Bill Greeno is the owner of Quality Automotive and Smog in Truckee, CA. Truckee is a small mountain town in Northern California. His shop services a local clientele, 99% of which are All Wheel or Four Wheel Drive vehicles. He says most families in his area have a Dad that drives a Chevy Pick-Up, a Mom who drives an Audi, and a kid or two with Subaru’s. They limit themselves to only working on late model vehicles 20 years or newer.
What makes his shop special is an unyielding commitment to customer service. This is facilitated through continuing efforts in communication education. “Communication is completely un-master able” says Greeno. “It is elusive and ever changing.” He enjoys the challenge as does his staff.
He also believes that having a satisfied staff is pivotal to customer service success. Having a shared vision is at the core of this. Their Vision Statement is “Your Trusted Local Auto Care.” Their service related conversations revolve around their Vision Statement and it is the launch pad for discussions regarding new ideas and/or changing a policy or procedure.
When they are off the clock their team enjoys various outing together. They go whitewater rafting, mountain biking, skiing, cart racing, and an occasional Reno Ace’s baseball game. They also close one day a year to have a private meeting and class. This class usually revolves around a book study (often done by “book on tape).
Bill is proud to serve the Truckee/Tahoe Community with a shop that offers the highest level of expertise and integrity at every level of automotive repair and service.
Bill is also an industry business coach and management consultant for the Industry For Automotive Business Excellence. Each year he teaches classes at the WorldPac STX Expo.
Bill and his family spend their spare time skiing, mountain biking and participating in shooting sports. Bill owns a Toyota Tundra, VW Tiguan and GMC Sierra Diesel. His first vehicle was a ’73 Chevy Vega.
Information on Quality Automotive & Smog:
|Years in industry:||8|
|Years in business ownership:||8|
|Number of technicians and lifts:||3|
|Technicians and Service Adviser Training:||50 Hours Per Year|
|Something Special About the Business:||We are in the customer service business, we just happen to fix cars.|
|Business Consultant:||Institute for Automotive Business Excellence|
|Primary Source for Parts:||Aftermarket|
|Performing Hybrid Repairs:||Yes|
|Biggest Challenges Today?:||Changes in Technology|
|A special entrepreneurial hack:||Goal Oriented. Name it, write it down, share it, live it.|
|Philanthropy:||Young Life, Truckee Senior Center, Truckee Warming Center|
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