Mobile Electronics Magazine August 2016

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By making their own designs, they’ll be able to update them in the future according to their needs. Green is confident the outcome will be exactly what is best for the business. “For us, it is another way to show clients what we can accomplish rather than a display bought and sitting in a corner,” he explained. “We will be able to use even our counter as a selling tool, not just to hold a computer. It will be good for pictures and advertising and give people seeing it there an idea of what to expect.” With a single location, the shop has two full-time employees and two parttime. “My wife and I opened this shop in February of 2012, so we are currently working on our fifth year,” Green said, stating that when they initially opened, they partnered with a high-end detailing company and “rented the back 30 by 30 portion of the shop out.” However, both businesses grew quickly, so the detailing business moved out, giving Green a chance to expand the fabrication

department. Areas were then dedicated to metal work, welding and wood working. There’s plenty of room to operate, offering room for long-term projects now that all the equipment has been moved from the main installation area and things have been re-organized. As for the showroom, it is something The Car Audio Shop has been wanting to update for some time, according to Green. They held back from re-doing the showroom until they were able to put in new flooring. “I didn’t want to do things twice,” Green said. “Now with a new floor and a comfortable waiting area for our clients, we are finalizing our plans for the rest of the space.” Currently, they’re working on a counter and beverage area. “My goal is to make much better use of our space and make it more efficient, from the moment the client walks in until the vehicle is delivered.” The idea behind upgrading the showroom is that first impressions are important: “We only get one chance to make a good first

impression,” Green said, “so we want to make it count.” All the changes in the shop are geared toward making life easier and applying more efficient practices. “Part of the changes include new tuning and testing carts, more routers and other tools, a larger welder and plasma cutter, and more,” Green added. “I have always been very particular about keeping a clean and organized shop. I think it saves a lot of time and money to know exactly what you have, where it is, and that it is easily accessible at any moment so that making that metal bracket or tuning that car does not require setting up a bunch of stuff to do the job. Efficiency and profit are what we are trying to improve.” Green has put a lot of thought into how the space is used. The aim is to show what the shop offers without adding clutter, he said. “I think this will give a much better approach in demonstrating what we can do.” 

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