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ncautoshop last won the day on September 5

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    189 mystery hill lane, Blowing rock, North Carolina, 28605
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  1. Facebook group

    Thanks so much Alex. This is a group of really great users who GENUINELY want the very best for this industry. I've never been a part of something so powerful to date. I've seen the folks in this group go to unbelievable lengths to help one another and I'm sure they'd love to participate here as well! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  2. Facebook group

    I know this may not be allowed, and if it needs to be removed feel free. There is a very large shop owner group on Facebook. This is an extremely active group, is well guarded and has really helped us! https://www.facebook.com/groups/AutoShopOwnersGroup/ Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  3. Vision KC

    Awesome! Hopefully we'll have the opportunity to meet! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

    We're a 3 bay two tech shop. We did 50k last month for the first time and things are improving. We struggle with process implementation and getting "stuck". We market heavily on Facebook. It's been a long hard road for us, but we're trying to learn and grow. Understanding it won't happen overnight has been a challenge for me personally. I expect better results from myself. ARO holds around $500. Just hired a really good coach, hoping things start to improve. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  5. Vision KC

    Anyone going to vision KC? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  6. Employees

    That's a fact, I've certainly gathered some perspective from this thread! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  7. Employees

    I know some real brainless shop owners who are still going [emoji2] I've got 3 prospects that we're looking at to hire. We've not talked money yet but that should be coming up soon. I'm going to do a minimum or book hour at a decent hourly rate - whichever is higher as mentioned above - I've decided I'm not going to mention productivity in relation to pay. I'm going to handle that through management. If they can't be productive I'll just keep looking! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  8. Employees

    I certainly have plans to be working my rate up over the next 2 years to the $90-$100 range. We just came from $65 a year ago, so in December I've got it planned to go to $85. Really like that pay system, something we may look into! We lost almost all of our bottom feeders on pur last rate increase. We considered a health insurance offset, but according to our insurance provider they have a less expensive option we'll be looking at. Thanks for all the great advice guys! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  9. Employees

    Hahahaha, I'd love to take that home! Are you hiring? I guess I could show up if you'll give me that! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  10. Employees

    That's something like $48.40 an hour after taxes and uniforms. 40 hours a week. If that technician efficiency and productivity were down (at my current labor rate) for a week that would be uncomfortable to say the least lolI honestly can't see the issue with flat rate as long as the writer and tech are working to ensure that proper times are estimated and calling customers for additional time approvals. It seems like a win win for everyone Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  11. Employees

    That's also a valid thought! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  12. Employees

    Maybe so, there's only dealerships charging more so I hate to go up much more! While you guys are at $100+ our highest dealer is $85. We're currently at $75.00, and maybe I should go up but I don't want to price myself out of our market. 7 of 10 shops here are 45-55 an hour. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  13. Employees

    I agree completely. That's why we track time and bill additional time if we exceed the estimated time. I don't have any issue AT ALL with someone making $50,000+ - I'd love to make sure my employees are well compensated! But that being said, if a technician expects $50,000 a year but isn't willing or capable complete the work in front of them they don't deserve it! You can blame shop owners all you like, but the reality of it is shop owners have partially been backed into this corner by corporate America and manufacturer's in a way. That being said all the blame can't be placed in one area! We've worked each of the areas you've discussed to help improve to the point we can pay a technician fairly, and we do have salary employees at this point. There was certainly a time when we were not able too! The problem now is, we're offering techs half of our billable rate before tax - paid time off and vacation time and we are working on insurance offerings. The technician is a big part of the estimating system here, so if they feel it'll take longer we'll add it and they get paid. If they get in and the job expands, we add it and they get paid. The problem is, I've got a parking lot full 5 days a week and a schedual full 5 weeks out and can't seem to find experienced technicians that want to work. I'm sure we are part of them problem, from appearances, shop configuration, organization, my personality etc. But the reality is, there's not much to choose from! Sorry if this sounds like a rant! Lol Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  14. Employees

    Your right on! I've got to give real props to Rosedale tech and Paul Danner and people like Richard McCuistian at a high school. I'm sure there's other schools doing it but these guys are teaching diagnostics in a broad way! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  15. Employees

    Your correct sir. We're in a steady growth pattern and we're up around $40,000 as opposed to this time last year. Each year has been seeing growth. What frustrates me the most is we've been offering good money! But a lot of the candidates want a guarantee of $xxx.xx - I've learned a lesson with this, I can't guarantee anything if they aren't productive! They still receive a living wage but demanding a guarantee of $900+ a week, and they can't generate that in revenue, I can't afford to do that! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk