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He's got mad skills when it comes to making furniture out of wine barrels and old wood that he finds or purchases for his creations.

As a sales and service tech for the past 12 years at Martin Auto Color---a statewide PPG Platinum jobber with 21 locations---Monte Marrott knows that using the right tools is vital to doing a good job when it comes to painting a car or repairing a vehicle.

When Dylan Maki, VP at Maki Body & Glass in Grand Rapids, MN, isn't landing big DRPs or luring in body repair work by stressing quality and top-notch customer service, he is a professional fisherman who competes in large tournaments nationwide.

When deserving people get cars from body shops, either MSOs or independents, it is always a win-win for the industry and the community. 

 

I interviewed a body shop manager a few years ago who told me that he motivated his people through fear. 

When George Melendez isn't writing estimates at Regal Collision in Vallejo, CA, he is working as a security specialist for the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. 

Dave Dunn is not just a shop owner. He is also a marketing guru, the owner of a training center and the founder of Gator Sauce, a culinary creation that he uses as a marketing tool that has people throughout Illinois salivating and pouring it on everything from gumbo all the way to scrambled eggs. 

When he isn't working as a technical instructor at the AkzoNobel training facility in Orange, CA, Chris Harsh is pursuing his passions---skateboarding, surfing and art.

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Monday, 12 February 2018 21:28

A Cautionary Tale From a Career Painter

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Back in 1985, the actor Yul Brynner was dying from cancer when he told a television audience on "Good Morning America" that what he really wanted to do was film a commercial that said, "Now that I'm gone, I'll tell you this: Don't smoke. Whatever you do, just don't smoke."

When Tammy and Paul Hunt aren't working in the wholesale parts department of Flemington Car and Truck Country/NJ Parts in Flemington, NJ, they run a farm/hunting preserve and help the community whenever they can.

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