Even as an established business with an estimating process it can be possible to miss items that are necessary for a complete estimate to ensure all components are addressed and customer safety is never a question. Often working within the industry and staying current with industry periodicals is just not enough.
Improving the Economics
Josh Wilson, manager at Fortune Collision Centre in Lexington, Kentucky shares how Vale Training gave his company greater perspective on writing complete and accurate estimates.
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A recent graduate of Vale himself, Josh realizes the importance of managing a profitable business depends on the accuracy and completeness of estimates to ensure all aspects of a repair are identified and the full scope of repairs documented. Estimate accuracy can have a major impact on the economic health of a shop.
The classroom training and hands-on experience offered by Vale gives estimators the skills they need to build a complete and accurate estimate. Vale’s learning methodology of writing, reviewing and critiquing estimates repeatedly can bring new perspective to items commonly overlooked.
As Wilson explains: “Vale Estimate Training helped me understand the opportunity to gain more profit per estimate, adding every necessary hour to fulfill a job”.
The ability to write estimates on multiple makes and models with simple to complex damage provides each student the opportunity to experience a broad range of collision scenarios. This experience combined with expert analysis by Vale staff and student interactions create a supportive learning environment that cannot be replicated by simply reading material or shadowing a colleague in a shop. As a result, Wilson says “I thank you for the service and look to be sending additional staff for training.”