Newport Beach, California
November 01, 2010
VeriFacts Automotive, LLC has just announced the finalists for its annual ACE Awards (Achievement in Collision Repair Excellence). ACE Award finalists are recognized for outstanding quality of work. VeriFacts has established two ACE Awards to recognize outstanding performance from individual technicians (The March Taylor Technician ACE Award) and collision repair centers committed to attaining higher repair quality as measured through the VeriFacts Shop Coaching Program.
To qualify for an ACE Award, collision repair centers must have participated in the VeriFacts Shop Coaching Program for at least six months. Mark Olson, COO and co-founder of VeriFacts Automotive, stated, "VeriFacts works with some of the best shops in the country who employ some of the very best technicians in our industry. Each year one of our biggest challenges is working with our coaches to determine the list of ACE Award finalists from the nearly 5,000 techicians we see each month."
According to Audie Swedeen, Director of Operations, "All the finalists were nominated by our coaches in each region and then confirmed by our executive management team. We consider many different factors when deciding on a finalist including teamwork, attitude, shop coaching scores, and quality levels."
In the category for the "March Taylor Technician ACE Award" the finalists include: Greg Barker, Skill Craft, Huntington Beach, CA; Randy Hendrix, CARSTAR Collision Specialist East, Wichita, KS; Marc Hilpert, Schaefer Autobody, Webster Groves, MO; Josh Van Heel, Luther Collision & Glass, Hopkins, MN; Dusty Mooney, LaMettry's Collision, Maplewood, MN; Tom Miller, Golden State Collision, Yuba City, CA; Ted Gann, Caliber Collision Center Kearney Mesa, San Diego, CA; Felix Omar, Flores Caliber Collision Center, Escondido, CA; Jesus Sanchez, Coast Collision Centers, Carlsbad, CA; Oscar Rosas, Coast Collision Centers, Carlsbad, CA; Gerardo Andrade, Coast Collision Centers, Tustin, CA; Tim Kelly, ARA CARSTAR North, Marysville, WA; Domingo Cruz, DC Autocraft, Burbank, CA; and Peng Tan, Haury's Lake City Auto Rebuild, Seattle, WA.
In the category for "Repair Center ACE Award" the finalists are: All Foreign & Domestic Body Shop, Stockton, CA; Anaheim Hills Auto Body, Anaheim Hills, CA; Apex Auto Body, Huntington Beach, CA; ARA CARSTAR Everett, Everett, WA; ARA CARSTAR North, Marysville, WA; Beach Cities Auto Collision, San Clemente, CA; BodyCraft University, Sacramento, CA; Caliber Collision Center, Escondido, CA; Caliber Collision Center, Mission Viejo, CA; Caliber Collision Center, Fresno, CA; CARSTAR Metcalf, Stillwell, KS; Carter Collision Service, Santee, CA; Centre Point Collision, Santa Clarita, CA; Coast Collision Centers, Carlsbad, CA; Collision Center of Riverside, Riverside, CA; Collision Clinic CARSTAR, Edmonds, WA; Collision Plus Glen Carbon, Edwardsville, IL; DC Autocraft, Burbank, CA; Drew Auto Center, La Mesa, CA; Faith Quality Auto Body, Murrieta, CA; FCC Collision, Milpitas, CA; Gates Auto Body, Middleton, WI; Golden State Collision Centers, Sacramento, CA; House of Imports, Buena Park, CA; LaMettry's, Eden Prairie, MN; Luther Collision and Glass, Hopkins, MN; Marco's Auto Body, Monterey Park, CA; Marco's Auto Body, North Hollywood, CA; Marco's Auto Body, Pasadena, CA; Marco's Auto Body, San Gabriel, CA; Marco's Auto Body, South Pasadena, CA; Marina Auto Body Del Ray, Los Angeles, CA; McKenna Collision Center, Downey, CA; Northwest CARSTAR, Omaha, NE; Oakland Auto Body, Oakland, CA; Platinum Coach Works, Covina, CA; Schaefer Auto Body , Ellisville, MO; Schaefer Auto Body , Webster Groves, MO; Skill Craft, Huntington Beach, CA; and TGIF Body Shop, Inc., Fremont, CA.
The winners will be revealed Wednesday, November 3rd at the 2010 Collision Industry Awards Luncheon, held in conjunction with the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada.