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AARA September Event


AARA has a room block at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort.

The group rate is $89. To make a room reservation call 1.877.685.5594 (give them block code YJQ) or book online at Arizona Automotive Recyclers Association.

The deadline for the group rate is TODAY  AUGUST 31st 2016  !




ARA Golf Flyer

2016 Annual Meeting Flyer - Update August

Dinner Selection Registration Form

golf Registration Form


September 16-17 2016 Annual Weekend Schedule

2016 Annual Meeting Schedule

18th AARA Annual Meeting and 2nd Annual Mark Buessing Golf Tournament

AARA 18th Annual
Cocktail Reception, Golf Tournament &
Membership Meeting September 16-17, 2016
Crowne Plaza San Marco Golf Resort
One North San Marco Plaza.
Chandler, AZ 85225
The Arizona Automotive Recyclers Association (AARA)
would like to invite you to attend the AARA Annual Meeting.
Register now to attend. This is one event you won’t want to miss!

Register Now for the 2016 AARA Annual Weekend

AARA 18th Annual
Cocktail Reception, Golf Tournament
& Membership Meeting
September 16-17, 2016
Crowne Plaza San Marco Golf Resort
One North San Marco Plaza.
Chandler, AZ 85225
Friday, September 16, 2016
6:00-8:00pm Meet & Greet Mixer – Cocktails & Refreshments
Sponsored by:
 SA Recycling 2013

Saturday, September 17, 2016
2nd Annual Mark Buessing Memorial Golf Tournament
Net proceeds go to ARA Scholarship Foundation

7:00am Check in and Continental Breakfast
7:30am Shot Gun Start — 4 on 4 scramble
12:30pm Awards Luncheon
Sponsored by:
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18th Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner
5:30pm – 6:15pm Exhibitor Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by:
Jeff Jaramillo
6:15pm – 7:00pm Dinner
Sponsored by:
SA Recycling 2013
7:00pm – 8:45pm Membership Meeting Speakers :
Brent Sapergia – SA Recycling; Dinner Sponsor
Kristi Werner – URG; Core program and e-commerce
Jeff Mastervich –; Website services
Mike Swift – ARA president; ARA update
Reuben Farris – PAC; Core program benefits

ARA 73rd Annual Convention & Expo


AARA 73rd Annual Expo

Attend or become an exhibitor at the largest gathering of progressive automotive recyclers in the country. Register Or visit Automotive Recyclers Association at for more information.

Nothing Stays the Same

Nothing Stays the Same
By Robert Counts and Chad Counts

Things in your life and in your business change whether you desire this change doesn’t matter – stuff happens.
You only get a choice in what happens if you plan changes in advance and follow through on your plans. Even as you make the changes you plan for you will still have to deal with changes outside of your control, but at least you will have the advantage of already creating progress with your own changes.
“Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get.” George Bernard Shaw.
If you were not proactive in January 2014 and did not do a real review of where your business was, there is a good chance your net profit was not as good as the year before. If you haven’t made any changes in more than two years you are wondering:

• Why is business off?
• Why are these other yards paying “stupid” money for cars?
• Why isn’t life much fun?
• Why do I feel like I am working harder for less?

In working with and studying successful people I have learned the following:

• They know who they are and they do what they are passionate about. Business is hard and if you are not passionate about the business you are in – work becomes a grind. They many not be passionate about selling used parts, but they are passionate about growing their business. You need to get to the core of why you are in this business.
• They like to know if they are winning. They know what good is and are striving to be better. They are never satisfied. They compare, compete and improve.
• Success first. Ego second. Most people struggle with change if it’s not their idea. You may be your own biggest obstacle. Are you to busy shooting down other people’s ideas to actually see if their ideas would work?
• They are not afraid to make changes:
o In themselves,
o In their people, and
o In their business.

• The inaction caused by avoiding mistakes often costs more than trying and failing. They try, test, learn and adjust.
• They work hard. There will always be people who are smarter than you, who have more resources or who have had more opportunity. But nothing says you can’t level the playing field by out working your competitors.
“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.”
Thomas Edison

Steps to create your change:

• Start! Most ventures start with an idea and then get perfected through experience. Never let best get in the way of better. You can get a little better everyday. Most people do not have a shortage of good ideas they have a lack of execution. So pick an area for improvement and start today.
• Focus. Identify one thing that you and your team think would radically change your business. Put 80% of your focus and energy into this. Make a plan and get started. You will have to make adjustments along the way so be prepared for that.
• Identify. As owner/manager/leader you need to identify your top 20%. Who are your top producers and are committed to your company? Spend 80% of your available management/leadership time with them. They are the ones who are going to help identify the most important thing you are going to tackle and they will be the ones most responsible for its success.
• Take Away. Strip away things in your business that are not producing at a high level. It is better to do one or two things really well than many things poorly. Don’t do it because your friends or competitors do it. It has to fit into your overall business focus and be something that you have a passion about.

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Robert Counts,, 512-653-6915

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Jerry Brock Honored by Key Recognition for Charitable Giving

Annual Award Received for Many Years of Philanthropy in the Community

Tempe, AZ – March 7, 2014: Jerry Brock of Brock Supply Co., a national auto parts and supplies wholesaler, was presented with the Spirit of Tempe Award by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce.  The award was given in recognition of what the Tempe Chamber describes as a “lifetime achievement of service, dedication and contribution to the community and honors hard work and strong commitment to improving the quality of life in Tempe,” and is given annually to only one recipient.

“Jerry embodies just what this community is about: Do good, help others do good, and don’t worry about who takes credit. He measures success not simply in reaching his goals but in helping others reach theirs as well. His unheralded involvement in local charities and causes has made a powerful impact on Tempe, and we are proud to honor him,” said Mary Ann Miller, president and CEO of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce, in their announcement.

