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Body Shop Owners/Managers: Financial Question


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Delta223
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Aug 7, 2010, 10:32 PM

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Hi all,

My accountant told me to talk to some body shop owners and managers to get a rough idea of their average sale amount. I figured this is a good place to ask.


What would your say the average sale is at *YOUR* body shop?


If you're not entirely sure a general range also works (we're working with rough data and by no means expect anything close to precise)

Almost forgot, my utmost gratitude goes out to you for the help, it's of HUGE benefit to us. Thanks!

Taylor


Hammer Time
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Aug 8, 2010, 5:29 AM

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I don't think we have any body shop owners here as regulars but most of us work with them a lot. There are different types of body shops that do different ntypes of work which will drastically change the average ticket price for example a shop that works mostly with refinishing and restoration of vehicles would have a lower per ticket average that a shop that specializes in collision work and even then some may specialize in the high end collision work. I would expect the average collision shop to have an average ticket around $3500 but could see tickets up around $8000.

I would expect the refinishing type shop would average more around $1000 to $1500



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Tom Greenleaf
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Aug 10, 2010, 12:51 PM

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Taylor - Not sure how to answer that? I deal with several and most is collision work. How much damage completely depends on the type of car and extent.

I notice more and more will take on routine work like brakes, tires, front end and plain routine maint., inspection stickers to keep cash flow going.

Some will buy fixable wrecks that were totalled cars and fix them all up between rushes just to keep techs working.

The biz seems to be feast or famine. In the snow belts sometimes one surprise storm fills up their lots with work in a hurry then can be slow for ages.

I really don't know how some make it when it's slow for too long. The expense of having the shop and employees keeps coming though,


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