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Meet your Coaches

David Justice

Owner Repair Shop of Tomorrow

Repair Shop of Tomorrow founder David Justice has been an auto care dealer for over 35 years. He grew up in the family business working for his father.  At a young age David purchased his father’s business and went on his own.  Over the years David had multiple Shell Gas stations.

In 2001, David got out of the gasoline business and bought an old closed BP station with 3 bays, He soon realized he could no longer operate his shop the “way it had been operated” over the past years. 

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Within a short time he added 5 more bays to Parkway Auto Care.  In 2009, David built an 8500 square foot store in a neighboring city from the ground up producing over 1 million dollars in the first 12 months.  Then in 2012 he built a 10,000 square foot store again from the ground up in another neighboring city producing over 1.2 million dollars in just 12 months.  The 3 stores were Express Tire locations and grossed over 5 million a year.  David 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, David created Labor Profit Management (LPM).  LPM is a web-based time management system for your business.  In June of 2013 NAPA launched David’s LPM solution nationally and since then David 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. Labor Profit Management has been featured in the June 2014 issue of Ratchet Wrench magazine.  LPM was also featured in the August 2014 issue of Shop Owner Magazine. David was a featured speaker at the national NAPA expo event held in Las Vegas.  He presented 5 seminars to over 3500 people on how to manage their labor factor.

In 2016 David received an offer from the largest automotive chain in the industry and sold his 3 stores in September of 2016.

Once again David had the opportunity to follow his passion of helping shop owners around the country, this is how Repair Shop of Tomorrow came about.

David has been happily married for over 20 years to his wife Tracy.  He is the proud father of 5 children and a grandfather of three.

Mike McGroarty

Head of Coaching Repair Shop of Tomorrow

Mike has been an auto care professional for over 35 years. He grew up in the family business working for his father. After graduating from trade school in 1982, Mike leased his own Shell auto care center.

In 2002 Mike sold his auto care, purchased land and built his own 6,000 sq. ft. repair facility. He ran this shop successfully for the next fifteen years and in 2017 sold the business.

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After years of running these two successful shops, Mike joined Dave Justice at Repair Shop of Tomorrow as a coach. With his 35 years of success in the business, Mike feels he has a lot to offer other shop owners.

Mike has been happily married to his wife Coreen for over 33 years and they have one son.

Ron Tinner

Owner Sparks Tire & Auto and Repair Shop of Tomorrow Coach

Ron grew up with a grandfather who was a mechanical wizard, if it had an engine/motor he could diagnose and repair it. He made sure from an early age that Ron was always a part of what he was doing. At 16 Ron went to work for Firestone, and soon realized that was not the place for him. He then went to work for a small independent auto repair shop called Sparks Tune Up. 

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Ron started as a lube tech, where he performed an estimated average of 20 oil changes per day, 7 days a week. After 3 years, he became the lead tune up tech. By age 22 he had his Master Certification with ASE. In 1993 he became L1 Certified and convinced the shop owner to go “Full Service”. The shop name changed to Sparks Tire and Auto. Over the next 2 years the shop became affiliated with NAPA Autocare program and AAA. In 1995 Ron and the shop owner were partners. In 2000 bought his partner out. In 2004 he moved the shop from its 3 bay 1400 sq ft location to his current 10 bay 10,000 sq ft location. Ron weathered the 2008-2009 storm and kept his crew intact In 2011 Ron served on the NAPA National council, where he met Dave Justice. The best move Ron has ever made, was hiring Dave as his business coach.  Dave taught Ron and held him accountable to make the changes he needed. RSOT changed Ron’s life, both personally and professionally. The education that Ron got from Dave, the push to Implement it and the respect he received when he did it, made him want to be the best he could be. Ron wanted to have the shop that everyone around him was looking to be. Today, Ron has reached that level of success. His daughter works with him daily, his wife was able to retire from the business, he has 7 amazing staff members who live to make the” TEAM” the best it can be. Ron has managed, with the help of many, to get to a level of business success that affords him the opportunity to coach and help others that ARE where he WAS.

Ron is proud to be a part of RSOT and finds it an honor to help other independent shop owners reach their goals in both business and financial success. Ron’s goal is to help others reach the financial and mental freedom to work ON their business, not IN it.

