July, 2012 Archives - BodyShop Business
What Can I Do to Reduce My Paint and Materials Bill?

I work in a small body shop. My boss (the owner) keeps saying that I’m not doing a good enough job of keeping the paint and materials bill down. I’ve only had one re-spray in one year, and I don’t over-mix or waste product. What can I do?

Mechanical Repairs May Help Fix Your Bottom Line

Detailed mechanical information can eliminate the need for body shops to outsource certain jobs, increasing their profits and giving them more control over their repair schedules.

Web Presence Management: What You Don’t Know That You Don’t Know About Your Website

Do you know who owns the copyright to your website or your domain name? Has someone copied your site? You’ll be surprised at the answers.

Selling Customer Pay

Properly implemented, a good customer pay sales strategy can bring significant volume and profit to most collision repair facilities.

BodyShop Business Turns the Big 3-0

As BodyShop Business turns 30, Editor Jason Stahl notes that others in the collision repair industry are also celebrating 30th anniversaries.

The ‘Kid’ Is Back

When I wrote my first column for BodyShop Business in 1984, my hair was dark instead of white. As much as I’ve tried to help the industry since that time, I feel it has become worse for many.

BodyShop Business Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Publisher Scott Shriber reflects on his 30-plus year career in the automotive industry and the 30 years since the creation of BodyShop Business.

Shop Profile: Collision Care Auto Body Centers

When Val Fichera and DeNardo Auto Body were first profiled in BodyShop Business in 1993, Fichera was a fledgling 21-year-old business owner with high ambitions. Nearly 20 years later, he has five locations with more than $14 million in gross sales.

The Perfect Body Shop Design

Where should the paint area go? The prep area? The estimating area? These are all questions shop owners find themselves asking in their pursuit of the ideal shop layout for maximum efficiency and productivity.

137 Articles and Counting

BodyShop Business Contributor Mark Clark, who will be celebrating his 25th year with the magazine in 2013, reflects on his 42-year career in the PBE and collision industries.