Thousands of conversations with great shop owners provides unique insight. Join Ryan Burton, experienced broadcaster & founder of Leads Near Me for Near Me Radio. In each episode Ryan will talk about what it takes to be successful with thought leaders that have inspired him along the way. Near Me Radio will share ideas and formulas on how to get your unfair share in today's competitive Automotive market. Auto Repair Shop owners are not only shop owners, so the show will also talk about personal growth, leadership, health, marketing, exercise, software, and much more. Near Me Radio is sponsored by Lead Near Me.
Brand Like a Rockstar Featuring Steve Jones: High Gear Conference Speaker Series
Welcome to "Near Me Radio", the ultimate podcast destination for auto repair professionals. Every episode promises enlightening conversations, tailored insights, and a peek into the dynamic world of automotive repairs.
In this exclusive episode, we're gearing up for the High Gear Auto Repair Marketing Conference with our "Speaker Series". Join your host, Ryan Burton, as he welcomes a true Media Heavyweight, Steve Jones. Steve is a Professional Keynote Speaker, SVP Radio @ Stingray, and Author of marketing books Brand Like a Rock Star and Start You Up.
A perfect blend of music, passion, and business prowess, Steve is not just a media magnate, but a figure whose life resonates like a well-composed tune. His early connection with music, particularly the captivating sound from Billy Joel's "Glass Houses", set the stage for a life deeply intertwined with rhythms, melodies, and business savvy.
After a stint as an aspiring musician, destiny channeled Steve into the world of radio, where he found his true calling. Not just content with mastering the media landscape, Steve's foray into the realms of business insights and music led to his seminal work, "Brand like a Rockstar". This book sheds light on the nuances of transforming ordinary customers into loyal fans, using principles drawn from the world of rock and roll.
In our special episode, prepare to embark on a captivating journey. Explore Steve's deep understanding of branding and relive some of his most cherished concert memories, including awe-inspiring marketing moments from Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen and Foo Fighters.
Join us and be a part of this harmonious blend of business insights and musical anecdotes with the incredible Steve Jones. Tune in now!
Revolutionizing Auto Shop Scheduling with AutoOps Co-Founder Steven Fafel
Step into the world of automotive innovation and leadership with our captivating podcast, Near Me Radio. Hosted by the dynamic Ryan Burton, this show is a must-listen for automotive professionals and enthusiasts alike. Join us as we uncover the latest trends, insights, and success stories that are shaping the automotive industry.
In our latest episode, we are thrilled to feature a remarkable guest – Steven Fafel, the visionary co-founder of AutoOps. Immerse yourself in his journey and discover how AutoOps is revolutionizing auto shop scheduling with a passion for modernization and efficiency. From reshaping the industry to unveiling exciting plans for the future, this episode is a deep dive into the heart of automotive excellence.
Ryan Burton engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Steven Fafel, delving into the origins of AutoOps and the driving force behind its success. Learn how AutoOps is bridging the gap between convenience and personal interaction, enhancing the customer experience while valuing the human touch.
As the co-founder of AutoOps, Steven Fafel brings his unique perspective to the table, emphasizing the significance of specialization in their approach. Discover how their focus on online scheduling is not only streamlining operations for auto shops but also paving the way for future engagement strategies.
Near Me Radio goes beyond the surface, offering valuable insights into the future of auto shop scheduling and customer engagement. As Steven and Ryan explore the possibilities and share their expertise, you'll gain a fresh perspective on the ever-evolving automotive landscape.
If you're an automotive professional seeking to stay ahead of the curve, or simply an enthusiast intrigued by innovation, this podcast is your go-to source for industry knowledge, success stories, and visionary insights. Tune in to Near Me Radio and embark on a journey of automotive excellence.
Listen now and be a part of the conversation that's shaping the future of the automotive industry.
Fixing The Broken with Stan Andrewski
Welcome to Near Me Radio, the ultimate podcast for automotive professionals. Hosted by Ryan Burton, this show explores the world of automotive repair through captivating conversations with industry experts. In this episode, titled "Fixing The Broken," Ryan is joined by Stan Andrewski from Certified Auto Repair.
Stan shares his journey into the automotive repair industry, fueled by his love for cars and a desire to solve problems. Despite facing challenges, he pursued his passion, learning through hands-on experiences and becoming a master certified technician at a young age. Stan's commitment to serving customers and understanding the importance of reliable transportation shines through as he discusses the role of automotive professionals in helping people reach their destinations safely and efficiently.
Join Near Me Radio as they dive into Stan's story, his growth in the industry, and the exceptional service provided by Certified Auto Repair. Gain valuable insights, industry trends, and inspiration from automotive experts like Stan Andrewski. Tune in to Near Me Radio and elevate your automotive knowledge today.
