DRIVE EXPO Awards Dinner Extravaganza

DRIVE EXPO Awards Dinner Extravaganza

The awards dinner honored industry partners, DRIVE staff and most importantly, shops that have leveled up with DRIVE.

Friday night was the DRIVE EXPO awards dinner sponsored by STENSON TAMADDON and Solera. The awards honored industry partners, DRIVE staff and most importantly shops that have leveled up with DRIVE.

The first award of the night went to O’Reilly Auto Parts for their extreme customer focus, accepting the award was David Chagnon. AAA received the next award for being an automotive industry ambassador, accepting the award was Jim Senate.

DRIVE acknowledged three key staff members. The Coach of the Year award was given to Cassie Croel. Consultant of the Year was given to Karla Vice. Sari Edwards was given the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The main highlight of the evening were the awards for shops that have taken their businesses to the next level.

Effective Shop Managers

  • Oriole Automotive
  • Schoedl’s Auto Pros
  • Turner’s Auto Service
  • ST Foreign & Domestic Auto Repair
  • Beacon Auto
  • Keith’s Auto Repair
  • Carlock Auto Service Center
  • Salazar Semi-Truck Repair 
  • JAR Automotive
  • 1-Stop Automotive
  • Precision Imports 
Effective Shop Manager Award Winners

Professional Shop Managers

  • S & S Automotive & Towing
  • Starkey’s Auto Repair
  • Tri-County Diesel Service
  • Auto Diagnostic and Repair
  • Shifflet Auto Care
  • Absolute Shine Autobody
  • Aberdeen Automotive
Professional Shop Manager Award Winners

Master Shop Managers

  • A&M Automotive
  • Bryant Automotive
  • Columbia Falls Auto Clinic
  • Bunting Auto Body LLC
  • Essential Auto Service
  • LT Automotive Auto Pros
  • Entwistle’s Garage 
  • Allen’s Automotive LLC
  • Townline Auto Body
  • Steller’s Garage
  • Bill’s Crestmore Automotive
  • V8 Speed  & Resto Shop
Brennan Earhart of Columbia Falls Auto Clinic accepts his master’s trophy.

Master Elite

  • K-O Auto
  • Cole’s Service
  • Galveston Auto Professionals
John and Lynn Eanes of Galveston Automotive Professionals accept their award.

Jim Krell of K-O Auto accepts his award.

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