Garage Rehab S01E03 Scotty’s Automotive

Garage Rehab S01E03 Scotty’s Automotive


Richard Rawlings of gas monkey garage has built a brand boom and an empire here we go by flipping cars gas monkey did good in making cash now he’s launching a new venture I’ll put in the two hundred grand but then I take over investing in struggling garages across the u.s. tonight Richard tackles Scotty’s automotive in Roanoke Texas the garage drowning a jump wow what a friggin and close to losing it all we’re imploding what are you doing right now we I don’t know is that a left being used as a shelving unit and why don’t we have a box of shoes here can Richard and his crew turn this town eyesore into a civic jewel I’ll put in the two hundred grand then I take over we got one day to get everything out yeah save that save that save that one two or as Scotty to set in his ways to make a change don’t let that go nowhere I cannot help me I have to keep catching you baby I don’t know whether they need more I’m done we’re gonna crush them I can’t believe this [Music] this you can’t make up folks [Music] so Russell check this out today we’re headed over to the Liu town of Roanoke Texas it’s like six or seven thousand people but it’s up-and-coming like crazy I mean look at this downtown area they just built up so there’s a lot of businesses out here that are struggling to keep pace most notably Scotty’s automotive shop all across America there are shops garages that they have a customer base but they’re just failing and here at Scotty’s in Roanoke is maybe my next target yeah Scotty’s automotive shop lady I know Marshall and Elliot called and said that the employees are great the works really good but the place is a disaster that she like wants to drop her car off in the street and throw them the keys and come back when it’s ready that says a lot you know when a customer called you Scotty told me uh you know come by anytime I talk to him couple days ago so okay I hope this whole field over there it in his – what is it next to this junkyard it says Scotty’s on it man don’t tell me this is the place all right let’s go see Scotty well you got all these customers parking here what’s with all the space I once put the low sign nobody could see that where do you park I feel like I’m still in the road you are still in the road maybe I’ll hit you we know it can’t afford to pay you what a freakin I mean it’s a mess there’s crap everywhere in cars everywhere and that’s just on the outside I don’t even know if I want to go in how can he be working on this many cars at one time oh yeah that’s still wait oh here we go oh yeah it’s a closet and there’s nobody in here yeah look at the stayin up in the ceiling over all the paperwork is that here and we goin crews aren’t into the shop which is just stuffed full of more cars and more crap then I’ve actually ever seen stuffed into a shop no there’s nobody here no maybe they’re closed I don’t see anybody working we turn the corner and then it looks like this you know a NASCAR pit crew just sitting there waiting for the car to come it’s going on guys are you doing Scottie Ram Scottie is this office yeah this must be the office areas hey Scottie Richard Rawlings Richard Rawlings who told me to come by anytime so here I am it’s awesome to have you here my name is Scottie I own Scotty’s automotive here in Roanoke Texas and I’ve owned it since 2004 we just wanted a mom-and-pop shop where you can go and get basic auto repairs and good service it’s my passion it is my passion this is Russell he’s good buddy man glad you do ex-cop nice to meet you that can walk you around a little bit you give me an assessment of my shop you got a lot of stuff in here is all that stuff out there yours know what the majority yes sir it’s a bunch well I don’t know I guess been doing this way so how many square feet you got here 4,000 square foot of goodies 4,000 square feet is a pretty decent size for an auto shop but you would never know it looking around here it looks like a rat maze what is that Russell you got to be kidding me with that what is going on with that so the first thing I noticed that there’s two lifts strapped together so that one doesn’t fall fantastic that looks awful dangerous is that a lift being used as a shelving unit yes so the lift doesn’t work the lift actually does work so why not sell the lift what would hold my shelf I don’t even know where to begin and then you’re using PVC for your air it came with a shop you’re using PVC for then do you have any idea as you do that is I do cuz it’s blown a couple of times and we were to run for our lives both time a couple of times more than a couple of times basically PVC piping isn’t rated for high pressure I mean DIY guys do it all the time but it could explode like a bomb but they still got it it’s still being used oh wait there’s more that looks like the lady with all the things can it have her head the electrical nightmare tell me you have issues with your electric issues when we turn on the microwave out here in the shop it blows the front room and shuts down our computers at the same time and you deal with that well we just don’t use the microwave there you go that’s the fix there you go what’s this bucket of crap right here that’s a rat trap are those maggots is there a rat in it Adam you need to check this bro that’s some redneck ingenuity right there so what’s all this area here is this like where everything lands to go die it seemed like everything got pushed and squished over to this side this side this side that side you got