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National AutoBody Research Launches VRS Labor Rate Survey for Oklahoma

The Variable Rate Survey provides collision repairers with an independent, third-party survey of labor rate data for the state of Oklahoma.


National AutoBody Research (NABR) has announced the launch of the Oklahoma VRS Labor Rate Survey, sponsored by Shawnee Paint. The free online survey is available to all Oklahoma collision repairers on the NABR website.

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The VRS Labor Rate Survey provides collision repairers with an independent, third-party survey of labor rate data for the state of Oklahoma. The VRS reports the true, market-based labor rate ranges throughout the area, based on shops’ posted labor prices, not on an artificially defined single prevailing rate for all shops.

“When I saw the Variable Rate System with my own eyes, I was impressed and quickly jumped on board, as I was already very concerned about labor rates in this industry,” said Rick Stiles, president of Shawnee Paint. “The VRS survey is an honest survey with a solid methodology and transparent data that everyone can see. I am passionate about the collision repair industry, and I want to see my customers and all body shops succeed. This survey and the VRS system represent a real solution and a tremendous opportunity for Oklahoma shops and the industry. I hope all collision repairers get on board and support this effort.”


Added Sam Valenzuela, president of NABR, “We are thrilled to bring the Variable Rate System and the VRS Labor Rate Survey to Oklahoma. Now, these shops can have the market data and online tools they need to help get paid what they are worth and get paid for more of the work they do.”

Oklahoma becomes the 17th state to launch the VRS Labor Rate Survey, joining other states currently running the VRS Survey including Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah.

Any collision repair owner or general manager may request a free, no-obligation demo of the VRS to see firsthand how the system can help them charge and collect sufficiently profitable labor rates and get paid for more not-included procedures. For more information, visit

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