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  • Kukui Corporation Forms Partnership with National Automotive Parts Association

    SAN JOSE, CA (PRWEB) JANUARY 11, 2017 - Kukui Corporation has become an official partner of the National Automotive Parts Association, giving the company the ability to market to more than 15,000 NAPA AutoCare Centers nationwide. NAPA only partners with vendors providing quality products and services and promotes those vendors directly to its members.

    As part of the partnership, Kukui will offer NAPA AutoCare Centers exclusive pricing for its innovative marketing platform, which is designed to help automotive shop owners attract and retain customers. The company’s product suite includes smart web pages that are optimized to boost a shop’s leads and conversion rates; a simple-to-use Content Management System that is integrated with a shop’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.

    "NAPA is proud to welcome Kukui as one of our trusted partners,” said Jason Rainey, General Manager of NAPA’s AutoCare division. “Kukui’s All-in-One Success Platform allows us to offer NAPA AutoCare facilities a comprehensive marketing, analytics, and customer communications platform that will contribute to their shops success.”

    “To work with NAPA is a dream come true,” said Kukui CEO Todd Westerlund. “The organization has a vast network and has built a reputation for working with top-notch vendors, so we are honored to have made the cut.”
     

    Kukui recently launched a new version of its marketing platform, which includes a slew of new features to address the marketing issues that shop owners struggle with most. The company’s marketing software package also includes access to a dedicated marketing coordinator to provide hand-on support.

    About Kukui 


    With a rich history in information technology, Kukui provides businesses with a custom website platform and software solution that integrates with each organization’s Point of Sale (POS) system. This empowers each of Kukui’s clients with quantitative data showing their monetary return on investment, the number of new clients based on their POS system, statistics revealing their customer retention rate, and areas to improve their business through the tracking of phone calls, appointment forms, and feedback from customer reviews.
    The company was ranked 76th on Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list in 2015.

  • Kukui Corporation Joins Forces with the Automotive Training Institute

    Software maker will serve as an “endorsed vendor” to ATI’s clients

    Kukui Corporation, a developer of marketing software solutions for automotive repair shops, has been named a “Preferred Supplier” of the Automotive Training Institute, one of the industry’s leading coaching and management consulting companies.


    As a Preferred Supplier, Kukui will be listed on the ATI website along with other endorsed vendors. In exchange, Kukui will provide special pricing to ATI clients who subscribe to the company’s innovative software platform, which provides detailed data on how many leads a shop owner’s marketing channels are generating.


    The company’s product suite also includes smart web pages that are optimized to boost sales conversion rates; a simple-to-use Content Management System that is integrated with a shop’s Point-of-Sale system and customer retention tools such as email service reminders. Kukui will offer ATI clients one month of free access to its platform and will also waive the design fee associated with building new sites.


    “Our goal is to provide ATI clients with as many tools as possible to help them assess where to best allocate their marketing resources, so they can drive car count and increase sales,” said Kukui CEO Todd Westerlund.


    Since 1980, ATI has been helping shop owners achieve their dreams through honest coaching and integrity. 
      
    “Working together, Kukui and ATI can maximize the marketing efforts of their mutual clients by tracking and measuring programs and results,” said ATI’s National Account Manager Jim Silverman.
     

    Kukui remains committed to forming alliances with industry leaders and passionately improving technology for the betterment of people and businesses worldwide.


    About Kukui 
    With a rich history in information technology, Kukui provides businesses with a custom website platform and software solution that integrates with each organization’s Point of Sale (POS) system. This empowers each of Kukui’s clients with quantitative data showing their monetary return on investment, the number of new clients based on their POS system, statistics revealing their customer retention rate, and areas to improve business through the tracking of phone calls, appointment forms, and feedback from customer reviews. The company was ranked 76th on the annual Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
     


    About ATI 
    ATI (Automotive Training Institute) is the oldest and largest business management training company in the automotive industry.  The company's 25 experienced coaches and dedicated support staff provide professional business guidance and training to more than 1,400 of the most successful independent auto repair and collision shops in North America.

  • Kukui Corporation Appoints New Vice President of Client Services, Adds Key Marketing Positions

    Promoted staffers will focus on client retention; improve Kukui’s marketing materials and expand the company’s digital presence

    Kukui Corporation, a developer of marketing software solutions for the automotive repair industry, has appointed Caitlyn Williams Vice President of Client Services. The company has also promoted Kiley Fasano to Director of Marketing and Production and Omar Avalos to Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator.

    As Vice President of Client Services, Williams manages client satisfaction and retention and oversees all client-facing staff to ensure accountability and high quality customer service. Well-versed at client relations, Williams served as the former associate director of client services for nearly two years before her promotion. She started her marketing career at a technical recruiting company, which gave her the foundation to work directly with clients, develop networking and event planning skills, and implement internal marketing campaigns.

    In their new roles, Fasano and Avalos will improve Kukui’s marketing materials and expand the company’s digital presence. Fasano works directly with Kukui’s integration, design, production, development and marketing departments to launch new clients’ websites onto Kukui’s marketing platform and educates clients about strategies for achieving business growth. She also oversees trade show and event planning, social media and public relations.

    Kiley Fasano joined Kukui in May 2014, as a production manager. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in web design and interactive media from The Art Institute of Colorado.

    Omar Avalos, who started his career at Kukui in January 2015 as a client success coordinator, is responsible for developing sales collateral, executive presentations and other marketing materials to promote the company’s success platform. He also manages Kukui’s social media presence and helps create videos and other visual aids to support the company’s communication with clients and prospects.

