Monday, March 3, 2014

Management Success! Joins Forces with Body Best of Sonoma and Hawley’s Paint to Tackle Collision Shop Profitability Problems

SANTA ROSA, CA - February 27, 2014 - On Wednesday, February 19 from 9 AM to 3 PM at the Windsor Gold Club in Santa Rosa, Management Success!, the United States’ premier auto industry consulting firm, helped present a collision shop efficiency class along with Management Success! client Body Best of Sonoma and Hawley’s Paint Store. The class was delivered by Management Success!’ Senior Instructor, Jim Saeli, and Public Relations Representative, Athena Severi. Fifteen collision shops attended, in addition to members of the California Autobody Association (CAA), which Management Success! sponsors.

Dino DiGiulio, owner of Body Best of Sonoma, hosted the event. As a collision shop owner, DiGiulio knew that many collision shops struggled with profitability problems. So he contacted paint supplier, Hawley’s Paint, and Management Success! to create the training session.

Hawley’s Paint has been serving the community since 1906 and was happy to jump at the chance to help its customers. “When our customers do better, we do better. That is why we sponsor training like the one we did on Efficiency with Management Success,” said Tom Gamber, general manager of Hawley’s Paint.

As part of Management Success!’ HOST (Helping Others’ Succeed Today) program, in which clients help other shops in the industry succeed with Management Success! training and consulting, DiGiulio wanted to bring quality management training to collision shops in Northern California. “I put this class together to help shop owners and managers live a better life. I knew Management Success! was the company I could trust to put on a one-day class that would be very powerful and helpful in many ways,” DiGiulio said.

Always willing to support clients who want to help others in the industry have less stressful businesses and become successful, Management Success! was glad to help. 

“Part of our commitment to our HOST members is to assist them in any way possible with training, talks, or webinars on the subject of management,” said Robert Spitz, Senior Vice President of Business Development.

The class focus was how to improve profitability by getting standard procedures in place. Topics covered included how to work as a team and how to set up standard operating procedures to control cycle times.

What made the class truly enlightening for attendees was that the material was not only informative, but also tangible and applicable to the situations many shop owners were experiencing in their shops.

“I have been in business 30 years and I can see that I needed this. I needed to see where I can improve and not stick to the same routine,” Ken Lazzini of Lazzini’s Auto body affirmed. “I am excited to go and implement the data with my staff. I have a fresh outlook on my business.”

For more information about Management Success!’ training and consulting services, please visit For more information regarding Body Best of Sonoma, visit For further information about Hawley’s Paint Store, please see For more information on the California Autobody Association (CAA) please visit

About Management Success!

Management Success! is an auto industry consulting firm that specializes in elevating the quality of life of shop owners all over the US, Canada, and overseas. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Glendale, California, Management Success! helps shop owners become effective managers in order to increase profits. The Management Success! team believes shop owners deserve to be well-compensated for their hard work. Management Success! fully arms shop owners with every executive ability needed to win.