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2011 VeriFacts Outstanding Quality ACE Award Winners Honored

The winners of VeriFacts Automotive’s outstanding quality awards, known as the ACE Awards (Achievement in Collision Repair Excellence), were presented at the 2011 Collision Industry Achievement Awards Luncheon, held in conjunction with the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

The VeriFacts ACE Awards were established to recognize outstanding performance from individual technicians and collision repair centers committed to attaining higher repair quality as measured through the VeriFacts Shop Coaching Program, the company noted. To qualify for an ACE Award, collision repair centers must participate in the VeriFacts Shop Coaching Program for at least six months. The technician and repair center that scored highest in their respective categories were presented the top award, with finalists being recognized with a Certificate of Repair Excellence.

The VeriFacts March Taylor Technician ACE Award was presented to Steve Offenhauser of Latuff Brothers Auto Body in Saint Paul, Minn.

"Steve is a very talented and dedicated technician and has been in the collision industry for 28 years. Steve is a graduate of Dakota County Technical College’s collision repair program and is an I-CAR Platinum Individual as well as an ASE Master Certified Technician. He was also the 1983 National VICA Champion," said Audie Swedeen, VeriFacts director of operations.

The previous winners of the March Taylor Technician ACE Award include:
2010 – Marc Hilpert, Schaefer Autobody Webster Groves (Webster Groves, Mo.)
2008 – Gus Marquez, Caliber Fresno (Fresno, Calif.)
2006 – Cesar Tabanico, Ric’s Body & Paint (Phoenix, Ariz.)
2004 – Paul Williams, Fletcher Jones Motor Cars (Newport Beach, Calif.)
2009 – Jeff Mase, Collision Plus of Glen Carbon (Edwardsville, Ill.)
2007 – Glenn Davis, ARA CARSTAR Everett (Everett, Wash.)
2005 – Dave Campbell, CARSTAR Metcalf (Stillwell, Kan.)

The VeriFacts Repair Center ACE Award was presented to DC Autocraft in Burbank, Calif.

Mark Olson, chief operating officer of VeriFacts Automotive, said, “DC Autocraft’s commitment to excellent repairs shows in every one of their repairs. Whether working on a high-end exotic or conventional car, they insist on the same repair standards. The entire organization takes tremendous pride in their repair practices, integrity and fixing it right, the first time. They score very high across all categories in our monthly assessments and are always open to learning more. They are a great organization and certainly worthy of the award. We congratulate them in their recent achievement of VeriFacts VQ Medallion.”
The previous winners of the Repair Center ACE Award include:

2010 – LaMettrey’s Collision (Eden Prairie, Minn.)
2009 – Marco’s Auto Body (San Gabriel, Calif.)
2008 – Big Sky Auto Body (Palo Verde, Ariz.)
2007 – Fletcher Jones Motor Cars (Newport Beach, Calif.)
2006 – CARSTAR Riverside (Kansas City, Mo.)
2005 – Skill Craft (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
2004 – Caliber Collision Centers (Kearny Mesa-Balboa, Calif.)

More information:

VeriFacts Automotive

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