Iowa’s Top Rated Local® Auto Shops Award Winner: Acheson Auto Works

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Acheson Auto Works is an award winner for auto shops in 2019.

If you are looking for a reliable, local auto shop that will get you back on the road, look no further than this award-winning company!

Acheson Auto Works has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across seven different verified sites with an average rating of 4.89 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.91 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 50 businesses and the number one auto shop in Iowa!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Acheson Auto Works is a great place to go for car maintenance in the area! When I moved to Des Moines, I was a little distraught about trying to find a new place I could trust that wouldn’t bleed my pockets dry. Acheson turned out to be that place! They have a shuttle if you need it and will let you know what’s going on with your vehicle, and they lay out the services for reasonable prices. They are customer-centric, and I’ve been happy with the services I’ve received!” – Z.A.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Acheson Auto Works is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Auto Shop

We were excited to learn all about Acheson Auto Works and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Sam Acheson.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Acheson Auto Works stand apart from its competitors.

It is clear that Sam loves what he does and the people he gets to work with. He passionately told us:

“Acheson Auto Works literally has hundreds of competitors in Des Moines and the surrounding communities. When a potential client calls our phone number, pulls into our drive, or contacts us on the internet, it’s important that we demonstrate an immediate, sincere desire to help. Given all the choices they have, we really should be flattered they’ve contacted us. We need to be expert listeners. Instead of thinking about what our reply will be as the customer is speaking, we must focus instead on what our client is saying, because they’re literally telling us what we must do to please them. Our clients must witness the desire to help in our faces, hear the sincerity in our voices, and understand just how appreciative we are for this opportunity to help them. If we are successful in gaining our clients’ trust, then we will up our chances to earn a customer for life… Instead of telling them why they should patronize us, we can show them they’ve made the correct decision in stopping by Acheson Auto Works by quickly and efficiently developing a plan with them to address whatever problem it is they’re experiencing.”

Sam went on to tell us that his mission is to conduct business in an ethical and polite manner, and to provide not only outstanding work but also unmatched customer service. He shared:

“Acheson Auto Works was founded in 1947 by my parents, Sam and Mary Frances Acheson. Back then, most business was conducted with a nod and a friendly handshake. While today’s legal requirements are more stringent; there’s really no reason why a business can’t still employ good, old-fashioned standards while conducting business. You need to do what you say you’re going to do. Produce a high-quality product in a friendly, helpful environment, in a timely manner, and at a reasonable price. Handle problems gratefully, quickly, and efficiently. Say you’re sorry when you make a mistake. And finally, have fun on the job. I absolutely love what I do, and I hope our clients and employees alike can see this.”

Building Success And Giving Back

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Acheson Auto Works has spread the word about who they are and what they do by being active and contributing members of the community. Sam told us a bit about how they give back:

“Acheson Auto Works has been a member of the Clive Iowa community since 1990. We have tried to be a vibrant and contributing member of this community by serving on the Chamber of Commerce, attending ribbon cuttings and luncheons, providing assistance with fund-raising, making regular donations to our local first responders, pet-rescue projects, kids’ foundations, and by providing free services to our City when presented with the opportunity. For example, the City of Clive recently purchased a flat-bottom boat to help in flood rescue. For budgeting purposes, Acheson Auto Works was asked to submit an appraisal to paint this boat, but in an effort to contribute, we were pleased waive all charges. When our local Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization needed their large ornamental lawn characters brought up to date and repainted, we were more than happy to oblige. In other words, be helpful, be consistent, and be there. ‘YES’ is our answer, now please tell us how we can help.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Acheson Auto Works has managed to. We asked if Sam could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Ultimately, it all boils down to the culture of a business, doesn’t it? Are the employees happy to come to work, even on Mondays? Do they have a bounce in their step? Are they whistling or humming a tune? How does the business look? Is the front façade tasteful, with up-to-date paint? Is the parking lot free of debris? How’s the landscaping look? How does the entryway smell? Are the windows smudge-free? Is the office clean? Is the coffee fresh? Do the TVs work? Are there current magazines to read? Are the washrooms inviting? Is there a safe place for kids, and a comfy chair for Mom? Have the toys been sanitized? What about the shop? Is it clean and tidy? Is your equipment in good working order? I could go on and on, but you get the idea. Finally, but perhaps most importantly, are you enjoying the interaction with your clients? All of these things seems like no-brainers. It’s part of doing business, right? Well, yes they are, but it’s also easy to become complacent. So, it becomes critical for one to recommit oneself to the duties at hand, no matter how menial they seem. Why? Because it all matters.”

