Thursday, 17 June 2021 19:59

CARSTAR Owners and Their Families Share Lessons Learned for Father's Day

Pictured, left to right, are Kelly Domer, Gary Boesel and NASCAR legend Bill Elliott. Pictured, left to right, are Kelly Domer, Gary Boesel and NASCAR legend Bill Elliott.


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CARSTAR, a network of independently-owned collision repair facilities, has many second- and third-generation owners and managers across the U.S.

For Father’s Day, five CARSTAR families shared their experiences and lessons learned from working together.
Father and Daughter Building the Business Together
Gary Boesel owns CARSTAR Alpine Auto Body and CARSTAR Jordan Road Collision in Denver, CO. His stepdaughter, Kelly Domer, is the manager of the Jordan Road location.
“As an entrepreneur, one of the things you plan for in your business is the opportunity to hand it down to the next generation,” said Boesel. “There are a lot of advantages, but trust is the No. 1 benefit. Knowing that Kelly always has the best interest of the business, employees and customers as a priority gives me great peace of mind.”
Domer said the mentorship from her stepfather has been essential to her career.
“Working together over the years has been so beneficial for me in my growth journey,” she noted. “I have had a mentor to look up to, answer my questions and coach me through different scenarios over the years. Knowing that someone has my back 100% and only wants me to succeed is immeasurable.”
Boesel noted he and Domer have learned a great deal from each other in the nearly 20 years they’ve worked together.
“I’ve learned patience from Kelly,” he said. “I have realized it takes a long time to understand this business and teach the skills needed to be successful in this industry. She has taught me the value of being patient as she has learned and grown.


"I’ve also learned how to balance work life and family life. We only discuss business away from work if absolutely necessary. We try to do business during business hours, and respect family time when we are away from the shop.”
“I have been so fortunate to witness what an incredible leader looks like and have been fortunate to learn from one of the best,” noted Domer. “Gary truly...

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