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Becki McGinnis, Autovantage Service Center, Auburn, CA. Becki is the Co-owner of Autovantage Service Center. Autovantage Service Center opened in June of 2008 in a 3,000 sq foot space. In April 2018 they were able to purchase and moved the business into an 11,000 sq foot building. Currently, they have 2 Service Advisors, a Customer Care Coordinator, Lot Porter & 4 Technicians. Last year (2020) their sales were at $1.3 Million and this year (2021) they are on track to hit $1.6 Million. Becki’s current role is as an active supporting member in the office while also performing all of the back-office needs. Finding a balance between work and personal life has been a struggle. Becki’s greatest joys in life are being married to Bryan for the past 24 years and raising three amazing kids. This is why she is planning to take on the world to offer them more than she had as a child. Since joining Shop Fix Academy Pro Group last July she has never felt as empowered as before and is ready to be of service to other women in this industry.
Tina Erickson, Ken’s Auto Service, Aurora, CO. In 1993 Tina’s mom and stepdad purchased a Napa Auto Care branded 14 bay shop in Sheridan, Colorado. In August 1998 she met and later married their Master Technician and shop manager Ken Erickson. In May 2002 Tina and Ken rented their first shop in an industrial area nearby. They grew rapidly into 8 bays, with 3 techs. She helped with the marketing and bookkeeping while being a mom and still working as a dental assistant and later practice manager. On October 22, 2012 Ken was diagnosed with kidney cancer and passed away in Feb. 2014. Tina left her career as a dental assistant to become the sole owner of Ken’s Auto Service. She later joined the Napa Business Development Group for Denver. Tina is on the Advisory Board for Automotive Repair and Career Mentoring at the Pickens Technician College in Aurora, CO.
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