Talking Shop

Freeway Smash Repairs – Proving you don’t have to be big to be good at what you do

New Zealand-born Grant Johnstone of Freeway Smash Repairs in Osborne Park, WA tells us about his journey in the Australian collision repair industry over the past 27 years.  
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Dicker Motor Smash Repairs

We meet Joanna and Brett Dicker of Dicker Motor Smash Repairs in Gosford on the New South Wales Central Coast. They have enjoyed and endured their journey in the industry and now look forward to a brighter future.
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Resto’s and Rods

We meet husband and wife team, Declan McKearney and Sam Martin who are building a restoration business together with a complementary TV show.
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B&A Motor Body Repairs: Corporate structure – family values

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Bill and Alfredo Mazzeo, the founding fathers of this 44- year-old family business, together with the second generation, their sons Tony and Dominic, as they shared their story and their plans to...
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Driven by perfection

When you first meet Carmine De Maria of C.A.D. Custom Elite Body and Paint, you can’t help but get caught up in his enthusiasm and passion for life and for what he does fora living – create and deliver...
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Synergy Auto Repairs

To get an insight into a social enterprise engaging young offenders, Joe McFadries visited Synergy Auto Repairs in North Melbourne to see what they do and how they do it. The visit changed his view of the youth justice...
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Parramatta Smash Repairs

Joe McFadries visited Parramatta Smash Repairs late last year and was so impressed by what he saw, he arranged to go back and meet Cec, Steve and Ryan Simpson to discuss their journey from a small start-up in a...
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Al’s and Auto Care in Darwin

Joe McFadries made the most of his recent trip to the Northern Territory: he met some very interesting people and discovered a strong, robust local collision industry.
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Katherine Towing

The Northern Territory is well-known as a destination full of surprises. On a recent visit, Joe McFadries found this to be very much the case.
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