junk everywhere I mean I’ve been to a lot of shops and I’ve helped a few but holy cow this is a lot are you attached to any of this stuff like emotionally or you know I sort of Concerned myself a saver I see so no one has really called me a hoarder to my face except my wife because I’d like to be considered a saver sometimes what happens is a customer will come in and it can’t afford it and I might have a door lock actuator some along that line that I can give to them and so then I’m a hero but the amount of time it takes to find that in this junk wouldn’t it be cheaper just to get one yes my biggest weakness is I want to be the hero all the time no matter how it equates into money you can buy heroism with profits yes trust me you got a lot of stuff in here don’t show you some of the guys all right you can meet them cool all right Adam was writer Hado manager this is Gabbie are you clocked in now all right I checked out everybody their natural habitat if you will I got a bunch just sitting around I’ve got some guys that are sort of not on the payroll but they like to hang out these are my two Tech’s are up front right on these are my little worker bees actually work Richard Steve Steve I’m gonna put in X amount of dollars which I don’t even know yet I need to know if I’ve got any dead weight I can trim immediately and start saving well you feel like it’s a good place to work it is a good place to work if we had enough room it’s just too cluttered in here too messed up huh yes it is the good was Kody he’s got a big heart and he will help you for anything that you need his bad downfalls is all the clutter you cannot find nothing that you need I basically do the estimate looks like they’ve got some viable guys and some viable positions but I can already tell you I got to cut some weight Wow you know all this is yours yes what is that smell it’s charred out there that’s what it’s Richard we call him charred and he’s out there and he’s got some some barbecue on the pit oh my god what is the charge main responsibility here’s my hairbrush guy custom paint the air brush is in the back barbecuing and it seems like it’s a normal occurrence here and nobody seems to have an issue with it is this on the clock [Music] ah sometimes yeah I’ve got a guy cooking ribs I mean this can’t make up folks so is this everybody we met him all you’ve met my crew well I’m thoroughly depressed so I mean you’ve got stuff just piled up everywhere not only is the inside of mess but out in the yard he’s got I don’t know 50 60 cars some of them have been here forever how do you deal with the mess this big I mean this is a ton of cars do what eat the wolf the city put that up why would the city put a wall up on your property it’s all the parking and cars is an embarrassment to the patrons that are go near the restaurants when they’re trying to develop the downtown the city went and put an entire fence around their part of the property so that nobody had to look at it on the nice part of town which is I don’t know about a hundred feet that way man let’s go in and talk about what I like to talk about which is money now I need to know is he making anything is the in jeopardy of losing anything and how much of all this crap that he owns that we can sell you showed me the bad and the ugly is there any good there’s a lot of good so what’s been like your best year money-wise the best probably are what are you doing right now a week in business I don’t know I don’t know who does the books now oh my wife all right let’s talk to her a little bit about the books all right dad damn dude this is unbelievable I know Richard Rawlings finer nice to meet you nice to meet you I’m Sondra I’m Scott’s wife and I’m responsible for the financial aspects behind the scenes so what’s our best year and what’s our worst year nine hundred would be our best year and our worst year is right under 700 do you take of paychecks ourselves we do not take paychecks uh as far as your annual income it’s been sighs is nothing down to seven hundred where do you believe it’s all going do you think it’s it’s a loss of parts do you think it’s employees do you think it’s just bad billing practices you see all the above I think that several employees milk the clocks at around and that makes me mad you guys realize that if I decide to invest in this business people are gonna go and I mean you’ve got to turn this into a viable working business which I’m starting to believe might be here especially with the neighborhood and what-have-you Scotty’s got an amazing location but more than that I think Scotty’s really committed to his customers annie has a loyal fan base and that matters for me as an investor we’ve got to get all this place working and making money I’m willing to make a deal with you if you’re in but I’m a you don’t even know the deal yet you can’t be it that’s the bad decision-making you need to think about this I mean if I’m gonna take over you know I might fire you first Scottie okay okay let’s back up let’s hear the deal I think it’s gonna take about 200 grand to clean this place up get all the equipment that you need to start making the proper money I’ll put in the 200 grand of my time money and contacts but then I take over everything I say goes I’m gonna gut this thing and we’re gonna go at it I mean everything goes in the trash Richard Rawlings does not play around he’s gonna hit you and hope he takes you down to the map [Music] next you guys are free to go Richard gets right to it when he fired three guys right on the spot that kind of like