Maaco of New Hampton Becomes First in Network to Earn OEM Certification

Maaco of New Hampton Becomes First in Network to Earn OEM Certification

The I-CAR Gold shop was recruited by Honda after a visit showed that they had the equipment, personnel, and facility capable of performing at the high level of quality required by the program.

Maaco of New Hampton, in New Hampton, N.Y., has become the first Maaco location to earn an OEM certification with their completion of the Honda ProFirst program. The I-CAR Gold shop was recruited by Honda after a visit showed that they had the equipment, personnel, and facility capable of performing at the high level of quality required by the program.

To qualify for the Honda ProFirst program, the shop had to meet certain knowledge and skill requirements, which they had through their I-CAR Gold status. Technicians then had to take Honda/Acura specific I-CAR classes. While Maaco of New Hampton already had most of the required equipment in place, they did have to make a small investment in new tools. They also had to meet a 300-item list of requirements and pass an independent party inspection.

“It’s an exclusive program, and an honor to be a part of,” said Kevin Calnan, who co-owns Maaco of New Hampton with Melissa Fimognari. “To be the only Honda/Acura certified shop in the Orange County area, and the first Maaco shop in our system, is great for our business and customers.”

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