Shop Boss Presents ‘Garage Hero Awards’ to Auto Repair Industry Leaders During AAPEX and SEMA

October 30, 2023

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Shop Boss recognizes Garage Hero, Top Shop, and Fastest Growing Shop

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., October 30, 2023 – Shop Boss, the leading shop management software for independent auto repair shops, today announced winners of its inaugural “Garage Hero” awards, which will be presented during this week’s AAPEX and SEMA aftermarket mega shows in Las Vegas.

Shop Boss will recognize “the biggest bosses in the aftermarket” with the following three awards: Garage Hero, Top Shop, and Fastest Growing Shop.

• Garage Hero is awarded to Will Scott of Elite Auto Repair in Rapid City, South Dakota. For this award, Shop Boss solicited nominations from customers and the general public. Garage Hero recognizes a trusted pillar of the community who is driving change for the industry in terms of innovation, leadership, and community service.

Scott’s nomination describes him as “a true Garage Hero. I don’t know anyone who is more knowledgeable when it comes to auto repair, or someone who is more giving when it comes to the local community. He is constantly helping technicians and other shops improve their knowledge and ability. Will Scott is one of the most hardworking people I have ever met.”

• Top Shop is awarded to Jim Anderson of Anderson Automotive in Marion, Iowa. The Top Shop is Shop Boss’ most profitable shop for 2023, and the highest performing shop measured on profit and revenue.

• Fastest Growing Shop is awarded to Sal Garcia of Fremont Auto Center in Fremont, California. The Fastest Growing Shop is the fastest-growing business for 2023 based on year-over-year revenue data available through the Shop Boss platform.

“Will, Jim, and Sal are all leaders in the aftermarket, with highly successful businesses that are an inspiration to the entire industry,” said Shop Boss General Manager Cavan Robinson. “It’s our great pleasure to shine a light on the impact they’re making on their customers and crew. Shop Boss is thrilled to be partnered with these dynamic shops as they represent the best and brightest in the aftermarket space.”

The three honorees will be celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at an invitation-only reception at the Palazzo.

To visit with the Shop Boss team during the Las Vegas shows, visit booth #J7414 at AAPEX or booth #12061 at SEMA. Or check out Shop Boss’ fresh design at

About Shop Boss
Shop Boss is the leading automotive repair software for independent auto shops and is designed for maximum efficiency and profitability. Created by a former shop owner, Shop Boss allows users to efficiently manage shop operations from anywhere through an intuitive cloud-based interface. With an array of cutting-edge features and integrations, Shop Boss lets shops of all sizes go paperless and deliver a safe-distance auto repair experience. To learn more, visit


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