Gene and Robin Morrill, Certified Automotive Specialists, Glendora, CA
In his own words:
"My wife Robin and I are the owners of Certified Automotive Specialists in Glendora. Our goal has always been to stay ahead of the changing automotive industry, have an awesome place to work and be profitable.
Certified Automotive Specialists' mission is to provide safe and reliable transportation for our customers by thoroughly inspecting each car we service. We're committed to educating our customers so that they can make the best service and/or repair decisions possible.
We also believe it's our responsibility to be leaders in the automotive industry and to meet or exceed all industry standards.
I'm a 28-year member of ASCCA, but didn't attended meetings early on, much like many members today. After being encouraged by a member to go to a meeting, I was hooked. Older and wiser members let me sit with them and shared their secrets of success and even bought me a beer or two to boot.
Most of these members have retired or passed on, but I cannot thank them enough for the track they put me on to improve my business.
"The more you know, the more you grow" is my philosophy and I now have an Associate's degree in Automotive Technology, I graduated from the AMI program with an AAM degree. In addition, I am a graduate of ATI's owners course, an ASE Master Technician, a Professor at Citrus College in the Auto Tech Department and very involved with my local community.
All of this happened over many years of commitment to myself - to become a better shop owner and by being involved with our industry. Remember, if you don't start, you can never finish.
My affiliation with ASCCA and Chapter 5, as well as other professional organizations and other shop owners 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."
ASCCA members like Gene are shining examples of how One Member CAN Make a Difference!