Part 2 – Mainline Auto Body Core Values – The Mainline Way

The Core Values for Mainline Auto Body come from the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) model.  They have six core components and the stronger you get at each of those components, the stronger your company will be.  They are Vision, they are People, they are Data, and they are Process, then you have meetings and traction …

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“Just Measure It” says Joe Hinkens from Mainline Autobody

Joe Hinkens from Mainline Autobody in California recently shared with Gavin, the history lesson that he has gone through after 39 years, starting back in June 1981.  Like many in the industry, Joe transitioned from technician to business owner, starting out small with himself and a couple of helpers.  Within three years he was pretty …

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4 Steps Smash Repairers Can Take to Attract & Retain Quality Employees

Your smash repair’s ability to create and deliver quality, speed and cost-effective jobs is vital to the current and future success of your business. Attracting and retaining quality employees is the foundation for achieving this, yet this can be a challenge in today’s economy. Everyone is always looking for the greener grass on the other …

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The key to choosing the right Planning & Scheduling system for your Collision Repair business.

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s the importance of being able to pivot your business to adapt to unexpected change. It’s also reinforced the importance of having an effective Planning and Scheduling system that allows you to communicate with the customer. Pandemic or no pandemic, being able to adapt to change and successfully doing …

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How Smash Repairers Can Improve Productivity: The Importance of Quality

Today’s smash repair bodyshop is faced with many compounding issues. The need to complete more Jobs in less time, update the customer along the way, maintain cost targets and deliver exceptional repair quality. It’s a lot for any smash repair bodyshop to manage, especially when time is of the essence. Which leads body shop owners …

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Bodyshop Software helps boat builder in Canada.

Planning Plus Software was recently installed to Liquid Metal Marine in Canada. Planning Plus Director, Gavin McGahey talks with Robyn about how it all came about and their experience so far. Gavin Welcome to Planning Plus, Robyn from Liquid Metal Marine.   Robyn, could you just tell us a little bit about the business? Where are …

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How challenges you set in your personal life can relate to your business!

Welcome everyone, Gavin McGahey from Planning Plus Software. During the month of October, I participated in the Great Cycle Challenge and what I’d like to do today is to see what correlations there are between how the Great Cycle Challenge came about and how we can relate that to business in certain ways.  Stick with …

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The Importance of Quality Assurance In Your Auto Body Shop!

Quality Assurance is about providing confidence that quality requirements will be fulfilled by your team. “The confidence provided by quality assurance is twofold – internally to management and externally to Customers, Work Providers, and OEMs. Dave Luehr, Industry colleague, Owner at Elite Body Shop Solutions & Author of “The Secrets of America’s Greatest Body Shops” shares his 6 …

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