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  • 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. 

    “I know that IFORABE is dedicated to helping their clients learn to run a better business. This does not only mean producing higher revenues, it also means producing happy customers, a happy team and a strong place in their community. These points are among the keystones of the Kukui Certified program and an example of how Cecil and his team not only go the extra mile but instill those values in their clients as well”  Todd Westerlund - CEO, Kukui

     

     

     

    “I simply wouldn't be where I am today without Cecil. His knowledge and passion for our industry is second to none. Cecil has a gift for motivating and inspiring shop owners and I am honored to be part of his group.” Ryan Clo, Owner of Dubwerx, Avid Autowerx, & Just Saab

     

     

    Cecil has had a great impact on me, my company and ultimately my personal life as well.  He's taught me to find issues in my business, make repairs and monitor performance using my financials as diagnostic tools.  There's a lot of opportunity in this industry (that's why I'm here!) but nothing comes easy.  Cecil has helped me adjust my attitude and be confident in myself, which has helped me avoid countless pitfalls and grow my company properly.  He's been a fantastic coach because I think his goals are not only to help shop owners but to ultimately improve the industry for the better!  I owe a lot of my success to him, thanks, Cecil!
    Patrick McHugh, Bimmer Rescue Richmond, VA  

     

    The Institute for Automotive Business Excellence is a nationally respected company that guides business owners to achieve profitable and sustainable success in this industry through proven strategies, and best practices. Our mission at the Institute is to improve the quality and accessibility of business education while reducing the cost. We do this by taking advantage of multiple tools, small seminars, phone consultation, concept classes and webinars just to name a few. Our unique business structure allows us to deliver quality education for much less than traditional models.   Visit IFORABE at iforabe.com.

     

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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 Certified stands for these same goals. ATI is proud to be a founding member of Kukui Certified Coaches." -- Bryan Stash, ATI/Vice President

     

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  • 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 years of data collected by Kukui member shops. 

    “The ACT Group combines decades of hand on, in the field experience as shop owners and technicians with a history of facilitating the success of hundreds of shops across North America,” said Todd Westerlund, CEO of Kukui. “Their proven success combined with a mission so well aligned with Kukui’s makes them a perfect candidate for Kukui Certified. I am grateful to welcome The ACT Group as a Kukui Certified Coaching organization.”

    According to Ray Kunz, Founder of The ACT Group, “Being certified means that someone has recognized you as above average, better than the “norm”!  Being certified by a company with a product that leads this industry by leaps and bounds makes it a reality!”

    Kukui will be announcing the addition of several more coaching and training organizations to Kukui Certified in the coming weeks and has begun to evaluate candidates for Kukui Certified Partners and Kukui Certified Shops.  For more information about Kukui Certified visit Kukui.com/kc

    About Kukui Corporation
    Kukui enables success. The Kukui All in One Success Platform® empowers each of Kukui’s clients with quantitative data showing their 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. Kukui enables shop owners to focus “on the business.”  

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  • 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, Kukui will begin awarding the Kukui Certified recognition to shops that have exhibited the highest levels of success regarding customer satisfaction, team synergy, community support, and continued growth. This phase is intended to complete the loop of success and promote these top shops to motorists as trusted and recognized members of their community who are focused on the needs of their customers.

     

    “I am really excited about this program and how it will change our industry.” said Todd Westerlund, CEO of Kukui. “With almost a decade’s worth of data to evaluate along with my own experience I can tell you that not all coaches are equal.  Not all software and service providers are equal. And, not all shops are equal. Kukui Certified will leverage that data to identify the best of the best in our industry.”
     

    About Kukui Corporation

    Kukui enables success. The Kukui All in One Success Platform® empowers each of Kukui’s clients with quantitative data showing their 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. Kukui enables shop owners to focus “on the business.” For more information visit Kukui at https://Kukui.com or call (877) 695-6008.

  • 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 Baldine, President of Moran Family of Brands. “Kukui’s multi-faceted CRM system will give our franchise owners a comprehensive marketing platform that will provide greater feedback and communication between our stores and its customers and help drive business to their shops.”

    Moran franchisees will receive data showing their return on investment, new and returning customers and areas to improve their business.  As part of the partnership, Kukui will provide each franchise operator access to a dedicated marketing coordinator to offer additional support.

     

    "As Kukui's mission is to help repair shops achieve success, we are really excited for the opportunity to partner with the Moran Family of Brands who shares this mission," said Todd Westerlund, CEO of Kukui. "As a preferred vendor, Kukui is positioned to help each of the franchisees achieve their individual goals while maintaining a common line of support to all the brands.  We look forward to helping all the shops stay busy."

     

    About Moran Family of Brands:

    Moran Family of Brands is one of the nation’s leading franchisors of general automotive repair, transmission repair and automotive accessory centers. Based in Midlothian, Illinois, Moran Family of Brands provides specialty products and services in virtually every aspect of the automotive aftermarket through four individual brands and a total of more than 120 franchise locations nationwide including: Mr. Transmission, “The Professionals”; Alta Mere “The Automotive Outfitters”; Milex Complete Auto Care centers and SmartView Window Solutions. For more information on Moran Family of Brands visit http://www.moranfamilyofbrands.com.

     

    About Kukui Corporation:

    Kukui enables success. The Kukui All in One Success Platform empowers each of Kukui’s clients with quantitative data showing their 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. Kukui enables shop owners to focus “on the business.” For more information visit Kukui at https://Kukui.com or call (877) 695-6008.