Bob Bissler, Author at BodyShop Business
(Bed)Line up for Profits: Spraying Bedliners Is a Way to Boost Your Bottom Line

Spraying bedliners is a way to boost your bottom line — and is strictly a customer-pay upgrade (read: no insurer involvement). It’s not easy owning a collision repair shop these days. Business is down, costs are up (and continue going up), customers are pickier than ever, insurers are cheaper than ever … Bet you could

Life in The Fast Lane: Shop Manager Devised Method to Take Back What Was Rightfully His

Fed up with losing work to faster competitors, this shop manager devised a new method to take back what was rightfully his.

Eyes Wide Open: Two Techs Make the Transition from Shop Employee to Shop Owner!

With 60 years of industry experience between them, these two techs decided it was time to make the transition from shop employee to shop owner.

Shop Profile: Cornering the Luxury Market

This shop owner knew what he wanted and got it: a thriving
business that repairs high-end vehicles and doesn’t compromise on quality.

It’s Show Time!

Place Your Bets on NACE 2004.

The Fox and The Hens

Systems that have checks and balances.

Dodge Neon SRT-4 Kicks: GAS!

  Hi: When it debuted in 1994, the “cute and fast” Neon extended a friendly “Hi” to generation Xers with its 132-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. It’s a Gas Gas Gas: The SRT-4 is an all grown up Neon that incorporates Street Racing & Technology (SRT). The SRT-4 shouts “WHASSUP!” with a powerful turbocharged, intercooled 2.4-liter

A Bay at the Beach: Rick’s Auto Collision

This thriving oceanside shop prospers in a DRP-free state where shop owner and teacher Rick Starbard is making waves in his industry.

Sink Your Teeth Into NACE 2003

Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla., Dec. 4-7.

He’s No Johnny Come Lately: Padula’s Body Shop

A shop owner since the age of 17, John Padula runs his shop on his terms Shop Name:Padula’s Body Shop , Inc. Location: Tallmadge, Ohio Established: 1947 Square Footage: Main shop 4,000 square feet; detailing building 2,500 square feet President: John Padula No. of Employees: 8 – 1 body tech, 1 body tech helper, 2

Trade Secrets

Unusual, everyday tools commonly used in the collision repair industry.