whoa all right so now you guys know that I mean business then Scottie staggers in the clear out let that go nowhere I cannot help me I have to keep catching you saving and later I think it means fun is telling across this portion not only does he want to crush all my cars he wants to crush my heart [Music] you [Music] [Applause] all right so my proposal is this I’ll put in the 200 grand but then I take over everything I say goes I just offered to sink 200 grand of my time money and contacts in the Scotties automotive to rehab their shop over the next six days you got a family to think of make sure you think this true the shop is on its last leg and I’m not even making enough money to keep it up I need Richards expertise to save everything if it fails I’ll be letting a lot of people down including my family all right we got a deal we got a deal welcome to Richard’s automotive let’s go talk to the people you guys wanna take a break for a second jump in here gather up everybody and have a little chat with Richard taking on my shop it’s gonna be a harsh reality Scotty and I had a long talk and the great news is we’re gonna turn this place around the not-so-great news is I’m now your boss and from this point on it’s my way or the highway so that said we got a lot of dead weight we got a lot of things that aren’t working the way they’re supposed to you guys I’m sure you’re great guys but the guys got cell phones well then we 100% give you a call when we need you but other than that no more hanging out you’re free to go what’s happening corn rolls we don’t really have a spot for you anymore you and if we come up with one will give you out when he fired three guys right on the spot that kind of like whoa he is not joking here all right so now you guys know that I mean business and it’s fixing to get real tough if you thought that was tough we’re gonna have to increase work by probably a thousand percent in order to do that we’ve got everything in here and start over everything from the ceiling to the floor so if you’ve got personal stuff here you better be putting in any trip pretty quick because I’m gonna throw everything away that’s not glued down we got six days left and we can’t go over any more than that and Scotties is gonna start losing more money than it can afford to lose so we’re gonna go at it and we’re gonna go at it hard this is Richard shop for now but you guys are gonna be working underneath me we’re gonna be cleaning out every thing in here starting tomorrow morning it’s no joke that’s the bottom line if you guys don’t want to be on board don’t show up tomorrow if you want to be here and we’ve got this place turned around then you’re underneath wrestling that’s gonna suck I mean I’m not kidding I wouldn’t work underneath a everybody on board here All Right see you in the morning [Music] here we are Scottie’s and all this junk art is news to you Richard are you serious it’s day one here two Scotties automotive and collision repair and I gotta tell you a different gut this place there’s Russell oh boy Russell’s already there I’m bringing in Chris he’s gonna help me map out the place and he’s gonna be on hand to make sure everything goes exactly where we want it to go welcome to Scotty’s garage oh my god so when I first got to Roanoke and kind of thought it was a joke look at this place I mean it looked like a junkyard I really wasn’t even sure if they picked a service shop rustling out to the cursory inspection we’re gonna extend the offices get rid of this lift it’s a shelf so everything has to come out whenever I come up with a plan it’s a little bit design a little bit science so we got sixty days right nope six six days with all the junk in this space it’s hard to tell what to do with it we just need to open it up but with 4,000 square feet this space has a lot of potential and I’ve got a lot of plans but my main focus is getting three new lists and an alignment machine then position them for long and short term projects so all in all we got a lot of work to do if we take all this metal down I just think it’ll open up the room and make it feel not so sure we’re gonna blow out some walls we’re gonna change some stuff but first we got to get everything out of here I need everybody from the company of Scotty’s helping the 1-800 junk guys we need to get junk out the trucks right there junk junk junk junk come on come on come on [Music] [Music] so let’s get that out of here all got to be recycled not only did the employees not understand how intense it was gonna get so quickly if it’s not nailed down I want it gone I don’t think they realize how much they really had I got one day to move 14 years of crap you guys should go through it later yeah I didn’t want to be around Russell you couldn’t stand there for just a second taking a break and he’d come over in the helmet to put you be a dad and let’s move some junk fingers what are you doing Russell is a real big man in here barking orders that don’t fly for me garbage garbage he kind of scares little guys like me so I get to it I see some of the stuff that I thought was my prized possessions being thrown and trashed dude this is the air box with the 47 yesterday’s I this is the Porsche fuel cake just say that one whew save that to real a tester this is a stroke 600 that I need we want to save the hoods don’t let that go nowhere I cannot help me I have to keep catching you saving I got Scotty running around like a chicken with his head cut off what is this that’s the bumper cover nope but for what for the guys itself in the