It was back in 1984 when I first heard about ASCCA, I was invited to a meeting and because I liked what I saw I decided to join, little did I know what ASCCA could do for me a new shop owner.
My membership in ASCCA gives me the opportunity to insure the auto repair industry will only get better for the next generation of shop owners.
David Baerg, Precision Auto Repair, Laguna Hills, CA ASCCA Chapter 50 (Orange Coast)
Being informed is very important in the automotive industry, which the ASCCA helps to do with monthly meetings, newsletters and even free monthly consultation with an attorney.
We personally have benefited from the years of experience within our local chapter. We’ve made new friends that share the same code of ethics and integrity of work. We have been able to aid one another with customers, repair decisions, specialty tools and just having a group to bounce ideas off of.
At the local level (Chapter 99) our board has been able to facilitate us with training, product awareness Question & Answer sessions with government agencies like BAR, Waste Water, Environmental Health, OSHA & the Labor Board to name a few. These face-to-face meetings with the actual people that come out and inspect our facilities are priceless.
All professionals should belong to an association that promotes their common interests, goals; integrity of work and that will also be the voice of thelittle guy.
Ken Breshears, Keith’s Auto Repair, Redding, CA ASCCA Chapter 99 (Redding)
Getting to know other shop owners in the chapter and discussing operations has been the biggest advantage. Networking and sharing ideas with those that have “been there” or are going there is a very valuable part of membership.
ASCCA brings these shops together, as an industry, with a much larger voice. A voice more easily heard by the different state and local agencies that we deal with…
George Chavez, ACE Auto Repair & Tire, San Ramon, CA ASCCA Chapter 20 (Mt. Diablo)
I do not think there is one area of my business that has not benefited from being an ASCCA member.
Knowing that my state association is looking out me and the other independent shops in California is priceless.
Like most things in life, you get out of what you put into it. ASCCA is one of those “tools” I cannot do without as an independent automotive repair shop. Being part of a professional organization like ASCCA has made me look at my business from the inside and from the outside. I feel that I now have a professional business that I and my staff are proud of.
Jack Crawley, Fisk Automotive, Fullerton, CA, ASCCA Chapter 48 (No. Orange County)
ASCCA is, conscious, dedicated, passion, knowledgeable people that I have met and became friends over the years, an association that with its members is always looking out for the survival of the industry, regulations, legislation all on our behalf.
Business decisions, put it on team talk, always gets a lot of answers to your questions, if it is more personnel, you can always call an individual and ask for help.
We do not always agree, but the CAMARADERIE in this association is equal to none.
John Camara, Camara Auto Service, Inc., Tulare, CA ASCCA Chapter 26 (Tulare/Visalia)
What ASCCA Means to me? Being able to give back to an industry that has been so good to me. Joining with others who share the same core values as we work toward creating a better tomorrow for those who will follow us.
Mary Kemnitz, D&H Enterprises, Concord, CA, ASCCA Chapter 20 (Mt. Diablo)
My affiliation with ASCCA state and Chapter 5 has catapulted our company to one of the top shops in our area. Thanks to the many trainers and fellow shop owners who shared their time and expertise with me.
- Why I Belong to ASCCA
- Activities & seminars for team building
- Networking opportunities with other bigger & better run shops
- Making new friends at chapter monthly meeting
- Having a strong state organization to support our industry
- A strong voice in the state to support or oppose laws & regulations that will help or hurt our industry
- Top industry training for technicians and management
- Access to discounted products & services through the organization
- Having the ability to call other shops to bend their ear about anything
- Open forums to air out concerns by many different shops
Gene Morrill, Certified Auto Specialists, Glendora, CA, ASCCA Chapter 5 (Foothill)