Yearly Archives: 2015


Cottman Man of Brandon, FL Says Educating Customers Is Key To Success

By | October 27th, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

Florida Cottman Man Is Customer Oriented 2010 was a tough time for businesses and even tougher for transmission repair shops. The economy was still at a low point and most auto repair shops were struggling, however, Ricardo “Rick” Wagner, the Cottman Man of Brandon, FL has turned things around. Business [...]

Cottman Man Of Manassas, VA Enjoys Getting Customers Back To Work

By | October 26th, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

Virginia Owner Has Lifelong Automotive Experience Charn Sethi, owner of the Cottman of Manassas, Virginia, started out as a general automotive technician. He earned an associate degree in automotive technology, and then got a job fixing cars. After working in the industry for about a year, he bought his first shop: [...]

Kansas City’s Cottman Man Approaches 35 Years Fixing Cars

By | October 22nd, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

Kevin Kuse, Kansas City’s Cottman Man, says that he still gets a kick out of solving problems to get cars up running again. When someone brings their car to Kevin for repairs, he sees it as a challenging puzzle. Even after 35 years of fixing cars and, especially, complex transmissions, [...]

Lancaster Cottman Man Celebrates One Year Serving Lancaster And 20 With Cottman

By | October 21st, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

Transmission Repair Specialist This month marks a year since Scott Stillwell became the area's Cottman Man, as owner of the Lancaster, PA Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care center at 419 East Ross St. But he is hardly a newcomer to transmission repair and the Cottman brand. In the early [...]

Cottman Man Of Garner, NC Has An Eclectic Background

By | October 20th, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

High aspirations from Garner Cottman Man Daniel Simon, the owner of Cottman of Garner, North Carolina, had a rather eclectic background before taking the reins of his transmission and auto care center. He was educated in ichthyology (the study of fish), he worked as an operations manager for UPS, and he was [...]

Teen Driving Safety Tips – National Teen Driver Safety Week

By | October 19th, 2015|Cottman Brand News|

Your local Cottman Man reminds parents with teen drivers that National Teen Driver Safety Week, which begins Oct. 19 and runs through Oct. 25, is a good time for parents to talk with their young drivers and set some “rules of the road” that should accompany teens’ right to drive. [...]

Austin, TX Cottman Man Values Customer Service

By | October 19th, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

Dedicated Customer Service from Austin Cottman Man Customer service is the top priority for Steve Fulton, owner of three Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care centers in Austin and nearby Cedar Park and Round Rock. But the concept of great service was the basis of his success for nearly 30 [...]

Cottman Man Of Des Moines, IA Turns Hobby Into Community Service

By | October 15th, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

New Experiences For Des Moines Cottman Man Daniel Harrington has been the Cottman of Des Moines, Iowa owner  since 2003. He came in with experience in transportation, but that experience was pretty far removed from what he’s doing now. “I was the senior engineer for Bandag; a retread truck tire [...]

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 [...]