garbage wants to save this and he’s picking out of the garbage and I can’t have that Russell I told him to put some 2×4 so we had that was just raised back to the pandas putting that thing in the paint boat garbage garbage garbage can I have just one little box it’s mine he’s gonna have moments but in the end it’s gonna be good we just gotta make him see the in picture so one of the main problems here is obviously the logo sucks can you guys draw me out something a little better a little more professional one of the most important aspects of this for me is the logo and the design because that’s gonna portray to the customer exactly who we are and what we do and how professional we are doing it so I’m gonna get with the 360 wrap guys and come up with a new logo while Chris Russell are getting after the shop so basically we got one day to get everything out one day and that includes empty in the parking lot if you can call it that all of its parks is any way you can come pick up the Mustang so we can get out of here we’re clearing the need everything gone stress because I got 16 cars out there I got to move I got 13 ohm that go be a record and then I’ve got customers that aren’t coming to pick them up word has it Scotty has a lot of cars off site so we’ve got our hands full this is crunch time now boys cutting down the old shells tearing down some of the structure [Music] this is easily the most challenging teardown we’ve ever done it’s taking us all day and now it’s a tonight when we still aren’t done because now that the shops empty I got to get it cleaned and dime attic and surface-to-surface need to prep the floor and install the new Rhino Linings epoxy which takes overnight to cure so that tomorrow morning we can start the build plan it’s gonna be a big day next you got anything worth anything cuz I brought my orange marker Richard accesses Scottie stash that’s worthless that’s worthless and later why can’t we move this post for this lift over and in it won’t be centered on the door I don’t give it put the lift here [Music] [Music] oh good day man I’m excited yeah well we’re ahead of Richard’s gonna bestow or to man when he comes and you sees where we’re at I’m very happy we’re on our way back to Scotty’s this morning all the employees have been given the next five days off ball we get the shop turned around we’re definitely gonna be chasing the clock on this one but after yesterday’s big push we’re actually a little ahead of schedule we got our floors done overnight so our vendors should be ready to install a new equipment why are the floor trucks still here they’re supposed to be done at 2:00 a.m. you have got look everybody is standing around what’s going on and we locked out what’s up why is everybody outside and not working well the temperatures dropped down last night I call up 30 degrees and unfortunately we couldn’t get the heat on last night we tried to figure out how to turn it on so the floors are still tacky okay so I get some heaters in here what are we looking at I have power and a half okay the floor is not gonna be dry for a couple hours now I hear I’m not happy oh that’s not who I really wanted to see this morning it’s a beautiful day I thought I’d break something out what’s up man how we doing here oh not so well Wow what’s that well take a look inside except you’re gonna need to put these on why because we can’t walk on the floor without them what’s wrong with the floor well I pulled up this morning and I walked in and the floor is not dry I can’t put any lifts in no alignment rocks nothing can go in right now this sucks and is there anything else I need to know about we’ll put on these shoes and I’ll show you man it’s gonna miss it my kids dude yeah freaking crazy alright that’s it yeah let’s take a look so we can’t walk on it without these crazy cleats so we thank sure can’t you know roll forklifts through here and put up lifts and do all that kind of stuff so we’re losing our ass now so tell me what you guys are thinking with the layout we’re gonna do one lift here two lifts here and then a tire change yep balancer yep mount right here hmm I don’t know how about instead of long ways I think that the wheel balancer should fit right here nice and clean it keeps people from stacking crap right there near the door I’ll see what I can do you got to let me know sooner than later yeah there’s one other thing that went here I’d like to try wall that wall I’d like to have a clean white surface here Kenley can we came though no Richard comes in he wants to change everything like we got a month to do this what miracles worked here well that’s my job I like your he wants it his way we’re designing it for him this is a gas monkey garage well we’re making progress it’s only day two you [Music] you got a bunch of the cars off a lot and got him out here all the these the ones were selling yep so based on the changes I’m making to the plans we’re probably gonna have cost overruns and since Scotty’s my new partner I think it’s only fair that he should have some skin in the game too and as it turns out he’s got another stash of cars tucked away and I’m like well let’s go take a look at those find out what we got and see if we sell all right let’s take a look you got anything worth anything cause I brought my orange marker I have a stash of cars that I thought someday I would have time to fix up and it looks like now we’re gonna have to sell them to get money for the shop where do they start right here this that’s doomed that’s worthless unless you into mini trucking that’s