Shop Boss announced the winners of its inaugural “Garage Hero” awards during this week’s AAPEX and SEMA shows in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to a press release.
Three awards were given out: Garage Hero, Top Shop, and Fastest Growing Shop. The winners were unveiled during an invitation-only ceremony on November 1 at the Palazzo.
The Garage Hero award was given to Will Scott of Elite Auto Repair in Rapid City, South Dakota. For this award, nominations from the general public and customers were collected to recognize who has been a leader and staple in their local community.
Scott’s nomination described him as a hard worker and someone who consistently helps technicians and other shops with the resources and knowledge they need to succeed.
Jim Anderson of Anderson Automotive Marion, Iowa, was named the Top Shop award winner, a title that is given to the most profitable shop of the year. For 2023, Anderson Automotive came out on top in profit and revenue acquired.
The Fastest Growing Shop award was given to Sal Garcia of Fremont Auto Center in Fremont, California. The winner of this award is determined based on year-over-year revenue data available through the Shop Boss platform.
“Will, Jim, and Sal are all leaders in the aftermarket, with highly successful businesses that are an inspiration to the entire industry,” remarked Shop Boss General Manager Cavan Robinson. “It’s our great pleasure to shine a light on the impact they’re making on their customers and crew.”