AASP/MA and CCRE to hold 10 Saturday Seminars on Shop TransformationWritten by AASP-MA and CCRE
The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Massachusetts (AASP-MA) will host a series of three seminars presented by the Coalition for Collision Repair Excellence (CCRE). Titled "Three Days to Transform Your Body Shop," these educational offerings will cover repair authorization vs. repair contracts, job costing, ROI and interpretation of legal documents. The three Saturday sessions are spread over a 10-week period and will take place at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel of Marlborough from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“The CCRE has made a name for itself over the years as a group of consultants who work diligently to help shops be the best they can be,” said AASP-MA President Rick Starbard. “As with past CCRE educational offerings, this series of seminars has been met with rave reviews in locations such as Cleveland, Philadelphia and Birmingham, Alabama. We knew there was an incredible value in the information being presented in these seminars, but the reality is that many repairers can’t afford to spend extra time away from the shop traveling. So we worked with CCRE to develop a plan and bring these great seminars right to AASP-MA members’ own backyards.”
CCRE’s “Level One” presentation will kick off on Sept. 15 and will ask attendees, “How did we get here, and where are we going?” Level Two, scheduled for Oct. 20, will continue the interactive discussion, focusing on helping participants run their shops without third-party interference and take back control of the business. The third seminar, slated for Dec. 1, will be facilitated by longtime automotive industry attorney James Castleman and will focus on helping shops better understand legal issues including Assignment of Proceeds/Rights, as well as various documentation and regulations surrounding the auto repair industry.
By the end of the three sessions, attendees will gain a new perspective on running a successful, independent shop; a blueprint for putting appropriate administrative and operating procedures in place; and the legal documents needed to comply specifically with Massachusetts laws and regulations that can be used every day.
“We're extremely excited to be hosting this seminar series for local repairers,” Starbard says. “We look forward to working with CCRE in the coming weeks to show our membership new ways to look at doing business and being successful.”