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NAPA AutoCare - Founding Member of KUKUI Certified Partners

NAPA AutoCare - Founding Member of KUKUI Certified Partners

This summer Kukui is doubling our efforts to recognize the best of the best in the Automotive Aftermarket industry.  We are focusing on the organizations who really go above and beyond to support the success of shops, to raise up the image and awareness of our industry, and to give back selflessly to the communities which they serve. The overall goal of the program is to recognize the organizations that may be best suited to support the success of Kukui family shops and lead by example. At the top of the heap, NAPA AutoCare stands out as an example to us all. We will be supporting all of our Kukui Certified partners through joint marketing programs, integration projects, and charity events. And as part of our continued journey to support 10,000 businesses worldwide we have kicked off a renewed tour of partner locations and shops with the Kukui Van making stops along the way. Kukui has recognized NAPA AutoCare as an organization that goes above and beyond to suppo ... read more

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Kukui secures $27 Million Series A Funding

Kukui secures $27 Million Series A Funding

KUKUI Receives Strategic Growth Investment from SSM Partners   Kukui has secured $27 million in Series A funding. The strategic growth investment from Memphis-based SSM Partners will provide Kukui with resources to accelerate continued platform innovation, rapid market expansion, expanded customer services, and support accelerated growth in the automotive aftermarket industry. As part of the strategic growth investment, Jim Tallman, Executive Chairman of Innovative Interfaces and a former CEO with multiple companies, will be joining Kukui as Executive Chairman to support the management team as an advisor.   Since its launch in 2011, over 2,000 auto repair businesses worldwide have trusted Kukui to manage their marketing, websites and customer retention needs. And, they have relied on the Kukui platform to provide them with deep analytics about the health and success of those programs. Kukui’s focus is to enable shop owner ... read more

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Kukui partners with Tekmetric for Integrated Shop Management and Metrics

Kukui partners with Tekmetric for Integrated Shop Management and Metrics

   Kukui has completed integration with the Tekmetric shop management system which provides users of both products unequaled access to shop performance metrics. With the establishment of this integration partnership, Kukui has also welcomed Tekmetric as the newest member of the Kukui Certified Partner program.  Both products will be showcased at the Shop Hackers conference in Nashville, TN this weekend.   Through integration with Tekmetric, shop owners using the Kukui dashboard have immediate access to performance data that helps them better understand their shop’s performance and pinpoint areas of improvement that will enable increased profits. The Kukui platform integrated with Tekmetric also allows shop owners to analyze customer behavior and take control of their online reputation. Shops will have full transparency into the performance of every marketing campaign, including Google Ads, Facebook/Instagram, Yelp, SEO effor ... read more

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IFORABE Recognized as Kukui Certified Coach

IFORABE Recognized as Kukui Certified Coach

Kukui is pleased to welcome Cecil Bullard and the Institute for Automotive Business Excellence to the Kukui Certified Coaches program. IFORABE was easily identified as a candidate for Kukui Certified with unsolicited recommendations from a multitude of their clients, and other coaches in the industry.  The Institute as a whole and its team members individually all practice the key tenets of the Kukui Certified program as part of their regular business practice, leveraging their decades of experience in the industry to help their clients improve their business and personal lives equally. Going the extra mile, they teach their clients to similarly focus on achieving success by providing the best customer service, the strongest support for their teams, and being a force in their communities.              The Institute for Automotive Business Excellence is a nationally respected company that guides business o ... read more

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ATI Joins Kukui Certified Coaches

ATI Joins Kukui Certified Coaches

Kukui is grateful to welcome Automotive Training Institute (ATI) as a member of Kukui Certified Coaches. Kukui Certified coaches and coaching organizations are evaluated across several criteria including; how they help shop owners improve their business and their well being, their longevity and sustainability in the industry, and their commitment both the industry and the community. After visiting 100's of shops across north America and reviewing before and after data to determine how ATI has driven their success, we ask them one question would they recommend ATI to another shop owner.  The answer was always yes. "ATI is the embodiment of the mission of the Kukui Certified Coaches program." -- Todd Westerlund, CEO - Kukui       "Our coaching team lives by our mission of driving both profits and dreams for our clients making them a success in their business and personal lives. And Kukui Certif ... read more

