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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.

  • 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 Westerlund, CEO of Kukui. “Jimmy has already been a huge inspiration for Kukui, we love his energy!”
     

    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.

  • 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 new additions to the All-in-One Success Platform, the Kukui DVI.  

     

    “We decided to make our initial entry into the highly competitive digital vehicle inspections marketplace with a straightforward, simple product that meets a few basic requirements of the shops we talked to,”  said Chris Price, Chief Product Officer of Kukui. “ It had to be easy to use without the overhead of unnecessary and distracting features or technology. It needed to be a very lightweight, mobile app that would work equally well on a phone or tablet. It particularly needed to be a native, IOS app for speed, and reliability.  And most importantly it has to integrate seamlessly with their management system, and the Kukui CRM.”

    The Kukui DVI creates full transparency for the motorist into the repair process providing them updates with technician notes, video, and pictures of affected components. The customer sees exactly what the technician sees so they can make informed decisions about servicing their vehicle.

    Between visits, DVI integration with the Kukui CRM enables shops to send reminder or recommended service messages and postcards that include pictures of declined service. Kukui’s research shows that consumers are substantially more likely to make buying decisions when presented with visual images of the affected parts on their vehicle.

    According to Todd Westerlund, CEO of Kukui, “This first release of Kukui DVI is just the beginning of the upcoming additions to our platform. We learned so much from our shop visits about what people really want and need to be successful, you should expect to see a continuous stream of game changing announcements in the next few weeks.”

    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, digital inspection results, and feedback from customer reviews. Kukui enables shop owners to focus “on the business.” For more information visit Kukui at Kukui.com or call (877) 695-6008.