The Shop: Joe Sanfillipo III of USA Collision Centers - BodyShop Business

The Shop: Joe Sanfillipo III of USA Collision Centers

Joe Sanfillipo III
Chief Operating Officer
USA Collision Centers, Cincinnati, Ohio

Are you a Bearcats fan?
I am a huge Bearcats fan. I started going to the games when I was 10. My dad graduated from the University of Cincinnati and introduced me to them.

Who is your favorite player on the team currently?

Actually, I’m more of a fan of the coaches than anything, oddly enough. Looking at things from a management perspective, I kind of respect coaches, and I would have to say Mick Cronin, the Bearcats’ basketball coach, is a pretty deep thinker, and that’s why I like him a lot.

Are you a deep thinker yourself?
I like to think I am. Might be a shallow pool, but to me it’s deep.

So what do you “deep think” about?
Everything, from personal life to business – where I am currently and where I want to be personally and corporately, the whole nine yards. How I can make the world – in every aspect – somewhat better of a place to be. I want to leave a positive mark no matter what we do, whether it be how we run our company or what our giveback to the community is or what my personal giveback is. I’m thankful for a lot of stuff. Everyone has their issues in life, but I’ve been fairly fortunate, so I think it’s only right to give back as much as I possibly can.

What sort of things do you do to relax?

Geez, I don’t have a whole lot of relaxing time any more. We have a condo in Naples, and I joke with my wife that Naples is my happy place. I can go there and kind of just hang out.

Are you surfing, fishing or golfing there?
Actually, I like to walk on the beach and catch the sunsets. It’s the complete opposite of what my day-to-day life is. I try to escape everything while I’m down there as much as possible.

Cincinnati is known for its chili, right? So is it Skyline or Gold Star for you?

I am definitely a Skyline fan.

Is King’s Island the best amusement park in the world?

It’s pretty good in my book. Disney World, too, but that’s a totally different experience down there.

Are you a big rollercoaster fan? And what’s your favorite one?

Yes I am. My favorite is The Beast at King’s Island; I don’t know if it’s the scariest, but it’s my favorite.

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