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Just wanted to introduce myself. I joined a while back just doing some research. I worked at the same shop for 16 years and the owner decided not to honor my "right of first refusal" he had presented me with some 12 years earlier. He sold out to a dealer tech who was a great guy, but clueless on running a shop. I was trying to explain why he needed to understand the front end of the business and stumbled across this site. I showed him some different articles and he just didn't want to follow through. Well, 18 months later..... I decided enough was enough, obtained some working capital, and my partner and I set out on our own. We now have a 7 bay repair shop and life could not be better. Although business is just ramping up, I continue to be encouraged by the response thus far. I have used this site countless times to research software, tools and equipment, management ideas, advertising, etc. What a wealth of information and variety of ideas! I hope to become more of a contributor as time goes on. Thanks to all of you for being willing to share you knowledge.

 

Kelly Wilson

Kelly & Stans Automotive

Roswell, GA

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Hi Kelly,

 

Glad to hear that you understand the front end is as important or more so than the back, so many techs end up owning a shop without the business training need to make it successful. Although I was a technician 25 years ago, for the last 20 or so we have been developing products and teaching programs for shops all over he world. Please feel free to call or email me anytime, with your ideas, thoughts or questions, I enjoy talking shop and hopefully I can help you or even share your finding with others.

 

Sincerely,

Gary

 

www.GWRauto.com

1(800) 266-4497

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