Sam ended our chat with this touching sentiment:

“Thank you to the wonderful people who make up Acheson Auto Works and who work so hard for our customers, and thanks, sincerely, to our valued clients. We enjoy working for you.”


Congratulations to Acheson Auto Works for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Sam for taking the time to speak with us!

Tennessee’s Top Rated Local® Auto Shops Award Winner: Hunter’s Body Shop

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Hunter’s Body Shop is a 2019 award winner for auto shops in Tennessee!

When your vehicle needs service, you need an auto shop you can trust. Luckily, you’ve got Hunter’s Body Shop in Columbia on your side, and they’ve got what it takes to handle all of your auto service needs.

Hunter’s Body Shop has received more than 100 reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.99 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ of 97.87 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five auto shops in all of Tennessee!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“My wife had her driver’s door window come off the track. Being new to the area, we did not know where to take it. We found Hunter’s on Google. They got her car right in and took care of the issue without taking advantage. [They provided] great service and great work! I highly recommend them!” – David M.

Not Your Average Auto Shop

Jason Brooks, the owner of Hunter’s Body Shop, generously gave us a few minutes of his time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Hunter’s Body Shop apart from the many other auto shops in Tennessee. Jason told us that Hunter’s is the oldest auto shop in town and that they’ve been open since 1957. They are also the only auto shop that can service semi-trucks and RVs.

Jason went on to tell us that they work with all insurance companies, put vehicles back into the same condition or better than before the damage or issue occurred and strive to detail to the T before the vehicle leaves the shop.

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Hunter’s Body Shop and how they work to make the world a better place. Jason told us that they give back to their community by offering a wide variety of both personal and commercial auto services, and they detail every car like it was their own.

Building Success by Going Above and Beyond

When we asked Jason about Hunter’s Body Shop’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he pointed to the fact that, in addition to collision repair, they go above and beyond for their customers by detailing their vehicles. They also ask for reviews.

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Hunter’s Body Shop has spread the word about who they are and what they do through Facebook, Instagram and their website.

Clearly, Jason knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Be relentless. Just shoot, and don’t ask questions. Don’t say no to jobs. Take on any job, no matter the size…”


Congratulations to the team at Hunter’s Body Shop for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Jason, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Hunter’s Body Shop in Columbia. Visit their website today!

Virginia’s Top Rated Local® Auto Shops Award Winner: Chapman’s Certified Auto Service, LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Chapman’s Certified Auto Service, LLC is a 2019 award winner for auto shops in Virginia!

When you’re in need of auto repair you can rely on in Richmond, you need Chapman’s Certified Auto Service, LLC.

Chapman’s Certified Auto Service, LLC has received hundreds of reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.92 stars, earning them an excellent Rating Score™ of 97.24 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 auto shops in all of Virginia!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“This place is fantastic! They had my car fixed two days sooner than I expected. They’re honest and fair. Pam is absolutely wonderful and even offered to come pick me up to get my car! I highly recommend them! I won’t be taking my car to anyone else.” Holly J.

A One-of-a-Kind Auto Shop’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

Chapman’s Certified Auto Service, LLC has managed to build the kind of reputation any business owner would envy, and to learn a little more about that reputation and this one-of-a-kind business, we sat down with the General Manager and Service Writer, Pam.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Chapman’s Certified Auto Service, LLC unique compared to the many other auto shops in Virginia. Pam told us:

“We are truly a mom-and-pop shop that has been here in Richmond for 34 years. My guys love what they do and care always!”

Pam went on to tell us that they are proud of the fact that they are a small shop that still serves the community despite the retail giants they compete with.

When we asked what the secret is to such a solid online reputation at Chapman’s Certified Auto Service, LLC, Pam pointed to the fact that they really do care and that Pam is a surrogate mom to everyone who walks in the door. She added:

“Everyone is really like family. People appreciate the fact that we’re genuine. We are all here for each other.”

