Hello my name is Daniel Burkholder. Back in the mid 80’s my daddy started an auto body shop in central British Columbia, Canada. Our shop had its humble beginnings right on the ranch that I grew up on. My daddy was a hard-working man who needed a way to support his family. So he learned the auto body trade and got to work fixing cars in the ranch shop. God blessed and the business grew and they needed to add on to the shop a couple of times to keep up with demand. And of course, this is where I grew up, I played and worked in the family shop.
By the early 90’s the shop on the ranch was bursting at the seams. It was time to find a bigger and better location. The shop was then moved to a new shop in town, it’s actually still there today.
I started managing the auto body shop in 2013. I wore many hats in the shop: customer service, shop management, parts ordering, insurance negotiations, and floor sweeper. Whatever needed to be done, I tackled it head-on. I knew that customer service was our number one priority and that the customer kept the lights turned on. In 2021 I chose to move on and pursue other ventures. I look back on my years of management and feel blessed for the opportunity.
I learned many lessons and now I’m using them to serve my marketing customers. I understand the hard work that goes into running a successful auto body shop. But I believe that every independent shop has the right to be full of cars and support their local communities.
My years of growing up on the ranch and helping around the auto body shop helped shape who I am today. I was raised on hard work, respect, integrity, and humility. One of my daddy’s sayings still sticks with me today, “Don’t stand around with your hands in your pockets”. So, this is how I operate BodyShop Marketing, let’s get after it!
Schedule a no-obligation consultation today and see if there is any way I can support you and your shop.
We are committed to helping auto body shop owners help more people – their family, their staff, their community, and their customers.
We believe that independent auto body shops should be successful and full of cars and should not lose to the large corporate shops.
We know how much grit it takes to run a successful auto body shop, and we are here to help independent shops grow.
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