Kathleen Jarosik Callahan

Xpertech Auto Repair, Owner RSOT Coach

Kathleen began her career in the automotive field in late 2003 when she and her husband decided to purchase their own shop and relocate from Florida’s Atlantic Coast to the beautiful Gulf Coast. Kathleen spent much of her time in the background, managing the payroll, accounts payable and paperwork involved with the operations of the business as well as being a part time stay at home mom to their two daughters, who are now 18 and 15. 

 

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In 2009, after divorcing, Kathleen purchased the shop from her former husband and began to run it as her own. Shortly afterward, she became a Napa Auto Care center and utilized Napa’s extensive benefit and training network to learn and grow in the industry. Looking back, Kathleen believes this was one of the most pivotal business decisions she has made to date. The immediate benefits of the program were obviously the earn backs, supplier discounts, expedited delivery and nationwide warranty. The bonus benefits have been game changers over the years and have taught her step by step how to become a better manager, leader and steward in her community. In 2015, she became an ASE certified Service Consultant (C1). Her shop had shown consistent growth of around 5% year to year but since becoming a Platinum Member of Repair Shop of Tomorrow and learning to really utilize all the NAPA programs together to optimize profit, growth and marketing of her shop has increased considerably more than 10% each year. Kathleen was included in the NAPA Insight magazine for Fourth Quarter 2017, was interviewed by Carm Capriotto from Remarkable Results Radio several times/ (https://remarkableresults.biz/?s=kathleen+jarosik) & participated in Digital ShopTalk Radio in August 2019 for the topic of The Ambitious Women Changing the Future of Automotive Repair (found at https://help.autovitals.com/podcast/the-ambitious-women-changing-the-future-of-automotive-repair/ ). Most recently, Kathleen had the pleasure to serve as a panelist on the two-day Kukui Virtual Conference where they were able to reach, inspire and teach many shop owners and staff members that may have never been able to attend a live conference without the spark of knowledge they gained during those two days.

The partnership with NAPA has blessed Kathleen with the ability to give back over the years by supporting her local elementary and high schools, holding food drives for a local food bank, sponsoring fundraiser events for local charity groups like Dollars for Mammograms, The Wobbly Feet Foundation, The New Paradigm of Catholic Charities, planning board member of the 2018 Englewood Beach Waterfest Family Conservation Center. Kathleen was a graduate of the 2019 Leadership Englewood class that planned an event that raised over $25,000 for 3 local charities, she is a current Vice President of the Englewood Chamber of Commerce, was an invited speaker at Auto Care Association’s Spring Leadership Days, and was featured in Tire Business Weekly, Undercar Digest, Napa Insight Magazine and Ratchet & Wrench in 2019.

As a member of Women in Auto Care she was honored to have been chosen as the recipient of their 2018 Female Shop Owner of the Year award. Kathleen attends their conferences that are held in different cities in the US and Canada. This has been invaluable to furthering her career in the automotive industry and has given her the ability and vision to help others, especially women, to pursue a career in automotive. Kathleen looks forward to working with them more in the future to bring programs to her local area that encourage young people to consider the industry for a long-term career. Becoming more involved in the industry as well as continuing to run her repair shop and being involved in more community activities in her town is something she is excited to see in her future!

Kathleen believes joining the staff at Repair Shop of Tomorrow will aid in her desire to raise the bar for the entire industry. We are all professionals and deserve to be compensated physical, emotionally, and financially as such. Her passion to help others succeed, coupled with the core values of RSOT have limitless possibilities to help other shop owners meet and exceed their goals and make their dreams become reality!

Corey Evaldi

Olmsted Auto Care, Owner RSOT Coach

Corey grew up in Buffalo, New York. Living next door to his family’s automotive repair shop, it was inevitable that he would wind up becoming a part of the automotive industry. Like a lot of us, he started in the field by cleaning the shop and mounting tires. Only he started that when he was just 12 years old. He learned much so from both of his parents. His dad taught him how to work on cars while his mother gave him an outstanding attention to detail.

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Corey went on to go to vocational school where he was top of his class. During his time, he was awarded a full tuition scholarship to Ohio Technical College. While attending college, he began to work for Pat Theobald of Olmsted Auto Care.

