Monthly Archives: October 2015


Cottman Man Of Gladstone Missouri Flying High At Local Cottman Center

By | October 14th, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

Unlike so many other center owners, Doug Scott, owner of the Cottman of Gladstone, Missouri, never worked as an auto technician professionally. “I used to be a commercial airline pilot,” he says. Cottman of Gladstone Owner's Humble Beginnings Then what got him into operating a Cottman center? Turns out he was [...]

Cottman Man Of Jacksonville, FL Says Fixing Cars Is In His Blood

By | October 13th, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

As a boy, Ron Vinduska would watch his father Francis repair 18-wheelers and other heavy diesel equipment. As he got older, Ron would help his dad with repairs, learning hands-on from a master mechanic. After graduating from high school, where he studied automotive repairs, he went to work at a [...]

Cottman Man Of West Mifflin, PA Got Started The Old Fashioned Way

By | October 12th, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

Just southeast of Pittsburgh in the borough of West Mifflin, sits a green, stand-alone building with a bright yellow sign. Owned and operated by 52-year old Jay Kapcin, Cottman of West Mifflin, PA boasts a reputation of well-managed, quality transmission service. A gentleman not unbeknownst to the industry, Jay grew [...]

Cottman of Gladstone, MO – Local Business Video Profile Part II

By | October 9th, 2015|Franchisee Videos|

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Cottman of Columbia, SC – Local Business Profile Video

By | October 9th, 2015|Franchisee Videos|

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Cottman of Lansdale, PA Proves The American Dream Is Alive And Well

By | October 8th, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

Emmanuel Stoupakis was just 10 years old when he and his family immigrated to the U.S. from Greece. That was 50 years ago, and today “Manny” is a prime example of how hard work and a terrific business model can help someone realize the American Dream. Manny grew up and [...]

Cottman Man Of New Castle Boasts An Unusual Type Of Family Dynamic

By | October 7th, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

A substantial number of center owners got their start fixing cars by learning the business from their fathers; but Greg Dittbrenner, owner of the New Castle Cottman with his wife, Carolyn, came at things from a slightly different perspective. Brothers Scott, Jeff, and Greg learned the business first. Then, once [...]

Cottman Of Beaverton, OR – Local Business Profile Video

By | October 6th, 2015|Franchisee Videos|

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From Tinkering To Transmissions Spells Success For Cottman Man Of Beaverton

By | October 6th, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

As a child, Mitch Vicino had a natural curiosity for how things worked.  One his favorite toys was an Erector set. He recalls spending countless hours taking apart household items including televisions and radios to see what made them tick, and then putting them back together again.  That interest for [...]

Cottman Man Of Feasterville Built His Career In Cottman Centers

By | October 5th, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

John Hilgar started working on cars while he was still in high school: “I always messed around with cars when I was young… like all kids did back then,” he explains. So, when he graduated from high school, he faced a choice: college or cars. He is choice was mostly [...]