worthless and lo and behold there is absolutely worthless crush value only holy cow man you got a bunch of just more stuff out here I thought we had something out here that was worth something what’s under the tarp over there 911 Targa it is what was underneath that tarp was my Porsche 911 my pride and joy it’s not even right mother for the car about drat wheels and tires welded in the front wide body kit I mean even the Porsche it’s been so jacked up and welded on and added on with flared fenders and wails tailing it’s worthless this is like my pride and joy really tell me where course work I think it’s worth 10 grand I can tell it was a little painful for Scottie but at the end of the day I’m getting cold out here I don’t wanna look at it more I’m done we’re gonna crush it I mean we crush all this stuff we might get 5 or 6 grand yeah but we don’t want to crush you and I can be good fun as hell across this Porsche not only does he want to crush all my cars he wants to crush my heart let’s go it’s getting cold out here [Music] looking good looking good Braman showing up so you’re gonna be able to wrap this have this dolled up I will have this framing up and outside at least today drywall I need that doorway open yes sir because of the weather and the floors we lost half a day that backed me up and it backed up my contractors so now we’re trying to rush to catch up we’re getting each other’s way they’re not gonna allow me to cross the path of electrical for the air pipe and that’s causing mistakes yeah problem this break room here yeah it’s giving us 18 maybe 19 inches of walking space in between the lift and this wall yeah that is a problem part of my design for this shop is to put a break room in the shop from ploys to sit to eat sit for a moment maybe take a phone call but it looks like it’s gonna come at the expense of a lift which could bring an $800 a day so that’s just not gonna work but you can slide over done that’s what I want though so it won’t need seven doors but it doesn’t matter what it does I mean you pull on a car there’s nothing going here you have all that room to a line of quite what about taking the corner round I off I’m just gonna add to my labor I don’t have it I don’t have it I do not have it in the budget if a mechanic can’t drive a car straight onto this lift get another mechanic yeah but it even looks wise it looks weird I don’t give it put the lift here [Music] next so there we can do tire changes things like that negative negative Richards thrown a curveball 18 bar me and I wasn’t super happy and the team struggles to finish on time you know we only got one day send over some gas monkey sleeping bags to sleep on the floor guys I don’t know if we’re gonna make it I really don’t [Music] [Music] what’s happening man how are you brother just living a dream so this process has been really tough on Scotty I mean he’s got his entire livelihood on the line and I’ll be honest with you I’m a little worried that he’s not on board with this change 100% yet so today I’m gonna remind him what his future can be if he just takes the leap of faith we’re in the right spot at the right time in the right city to make a lot of money it’s gonna be up to you to do it it is pop that tailgate down I got something to show so I got with my guys from 360 wraps what we got here is a few ideas we need to be a nice local automotive collision repair shop that conveys trustworthiness right so this I like this is gonna look good from the road it looked it across the back of the work shirts or what have you it pops colors I really like the logo he had on there and now that I see his vision I really want to be part of it I liked it so this is uh this is really a better get off the pot time I will make this work let’s go make some money I’m in I am in [Music] excellent so you know it’s day five here at Scotty’s and we got a lot going on [Music] we got new concrete a new asphalt going in the parking area Stryper zone is cleaning and putting down new lines for us and on the inside what’s up guys good morning how we doing well we got just about everything else going we got our bed pack lifts in you got mr. handyman going through making sure that all our walls and stuff where they’re supposed to right now we have five-star paintings show up to fix that wall for Richard not only is the painting a huge job for them to do but the prep is just unbelievable here the Kaiser is putting in their new aluminum air line to replace that dangerous PVC Scottie hi sweetie arranger equipment also was put in today so what size will this go up to size wheel should be 26 26 inch rims on this Wow that alone will increase the customer base by 30% and I’m looking forward to the day we’re gonna have today today is gonna be huge as far as me getting to the next artist which is basically finishing the garage able to solve the lift problem but now I’ve got another issue so I’m looking for some space in this job Oh which you know is already limited as well as I do and I need a lot of it yeah you know yesterday me and Russell had a bit of a disagreement over the placement of a lift you have two choices either this lift goes here just like I said or you figure out a totally different spot I’m not moving that well I was able to solve the problem by positioning the lift at a slightly different spot and still in line with the bay doors but now I’ve got another issue we wanted to keep the wheel balancer mounting machine in the front like Richard said but because it does the big rims and it’s state-of-the-art it’s a big piece