On Tuesday, November 10, AASP-MN and Axalta Coating Systems co-hosted Collision Advice's Mike Anderson for a presentation entitled "Write It Right: Estimating Best Practices" at the Radisson Hotel in Roseville, MN. The seminar sold out with over 80 industry professionals in attendance.
Judell Anderson, Executive Director of AASP-MN, noted, "Mike is always a great draw. His programs provide the perfect mix of technical information, practical tips and motivation. We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to partner with Axalta to share Mike's extensive knowledge with MN's collision repair industry."
Anderson's presentation served to offer information and resources to support and justify attendees' position on restoring a vehicle back to its pre-accident condition. During the seminar, Anderson introduced tools that are useful for identifying not-included items, such as the DEG website, ASA Not-Included guides and the SCRS Guide to Estimating. He also explained how to use negotiation tools with insurers in order to get paid for frequently contested items. These include prepping raw plastic, blending within a panel, "feather, prime and block" procedures, masking operations, weld burn damage and more.
Additionally, the "Write It Right" seminar taught attendees how to improve photo quality, how to utilize line notes, and how to write a damage analysis in conjunction with 100% disassembly. Anderson emphasized the importance of OEM information and advised where to find it as well as covering which Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) should be monitored when auditing estimate quality. Attendees were receptive to the presentation, and one participant referred to Mike Anderson as the "best instructor I've seen in 30 years!"
According to Judell Anderson, "AASP-MN looks forward to providing its members with other exceptional training opportunities in 2016."