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Stacey Phillips

Stacey Phillips photoStacey Phillips is a freelance writer for the automotive industry based in Southern California. She has 20 years of experience as an editor including writing in a number of businesses and fields.

 

She can be reached at sphillips.autobodynews@gmail.com. 

 

On a typical day at Pacific Elite Collision Centers, Cortney Arthur might run through the shop’s production list, help write estimates, order parts or even detail cars. As the general manager of the company’s Downey East location in California, Arthur also spends time taking care of the insurance side of the business, keeping up with KPIs and ensuring the facility is compliant.

At Smith Bros Collision Center and Truck Accessories, brothers Chad and Adam Smith work hard to ensure every repair is a positive experience for their customers.

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Red Hill Collision Center in Costa Mesa, CA

 

You’ve filled your collision center with the latest in equipment and technology, trained your techs and ensured your shop is up-to-date with safety guidelines. What else can you do to establish a reputation for having a professional facility?

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Greg Marion.

 

Industry veteran Greg Marion said he has found the missing link to solve an age-old industry challenge: how to efficiently evaluate and realign damaged vehicle body and frame structures.

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Jay Perry, owner of Ally Business Coaching and co-author of Success Manifesto

 

Most body shops would agree that excellent leadership is critical to running a successful business.

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Carl Swope, owner of the Swope Family of Dealerships, in Elizabethtown, Kentucky

 

Earlier this year, Carl Swope learned he received the 2017 Time Dealer of the Year Award during the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention in New Orleans.

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Foster worked on Varley’s 1980 Ford Mustang, “The Gold Car” for the Street Outlaws series.

 

In Edmond, Oklahoma, Dave Foster recalls growing up in the 1990s during the mini truck era, learning about vehicles while shaving door handles and disassembling trucks.

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Mike Anderson, president of Collision Advice

 

One of the hot topics in the collision repair industry over the past several years is the importance of conducting a pre- and post-repair scan.

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Jordan Wincek, the lead painter at Nagy’s Green location in Akron, Ohio

 

Based in Ohio, Nagy's Collision Centers is an award-winning family-owned collision repair facility.

Finding the right person to hire at your body shop can make a huge difference to the success of your business.