Monday, 26 April 2010 22:22

Mike Anderson Sells Wagonwork Collision To Pohanka, Creates CollisionAdvice.com

Shop owner, industry trainer and consultant Mike Anderson has sold his collision repair business, Wagonwork Collision Center in Alexandria, VA to Pohanka Collision Centers. Anderson says he will now focus on spending more time with family and running his consulting business and website CollisionAdvice.com.

The acquisition gives Pohanka nine shop locations in Virginia and Maryland.


“After much thought, prayer and consultation with wise and trusted colleagues, I've sold Wagonwork Collision Center,” Anderson said. “Now I intend to do many more workshops and seminars for associations and jobbers and be able to do more onsite consulting for shops that have been requesting it.”


CollisionAdvice.com includes workshops, seminars, facilitation of “20 groups,” and individual work with shops on financials, estimating training, lean manufacturing principles and more, Anderson says. The industry also has access to free forms and useful tools plus one of the most comprehensive lists of industry links available.

Additional members of the CollisionAdvice.com consulting team are Mark Claypool (SOPs, website development, optimization and social media management); Hank Nunn (customer service, negotiation skills, distributor sales); and Kirstin Klabunde (accounting training, system software setup and integration).

Although he has sold his shop, Anderson said he plans to stay active in the collision repair industry. “I will continue to serve on a number of industry boards, and I don't rule out owning a shop again,” he said. “In another year or two, I may open a shop somewhere else. This just seems like a good time and opportunity to step away for awhile.”

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