directorate of Transport Royal Court Affairs picked California based Management Success to receive training in management. Yousuf Abdullah AlZidjaly and Mahfoodh Alnasseri spent the month of May receiving consultations and training from Management Success at their offices in Glendale California. Read full article.

Management Success! client, Body Best Collision Center, article in Autobody News

By learning new ways to make his business more efficient and therefore more profitable, Dino DiGiulio, the owner of Body Best Collision Center in Sonoma, CA, has seen his business nearly double over the past five years. And he’s done it while increasing his net profit by five percent. What was the key and how did he do it? Read full article.

Management Success! client, Collision Specialists, featured in Fenderbender Magazine

Saving the Family Shops - With a slumping second location in rural Wisconsin, could Greg Slack bring in enough customers to keep his family’s business from going under? Read full article.

Management Success! client, Ek Automotive, featured in Ratchet+Wrench

Hometown Hero - Blending old-fashioned fun with innovative projects, Steve Ek built his shop into a neighborhood hub. Read full article.

Management Success! client, Body Best Collision, featured in Valley Journal News

Dino Di Giulio started Body Best Collision in Sonoma, Calif. in 1990 when he was 21 years old. Opening the business took every dollar he’d ever saved, but after 20 years in business and lots of growth, Di Giulio decided it was time to give back to his community. Read full article.

Management Success! client, Quality Auto Repair, voted One of the Best Auto Mechanics

The Courier-Post's Best of South Jersey winners have been determined -- by the South Jersey readers! Read full article.

Management Success! client, Exclusive Auto, featured in Parts & People magazine.

Exclusive Auto owner says daily shop management is key to success. Over the past two-and-a half years, Exclusive Auto Owner Mike Proud said his business has grown 25 percent, which he attributes to several factors. Read full article.

Management Success! client, Blake Brueggeman, featured in Ratchet + Wrench magazine.

Buried under debt, Blake Brueggeman was down to his last chance: Training, on a vendor’s dime. Read full article.

Management Success! client, Kareem Abouzeid, featured in Fender Bender magazine.

As Kareem Abouzeid’s shop grew, profits shrank. Still a hands-on owner, he would have to completely change the way he worked to stay in business. Read full article.

Management Success! client, Fenski Automotive Center, voted Best Auto Mechanic 8 Years Running

Whether you’re a car enthusiast or just rely on your vehicle to get you from point A to point B, keeping your car in tip-top shape is vital when traveling on metro Atlanta’s busy roads. Read full article.

Management Success! Now Offers Customized iOS and Android Mobile Site Creation for Independent Auto Repair Shops

Management Success! will be providing a fully customizable mobile website design service for auto repair, truck, and collision shops. This new service, which creates sites that work on both iOS and Android devices, allows shop owners to create an easy-to-navigate, interactive hub for on-the-go mobile users. Read full article.

Management Success! – Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce bestows awards

The Business Person of the Year award was presented to Nancy Knight, co-owner of Knight’s Automotive Repair Inc. and Management Success! client. Read full article.

Management Success! – Jim Saeli Interview - Ratchet Wrench

Jim Saeli owned a shop for 12 years. In this time, he became all too aware of the stress the career can bring. “You wear your heart on your sleeve. You’re trying to do the best thing possible, but sometimes you and the customer don’t communicate in the same language.” Read full article.

Management Success! Managing by Statistics featured in Magazine

When Jody Gatchell got his start in the collision repair industry in 1999, he had a personal sales goal to one day bring in $1 million a year. For years he toiled just beneath that mark, unable to propel his business to the $1 million-plus level he envisioned.Read full article.

Management Success! – Integrity, training, superior product drive Body Best’s path to success

Sonoma, Calif.—Body Best Collision Center Owner Dino Digiulio said it takes integrity and his supplier’s latest products and training to provide customers a superior product. Read full article.

Management Success! – Training and shop management are keys to Hi-Tech Automotive's success

St. Peters, MO—Starting his automotive repair life as a shade tree mechanic with a knack for fixing all things mechanical, Tim Helmick said he has since taken advantage of automotive and advanced shop management training for continued success. Read full article.

Management Success! – H. Heaven’s secret to success: Look at things from customer’s perspective

Huntington Beach, Calif.—When Steve McNamara bought H. Heaven five years ago from Bill and Anna Garrity, its original owners, he said he knew that he was getting a shop that had flourished since opening in 1979. Read full article.

Management Success! – Heavy-duty collision shop continues to expand its offerings

West Sacramento, Calif.—Like many collision repair shop owners, Randy Erbes has heard plenty of stories about the wrecks that lead to his customer’s vehicles coming into his shop. But the stories he hears tend to be a little more unusual, he said. Read full article.

Management Success! – Federal Way Radiator & Automotive Takes Its Challenges and Turns Them Into Gold

Federal Way, Wash.—Twenty-five years ago Ron Buckholz probably would have laughed in his easy Western way if you told him that two years later he'd be the owner of a radiator repair shop. Read full article.

Management Success! – Humble Beginnings Leads to 'Number One' Success

Warwick, R.I.—Steve Johnson got his start in the automotive service industry the old-fashioned way—by pumping gas. Read full article.

Management Success! – Golden shop owner revitalizes business through management training

Golden, Colo.—Like many independent shop owners, Greg Augustine was once a technician at a dealership. Ambition, strong work ethic, and drive led him and his wife, Mary, to open Advanced Automotive in 1998. Read full article.

Management Success! – Working smarter improves profitability of LeGrand Brothers Transmissions

Cape Girardeau, MO—Several years ago, Darryl and David LeGrand, owners of LeGrand Brothers Transmissions, hit a brick wall—not literally, of course, but certainly in the sense of making their business a success and reaping the rewards of that success. Read full article.

Management Success! – Tech Tales: One key to success — taking risks

Glendale, Calif.—Recently, I heard about a survey done on some retired Fortune 500 CEO's who had successfully started their own company. One of the survey questions was "If you had to do it over, what would be the No. 1 one thing that you would do differently?" Read full article.