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A New Approach to Hail Storm Management, with Ryan Hampton

interviewed and written by Richard Routson Ryan Hampton has been repairing hail damaged cars for 14 years. Similar to other guys in the industry, Ryan’s paintless dent repair journey has been a long winding road of personal and professional growth. Those that know the talkative PDR networker now, would hardly recognize the timid quiet painter [...]

NAPDRT & PDR Nation create PDRpages.com

Two paintless dent repair industry trade groups (PDR Nation & NAPDRT) have joined forces to create a document aimed at helping technicians determine what procedures are relevant and necessary when performing PDR on damaged vehicles. When a vehicle is dented, dinged, or damaged during a collision or hail storm, technicians want to perform the cleanest [...]

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 (members only)

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 [...]

10 Observations from auto collision industry expert Mike Anderson

In order to gain perspective on the collision industry as a whole and learn how paintless dent repair fits into the picture, PDRtalk had a conversation with industry expert, Mike Anderson of Collision Advice.com, Mike and his team travel all over the US helping collision repair facilities become more efficient and profitable. They offer seminars, [...]

(preview) Servicing Dent Warranties – How to make them work for you!

with: Paul Kordon and Richard Routson, Dentmasters (Northern Virginia, USA) Dent Warranty programs are very popular third party F&I products that generate a ton of cash for the sales departments of car dealerships all over the USA. That revenue generation means these plans are NOT a passing fad and will continue to require independent PDR [...]

By | 2017-05-27T02:11:50+00:00 June 6, 2015|Consumer awareness, How to, Selling, Systems|

Servicing Dent Warranties – How to make them work for you! (members only)

with: Paul Kordon & Richard Routson, Dentmasters (Virginia, USA) Dent Warranty programs are very popular third party F&I products that generate a ton of cash for the sales departments of car dealerships all over the USA. That revenue generation means these plans are NOT a passing fad and will continue to require independent PDR technicians [...]

By | 2017-05-27T02:11:50+00:00 June 6, 2015|Consumer awareness, Industry Trends, Members Only, Selling, Systems|

Get S.M.A.R.T. with New PDR Software, Mobile Tech Books

with:  Eric Garves, Five Star PDR Paintless Dent Repair has entered the new era of digital invoicing and estimating.  Companies that are on the edge of innovation have welcomed the new technologies with open arms and used them to help better run their businesses.  There are some really good generic invoicing systems out there that [...]

By | 2017-05-27T02:11:54+00:00 March 13, 2015|estimating, Hail, Industry Trends, Pricing, Software, Systems, Tools|

What Is PDRtalk?

This is a PDR blog. We talk about paintless dent repair. Articles, videos, and audio. PDRtalk has four goals: Spread expert knowledge amongst PDR technicians all over the world in a clean and easy format, thus improving the quality, professionalism, and credibility of the industry. Inform the public about the benefits and possibilities of paintless [...]