Stacey Phillips

IMG 1006 copy Stacey Phillips is a freelance writer for the automotive industry based in Southern California. She has 20 years of experience as an editor including writing in a number of businesses and fields. She can be reached at 

Body shops from across the country recently joined distributors and AkzoNobel employees to share information, learn about best practices in the collision repair industry and conduct a financial analysis of their businesses. 

By implementing the blueprinting process, collision repairers are finding that hidden damage can often be uncovered before the vehicle is repaired. 

Over the last several months, CCC has introduced a variety of digital solutions to the collision repair industry. 

Before working in the collision repair business, Robert Castellano had a different career path—the United States Marine Corps. 

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 20:52

Inside Look at BMW’s Repair Program

Industry repairers, insurers and OEMs had the opportunity to ask BMW executives Marcos Ehmann and Joshua Fahlbush about the company’s Certified Collision Repair Center program (CCRC) during a Guild 21 podcast. 

Former State Farm executive George Avery predicts there will come a time when collision repairers who participate in Direct Repair Programs (DRPs) are going to reach an “efficiency ceiling.” 

A Kentucky car dealership has been accused of engaging in “unfair and deceptive practices that harmed Kentucky consumers,” according to a lawsuit filed in early August by the state’s Attorney General, Andy Beshear

The Automotive Body & Painting Association of Hawaii hosted two seminars in September, instructed by Larry Montanez from P&L Consultants. 

In Waipahu, HI, employees from Oka’s Autobody and their families recently met at the local bowling alley for the company’s summer time family fun event.

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When John Shoemaker asks collision repair shops across the country about their financial goals, he is often told, “I’m going to increase company sales 10 percent.” 

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