According to KABA President Jeff Oldenettel, “We had 30 people attend, and they received the information very well. Many were very engaged, and participation was strong.”
During the meeting, KABA members discussed proper documentation of repairs and the importance of accurate representation to the consumer.
“We covered proper billing and procedures, but we also emphasized the importance of safety above all else in the repair process,” Oldenettel recalled. “Our Wichita roundtable was on par with our other roundtable discussions. Turnout has been strong at each of our events.
“These meetings are important because they remind us that we are all working [toward] the same goals. When we are able to get together to ‘talk shop,’ it just reminds us that we are not on an island by ourselves.”
KABA plans to host several more estimating roundtables in the first quarter of 2019 in various areas across the state, including the Chanute/Pittsburg/Parsons area, Liberal, Kansas City, the Concordia area, the Goodland/Colby area and the Lawrence/Manhattan area. The association will also host a trade show in Wichita from April 26--27, 2019.
For more information about the association and its planned events, visit kansasaba.com.