Gary Keyes is the owner of E & M Motors Auto Service in Stuart, Florida.
Started at a service station. (remember them?)
Gary started as a tech, right out of high school back in the service station days in Miami. He also worked in a Toyota dealership for 10 years and decided he was smart enough to open a shop himself. He says he is still learning.
Through the value of networking, as a member of ASA, he found and purchased E & M motors. He tells the story. Networking with peers, he says, is one of the most powerful benefits of association membership. It paid off again when he hired a tech from up north who wanted to move to Florida; he tells the story of how that happened.
Trustee for AMi.
He’s also a trustee of AMi. Gary recently received his AMAM (Accredited Master Automotive Manager) certification. As a major commitment to his technician training he will close his shop during Vision High Tech training and expo, a show in Kansas City. He says the benefits of a year’s worth of high quality training at one time is a huge benefit.
Gary Keyes is an ASE Certified Master Technician Since 1978.
Here are a few questions asked of Gary Keyes:
How many customers schedule online?
Future plans. What about succession planning?
Who owns the vehicle data in the age of telematics and the connected car?
Gary has given a strong commitment to the industry:
Member of the Board of Directors for ASA Florida- Automotive Service Association of Florida
Past President of ASA – Automotive Service Association Miami Dade Chapter
Past President of ASA Treasure Coast Florida chapter 2000-2004
General Director of the Automotive Service Association -ASA national 2011-2015
Member of the Board of Trustees for AMi – Automotive Management Institute
Member of Federated Car Care Advisory council
Serve on the Automotive Technology Advisory committees for both Indian River State College and Martin County High schools.
Years in industry:
Years in business ownership:
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Other team members:
Mon – Fri
Annual estimated volume:
ASA – AMi
AdvisorFix – Jeremy O'Neal
Federated – Delco PSC
Link to E & M Motors here. Link to AMi here. Link to ASA here.
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