Making the World a Better Place by Keeping Old Cars on the Road

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Chapman’s Certified Auto Service, LLC and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s Pam’s response:

“If your car’s feeling crappy, bring it to Chappy. We were a part of the little community on Broad Street for 33 years. We specialize in keeping your old car on the road. We will keep you on the road and keep you going and safe. We help you get to where you to go safely. We aim to be active and stay available to those in need.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Chapman’s Certified Auto Service, LLC has grown through referrals and Google, which has led to so much business that the two technicians they have on staff can barely keep up. Their success has been the result of maintaining integrity and consistency in their operational standards over the years.

It’s clear that Pam knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“The most important thing is to pay attention and to listen. Be kind; be respectful.”


Congratulations to the team at Chapman’s Certified Auto Service, LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

We highly recommend Chapman’s Certified Auto Service, LLC in Richmond. Visit their Facebook page today!

Pennsylvania’s Top Rated Local® Auto Shops Award Winner: Alper Automotive, Inc.

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Alper Automotive, Inc. is an award winner for auto shops in 2019.

If you are looking for a trusted, local auto shop, look no further than this award-winning company!

Alper Automotive, Inc. has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.97 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.69 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five auto shops in Pennsylvania!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I can’t say enough about this place. I don’t ever have to worry about being ripped off, and to me, that is priceless.” – S.D.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Alper Automotive, Inc. is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Auto Shop

We were excited to learn all about Alper Automotive, Inc. and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Steve.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Alper Automotive, Inc. stand apart from its competitors. Steve said that they take great effort to always explain as much as they can to their clients. They believe in being upfront and offering honesty. They focus on treating people right and giving them what they need.

Building Success, Online And Off

Alper Automotive, Inc. has earned a phenomenal reputation, and Steve said that in their 18 years of business, their driving force for new business has been word of mouth and having a strong online reputation.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Alper Automotive, Inc. has managed to. We asked if Steve could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“A strong online reputation comes by itself if you do a good service. Treat people right.”


Congratulations to Alper Automotive, Inc. for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Steve for taking the time to speak with us!

Pennsylvania’s Top Rated Local® Auto Shops Award Winner: Telford Auto Repair & Tire

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Telford Auto Repair & Tire is an award winner for auto shops in 2019.

If you are looking for a reliable and trustworthy auto shop, look no further than this award-winning company!

Telford Auto Repair & Tire has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a perfect Rating Score™ of 100.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top five businesses and the number one auto shop in Pennsylvania!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“One of my buddies recommended I check them out, and I’m so glad I did! They are straight up, honest, and respectful in everything they do! These guys know what they are doing!” – J.G.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Telford Auto Repair & Tire is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Auto Shop

We were excited to learn all about Telford Auto Repair & Tire and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Shawn Corby.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Telford Auto Repair & Tire stand apart from its competitors. He told us about all of the ways they go above and beyond to make sure their customers are satisfied and the vehicle is fixed the right way the first time. He also told us about some of the technology they use to give their clients the best possible experience that is backed up by excellent communication:

“We go above and beyond to provide great customer service. Every step of the way, we keep the customer updated as far as what’s going on with their vehicle. We have a texting software here, so we can text the customer about anything we do.”

He told us a bit more about the texting service they use and how it makes life easier for the customer:

“We have automatic scheduling through our text service that reminds customers when it’s time for maintenance and services or state inspections. We also have texting software where we can send you a link to pay for your car right over the phone.”

He said that their mission is to provide wonderful customer service and to get the vehicle done the same day.

Building Success, Online And Off

Telford Auto Repair & Tire has earned a phenomenal reputation, so we were excited to hear about some of the ways they have managed to grow their business and get their name out to new potential customers. Shawn said:

“We do local business advertising through Facebook. A lot of [our success] is just from word of mouth and how good our Google reviews are. A lot of times when new customers come in, they will reference and say, ‘Wow, you guys really have a lot of good reviews online.’”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Telford Auto Repair & Tire has managed to. We asked if Shawn could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Nowadays, Google reviews are [basically] word of mouth, so you really have to focus on Google reviews online. Also, doing quality work and quality customer service is important.”


Congratulations to Telford Auto Repair & Tire for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Shawn for taking the time to speak with us!

Indiana’s Top Rated Local® Auto Shops Award Winner: Hash Imports, Inc.

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Hash Imports, Inc. is a two-time 2019 award winner in Indiana!

Entrust your exotic or vintage vehicle to no auto shop but the best by entrusting it to Hash Imports, Inc. in Fishers.