The Auto Repair Artist with Dave McClung
Welcome to Near Me Radio, where automotive professionals gather to explore the fascinating world of auto repair. In this captivating episode, titled "The Auto Repair Artist with Dave McClung," your host, Ryan Burton, takes you on a thrilling journey alongside Dave McClung, owner of Autobahn Automotive.
Dave's captivating story begins with an unexpected twist. Before he became an esteemed figure in the auto repair industry, Dave was a musician who faced a series of car troubles during his daily commute to college. What started as a necessity soon transformed into a passion for fixing cars. As his skills grew, people began recognizing his expertise and offering him payment for repairing their vehicles. Dave's dedication led him to change his major and pursue formal education in auto repair.
Unsatisfied with the practices of large chain stores, Dave yearned for a more transparent and customer-centric approach. This burning desire for excellence motivated him to establish his own repair shop, Autobahn Automotive. His vision was clear: to personally select and install high-quality parts, communicate directly with customers, and provide them with clear explanations of the repair process.
Autobahn Automotive's humble beginnings saw the opening of a small 2500 square foot shop in an industrial park. With Dave at the helm and a small team of technicians, the focus was on delivering exceptional repairs and ensuring customer satisfaction. However, the journey didn't stop there. Dave's unwavering dedication to improvement led him to analyze every aspect of the business. This introspection and attention to detail paved the way for a move to a more visible location, occupying a smaller yet strategically designed 1800 square foot shop.
The evolution of Autobahn Automotive continued as Dave's commitment to excellence paid off. The current location, situated in an affluent town, reflects his unwavering pursuit of perfection. From the moment customers step inside, they are greeted by an ambiance that evokes luxury and comfort. Pristine white floors, fragrant floral scents from wax melts, and meticulous attention to every detail create an unparalleled experience for clients.
Under Dave's visionary leadership, Autobahn Automotive has experienced tremendous growth. From generating a modest revenue of $190,000 in its first year, the shop now boasts an astonishing $3.2 million in annual sales. With the recent addition of two more lifts, Autobahn Automotive now houses six two-post lifts and a lime rack. The team has expanded to include six skilled technicians, a dedicated quality control specialist, two service advisors, a store manager, an in-house bookkeeper, a parts manager, and a talented social media expert who ensures the shop's online presence remains vibrant and engaging.
As you immerse yourself in the episode "The Auto Repair Artist with Dave McClung," expertly guided by Ryan Burton, you'll witness the transformation of a passionate musician into an industry-leading automotive professional. Prepare to be inspired by Dave's tireless pursuit of excellence, his commitment to transparency, and his unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction. Near Me Radio invites you to embark on this enlightening journey, where every episode unravels a new layer of automotive expertise and fuels your passion for the art of auto repair.
Introducing ShopGenie the Next Generation CRM for Auto Repair Pros
In this episode of Near Me Radio "Introducing ShopGenie the Next Generation CRM for Auto Repair Pros" host Ryan Burton talks to Kieran O'Brien, the CEO of ShopGenie. They discuss a new software called ShopGenie that helps auto repair shops. Shop owners can sign up for it now.
ShopGenie is a special platform that can make managing an auto repair shop easier. It has features like reminders for services, appointments, and online scheduling. This helps shops give better service to customers and work more efficiently.
Kieran thinks it's important to use new technology to meet the needs of younger customers, a new emerging generation of shop owners. ShopGenie has things like online scheduling, review generation, marketing automation, and texting. It also connects with other shop management systems to make things easier for owners.
They also talk about how ShopGenie might use AI in the future. It could use data from auto repairs to create a computer assistant that helps shop owners and gives personalized service to customers.
If you want to learn more, listen to the episode of Near Me Radio "Introducing ShopGenie the Next Generation CRM for Auto Repair Pros" and meet Kieran O'Brien.
Impact on Automotive: The ASCCA's Annual Training Conference with Luke Murray
Welcome to Near Me Radio, the ultimate podcast for automotive professionals hosted by Ryan Burton. Join us as we dive deep into the world of automotive with insightful discussions and interviews featuring industry experts. In this episode, we have Luke Murray, a prominent figure in the ASCCA (Automotive Service Councils of California) and a seasoned automotive professional. This episode is called "Impact on Automotive: The ASCCA's Annual Training Conference with Luke Murray" and in it Luke shares his fascinating journey from starting as an apprentice in a BMW/Porsche specialty shop to becoming an instructor at WTI (World Pack Training Institute) and eventually joining Worldpac as a manager. His dedication to continuing education and his involvement with ASCCA's ETI Committee and the Annual Training Conference showcases his commitment to improving the automotive industry. Discover how Luke's early exposure to the automotive community shaped his career and ignited his passion for education and community development. We also delve into the vital role of ASCCA in supporting aftermarket shops, advocating for legislative issues, and fostering a strong sense of camaraderie among shop owners. Tune in to gain valuable insights and inspiration from Luke's wealth of experience and expertise. Get ready to rev up your automotive knowledge and join us on this exciting journey!