SAN DIEGO — (March 25, 2022) — Patrick Connell, owner of ARS Truck and Fleet Service and Delaware Truck Refinishers, was named the 2021 Automotive Technical Institute (ATI) 20 Group Member of the Year during the annual ATI SuperConference that took place at the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Ca between March 16-19, 2022. This is the second time Connell was announced as ATI Member of the Year, the first time was back in 2014.
In additional to Connell’s win, ARS Fleet and Truck Service was named 2021 Best Service Sales in the nation, competing with 1,200 other shops around the United States.
Connell was nominated by his Mastermind ATI 20 Group and member Scott Steinbach, of the Auto Clinic of Maryland. “Patrick has elevated his life and his business,” said Steinbach, “He has boldly innovated a new way for mobile service to have a shop on-site, increased his services in the mobile department, and bought his body shop department to better serve his clients.”
According to the organization’s website, ATI has been helping independent auto repair and collision shop owners improve their businesses and lives since 1980. There are currently more than 1,200 active members in the ATI network as of March 2022. Connell has been affiliated with the organization since 2004.
“I’m humbled and honored to be recognized by my Mastermind group, Scott, ATI and other shop owners and industry experts nationwide,” said Connell, “ARS’s ability to grow so rapidly and be recognized on the national stage as the largest sale volume facility in the ATI network is a testament to my team, our leadership, and all of the knowledge and encouragement we’ve gained from ATI.”
Providing in-house and on-location mobile services, ARS Truck & Fleet Service takes a company’s fleet performance to the next level by keeping vehicles in tip-top shape with smarter, more affordable solutions that save time, money, and effort. Delaware Truck Refinishers has served the tri-state area for nearly 30 years, emphasizing high-quality body, detail, and paint repair. The company was established in 1992 and has built a strong reputation in the market for employing the best fabricators and welders. They do trucks best!
ARS Truck & Fleet Service has made Automotive Training Institute’s Top 12 National Automotive Shops four years in a row. Additionally, in 2019 the company was recognized by Delaware Business Times as one of Delaware’s fastest 50 growing companies and was twice awarded Automotive Training Institute’s Best in Service Sales.
For more information about ARS Truck & Fleet Service, visit www.arsfleetservice.com
For more information about Delaware Truck Refinishers, visit www.delawaretruckrefinishers.com