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Professional Auto Body achieves I-CAR Gold designation

The I-CAR Gold Class Professionals designation is the highest training level recognized in the collision industry. Through earning the Gold Class designation, businesses can increase operational efficiencies, reduce cycle times, and minimize repair mistakes.

For a business to earn Gold Class recognition, four key employees must be designated as Role Reps and achieve Platinum in the following roles: Refinish Technician, Steel Structural Technician, Non-Structural Technician, and Estimator. One person can be a Role Rep for multiple roles but must achieve Platinum in each declared role.

In addition, five employees of Professional Auto body have reached their I-Car Platinum Individual designation.

The I-CAR Platinum Individual designation recognizes individuals in the collision industry who achieve and maintain high levels of role-relevant training. Earning the Platinum Individual designation equips collision industry professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to perform complete and safe repairs.

Alexander joins W.J. Bradley

W.J.Bradley Mortgage Lending in Glenwood Springs is proud to welcome Justin Alexander to its office. Justin comes to us from Southern California, where he had been for the last 10 years, as a lender and most recently a Realtor in the prestigious Beverly Hills market. Justin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with Jumbo loan programs, as well as first-time homebuyer programs such as FHA, Rural Development and VA loans. Those looking to purchase a new home or refinance an existing one can stop by and visit him at 214 Eighth St. Suite 201 (behind Vectra Bank) or call him today at (970) 366-3580.

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse named to Chairman’s Circle

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse has been named to the Coldwell Banker Chairman’s Circle. This designation is awarded to companies who attained closed adjusted gross commission income of $8,000,000 or more during the 2012 calendar year. Coldwell Banker Mason Morse is one of only 52 Coldwell Banker companies throughout the world to receive this award. “Coldwell Banker Mason Morse has established itself as one of the top companies within the Coldwell Banker network with its exceptional positioning of our luxury Previews program in the Aspen market” said Budge Huskey, president and Chief Executive Officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate. “Earning a position within Coldwell Banker Chairman’s Circle showcases the success Coldwell Banker Mason Morse has had in the Aspen area where they have mixed an unwavering customer focus along with ensuring that their agents are best equipped to succeed in such a competitive market. The leadership team, support staff and agents are an extremely impressive group and deserve this honor.”

Glenwood Springs Subaru earns Subaru of America 2013 Subaru Stellar Care Award

Glenwood Springs Subaru of Glenwood Springs is set to receive the 2013 Subaru Stellar Care Award.

“The Subaru Stellar Care Award is earned by top ranking Subaru dealers who deliver an exceptional ownership experience to our customers,” said Bill Cyphers, senior vice president, sales for Subaru of America. “Award recipients meet the high Stellar Care benchmarks for customer satisfaction, brand representation, and operational excellence. Our brand has enjoyed record sales for the past four years and this success is in large part due to the excellence of our retail body.”

Achieving this highly coveted award requires truly exceptional dedication and Subaru dealers must devote significant time and resources to the customer experience throughout the year. Performance measures for the program range from participation in all customer-focused Subaru programs to maintaining a customer­ friendly, inviting facility. Dealers must also achieve outstanding satisfaction scores for all key areas in Sales and Service and demonstrate outstanding performance in Customer Loyalty.

Glenwood Springs Subaru is located at 175 Storm King Road, Glenwood Springs CO. 81601. For more information, the dealership can be contacted at 970-945-7447 or at

Hensel promoted at Drexel Barrell

Drexel, Barrell & Co. proudly announces the promotion of Keith E. Hensel, P.E. to the position of senior associate. Hensel is a Sr. Civil Engineer in Drexel Barrell’s Boulder office. He earned his BS in Civil Engineering Technology from Metropolitan State College and has 28 years experience.

Founded in 1949, Drexel, Barrell & Co. ( provides civil, water resources, traffic and transportation engineering, and land surveying to clients throughout Colorado. With offices in Boulder and Colorado Springs and extensive project experience in Front Range, Mountain, and Western Slope communities, Drexel Barrell serves our clients throughout Colorado.

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