Danny Gredinberg of the Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) will present “Commonly Missed, Included and Not Included Estimating Items,” while 3M’s Shawn Collins will discuss “Corrosion Protection: Is Your Shop Prepared for the Post Repair Inspection Era.” Robert McDorman of Auto Claim Specialists will teach industry professionals “How to Get Paid for Your Work: Receiving Proper Compensation for Proper Repairs.”
McDorman promised, “People who attend my seminar can expect to understand how to manage and prepare claims so they’re properly paid. It’s my belief that the vehicle’s value is one of the most critical components in the valuing of the claim. If the value is improper, then it will affect the diminished value of that claim and the decision by the carrier to either deem the car a total loss or fix it. It’s important that shop owners know how important the vehicle’s value is in the processing of their claim.”
At 3 p.m., three additional seminars will be available, all of which will be encored on Saturday, Sept. 21. Gredinberg and Ron Reichen of Precision Body and Paint collaborate in “Blue Printing: Not Your Grandfather’s Estimate,” Matthew McDonnell from Big Sky Collision Center will share information on “Shop Procedure Implementation” and Richards will partner with Verifacts Automotive’s Chris Olilla for “Collision Repair Coaching: Giving Technicians What They Need to Do the Right Thing.” The educational session on Friday, Sept. 20 will conclude with a Body Shop Panel at 6-7 p.m.
Seminars that will only be available on Saturday, Sept. 21 include an OEM Panel Discussion moderated by Reichen and Mark Olson of VECO Experts and Collins’ presentation on “Using Proper Materials and Getting Paid for It.” Sam Valenzuela of National Auto Body Research will also inform attendees how to “Use BillableGenie to Get Paid for More Procedures at Better Rates.”
Sure to be a popular attraction, the last seminar of the 2019 Texas Auto Body Trade Show will be “Life After the Lawsuit: An Hour With Todd Tracy.” Tracy will share takeaways from the $42 million Seebachan litigation, discuss shop liability and the importance of OEM guideline adherence, and more in a presentation sure to “leave everyone in attendance motivated and engaged,” ABAT’s website proclaims.