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Old guy but new here!


Curt Hogan

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Good day boys and girls.

Just wanted to drop by and introduce myself and give a little background info about myself. I am a 29 year veteran of the auto repair industry, 25 of those as a shop owner starting at the ripe old age of 22. I started the same way as many if not most owners in this industry. I thought the only way I would be happy, was if I were the owner of the place I worked everyday. Am I glad I took the plunge? .......Every day! Are there times I wish I knew what manicured nails were like?......Every day! But the long and the short of it are that I was afforded an opportunity 25 years ago by a great man, to get up in the morning and never once, in all those years think, "man I just cant do this today".

My lovely wife and I operate a 4 bay shop with 4 technicians (one is my oldest son) and 2 service advisers, my younger brother who has been with me since 6 months after I opened is the main adviser\manager and a part time porter/janitor/gopher (youngest son).

Ultimately I hope to learn from each and every one of you and hopefully I can be of service to some of you along the way. I am not a lurker, very opinionated and at times crotchety (so I'm told) but on thing I have learned over the years is that this is WORK! But nowhere is it written that work can't be fun. Lets Play!

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Curt, I want to personally welcome you to AutoShopOwner. I share the much the same story that you have. My career started out of high school; 1973. (Boy that's a long time ago). I have loved "mostly" every minute. I am now closing in on 30 years in business. I just expanded and built another building next to my old building. I have a total of ten. The new building focuses on quick maintenance and tires. I have to tell you, it's like starting all over.

 

It sounds like you will make a great addition to the AutoShopOwner family.

 

Looking forward to sharing opinions and dialogue.

 

Joe Marconi

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Thank you for the hearty welcome. I spend quite a few hours per week working on management training through both conventional training channels and internet opportunities just like this site. I truly hope to be able to pass on what I have learned in the school of hard knocks. Joe, I have been on your site today, great info and layout by the way,looking for ideas as I am having my site built and should be online in the next couple of weeks. The internet is a resource that is largely untapped by the independents in my area.

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