Quick and Dirty Auto Repair (QDAR) is a start-up organization that offers a complete domestic and foreign care repair service as well as a full-featured retail parts store. QDAR will serve the Portland, OR market with three convenient locations. QDAR will grow into a business with outstanding sales by year three.
The auto repair market has a lot of competition, however, almost all only offer service. QDAR will differentiate themselves by not only offering a hassle-free repair service, but a fully stocked parts store. Not only will this serve a wide range of customers for both service and parts, but the parts department will support the service department by allowing the service department to turnaround jobs far faster than the competition with generally all of the needed parts in stock and on location.
QDAR also differentiates themselves by having 10 bays at every location. This offers incredible value to customers who need their cars fixed right away. Waits for service and parts are ideas not entertained by QDAR. Lastly, QDAR offers unlimited shuttle service for repair customers making the entire service experience as painless and convenient as possible.
QDAR will attract and maintain a loyal customer base through their customer-oriented focus on business. All employees are trained and held responsible for providing superior service, developing a long lasting trust bond with customers. This is very important, especially in the auto repair industry where trust and honesty are not the image of repair facilities.
The Management Team
QDAR has a strong management team that will allow them to execute on this exciting idea. QDAR has four partners, Jake Braques, Blair Horne, Hyugo Ford, and Gaz Môder. Jake has a background of sales, 12 years at the nation's second largest Ford dealership. He will be overseeing the sales and marketing for the organization. Blair's background is in management from Siemen's automobile division where he was a Vice President overseeing a department of 565 people. Hyugo is also a product of the auto industry, specifically the auto repair and parts sales industry. Hyugo spent six years at NAPA Auto Parts and then seven years at Repair-It, Oregon's largest independent auto repair facility. At both organizations Hyugo had multiple roles within the organization allowing him to bring to QDAR a broad skill set. Lastly, Gaz brings QDAR 10 years of finance and administration experience. Gaz was trained at GM and later in his career took a position at Delco Parts. The incredible breadth of skill sets and knowledge that the management team possesses will allow QDAR to accomplish their lofty sales goals.
QDAR is an exciting business opportunity that addresses the unmet need of having a full service auto repair facility that also has a complete retail parts center. These distinct but complimentary services will have benchmarked customer service, something that the industry is not known for having. QDAR will be led by a seasoned management team of four, all of whom have extensive industry experience.
Quick and Dirty Auto Repair aims to offer high-quality auto repair services and a full range of auto parts. QDAR focuses on personalized service to its customers by offering convenience and rapid service. Additionally, QDAR is technologically savvy with computerized monitoring of all parts inventory, to ensure that parts are always in stock, while keeping a balanced level of inventory to maximize inventory turnover. Finally, QDAR has strong vendor relationships with the most service conscious vendors who are capable of shipping major parts rapidly (on an overnight timeline in most cases).
1.2 Keys to Success
QDAR's keys to success will include:
Expedient and convenient auto repair services.
Growing and maintaining a referral network of local towing service companies.
A wide range of auto parts inventory that is (nearly) never out of stock.
Rapid order and delivery of major auto parts items.