Dave Justice, the founder of Repair Shop of Tomorrow, has been a successful auto care dealer for over 35 years. Growing up in the family business, he learned the ins and outs of the industry at a young age. In 2001, he decided to leave the gasoline business and bought an old BP station with just 3 bays. Soon, he realized that he needed to change the way his shop had been operated over the years.
Within a short time, Dave added 5 more bays to Parkway Auto Care. He continued to expand his business, building an 8500 square foot store in a neighboring city in 2009 that produced over 1 million dollars in the first 12 months. In 2012, he built a 10,000 square foot store from the ground up in another neighboring city that produced over 1.2 million dollars in just 12 months. These 3 Express Tire locations grossed over 5 million dollars per year.
Dave’s success in the industry did not go unnoticed. He was elected and served a 2-year term on the NAPA National Auto Care Advisory Council from 2012-2013. In search of a way to better manage labor hours, Dave created Labor Profit Management (LPM), a web-based time management system for businesses. NAPA launched David’s LPM solution nationally in June 2013, and he has been helping shop owners across the country create more net labor profits by having them measure and manage their labor dollars with his product.
Dave’s LPM solution gained national attention and was featured in the June 2014 issue of Ratchet Wrench magazine and the August 2014 issue of Shop Owner Magazine. He was also a featured speaker at the national NAPA expo event held in Las Vegas, presenting 5 seminars to over 3500 people on how to manage their labor factor.
In 2016, Dave received an offer from the largest automotive chain in the industry and sold his 3 stores in September of that year. This gave him the opportunity to follow his passion for helping shop owners around the country, which led to the creation of Repair Shop of Tomorrow.
Dave has been happily married to his wife Tracy for over 20 years, and they have 5 children and 3 grandchildren. His success in the industry and his passion for helping other shop owners make him an invaluable asset to the Repair Shop of Tomorrow team.