it might be a little cluttered up front where else in the shop to a movie how do we feel about putting them over here like in this space I mean I don’t know I never really thought about it over here the goal is to put in as many profit making stations as possible but also keep an effective workflow in the shop I like this area because they could access it from this side and from this side yeah yeah let’s try it can we move them they’re not bolted in right yeah we’re good let’s put them over here find a home for [Music] so it’s kind of late in the day and I just finished up some business over at my shop I’m gonna stop in at Scotty’s to see where everything stands because tomorrow we’ve got Scotty all the employees and a bunch of other people showing up to cut the ribbon on the new shop and even though it’s going to be a surprise for them I don’t want any surprises for me what it is what it is sup guys wow this is looking good well you walk around and we’ll see what you notice and what you don’t you know you never know when Richard shows up whether he’s gonna be happy or not happy with the changes and this is a situation where he wanted stuff done and because the budget in time I wasn’t able to get it done so I don’t know how he’s gonna react to my changes so this is the alignment machine we were gonna put over there and we put it over here we had to put it over here because we didn’t have enough clearance when you walk through here you’d had 19 inches ok so there we can do tire changes quick check of the fluids things like that negative negative we had an issue when we set it there with the clearances we needed when you opened up the arm it actually ever lift so I have an idea of what I want and I try to convey that to Russell and Chris and I expect them to adhere to that in this case they change up army and I wasn’t super happy but once they explained to me they’re thinking all right in this case I can live with it it’s it’s not optimum so then out here in the side yard we’ve got rid all their junk and now we have all our junk in here but what I’m really worried about is there’s a lot of crap to be done there’s a lot of stuff in the way and it’s a big task you know we only got one day I mean I got Scotty his crew and the whole dang town showing up tomorrow and Russell and then they they may be here all night sorry I’d send over some gas monkey sleeping bags and I’ll be all right some cops no no that’s my floor guys there’s machinery there’s cleaning there’s everything need to be organized and put into its place I don’t know if we’re gonna make it I really don’t [Music] you know I have a huge punch list that I go through it’s one of the things that I make sure it’s done on every job I do TV or not I make sure you know I got to make sure the paintings done all the trims done all the doors are hung and they open it close properly well my handicap rails are in the electric is done electrics got to get inspected I got to make sure my alarm system works and security camera works they got to make sure all the lifts function I got to clean this place and wipe it down the garage doors all after work I got a power wash the brick I got to hang the signs I got to make sure that I go through every single square foot of this place to make sure that it’s picture-perfect what we’re done that extensive list that I have that I’m sure I left something off because my pads not in front of me I got the rest of the day to get it done [Music] next a week ago I walked into your lovely establishment and deemed it somewhat of it the old shop gets a new start let’s open the doors and show you what we’ve done [Music] today I’m out here at American auto salvage Richard told me I had to get rid of all my car filler matter with my wife today and I’m watching cars get smashed it’s really symbolic for me because change changes always good I’m not gonna be that guy that has a cluttered up shop anymore it’s ending here today that makes me feel awesome I couldn’t ask for anything better to happen in my life right now period [Music] alright guys a week ago I walked into your lovely establishment Scotty’s automotive and collision and team did somewhat of it but definitely in the right place with the right bones to make an investment in it and hopefully I get this business to where it’s profitable for the next twenty thirty years so we’ve kept uh Scottie and Sondra and the rest of the Scotties automotive crew away from here and they’re gonna get to see it for the first time best of all he got this beautiful wall that the city built so they didn’t have to look at you okay now they’re gonna be like damn that’s a nice place why do we put that wall there so you guys ready to take a look at it [Music] look at all this beautiful parking area Wow look at this run I walked around the wall and you know we’ve got a good-looking respectable business now yes it is beautiful here is Russell and Chris you guys need to thank them for their work I’ve compared you my brother thank you you know Chris myself and Richard are on the same page we’d like to help people so remaking the front of this building we’ve brought an elite asphalt they were able to kill it putting the new pavement test we brought in strike result they were able to get the striping done put in the handicap spot which is huge Richard and I pulled up here we didn’t even know where to park when we first looked at this place new logo new sign I think that is a really good tip of the hat if you will to the style in which the city is building themselves you know hopefully