Monday, September 12, 2011

Message from ASA-CO Edu Chair - Why should your shop attend the 2012 Symposium?

The Independent Automotive Professionals Symposium is a platform to learn, share, and discuss best practices and innovations in order to elevate the automotive industry and its professionals.

Who: Designed for Independent Automotive Professionals; including Technicians, Owners, and Service Advisors. Partnership with I-CAR offers a course for collision professionals.

What: This is an intensive one-day symposium packed with educational offerings from top instructors.

When: January 28, 2012 8AM-7PM

Where: The Westin Westminster, 10600 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, Colorado 80020

Fees: ASA Member $50.00 ($25.00 member discount if register by Nov 4, 2011) Non-ASA Member $75.00


Monday, August 1, 2011

ASA Colorado Announces New Board of Directors for 2011-12

Denver, CO - July 16, 2011 - ASA Colorado (ASA-CO) is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2011-12.

"We are thrilled with the direction ASA Colorado is moving," notes ASA-CO Chairman, Mark Gurnsey. "The same Members of the Board are working together for the second year in a row, allowing us to build on what has already been established. Goals this fiscal year include better communication with members, a higher quality event, and establishing a recruiting/member visitation position on our staff. We would like to make our association a closer community than it is now."

ASA-CO would like to congratulate the ASA-CO Executive Board:

Chairman, Mark Gurnsey, Accountable Auto Care

Mechanical Division President, Dennis Brewster, Extreme Auto Repair

Collision Division President, Dan Stander, Jerry Stander's Collision Works

Secretary/Treasurer, Dana Tepoel, Lake Arbor Automotive & Truck

Rounding out the Board of Directors:

Scott Brandon, Northglenn Auto Body

Dan Klimek, Sisk and Co (Associate Member)

Chris Johns, Finish Master (Associate Member)

Steve Horvath, Jeno's Auto Service, Inc.

Brad Pellman, Pellman's Automotive Service

Mark S. Quiroz, Colorado Coach Auto Body, INC

Monday, April 18, 2011

Waste Tire Generator

Be aware if selling tires that starting April 1, 2011 you must be registered with the Department of Public Health and Environment as a "Waste Tire Generator."

Here is the link to complete the form on-line:

*Fill it out on-line but print a copy for yourself. The submit and print options are at the bottom of the form.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Address Key Collision Industry Issues at "Taking the Hill": DC: May 11

Dear Collision Industry Professional:

"Here, sir, the people govern." —Alexander Hamilton

This is one of the many inscriptions found in the corridors of the U.S. Capitol building.

ASA’s “Taking The Hill” Day is your opportunity to govern by meeting with your state legislators and representatives on Capitol Hill. Held on the final day of ASA’s annual business meeting (May 9-11), ASA’s day on Capitol Hill gives us a chance to talk specifically about the issues affecting your business.

“Taking the Hill” Day will address key issues facing collision repairers such as federal insurance reform; vehicle disclosure legislation and crash parts; and the EPA’s implementation of the automotive refinishing regulation.

Realizing there are many issues at stake, I hope you will join me in Washington, D.C., May 11 to seize the opportunity to make your opinions known on these issues. Last year, I had the privilege to “take” Capitol Hill on behalf of collision repairers, and the experience was very effective and showed the value and power in coming together as a group of like-minded professionals to affect the governing process. I hope you will join me and other ASA collision members this year. Together, we can make a real impact on governance matters relating to collision repairers and small businesses.

There is short time before online registration closes. So I’d like to encourage you to sign up at . In addition to providing secure, convenient online registration, the event website also includes summarized agendas and hotel information.

If you have questions, please contact me. Or if you need to talk to an ASA staffer, contact Denise Caspersen, ASA Collision Division manager, at (817) 358-5236 or

See you on The Hill! Thank you for your time.

Dan Stander

ASA Collision Division Director

Fix Auto / Jerry Stander’s Collision Works


Friday, January 28, 2011

Inside ASA Colorado Training

The ASA Colorado Education Committee invites you to take a look inside our education offerings.

*Thank you to Pickens Technical College. Their Automotive Dept. not only hosted this event, but donated the footage used to create this video.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

“REV IT UP” Jan 22, 2011 Expo

“REV IT UP” Annual Expo with ASACO, Automotive Service Association of Colorado, and CAR, Colorado Automotive Recyclers, was held on Jan 22, 2011!

This year we teamed up with CAR to offer our membership a multifaceted event, including:

  • Keynote Speaker: President of Bandimere Speedway, Colorado

    John C. Bandimere Jr

  • Training Presentation Faclitated by: Ready2ACT

    Asking customers the RIGHT questions?”


1. Connecting Social Media to your Website facilitated by Todd Westerlund, Demandforce

2. Labor Law facilitated by Michelle Magruder of Nemecheck & Magruder, LLC

3. Abandoned Vehicles facilitated by Dennis Brewster of Extreme Automotive, Parker CO

4. CAR and ASA Collision Division: Rating Recycled Parts

5. CAR and ASA Mechanical Division: Consider using Recycled Parts

6. CAR: Electronic Yard Management

...and,of course, our expo hall was filled with top notch VENDORS & Workers' Comp Safety Program.


Pinnacol Assurance

Sisk & Co


Hollander, a Solera Company


Pinnacol Assurance


Hollander, a Solera Company

Autoshop Solutions

Circle Industries & Technologies

Clear Choice Anti-freeze

Better Benefit Specialists

Premier Financial Services Group

Rocky Mountain CFC


Aces of Denver

Jurasic Equipment, Inc

Actual Systems of America
Buddy Automotive Innovations, LLC
Legend Smelting
Martin Satz Insurance
Rebuilders Automotive Supply
S3 Software Solutions
SAS Forks

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