Joe Carubba, Author at BodyShop Business
Addressing Marijuana in Your Auto Body Shop Drug Policy

I was at an industry meeting a few weeks ago and someone asked me what we’re doing to change our workplace policy on drugs now that the marijuana laws are changing. I just can’t keep track of what’s right and what’s wrong these days. So what’s the right policy?

SOPs and Job Instruction Training

Creating and delivering the best quality and speed at competitive price points requires a commitment to standard operating procedures (SOPs).

What Is Your Auto Body Shop Business Worth?

Just about every shop owner has thought about it. I’m talking about what the worth of their business would be in a sale. What is yours worth?

The Perfect Storm of Technology, Materials and Tech Shortage

A perfect storm of changing automobile technology, new materials and a shortage of experienced, quality-minded technicians is brewing.

Auto Body Employees: The Engaged vs. the Disengaged

Every time I hear about an employee leaving us, it hurts. I ask myself, “What did we do wrong?”

Five Ways to ‘Wow’ Your Collision Repair Customers

A great-quality repair is expected; a “wow” customer service gesture isn’t.

Focusing on a “Total Quality” Experience in Your Auto Body Shop

The meaning of quality in the auto body industry has evolved to include customer experience, the workmanship and time it took to complete the repairs, the car rental and the manner in which the claim was settled with the insurance company. This is “total quality.”

Simple Repair Job Convinced MSO to Develop Procedures for Scanning, Diagnostics and Recalibration

One of our good customers got in a very minor accident with his new Honda Pilot. The job was a simple one: Replace the bumper, right front fender and door mirror, and repair a small dent on the door.

Employees: The Lifeblood of the Auto Body Business

We consider our employees the lifeblood of our business, but finding, retaining and developing the best employees is one of the most difficult challenges we face in all of the markets we serve.

Finding Your Body Shop’s Competitive Advantage in a Changing Industry

Our business philosophy and strategy has taken us from the one 5,500-square-foot shop Dad started to the 17 locations we currently serve throughout New York.

Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement in Your Auto Body Shop

Our strategy for achieving and maintaining a culture of continuous improvement and teamwork starts with the fact that every improvement requires change.

The MSO: Sell or Stay in the Game?

Is it time to consider selling your collision repair business, or do you make the investment that will be necessary to be a formidable competitor?