Over the years of working with Corey, Pat had begun to see that Corey was incredibly determined to make the shop his own and take it on a whole other level. In 2015, Corey took over the role of shop manager and began to grow the company. It was hard work and long hours but to him it was worth it. When news arrived of expecting his 1st child, Corey knew the long hours would not work. He needed to get educated to run the business properly.

A short while later, Corey began to work with Repair Shop of Tomorrow. This was a turning point for him personally and professionally. He loves to implement new ideas and watch them work. By 2018, he was able to double the revenue of his store and grow his profitably. In 2019, he became full owner of Olmsted Auto Care.

Now he is looking to help others in the industry.

Roy Foster

Roy Foster’s Automotive, Owner, RSOT Coach

Roy Foster is the President of Roy Foster’s Automotive, which has been in business since 1947. He has served on numerous groups and councils for both his community and industry. He served on the NAPA AutoCare Advisory Council from 2018-2019, past President for the Reno-Sparks NAPA AutoCare Business Development Group, Western Division ASE-Technician of the Year in 2011, AAA Top Shop Finalist in 2018-2019, and is proud to be Napa Gold Certified.

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His community involvement includes helping create a NAPA AutoCare exhibit for the Reno, Nevada Children’s Discovery Museum, helping local veterans, and has done several Car Giveaways. He is committed to mentoring his employees, apprentice technicians, and local high school and college students interested in the automotive industry. He has been a Scout Leader for Boy Scouts of America, coached youth baseball, and has served in Church Leadership for 25 Years.

Roy is happily married to Jacqueline Foster; they have seven children and six grandchildren.

Alan Cafferty

Bryan’s Service LLC, Owner, RSOT Coach

Alan Cafferty grew up in the Family-owned business that was started in 1935 in Winsted, MN by his father Bryan.

At the age of seven Alan started pumping gas and washing windshields as part of his indoctrination to the automotive world.  From there under the watchful eye of his dad he graduated to small engine repair, tire repair and of course sweeping floors. Never afraid of hard work, because his dad also farmed, Alan continued to learn both farming and auto repair from his dad.  Bryan was the most patient and quiet man you could ever meet and there was nothing mechanical that he would not attempt to repair. The best teacher anyone could have and he loved sharing his knowledge with young eager technicians.  The work was hard and the days long but the rewards were always satisfying.

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After graduating from the local high school Alan headed to college on a full scholarship only to be called back home to help with the family businesses after a series of health issues for both parents. That ended the college dream and started another chapter. In December of 1980 Alan returned to help on the farm & repair shop.  Alan & his brother Butch worked together until March of 1981 when Butch left to work in his father-in-law’s trucking company. Alan became manager and lead tech and handled all day-to-day issues that came with running a repair shop.

Once again change came when in 1990 Alan met his future wife JoLynn.  In July of 1991 Alan & JoLynn married and Alan became a step father to three wonderful girls. That is when taking the business more seriously became an absolute must. Things progressed but never felt right as far as running a business.  That’s when coaching was first attempted through several companies in fact after five different companies each with their own style and methods over a 10-year period it felt like there was no light at the end of the tunnel.  Alan kept searching for the right fit for a small-town shop and found a group that included Dave Justice, Mike McGroarty and Greg Palmier.  The three most influential people in his professional life.  Lifetime friendships were formed and the caring and sharing amongst the group was amazing.

Finally in February 2006 Alan was able to persuade his dad to sell him the business and at age 87 his dad agreed.  Alan started to implement all of the ideas that he had learned and the shop finally felt like a complete business with processes in place to succeed.  But there still seemed to be a piece missing that is when Dave Justice called about RSOT.  There was no hesitation when Dave explained the Done 4 You systems he had in place.  The business boomed and we never looked back.  It is the BEST business decision ever made. Alan finally has a personal life and enjoys spending time with his wife JoLynn, three daughters Erin, Jamie and Paige, three sons-in-law Keith, Dave and Kevin, and especially the biggest “WHY” in his life the seven grandchildren, Alexis, Elizabeth, Brooklyn, Lily, Ella, Abbie and Evan.

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