William Demaree
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  • Fishers, IN
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  • Tom Wood Jaguar / Land Rover / Volvo
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From Fixed Ops to General Manager

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Mahoney Aug 10, 2012. 10 Replies

Are there any success stories of anyone jumping from Fixed to GM? I am contemplating attempting to make a change. Looking for ideas of how to cross over. I have worked fixed for 24 plus years and…Continue

Standard Operating Procedures

Started Jun 28, 2011 0 Replies

Does anyone use written SOP's? In parts and Service? I am wanting to document standard operating procedures for my store. We have talked about this stuff for years and I have not seen anything really…Continue

Electronic Dispatch

Started Mar 18, 2011 0 Replies

Has anyone changed over from manual (human) to electronic dispatch? I just did and am getting a little push back from the advisors on booking tech times and looking up op codes. Any other…Continue

Customer Follow-up

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fran Taylor Jun 13, 2010. 2 Replies

Is anyone using a cost effective customer follow-up company that does a good job?

 

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William Demaree commented on Dr. Harold Elam Jr.'s blog post The New GM...........
"That is a very interesting and bold statement. As a Fixed Ops guy I would agree even more with some of what you are saying. People like myself that run very successful fixed departments never get the shot to run the store. We have very good…"
Jan 26, 2015
William Demaree and David Pritchard are now friends
Jul 28, 2014
Hire The Winners and William Demaree are now friends
Mar 4, 2014
William Demaree and Mike Elliott are now friends
Mar 4, 2014
William Demaree posted a blog post

How to increase your gross by over $100,000

Last year I took a hard look at all my processes in a attempt to find the one thing that could increase my gross over $100,000 for the 2013 year. I noticed we were falling very short on alignments. We were over charging and under selling. I focused on this and completely revamped the process. We lowered our door rate, lowered our tech pay and set goals and reviewed them on a daily basis.Each consultant has a monthly goal and we meet for 15 minutes before each day to see where they stand…See More
Mar 3, 2014
William Demaree posted a status
"My 2013 year was to focus on Alignmnet sales. We Increased from 30 a month to 182 per month! Whats next?"
Jan 9, 2014
William Demaree posted a status
"Just launched Ipads in the service drive. In just one month we have increased our alignment sales 379%."
Apr 12, 2013
William Demaree is now friends with Andrea Lupo and Craig Lockerd
Feb 27, 2013
William Demaree replied to Craig Lockerd's discussion Last question in last nights debate,how would you have answered? in the group Christian Auto Industry Professionals
"I say Obama is our threat! Yep I said it out loud :0"
Oct 23, 2012
Jim Mahoney replied to William Demaree's discussion From Fixed Ops to General Manager
"William, FOD's make the best GM's hands down. They have already mastered the 2 toughest parts of the store. The skills you learn in Fixed will carry you well as a GM. I see a growing trend of GM's coming from fixed with great results.…"
Aug 10, 2012
Tony Troussov replied to William Demaree's discussion From Fixed Ops to General Manager
"William, in my experience, I have seen several Fixed people execute well in the GM position.  In all instances they were surrounded by great Variable people (GSM, UCM and F&I Director).  If you have that support you'll do just…"
Jun 14, 2012
Russell Grosser replied to William Demaree's discussion From Fixed Ops to General Manager
"My first question would be; how many times has this happened?  Have they been through several people in the seat?  If that is the case then you have a strong leg to stand on.  I don't know what your time sensetivity is on…"
May 30, 2012
William Demaree replied to William Demaree's discussion From Fixed Ops to General Manager
"Thanks Russell, Any ideas of how to successfully sell myself to a dealer that constantly is looking at a Sales Manager by default? Every job post I see askes for several years of sales not Fixed."
May 30, 2012
Russell Grosser replied to William Demaree's discussion From Fixed Ops to General Manager
"Hello William, As an car person who's moved to recruitment for the industry, I've found the most successful General Managers are from fixed operations.  You already know how to read financials, analyse KPI's, and have experience…"
May 30, 2012
William Demaree replied to William Demaree's discussion From Fixed Ops to General Manager
"Tom I really appreciate the vote of confidence. As you can see I passed on the Toyota deal will GST. Still decerning"
May 24, 2012
Tom Loyalty Coach Wiegand liked William Demaree's discussion From Fixed Ops to General Manager
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24 Years with the same Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealer. I have run all of the Fixed Operations departments. My degree is in Business Adminstration. I have been able to successfully turn a Dodge franchise into an independant Napa Autocare Center with a used car lot and collision center. (update) Now running a highline Jaguar / Land Rover / Volvo Service in Indianapolis

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How to increase your gross by over $100,000

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 12:49pm 0 Comments

Last year I took a hard look at all my processes in a attempt to find the one thing that could increase my gross over $100,000 for the 2013 year. I noticed we were falling very short on alignments. We were over charging and under selling. I focused on this and completely revamped the process. We lowered our door rate, lowered our tech pay and set goals and reviewed them on a daily basis.Each consultant has a monthly goal and we meet for 15 minutes before each day to see where they stand…

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