this is giving them a sense of pride in the place that they work at and that will transfer to working harder and making more money let’s open the doors and show you what we’ve done [Music] [Applause] I’m blown away before there was crap everywhere I mean all together we’ve removed 15 truckloads of junk now we have state of the art alignment equipment from Ranger and we’ve got all the lists from VIN pack these guys are gonna be able to make money on these lifts they’re gonna to full workstations they’re little longer-term projects in the back we’ve got tire changing equipment tire balancing equipment brake lathe equipment we’ve got a whole new food Kaizer air system so now you’ve got aluminum lines optimal airflow and no more exploding PVC Lincoln Electric stepped up with all the welders and equipment along those sorts that we need Waterloo stepped up got us some tool boxes of SATA and so forth Appling even offered an ongoing supply for the garage you name it we are a full-fledged working automotive shop what are you thinking man [Music] well this is the easy part now we got to make the money I’m just like overwhelms there is so much more here then really meets the eye I wanted to make this workflow correct and that’s where Chris came in and lined it out Chris you won’t tell him what you thought process was all right so you know that this building was a little claustrophobic I had no flow you couldn’t get a car in there route so to make the money properly we put the alignment right in front of the front bay door so we can pull it in and out quickly and you can see it from the street we also put two lifts one in front of another we did that because some cars require a couple hours of work and some are just quickly oil changes you’re gonna be able to get cars in and out of here all day long and the language to bring in roughly 200,000 a year you’ll have new shop where shop boss pro so you’ll be able to keep up with invoicing and time clocks for employees it’s unbelievable this guy you know now has great equipment on quality floors you know five-star Payne and came in and took care of the wall surface-to-surface with the Rhino lining products this place is a garage I would want to have all right come on check out the offices [Music] having your car fixed sucks sometimes but having to see the area that you had it sucked even worse first impressions are everything for me you walked into that front office the clutter was beyond recognition now it flows now the customers can get to where they need to get you pitstop furniture with that awesome desk to chair the shelving units we make sure this place represent it through and through we’ve got more work space back here basically this is a break room it’s not for hanging out you make yourself a coffee you microwave a hot dog get back to work there are no words to describe an office where an old crappy rack used to sit full of junk couldn’t believe it is the same place now that camera systems not only viewable here Richard can view it on his phone the security camera from security camera warehouse to be able to keep an eye on things whether he’s here or not is unbelievable we’re not call allowed to go what are you doing I’m like really because you look like you’re standing on the back drinking beer and barbecue it see the fun part let’s go check it out this room here we decided to make into a little bit longer term project this is not storage this is to do something that makes a lot of money and Bill it and get it huh so Scottie really broke into some man tears when he saw that we did save a room for more longer-term projects looks pretty good huh hey man you got to do the work now I just cleaned out the space I had to hug Richard and I had to hug Russell and I had to hug Chris just beyond happy so we got everything looking right and now we gotta get you guys looking right so we reached out to our friends at diggie’s Scott here’s his first BAM let me put this sucker on the first word that really comes to mind is happiness it’s a brand new start will not be any hoarding the h-word is gone I’m gonna I know in my mind right in my heart that we’re a diamond we will make this work now we got everybody looking right let’s go check out the outside it’s got one more thing to show you the shop looks great Scottie and the crew look great and now it’s time to reintroduce Scotty’s to the entire town Scottie and Sondra it looks like everybody has shown up to see the new and improved Scotty’s automotive and collision repair center what do you think I’m looking at all the people of go away everybody else go all right here we go gosh I wanna do the honors go [Music] [Applause] the amount of people that showed up here to show support for Scottie I mean even the mayor showed up there’s no words that can explain how great that is I thank everybody for coming out and I want to let you know we’re open but I wanna thank you Richard for everything you’ve done was good and done without you and I love you alright guys well you got work to do so don’t party too long Scott we better keep it in shape or this girl’s gonna beat you right I provided Scottie with a whole new shop new equipment and a solid starting point everything that they need is here and ready to rock now it’s all our Scottie to sink or swim only time will tell Chris Russell I’m sure there’s another garage to do somewhere got a struggling shop visit discovery.com slash garage rehab casting and you never know you and I might be in business real soon


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