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AAPEX 2020 Shop Owner of the Year Makes Industry and Employee Development Top Priority

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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...

...Motor Age Top 10 Shop in America, BBB of Denver/Boulder Torch Award for business ethics, AutoInc. Top 10 Automotive Repair Website and the Hope House Outstanding Partner Award.


Sump teaches at industry events and conferences and is a board member with Transformers Institute, where he assists other shop owners in developing the organizations of their dreams. He also contributes to podcasts on Remarkable Results Radio.


The AAPEX 2020 Shop Owner of the Year award was presented during the Virtual AAPEX Experience in early November. The new award recognizes and elevates the essential services that shop owners provide to keep the motoring public on the road, even during times of crisis.


Source: AAPEX


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