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Hello my name is Mike and I'm from southern California.


I am taking over a existing Dismantling operation with multiple employees.


Ive read a lot on this site and got a lot of advise from reading about other peoples situations. I hope this site is as helpful for me as other shop owners. I have a ton of questions and few people I can get unbiased answers from.

So again hello all and nice to meet you.




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Well it started out as a hobby because I was tired of dealing with unreasonable customers, shoddy work brought to be to be fixed, and other problems associated with people and fixing their cars.


So I asked myself what do I like about turning wrenches. taking them apart is the fun part to me, fixing and putting back together not so much

I figured out a way to do just that and sell the parts that could be sold and scrap the rest. has worked out well for me so far

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      I am going to borrow a quote from billionaire, Warren Buffet, “The best investment you can make is in yourself,” This statement, while simplistic, speaks volumes. A shop owner is much more than a boss, a shop owner is a leader. And leaders are solely responsible for the success of their team. This means that you must work hard and commit to a life of continuous learning and improvement. It also means that if the team fails, a leader must always blame himself or herself for that failure and find ways to improve.
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