Shop Marketing Pros Clients Capture Major Awards at VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo

HAMMOND, Louisiana – April 10th, 2024 – To say it was a good day for Shop Marketing Pros clients might be an understatement when it came to handing out awards at the recent VISION Hi-Tech Training and Expo.

Shop Marketing Pros clients came away with multiple awards at the event, which was held Feb. 29-March 3 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas. VISION, which is presented by the Midwest Auto Care Alliance, features over 100 training courses for independent auto shop owners and gives them a chance to network at the event.

Shop Marketing Pros is a Hammond, LA-based company that provides top-tier marketing to top-tier independent auto repair shops around the nation.

Enright Automotive, a family-owned independent auto repair shop in Alexandria, Ohio, won Best Website of the Year, which was selected by an independent panel of judges based on ‘content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality interactivity, and overall visitor experience’, according to the VISION website.

“I was surprised to win, and it was unexpected,” Enright Automotive owner Chris Enright said. “(I was) not surprised at the same time because SMP does such a great job. I am beyond blessed to be able to work with such a great team of people. I have loved the website from the start and have gotten lots of compliments on it.”

For a look at Enright’s website, click here

Enright, who founded his shop four years ago, has 15-plus years in the automotive industry, specializing in all things Honda. In addition to providing quality work for his clients, he has amassed over 180K followers across all of Enright Automotive’s social media platforms and was the Best TikTok winner at VISION.

It’s the second straight year a Shop Marketing Pros client won Website of the Year after Iowa City Tire & Service in Iowa City, Iowa captured the award in 2023.

“This is one of the great things about working with top-tier shops like Iowa City and Enright Automotive,” Shop Marketing Pros CEO Brian Walker said. “They give us something great to work with. Their websites are true representations of their businesses, so it makes sense for them to win the Best Website Award.”

Iowa City Tire and Service specializes in auto repair, tires, domestic, European, and hybrid vehicles. The shop is big on the nostalgia of the 1980s and features an arcade and free beer from Big Grove, a local brewery, in its building.

“From the retro vibe of Iowa City to the incredibly clean look of Enright Automotive, these websites are both uniquely true to each business,” Walker said. “The feel you get from the website is what you will get when you walk into each of these shops. That’s what sets them apart from every other auto repair shop website.”

Take a look at the Iowa City Tire & Service website here:

Additionally, Shop Marketing Pros client Accurate Automotive won Facebook and Instagram of the Year. The award recognizes ‘shops who have demonstrated a clear social media marketing strategy with their content and focus, and produce high-quality engagement with their followers,’ according to the VISION website.

Accurate Automotive is a full-service independent auto repair shop located in Northglenn, Colorado.

Another Shop Marketing Pros client, Barney Brothers Off Road and Repair in Grand Junction, Colorado, won the Green Star Service Facility Award, which is ‘awarded to environmentally friendly repair shops that promote sound and safe recycling and disposal of shop waste products such as tires, fluids, batteries and refrigerants’, according to the VISION website. The award also takes into consideration the use of environmentally friendly services and products, training practices and pollution prevention programs, according to the website.

Shop Marketing Pros co-owner Kim Walker presented the Radical Generosity Award to Jerry “G” Truglia. The award, which is presented by Shop Marketing Pros, recognizes ‘an industry professional who is dedicated to improving our industry in positive ways’, according to the VISION website.

Truglia is an owner and an instructor with Automotive Technician Training Services and is an ASE World Class Technician. He is also an author and has provided automotive training in the United States and internationally.

Next year’s VISION Hi-Tech and Training Expo will be held March 6-9 in Kansas City.

Shop Marketing Pros was founded by Brian and Kim Walker to help independent auto shop owners grow their businesses. The goal of the team at Shop Marketing Pros is to do just that by telling the individual stories of each and every shop they represent through personalized marketing.
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