Member Profiles

One Happy Family

Elissa Larremore, owner of CBS 1 Collision’s three shops in Shreveport and Bossier City, La., has a simple philosophy for business success. Well, executing the philosophy is not that simple. In fact, it takes a special outlook on work life…

If You Can Dream It …

Jerry Vazquez in the shop with technician Marco Llamas and a customer’s late-model Mustang.Twelve years ago, Debbie and Gerry Vicario were awake in the middle of the night talking about a big issue: closing down their business. The husband and…

One for the Team

Trusting his employees to do the right thing created this shop owner’s winning culture. Ryan Cropper has a crystal-clear vision of his professional life, even though he sees things a lot differently than most of the industry. Cropper, owner of…

Smooth Operator

Illinois shop owner creates value for his customers with a service approach that he calls ‘anti-retail.’ Dave Becker is a man with a plan. Becker, owner of Wheeling Auto Center in Arlington Heights, Ill., entered the auto service industry about…

Performance Plus

How this veteran shop owner built his successful business by making sure every customer gets the same experience. Mark Simons is one of those lucky people who live their life in the right place, right time. Simons, owner of Rolf’s…

Content to Serve

What’s the guiding principle for a successful business? Delaware shop owner Greg Buckley has the answer. Once Greg Buckley, AAM, learns a worthwhile lesson, he never forgets it. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Buckley’s Auto Care in Wilmington, Del., this…

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