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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. 

 

Earlier this year, industry veteran David Caulfield opened Fix Auto Anaheim North in Anaheim, CA, using an innovative business model.

 

With nearly 23 million vehicles involved in accidents annually---a statistic that is trending upward, according to Vincent Romans, The Romans Group---body shops across the country are being faced with deciding if they should repair or replace non-structural components during the repair process. 

In the small city of Chatsworth, located in the northern part of Georgia, Babb’s Body Shop prides itself on performing high-quality collision repair work. 

When you walk into the main office at Orlando Auto Body in Mesa, AZ, one of the first things you’ll notice is the numerous magazine articles and awards that decorate an entire wall. 

 

Collision repair facilities can typically increase profits by raising prices and/or working to become more efficient, according to Mark Olson, CEO of VECO Experts (Vehicle Collision Experts, LLC). 

Axiom Accident & Hail Repair is applying a unique business model to the collision repair industry.

Named one of America’s fastest-growing companies in 2015 by Inc. 5000, New Look Collision has been referred to as a model collision repair center by its peers, customers and insurance partners. 

Now more than ever, it is crucial to follow OEM procedures and focus on the operations of every vehicle during the repair process so there are no surprises, according to Jake Rodenroth, director of industry relations for asTech.

Whether a body shop is looking to increase productivity, enhance team performance or foster better leaders, Adrianna Marino said emotional intelligence can help achieve such business goals and be a key factor in running a successful company.

Jim Guthrie and his son, Sean, have always had a passion for cars---whether that has been repairing them, restoring them or racing them.

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