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PDRtalk tech spotlight: Dan Ontrop

interviewed and written by Richard Routson Age: 33 Started PDR in 2010 Hail technician (United States) Lives in Danridge, Tennessee USA PDR Nation certified in 2013 Vale certified in 2015 www.danodents.com The Discovery Dan was [...]

By |January 2, 2016|Hail, PDR journey, tech spotlight|Comments Off on PDRtalk tech spotlight: Dan Ontrop

Giving Back: Dents for Kids 2015 (via DentTechsMagazine.com)

Tis the season for giving. John Highley aka "Dent Magic John" and his wife Angela Highley gave back this holiday season with their annual toy drive, "Dents for Kids." John along with a group of [...]

By |December 6, 2015|charity, Small business, tech spotlight|Comments Off on Giving Back: Dents for Kids 2015 (via DentTechsMagazine.com)

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. [...]

By |November 28, 2015|Body Shop, Certification, Consumer awareness, Education, estimating, Hail, Industry Trends, Insurance, Systems, Techniques, Trade Organizations|Comments Off on NAPDRT & PDR Nation create PDRpages.com

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. [...]

By |October 26, 2015|How to, Industry Trends, tech spotlight, Tools|Comments Off on James Lee brings Pro Grade quality to the PDR light game

“Best News in the PDR world” Dent Techs Magazine

with: Steve Hartley and Tim Chase (Ontario, Canada) PDRtalk is not the only online source of information on paintless dent repair. Around the same time PDRtalk.com was launched, Tim Chase of Toronto, Canada introduced Dent [...]

By |August 28, 2015|Advertising, Consumer awareness, Education, Industry Trends, Marketing, SEO, Social Media, Software|Comments Off on “Best News in the PDR world” Dent Techs Magazine

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 [...]

By |August 15, 2015|Employees, How to, Small business, Systems, Training|Comments Off on How to choose the correct guy for your PDR team

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 [...]

By |July 30, 2015|Consumer awareness, Dealership, Education, estimating, How to, Industry Trends, Marketing, Members Only, Pricing, Retail, Selling, Systems, tech spotlight, Techniques|Comments Off on How to increase PDR revenue with a Pricing Guide (members only)

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 [...]

By |July 16, 2015|Fixed location, How to, Marketing, Retail, Retail Shop|Comments Off on Making the PDR transition from Mobile to Brick & Mortar

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 [...]

By |July 4, 2015|Body Shop, Certification, Consumer awareness, estimating, Hail, Industry Trends, Insurance, Systems, Training|Comments Off on 10 Observations from auto collision industry expert Mike Anderson