Hash Imports, Inc. has received hundreds of reviews on seven verified sites with an average rating of 4.98 stars, earning them a marvelous Rating Score™ of 99.80 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 20 businesses and the number one auto shop in all of Indiana!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“An attorney friend recommended Hash Imports to me nearly 10 years ago, and I continue to appreciate the favor. If you need work done on your favorite car and want it done right at roughly half of the dealership price, you need to look no further. The work is professional, and the price is reasonable. You can have confidence in the result. For a lengthy repair, I was provided a ride home and, later, a pick-up when the job was completed. The pros at Hash will earn your trust, and you will become a repeat customer as I have.” – Richard B.

Not Your Average Auto Shop

We wanted to learn more about this two-time award winner and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Josh, the owner of Hash Imports, Inc.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Hash Imports, Inc. a one-of-a-kind auto shop in Indiana. Here’s what Josh had to say:

“We definitely try to be more personal and not an automated machine. We try to be different and connect with the customer… We listen to people and hear their problems. We build relationships with people by being professional and down to earth.”

We also asked Josh what their mission is at Hash Imports, Inc. and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s his response:

“A lot of people just don’t trust anybody these days. We try to make people feel better about car repairs. We try to build confidence in people and make somebody happy.”

Building Success Through Customer Service

Josh attributes Hash Imports, Inc.’s strong online reputation to their commitment to customer service:

“We have an automated system that asks for reviews. There are several things that go into customer service — making sure we build trust and being upfront with the repair process. We try to address items that need to be repaired and not just every little thing that is wrong. Honesty and trust are very important in our industry.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Hash Imports, Inc. has gotten their name out there through word of mouth and community involvement:

“We rely on word of mouth; it is your biggest friend and can be your worst enemy. We try to make sure that everyone is happy. We are usually booked three months out because of relying on word of mouth. We like to give back to the community and participate in charities.”

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation Hash Imports, Inc. has. When we asked Josh what advice he has for those business owners, he said:

“Honesty, trust and being kind are important factors in growing your reputation. Be friendly, and work on customer service skills. Listening is huge. Look for feedback, and listen to your employees.”

Josh ended our conversation with this sentiment:

“You can swing in anytime and bring your vehicle by if you want to get something checked out. Pay attention to your vehicle, and when something doesn’t sound right or feel right, bring it in before you’re sitting on the side of the road.”


Congratulations to the team at Hash Imports, Inc. for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Josh, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Hash Imports, Inc. in Fishers. Visit their website today!

Mississippi’s Top Rated Local® Auto Shops Award Winner: Allied Auto Body

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Allied Auto Body is an award winner for auto shops in 2019.

If you are looking for an honest, local auto shop, look no further than this award-winning company!

Allied Auto Body has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.83 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.32 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five auto shops in Mississippi!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I’m very impressed and very pleased with the work performed on my vehicle and the outstanding customer service. This was my first vehicle-repair experience, and I am grateful that it was so hassle-free. I would definitely recommend them and will revisit them for any future [auto repair] needs.” – D.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Allied Auto Body is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Auto Shop

We were excited to learn all about Allied Auto Body and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Landon Beard.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Allied Auto Body stand apart from its competitors. Landon said that they work with an overall philosophy of customer service and being as efficient as possible. He said that they just try to be helpful and understanding of their customers and their situation.

Building Success And Giving Back

Allied Auto Body has earned a phenomenal reputation, so we were excited to hear about how they have managed to get their name out and grow their business. Landon said that they have used some Google marketing, but that word of mouth has been their greatest resource for new business. Of course, they have also seen the benefit that comes from online reviews. Landon said that their reviews are based on customer satisfaction surveys that are sent out after the completion of service.

Allied Auto Body has also been recognized for their local contributions. They sponsor Century Club Charities, partner with Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, and sponsor local churches.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Allied Auto Body has managed to. We asked if Landon could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Just try to do a good job with whatever you do.”


Congratulations to Allied Auto Body for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Landon for taking the time to speak with us!

Maine’s Top Rated Local® Auto Shops Award Winner: Autowerkes Maine

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Autowerkes Maine is an award winner for auto shops in 2019.

If you are looking for a reliable, local auto shop, look no further than this award-winning company!

