By CRM Staff
St. Catharines, Ontario — April 19, 2018 — Performance Collision & Restyling played host to the inaugural CCS High-Performance Group Meeting last week. Bringing together representatives from seven of the network’s top-performing dealer collision centres in Ontario, the group spent the day dissecting and critiquing each other’s financial and operational performance.
“We realized the demand for this sort of meeting amongst many of our dealer collision centre members. While there are many dealer performance group meetings and collision performance groups, there was a gap in the market in terms of providing a new-car-dealer exclusive collision performance group meeting,” says CCS general manager Mike Beier, who facilitated the day’s discussions.
The event also included a line-by-line financial composite review put together in advance of the meeting, and a presentation from Nicky Woerner of Enterprise Holding on industry trends.
The delegates also toured Performance Collision & Restyling, and shared their critiques of the site with one another. They held an open discussion on topics ranging from staffing and parts procurement to advertising and all things collision.
“We all take one or two things away from these kind of performance group meetings and put them into action back at the dealership, which is a bonus to our stores,” says Shawn Turner, the fixed operations manager at Bennett Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC in Cambridge, ON. “We are happy to be part of such a group. We learn from one another and look forward to growing our collision business together for years to come.”
In a unanimous vote, it was decided that the group will meet again for an autumn meeting to be hosted by Russ Forbes and Ray Lavoie of Forbes Collision Centre in Waterloo, ON.
CCS is operated by Consolidated Dealers Co-operative based in Woodbridge, ON. The network is a new-car-dealer-only collision repair organization and currently has over 60 new-car-dealer collision centres in three provinces, representing more than 140 new car dealers across Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba.
For more information, visit ccsdealers.com.