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ASCCA Partners of the Month

ATI

Spotlight date: March, 2019

Jim Silverman | ATIThe ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected the Automotive Training Institute (ATI) as ASCCA’s March Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their outstanding support of ASCCA, its members, the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to going above and beyond to support ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

Since 1980, ATI has been helping independent auto repair and collision repair shop owners improve their businesses and their lives, with proven, measurable, and field-tested strategies and practices. Through their hard work, ATI has grown into the leading coaching and consulting automotive management company in the world, with more than 1,300 active members who represent the best shops in the US and Canada.

When asked how ATI’s partnership with ASCCA has benefited their business, National Accounts Manager, Jim Silverman, replied “Having a partnership with the ASCCA has helped to elevate ATI’s credibility and increased awareness of ATI’s services among ASCCA members and shop owners.  The partnership has been instrumental to increasing our footprint on the West Coast.  Additionally, during 2018, we were able to host 42 workshops for shop owners in California and return a revenue share benefit to the state association.”

ATI’s partnership has also proven to be very beneficial for ASCCA members. “Our services help member shop owners grow their businesses, run them more effectively, and gain a greater quality of life.  They also benefit from networking and sharing success stories with ATI members that attend ASCCA team weekends and chapter events and meetings.”

In 2018, Jim spoke at meetings with Chapters: 5, 24, 42 and 48. ATI also exhibited at the Chapter 25 vendor fair in Clovis and the Chapter 14 trade show in San Bernardino. Jim is a regular participant in the Team Weekends and has been an active member of the Membership committee and recently joined the Educational Training & Information committee. This year, his goal is to get involved with more chapters and attend as many events as possible during his West Coast trips.

When asked about his favorite memory, Jim replied, “The most memorable moment would be the warm welcome we received at the September Team Weekend hosted at the Cuyamaca Community College and the appreciation they showed to the association for giving back to the future of the industry with the new ASCCA Degree program.”

Jim believes other companies in the industry should become corporate partners, stating “Besides the obvious networking opportunities with shops and other vendor partners, there is the educational benefit of the legislative issues and genuine comradery among members.”

Thank you ATI for your enduring commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have benefited tremendously from your knowledge and partnership throughout the years.


RepairPal

Spotlight date: February, 2019

Jill Trotta | RepairPalThe ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected RepairPal as ASCCA’s February Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their outstanding support of ASCCA, its members, the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to going above and beyond to support ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

RepairPal connects consumers with the best auto repair shops through their website. They send many of these customers to RepairPal Certified Shops, knowing these shops will give them a superb car care experience marked by transparency.

When asked how RepairPal’s partnership with ASCCA has benefited their business, VP of Industry Advocacy and Sales, Jill Trotta, replied, “We enjoy the interaction and insights we get by working with shop owners. It’s helpful to be involved, so we stay close to the people who make this industry great — it guides RepairPal in building our products and setting policies. We are for consumers in the fair repair of their vehicles, and we are for shops who are for consumers. ASCCA shops are outstanding places for consumers to get quality repairs at fair prices. Another clear value: ASCCA keeps RepairPal briefed on legislative and regulatory changes in Sacramento that directly affect RepairPal Certified Shops.”

RepairPal’s partnership has also proven to be very beneficial for ASCCA members. “Our mission is to bring more trust and transparency to the industry. We partner with ASCCA to share with their shop owners the tools and talking points to build trust with their customers through price transparency. Plus, shops that have met the requirements to be RepairPal Certified get a steady stream of new customers from our website and partner channel.”

RepairPal will present at a chapter meeting in Southern California this month. They also attend the ASCCA Chapter 21 monthly dinner meetings in their backyard of San Francisco.

When asked about her favorite memory, Jill replied, “We recently met with Cecil Bullard in Utah as a result of a thread that was on TeamTalk. It was great to be able to spend time with Cecil and his team. We learned more about what they are doing to make the industry a better place and got feedback directly from shop leaders in the industry. These opportunities provide us with food for thought and valuable insights for future products.”

Jill believes other companies in the industry should become corporate partners, stating “Being engaged with associations and leaders in the industry is important to us. Having access and spending time with shop owners is invaluable for your business, as you can hear their insights about the state of the industry. RepairPal can say that the return on investment for our dollars with ASCCA is positive and grows each year. The more we put in, the more we get out of ASCCA.”

Thank you RepairPal for your enduring commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have benefited tremendously from your knowledge and partnership throughout the years.


Shop-Ware

Spotlight date: January, 2019

The ASCCA Revenue and Benefits Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Shop-Ware as ASCCA’s January Partner of the Month. Each month, an ASCCA partner is recognized for their outstanding support of ASCCA, its members, the automotive repair industry, and their commitment to going above and beyond to support ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

Shop-Ware became a Corporate Partner in 2016 and is an innovative company that delivers cutting-edge shop management software.  The shop management software promotes business wellness and maximizes productivity by casting traditional best practices in a paperless, cloud-based application.

When asked how Shop-Ware’s partnership with ASCCA has benefited their business, Vice President Matt Ellinwood, replied, “Partnering with the ASCCA gives us the opportunity to be close to the highest-quality California shops and their leadership, which means that we are always hearing about the most important problems, challenges, and opportunities the industry is facing. This direct communication and knowledge allow us to improve our products and provide better service to our customers and ultimately, their customers.”

Shop-Ware’s partnership has also proven to be very beneficial for ASCCA members. “We like to think that we provide a Shop Management system that does more for shop owners to make their lives easier and running their business enjoyable. We work every day to make sure that our ASCCA partners that are running our solution are having a great experience.”

When asked about his favorite memory, Matt replied, “Scott Alton, who is our liaison to the ASCCA, says his most memorable moment was when everyone came together to help and stand with those that were affected with catastrophes or personal life-changing issues. Scott said, ‘When Bob stood before the group with tears in his eyes thanking everyone for the love and compassion deeply moved me and made me proud to be a part of this association.’"

Shop-Ware is also involved in some of ASCCA’s chapters. In fact, the founder of Shop-Ware, Carolyn Coquillette, is a proud member of Chapter 21 (San Francisco). She's also had the honor to visit and present at Chapters: 12 (Santa Monica), 16 (East Bay), 24 (San Diego), 42 (San Jose), and 48 (North Orange County).  

Carolyn is also a member of the ASCCA Board of Directors, Chair of the Connected Car Committee, and a member of the PR and Women in Automotive Committees.

Thank you, Shop-Ware, for your enduring commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have benefited tremendously from your knowledge and partnership throughout the years.

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