Autowerkes Maine has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.94 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 99.43 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and the number one auto shop in Maine!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I am so happy that I found Autowerks. They totally take the stress out of having work done on my car. This is the first garage that I completely trust to do the job right and with no unnecessary work. My Volvo has never run better.” – J.D.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Autowerkes Maine is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Auto Shop

We were excited to learn all about Autowerkes Maine and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Voit Ritch.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Autowerkes Maine stand apart from its competitors. Voit told us that they have the best people, facility, and equipment. He told us that their overall mission is to provide excellent service with personal regard. Voit said:

“Every automobile comes with an owner that needs to be taken care of, just like their car.”

Building Success And Giving Back

Autowerkes Maine has earned a fantastic reputation, so we wanted to know about some of the ways they have gotten their name out and spread the word about their business. Voit said that they have gotten their name out through local resources, like magazines, TV, radio, and local papers. They have also gained some recognition through their charitable efforts. Voit told us that they are involved with the local historical society, the food pantry, and the local orchestra, and that they are always looking for new ways to get involved with community service.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Autowerkes Maine has managed to. We asked if Voit could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Do the job right, and take care of people.”


Congratulations to Autowerkes Maine for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Voit for taking the time to speak with us!

Maine’s Top Rated Local® Auto Shops Award Winner: Reflections Auto Salon

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Reflections Auto Salon is an award winner for auto shops in 2019.

To get your car looking like new, we highly recommend this award-winning company!

Reflections Auto Salon has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.97 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 95.68 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five auto shops in Maine!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“[This place was] amazing and had above and beyond customer service. Plus, our car, which has been abused by two little kids for years, came out looking new, inside and out. Thank you!” – M.K.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Reflections Auto Salon is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Auto Shop

We were excited to learn all about Reflections Auto Salon and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Brandon Taylor.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Reflections Auto Salon stand apart from its competitors. Brandon told us about their incredible guarantee, saying:

“It’s very simple, I guarantee my work. When you come to pick up your car, if it doesn’t look incredible, we don’t want your money.”

He continued, telling us a bit about their business mission and their commitment to working for the people:

“We’re just here to give people what they need and give people what they want at a good price that doesn’t break the bank. We’re reconditioners for the regular people. We can do everything for everyone, but we try to be for the regular person that doesn’t want to spend 600 dollars at a dealership.”

Building Success Through The Years

Reflections Auto Salon has earned a stellar reputation, and Brandon shared that he’s not had to do any outside marketing to get where they are today! Success like this based off of word of mouth and referrals really speaks to the level of excellence they provide.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Reflections Auto Salon has managed to. We asked if Brandon could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“First and foremost, have great customer service, and secondly, the work has to be just as good as the customer service.”


Congratulations to Reflections Auto Salon for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Brandon for taking the time to speak with us!

Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Auto Shops Award Winner: Blackman’s Auto Repair

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Blackman’s Auto Repair is a two-time 2019 award winner in Connecticut!

If you’re looking for an auto shop you can trust to get the job done right the first time, look no further than Blackman’s Auto Repair in Danbury.

Blackman’s Auto Repair has received hundreds of reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.93 stars, earning them a marvelous Rating Score™ of 99.31 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 businesses and the number one auto shop in all of Connecticut!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I have been to the shop a few times and am completely satisfied. They are honest, prompt and reasonably priced. I have recommended friends that have become repeat customers. Once, when I was convinced I needed a new clutch at 220K miles, Jim checked it out and found it needed a bit of fluid. He could have hit me with clutch replacement but didn’t.” – John L.

Not Your Average Auto Shop

We wanted to learn more about this two-time award winner and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Jim Blackman, the owner of Blackman’s Auto Repair.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Blackman’s Auto Repair a one-of-a-kind auto shop in Connecticut. Here’s what Jim had to say:

“We try to be honest. I don’t do things that don’t need to be done; I try to charge a fair price. You need to be honest with people, do the best that you can and the best thing for your customer.”

Building Success by Following Up

Jim attributes Blackman’s Auto Repair’s strong online reputation to their commitment to following up with all of their customers after the service is complete via text or email. They also work with a reputation management company.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Blackman’s Auto Repair has gotten their name out there solely through word of mouth, which says something about the kind of service they offer day in and day out.

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation Blackman’s Auto Repair has. When we asked Jim what advice he has for those business owners, he said:

“Honesty is the biggest thing.”


Congratulations to the team at Blackman’s Auto Repair for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Jim, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Blackman’s Auto Repair in Danbury. Visit their website today!