The first annual AAPEX 2020 Service and Repair Awards honored Brian Sump, president of Avalon Motorsports and Urban Autocare in Denver, CO, as its Shop Owner of the Year.
Sump has been in business 13 years, and during this time, has used his business acumen and a detailed, process-based management philosophy to grow into a multi-location shop operator.
A former professional athlete, Sump had never turned a wrench in a shop before starting Avalon Motorsports in 2007.
Along with his success as a shop owner, Sump dedicates his time to industry and employee development through community involvement, for- and non-profit organizations and podcasts, all which illustrate the ambition and enthusiasm needed to continue to grow and develop the next generation of industry leaders.
To support the community, Urban Autocare contributes $10,000 per year to Hope House of Colorado to provide automotive repairs for young mothers as part of its self-sufficiency program.
Sump also donated more than $1,000 in oil services to front line workers during COVID-19 through a partnership with Advance Auto Parts and Petro Choice.
Additionally, his shops raise more than $5,000 in parts and labor per year for the DC-21 low income charter school program serving those in need of repair.
Sump also is involved with Picken's Tech Community College and Novation Church, and has been recognized with multiple industry and business awards, including...