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Evolving your business into a high performance body shop calls for plenty of learning. This is exactly what our blog archive is for! Discover your genius, read about the latest industry innovations, and apply some of Dave’s actionable tips in your own business.

This library perfectly complements all our coursework and mentorship programs. Feel free to peruse all the blogs, share your experiences in the comments section, and let us know if there’s a specific topic you’d like us to cover!

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Keeping Score

Keeping Score

Make it a game.In the popular 1980’s book, The Game of Work, author Charles Coonradt wrote,...

by Dave Luehr March 18, 2019
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Is it a Delivery List or a Wish List?

Is it a Delivery List or a Wish List?

A common practice I have noticed among hugely successful collision repair shops is that they...

by Dave Luehr July 10, 2018
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Create a New Normal for the Customer Experience

Create a New Normal for the Customer Experience

In a world where there is so much marketing information and so many so-called advertising...

by Dave Luehr March 17, 2018
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Creating a Continuous Improvement Culture

Creating a Continuous Improvement Culture

What is Continuous Improvement?Continuous Improvement. Another buzz word? Worthless Lean terminology? I don’t think so. Yes, the...

by Dave Luehr March 4, 2018
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Make Your Month, Every Day!

Make Your Month, Every Day!

Make Your Month, Every Day!Do you run your shop or does it run you? I...

by Dave Luehr February 4, 2018
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Consistency Between Multiple Locations

Consistency Between Multiple Locations

It has been said that the skills required to operate one body shop location are...

by Dave Luehr July 14, 2017
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How to Hold Effective Meetings That Don’t Suck

How to Hold Effective Meetings That Don’t Suck

Do you hate meetings as much as most people do? I really don’t blame you!...

by Dave Luehr July 8, 2017
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Simple Rule on Pre-Ordering Parts

Simple Rule on Pre-Ordering Parts

There are numerous philosophies in our industry on the subject of pre-ordering parts. I have...

by Dave Luehr February 21, 2017
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How to Avoid Blueprinting Errors

How to Avoid Blueprinting Errors

I frequently hear from body shop leaders that are frustrated with their “blueprinter” because they...

by Dave Luehr January 20, 2017
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The Fastest Shops in the World!

The Fastest Shops in the World!

Even with loads of lean information being thrust at us for over two decades, our...

by Dave Luehr January 14, 2017
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Automobile Technology Now and in the Future

Automobile Technology Now and in the Future

What would happen to the collision repair industry if automobile collisions no longer happened? This...

by Dave Luehr November 21, 2016
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The Art of Business

The Art of Business

I grew up in a family of artists. Not always the kind of people that...

by Dave Luehr September 27, 2016
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