In a poll taken during the initial introductions, the one re-occurring motivation for most everyone’s attendance was to learn how to regain control of their business and its profitability.
“From discussions held during the meeting and on breaks, the State Farm Parts Procurement program seemed to be one of the straws straining the camel’s back and collision repairers ‘are mad as heck and are not going to take it anymore’ and are seeking alternative methods of operating their businesses,” said Ray Gunder.
“We were asked by many in attendance if we could “take the show on the road,” stated Smith. "In discussing with Ray and Brent, while humbled, we agreed that if there was enough interest in any given market to arrange the travel and accommodations, we would gladly consider sharing the message with others.”
Barrett went on to say, "There’s a significant thirst for this knowledge as industry professionals are just plain tired of the status quo and struggling to keep their businesses viable.