    Before joining Kukui, Avalos worked as an account strategist at a multicultural marketing agency in San Francisco. He holds a degree in multicultural marketing from the University of San Francisco.
    “Both Kiley and Omar are already having a tremendous impact on our business and are helping Kukui gain a larger foothold in the automotive repair market,” said Kukui CEO Todd Westerlund.

    About Kukui

    With a rich history in information technology, Kukui provides businesses with a custom website platform and software solution that integrates with each organization’s Point of Sale (POS) system. This empowers each of Kukui’s clients with quantitative data showing their monetary return on investment, the number of new clients based on their POS system, statistics revealing their customer retention rate, and areas to improve business through the tracking of phone calls, appointment forms, and feedback from customer reviews. The company was ranked 76th on the annual Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

  • Honest-1 Auto Care Names Kukui Corporation Endorsed Vendor

    Automotive repair chain will promote Kukui’s marketing software to new franchisees

    Kukui Corporation has joined the approved list of vendors that automotive repair shop giant Honest-1 recommends to its new franchisees. As an “endorsed” vendor, Kukui will be included in the marketing resource material franchisees receive from Honest-1 along with information about how Kukui fits into a franchisee’s marketing budget.

    Honest-1 named Kukui an approved vendor based on the effectiveness of the company’s marketing platform, which helps shop owners evaluate their marketing campaigns. In addition to offering analytics, the company’s product suite also includes smart web pages that are optimized to boost a shop’s leads and conversion rates; a simple-to-use Content Management System that is integrated with a shop’s Point-of-Sale system and customer retention tools such as email service reminders.

    “It’s really the best system for obtaining a snapshot of the health of the business and how it relates to AdWords, SEO and other marketing efforts,” said Rick Sage, Director of Marketing for Honest-1 Auto Care. “The platform is also extremely user-friendly with one point of contact and integration with shop management software, which leads to real-time ROI data on leads.”

    Kukui is now serving 30 Honest-1 shops throughout the country. As part of its relationship with Honest-1, Kukui CEO Todd Westerlund provides online educational seminars educating franchisees about the company’s platform and how it can improve their business. The company will also be exhibiting at the 2015 Honest-1 National Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona from September 28-30.
    “We are thrilled to be working so closely with Honest-1 and look forward to helping the company’s franchisees uncover the marketing approaches that will deliver the best results,” said Westerlund.

    About Kukui 
    With a rich history in information technology, Kukui provides businesses with a custom website platform and software solution that integrates with each organization’s Point of Sale (POS) system. This empowers each of Kukui’s clients with quantitative data showing their monetary return on investment, the number of new clients based on their POS system, statistics revealing their customer retention rate, and areas to improve their business through the tracking of phone calls, appointment forms, and feedback from customer reviews.

    The company was recently ranked 76th on Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list.

    About Honest-1 Auto Care 
    Honest-1, a national full-service auto care company, is passionate about putting customers first.  Its customer-centric, transparent approach assures every customer is thoroughly educated on the systems and services necessary to keep their vehicles in the best running condition. In addition to putting their customers first, Honest-1 Auto Care is the only auto care company that is 100 percent ESA® Certified Eco-Friendly.  Honest-1 was ranked 321 in Entrepreneur magazine's 2013 "Franchise 500" and ranked 338 in the magazine's 2011 "Franchise 500" list. Additionally, Honest-1 ranked as one of the top companies in the 2011 and 2012 Lube and Oil News "Top Oil Change-Plus Chains" and in the 2013 “HOT 100 FRANCHISE LIST” by RedHotFranchises.com. For more information, visit http://www.honest-1.com. For franchise information please visit, http://www.h1franchise.com.

  • Kukui Corporation Named to the 2015 Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies

    Company ranked 76th with three-year sales growth of nearly 4,000%

    Inc. Magazine has ranked Kukui Corporation 76th on its annual Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. Kukui, which makes marketing software for automotive repair shop owners, landed its ranking with a growth rate of 3,493% over the last three years.


    Founded in 1996, Kukui has 86 employees and reported revenue of $4.2 million last year. This is the first time the company has earned a spot on the list, which represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.
    "I am honored that Kukui has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest growing companies,” said Kukui Founder and Product Architect Ryan Wilmot. “It is really a testament to the small business owners that we work with, and to the amazing “Kukuians” who have worked day and night to create technology to help others, which was our mission from the outset.”


    Started in 1982, the Inc. 500 list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. This year’s ranking of fastest-growing companies represents the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years.


    Kukui has grown by providing auto repair shops with a way to measure the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns. In addition to offering analytics, the company’s product suite also includes smart web pages that are optimized to boost a shop’s leads and conversion rates; a simple-to-use Content Management System that is integrated with a shop’s Point-of-Sale system and customer retention tools such as email service reminders. 
      
    Kukui will be featured in the September issue of Inc. Magazine, which will be available on newsstands August 18th. The company will also be honored at the Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony, Oct. 21-23, 2015 in Orlando.


    Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

    Methodology 
    The 2015 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generated revenue by March 31, 2011. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2014. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 is $2 million.

    About Kukui 
    With a rich history in information technology, Kukui provides businesses with a custom website platform and software solution that integrates with each organization’s Point of Sale (POS) system. This empowers each of Kukui’s clients with quantitative data showing their monetary return on investment, the number of new clients based on their POS system, statistics revealing their customer retention rate, and areas to improve their business through the tracking of phone calls, appointment forms, and feedback from customer reviews.