editor's notes Archives - BodyShop Business
Celebrating a New Look and an Anniversary!

A 100th anniversary at Babcox Media and a new look for BodyShop Business? We’ve got a lot going on!

When Did the Collision Industry Become Full of Nerds?

Scanning and recalibration has transformed us from cool guys with cigarettes rolled up in our sleeves fixing cars to computer nerds.

A Statistical Snapshot of the Collision Repair Industry

The July issue of BodyShop Business is full of statistics. That’s because it’s our biennial Industry Profile issue where we offer you the reader a statistical snapshot of the collision repair industry.

Don’t Believe the Autonomous Vehicle Hype

It’s still the case that nothing beats the human brain when it comes to processing the gazillion scenarios that present themselves while driving.

When Apple Speaks…

The Apple Store has a standard operating procedure for handling a customer when they come in. Do you?

Business Lessons from Chick-fil-A

I cannot express enough my fascination and admiration for the Chick-fil-A drive-thru. And I think there are things that all businesses can learn from it.

What a Body Shop Can Learn from a Pizza Shop

A recent experience I had at a pizza shop convinced me that their employee teamwork system could work at a body shop.

Scanning and Recalibration: It’s an Exciting Time

Looking at ADAS as an opportunity and not a problem could alter your perspective on the changes we’re experiencing.

Richard Branson: Listen to Everyone

Billionaire Richard Branson’s success may boil down to two things: listening to everyone, and taking notes.

David Rogers: 2018 BodyShop Business/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year

This year, David Rogers, an auto body technician at Nyhus Chevrolet-Buick in Staples, Minn., received the 2018 BodyShop Business/ASE Master Collision Repair & Refinish Technician of the Year award.

Recalibrating Your Auto Body Business

It seems like scanning and recalibration is all anybody in our industry can talk about lately. But when was the last time you recalibrated your business?

Hey Kid, Try a Career in the Automotive Industry!

My son told me he wasn’t so sure about majoring in industrial engineering anymore. Instead, he said he was thinking about something more automotive-related. And that’s when the light came on in my head.