Yearly Archives: 2015


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 [...]

Cottman Of Gretna, LA – Local Business Profile Video

By | October 2nd, 2015|Franchisee Videos|

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Louisville, KY Cottman Man Is The Franchise’s Newest Member

By | October 2nd, 2015|Franchisee's In the News|

Brand New Louisville Cottman Man Don Harris recently became the newest Cottman Man in the nationwide chain of independently-owned Cottman Transmission and Total Auto Care centers. Don is a Louisville native and has received his Bachelors and MBA degrees from the University of Louisville. On August 10, 2015, Don assumed [...]