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Father’s Day 2019 is Special!

In celebration of this coming Father’s Day, we’re sharing a video that is close to our hearts. We’re pleased to release our first video that celebrates the lifestyle of Mechanics and Technicians. In this video, we follow Jeff Watters and his return to stock car racing. Jeff shares why this Father’s Day is so important […]

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Partnership Announcement – AVI

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered Automotive Video Innovations, otherwise known as AVI. If you’re not familiar with AVI, you need to be. As you know, finding qualified Technicians, Advisors and Managers is tough and only getting tougher. It might be even tougher to find time to train the people in your shop the […]

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Making Mechanics Cool Again

As many of you know, I grew up in a small independent shop in Wisconsin. My Dad started a shop in the tiny town back in 1992. I was raised and spent every waking hour that I could inside “the shop”. I was obsessed with cars, and maybe even more, the shop talk that came […]

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The Passion of our Industry – A Recap of the Vision Hi-Tech Expo

This past weekend, my team and I took a trip down to Kansas City for the Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo that is put on by the Midwest Auto Care Alliance. First off, this show is amazing. It is one of the better run shows that I’ve been to and I seem to attend a […]

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Getting Organized – The first “G”​ in the “GARAGE”​ Plan

We recently introduced our GARAGE plan (you can read here) to the public as a way to help shops develop a strategy around recruiting and retaining top quality Technicians. The feedback on the plan itself has been great but we’ve been asked to take an even deeper dive into this. Our feeling is that we need […]

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Don’t Be THAT Guy!

One of the more frustrating things in a business focusing on people is the reliance on other people to hold your word….especially in the world of recruiting. All of the hours put into trying to connect a candidate with a business can go to waste in the blink of an eye. Heartbreak can be caused […]

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The Headache of Job Descriptions

When starting a new recruiting job with a client, we have a checklist of items that need to be taken care of prior to beginning the search for a Tech. One of the more important pieces of that checklist is that we ask for the shop to send us a job description that describes what […]

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Failure to Launch – Blog Edition

I’ve been slacking. Earlier in the year, I committed to do a regular blog post to stay connected with our followers and website visitors. I hate to say it, but I’ve been pretty awful at keeping my promise in this regard. In talking with a couple of my friends today, it became evident that I […]

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Recruiting Advice for Shops

There is no question that finding Techs is getting harder by the day and almost every shop that I talk to is hunting for people with the same skill set.  While the demand is on a constant trend upward, the trend of people entering the work force is headed the opposite direction. I recently read […]

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Why is There A Shortage of Technicians?

Article by guest blogger, Josh Laurent.  Josh is an industry veteran with proven results, who is passionate about this business.  His articles are great learning material and we are happy to share them with our visitors.  Enjoy! Over the last few years, I have read countless articles and posts on LinkedIn and other social media […]

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Cell Phone Usage by Techs

How great are cell phones?  They have essentially replaced our newspapers, phones, computers, calculators, radios, cameras and tons of other things that we used to depend on.  Not only that, we’re able to quickly communicate through text or a variety of messaging apps.  Smart phones have made our lives drastically easier. At the same time, […]

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Calling High School Educators! More support needed for Apprenticeship Programs.

Yesterday, President Trump made a visit to Wisconsin (our home state) to tour the Waukesha County Technical College campus and express his desire to increase the presence of apprenticeships in High Schools.  I was really excited that some much needed attention was starting to be paid to this as the need for skilled tradespeople is increasing […]

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