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The Act Group Receives Kukui Certified Coaches Recognition

The Act Group Receives Kukui Certified Coaches Recognition

Kukui Corporation, maker of the All-in-One Success Platform®, has named the ACT Group as a member of Kukui Certified Coaches. Through a review of the ACT Group’s background, the success of ACT Group’s customers, and analysis of actual data for those shops, Kukui Corporation has identified the ACT Group as a top-tier coaching organization and recommends them as a key partner for Kukui customers.  More About Kukui Certified The mission of the Kukui Certified program is to single out organizations and individuals that are best suited for Kukui customers to achieve the maximum success and return on investment with their vendors.  Recipients are chosen based on actual results of success with Kukui customers and through a recommendation of those customers. Final certification is based on several ye ... read more

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Kukui Certified Program Supports Top Tier Automotive Coaching Organizations

Kukui Certified Program Supports Top Tier Automotive Coaching Organizations

San Jose, CA - March  7, 2018: Kukui Corporation, maker of the All-in-One Success Platform®, has launched a new recognition program for the independent automotive industry. Through this program coaching and training organizations, software providers, and repair shops that meet a rigid set of standards and best practices are identified and promoted through the partnership with Kukui Certified.   In the inaugural phase of the Kukui Certified program, the company evaluated dozens of coaches and training organizations and has identified only a handful of  “Top-Tier” members. In the next phase, Kukui will evaluate software and service providers in search of the best of the best. The goal of these first two phases is  to single out organizations and individuals that are best suited for Kukui customers to achieve maximum success and return on investment from their vendors.   In the third phase of the program ... read more

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Moran Family of Brands Forms Partnership with Kukui Corporation

Moran Family of Brands Forms Partnership with Kukui Corporation

  Moran Family of Brands, one of the nation’s leading franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair, window tinting and driver safety products, announced a new partnership with Kukui Corporation to provide their franchise locations with internet marketing and website support programs.   Moran’s franchise stores will receive Kukui’s proprietary CRM software, which is designed to help attract and retain customers. The program includes smart web pages that are optimized to boost a shop’s leads and conversion rates; a content management platform that is integrated with each store’s point-of-sale system and customer retention tools such as email service reminders, direct mailers and a follow-up module to help shops track outreach efforts to existing customers.   "Moran Family of Brands’ partnership with Kukui will play a key role in the success and development in each of our franchise locations,” said Pete Bald ... read more

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Kukui Welcomes Industry Veteran Jimmy Lea to the Family

Kukui Corporation, maker of the All-in-One Success Platform®, has announced the the appointment of Jimmy Lea as Regional Sales Director.  In his new role, Jimmy will focus on evangelizing the benefits of leveraging Kukui’s integrated platform to address the needs and concerns of shop owners today preparing them to meet the demands of tomorrow.   With more than 10 years experience in sales and business development for software-as-a-service, financial services as well as hardware products, Jimmy embodies the fabric of the independent automotive industry.  Prior to joining the Kukui family, Jimmy Lea served as Evangelist and National Sales Manager for AutoVitals where he helped shop owners understand the value of the Digital Shop.   “I have always been impressed with the way Jimmy conducts himself in the industry.  He continually puts the interests of shop owners at the top of the list,”  said Todd We ... read more

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Kukui Launches a Digital Vehicle Inspection Solution Built to Shop Owner Requirements

Kukui Launches a Digital Vehicle Inspection Solution Built to Shop Owner Requirements

Kukui Corporation, maker of the All-in-One Success Platform®, has announced the availability of the Kukui DVI, an in house developed addition to the Kukui suite of products, that is designed to help substantially improve the way repair shops communicate with customers during and between visits to the shop. The product is being shown for the first time at the Ratchet and Wrench Conference Sept 24-26. The Kukui DVI is now available in limited release. More at Kukui.com/dvi As part of Kukui’s mission to produce products that help auto repair shops be successful, the company sought the direct input of shop owners and industry thought leaders to focus its development efforts. Much of this input was gained through CEO, Todd Westerlund’s nationwide tour.  So, after 18 months of research and development, and 15,000 miles of travel visiting shops for their input, Kukui is releasing the first of several n ... read more

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