December, 2015 Archives - BodyShop Business
Shop Profile: Keeping it Small

In an industry where the big keep getting bigger, Doug Hopple is staying small…and loving it.

How They Work: MIG Welders

This month’s article looks at MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding technology and considerations for aluminum, steel and silicon bronze applications.

Technical: “Corn Country” Shop Fixes 2015 Ford F-150

An open mind and the right attitude was all Carlson’s Collision & Glass needed to repair a damaged 2015 Ford F-150.

The Millennial Takeover

Millennials are taking over. It’s up to you to make this transition smooth and potentially more profitable. Are you up to the challenge?

Is It Illegal to Deviate from an Insurer’s Estimate?

If an insurer pays a customer to do certain repairs and the customer doesn’t want certain things done, is it illegal for the collision repairer to not repair or replace something the insurer has paid for?

Web Presence Management: New Year’s Resolutions

The long-term health, competitiveness and profitability of your business depend on you making some changes – not just any changes, but the right changes.

May I Help You?

It may seem like everyone through your door just wants an estimate, all day long. In fact, every person has a unique expectation.

Publisher’s Perspective: Another Trip to the Surgeon

I found myself in Denver again, and could not resist the temptation of stopping by to see the Metal Surgeon to see what he was working on. I was excited when Jon’s wife, Valerie, indicated that the doctor was in and could see me.

Editor’s Notes: MIG Weld Master

I recently took an online I-CAR course and had so much fun that I asked I-CAR if they could get me into a live class where I could do some hands-on training, and they were more than happy to oblige.