The Ratchet+Wrench Radio Network offers three tracks each month that explore the industry's biggest trends, most pressing topics and the leadership and business management tips and strategies you need to thrive.
Beyond building a $1.6 million operation, Frank is the host of Wrench Nation, is an industry consultant and coach, and runs a successful YouTube channel. Leutz details his career journey, how he grew Desert Car Care Chandler and how other shop owners can implement creative marketing tactics to improve their own operations.
In July’s edition of Ratchet+Wrench Radio’s Grow Podcast, host Rissy Sutherland revisits one of the major issues facing the industry today: the technician shortage. She and her guests tackle how shops can consistently recruit the industry's future talent.
Over the years, Jeff Odom has learned how to onboard his employees swiftly and efficiently. He goes over the most important aspects for any shop owner to think about when implementing a thorough onboarding program.
In June’s Grow podcast, Rissy Sutherland speaks with two members of NASTF’s Road to Great Technicians board, Jill Saunders and Donny Seyfer, whose objective is to recruit new technicians, train them and communicate their findings to the industry.
This week, Ratchet+Wrench is launching the “How I Did It” series, where we look at some of the most successful shop owners throughout the industry, and the obstacles they overcame to take their business to the next level. Our first guest is Brian Sump, a former professional athlete who had no business experience prior to owning Denver-based Avalon Motorsports in 2007.
In this week's Innovate podcast, Chris Cloutier, shop technology expert and owner of Golden Rule Auto Care, joins the show to discuss the timeline of a shop's technology. The further along on the timeline you are, Cloutier says, the more efficient and productive your shop can be.
What do customers think of when they see your logo? In this week’s episode of the Lead podcast, Aaron Stokes discusses his thoughts on branding, and how you should represent your shop to the surrounding community.
Over his 17 years as a shop owner, Greg Bunch, owner of five Aspen Auto Care locations throughout central Colorado, has mastered the art of measured business expansion. In this week's Innovate podcast, Bunch details everything a shop owner considering expansion should keep in mind.
Owner Bud Wildman shares how a simple meeting with ATI convinced him to heavily invest in improving the company culture at his shop. For Wildman, this process involved changing or removing negative energy in his shop, while infusing it with new employees who have a consistent positive attitude.
As your shop grows, it’s vital to implement a structured training program for your entire staff. On this month’s Grow podcast, Rissy Sutherland discusses how to effectively set this program up with Chris Chesney and Brad Pellman.
This week’s Ratchet+Wrench Radio podcast features four different management training course instructors from VISION this past week in Kansas City. Each presenter discusses takeaways from their classes and what their favorite parts of the conference are.
Frank Leutz, president of Desert Car Care in Chandler, Ariz., joins Ratchet+Wrench Radio to discuss the importance of growing your own talent through an apprenticeship program, and how you can successfully attract young talent to your shop.
Craig Noel, owner of Springfield, Ore.-based Sun Automotive, and member of Elite Pro Service for almost 8 years, discusses the importance of 20 Groups and how they helped him become a stronger owner and leader.