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How to get more individual retail PDR clients

When most people first learn paintless dent repair, they gravitate towards wholesale dealership and auction work, because it's quick and easy. Plus, the large volume of cars and not so picky customers allow a new technician to practice and improve his skills while learning the tricks of the trade. The next step for highly skilled [...]

James Lee brings Pro Grade quality to the PDR light game

with: James Lee, Elim A Dent Tools (Georgtown, Texas USA) written by: Richard Routson, Dentmasters (Arlington, Virginia USA) Having a reliable and effective PDR light is essential in producing high quality paintless dent repair results. For a dent guy a fog/line board or PDR light is the number one tool in our arsenal. Without a [...]

By | 2017-05-27T02:12:09+00:00 October 26, 2015|How to, Industry Trends, tech spotlight, Tools|

How to choose the correct guy for your PDR team

with: Brad Hodgson, Dentmasters (McLean, Virginia USA) Over 75% of small businesses in the United States are non employers. This trend is similar in the paintless dent repair world. Most PDR companies in the US are 1-3 man operations. Running a self employed PDR business with just yourself as the sole technician, salesman, CEO, marketer, [...]

By | 2017-05-27T02:12:10+00:00 August 15, 2015|Employees, How to, Small business, Systems, Training|

How to increase PDR revenue with a Pricing Guide

with: Derek Reed, Dent Wizard (Atlanta, Georgia USA) How do you determine a price when selling paintless dent repair to individual retail customers? A lot of PDR guys will say, "Every dent is different, and I know how much to charge from experience." There is some truth to that statement. Dents in cars are caused [...]

Making the PDR transition from Mobile to Brick & Mortar

with: Doug Hillius, Dent Solutions (Bellevue, Washington USA) Doug Hillius is a competitive guy. He’s played soccer at a high level for 35 years, races motorcycles, and crushes the PDR competition in his local market of Seattle, Washington. He started his paintless dent repair career in 1998 with Dent Wizard. After training at corporate headquarters [...]

By | 2017-05-27T02:12:12+00:00 July 16, 2015|Fixed location, How to, Marketing, Retail, Retail Shop|

How to Minimize Risk when Bracing Laminated Glass

with: Richard Routson, Dentmasters (Virginia, USA) PDR techs can be classified into two categories.  Those who have broken a window while working on a door ding and those who will break a window.  Breaking the window of a luxury vehicle will instantly put a damper on your day and wallet.  The parts + labor cost of replacing [...]

By | 2017-05-27T02:11:38+00:00 February 17, 2015|How to, Techniques, Tools|

How to Hit 2K a Day on a Route

Every local route PDR tech has heard the stories about hail chasers making a killing in 100 working days and then taking the rest of the year off.  In the right situation a hail tech can take home $2-3k a day.  The income potential sounds amazing.  However, there are several uncontrollable factors that can make [...]

By | 2017-10-08T17:55:40+00:00 February 6, 2015|Dealership, How to, Members Only, Systems|