For years, Jerry has been involved in various charities including the Boys and Girls Club, the American Cancer Society, the Center for Hope, and the Tempe Community Council.  Jerry continues to donate and has thus far given over $1,000,000.

“I am touched and humbled by this award. Contributing to our community has been and continues to be very gratifying.  I am especially thankful for the key people who have helped me accomplish my goals.  I encourage everyone to find a way to help those in your community who are in need,” said Jerry.

Brock Supply Co. is a leading national auto parts and supplies wholesaler based in Tempe, AZ. Founded in 1960, Brock Supply serves the automotive recycling, repair, service and body shop industries with new aftermarket auto parts and supplies. Brock Supply has a catalog of over 12,000 products and delivers from three national distribution centers located in Arizona, Texas, and Virginia.  More information can be found at

P.O. Box 1000
Tempe, AZ  85280-1000
Phone (480) 968-2222 

Recycled Rides

AARA Supports Recycled Rides

Refurbished Ride Re-enlists for 2nd Tour of Duty
Local U.S. Army National Guardsman receives a donation from Recycled Rides

Mesa, Ariz., November 21, 2011 – State Farm and Impact Auto Body have generously partnered together to donate a newly refurbished 2003 Toyota Sequoia to Recycled Rides who in coordination with Project We Remember donated the vehicle to U.S. Army National Guardsman, Abe Boyd. Project We Remember recognizes various organizations that provide needed services to Veterans. This year, they wanted to recognize a well deserving serviceman.

Mr. Boyd, a single working father of three sons ages 6, 12 and 15 has spent the last fourteen years as an Army guardsman. His tours of duty have included Iraq and Afghanistan. He has been driving his family around in a 1971 pickup truck with no air conditioning and not enough room for the entire family

For once my sons and I can ride in the same car at the same time, with air conditioning. This is incredible, said Mr. Boyd. We are overwhelmed with the generosity of all those involved with this incredible donation, State Farm, Impact Auto Body, Recycled Rides and Project We Remember.

Recycled Rides, is a community awareness project whereby members of the National Auto Body Council (NABC), repair and donate recycled vehicles to families and service organizations in need throughout the United States. A green program, Recycled Rides recruits auto body shops, insurers, paint suppliers and parts vendors to contribute in their own specific ways.

We are very excited to be working with Project We Remember this year, said Bob Schubert, owner of Impact Auto Body in Mesa.They do so much to give our military veterans a hand up when they need it. We have been overwhelmed by support from individuals and businesses throughout the community in providing items to refurbish the vehicle, as well as filling it with gifts for Abe’s children.

Bob and his wife, Debbie, owners of Impact Auto Body in Mesa, joined the Recycled Rides program 4 years ago to repair recycled vehicles for those in need. Recycled Rides benefits hundreds of families and organizations across the country.

Our partnership with Recycled Rides is all about helping people get to a better state, says State Farm Vice President-Operations Kim Hicks. We’re honored to be able to thank Mr. Boyd in some small way for this military service, while helping his family.

The 2003 Toyota Sequoia will be presented to Abe Boyd and his family on Dec. 21 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Impact Auto Body, which is located at 5035 East McKellips Road in Mesa, Arizona. Refreshments will be provided.

The media will have several interview opportunities with the donor, gifting organizations and the recipient at the event.

About Project We Remember:
Project We Remember provides short-term housing for U.S. military personnel and their families during visits to V.A. hospitals for therapy, surgery, and medical examinations. Project We Remember works with local V.A. hospitals to inform incoming patients and families of the availability of housing for the patient and their family. Project We Remember is a 501(c)3 non-profit. For information, visit

About NABC:
NABC is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the image of the collision industry. Our ongoing and continued success is a direct result of the efforts and support of our sponsoring companies and membership. Please contact NABC directly for membership information. Call 1-888-667-7433 (888-66PRIDE) or go to

About State Farm:
State Farm and its affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. and is a leading insurer in Canada. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, their 17,800 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts more than 79 million auto, home, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 37 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit or in Canada

Contact: Debbie Schubert
Co-Owner Impact Auto Body 602-526-3921 or

AARA Prepares to Celebrate America Recycles Day

Tempe, AZ Arizona Automotive Recyclers Association in Tempe Arizona, has members statewide that have been recycling automobiles for over 50 years. The members of the Arizona Automotive Recyclers Association are supporting the America Recycles Day. The America Recycles Day is a national event held annually on November 15 to promote the social, environmental and economic benefits of recycling and buying recycled. Our members want to encourage everyone in America and especially those in the beautiful State of Arizona to use recycled automotive parts.

Last year millions of people participated in events around the country. “On America Recycles Day this year our members will have recycled thousands of vehicles statewide. This translates into thousands of gallons of oil and gas recovered and thousands of tons of steel, aluminum, rubber, plastics, and other materials recycled. All of these recycled items reduce landfill space used and is good for the environment. Customers also benefit from the millions of dollars in savings achieved from buying and using Recycled Parts,” said Michael Pierson, AARA President.

According to the Automotive Recyclers Association, the industry’s international trade association, just about everything in your car is recyclable. What parts are not recovered for re-use by consumers can be recycled for use to make other consumer products. These parts include the body parts, engines, transmissions, glass, a/c compressors, instrument panels to upholstery. The aluminum and steel can be recycled for use in new automobiles or other consumer product.

Approximately 84% of each vehicle is recycled and during this process six million tires and millions of gallons of anti-freeze, gasoline and oil are recycled nationally. Automobile recycling recovers enough steel to produce almost 13 million automobiles and saves an estimated 11 million gallons of oil that would otherwise be needed to manufacture new automobile parts. “Many people don’t realize that the automobile is the most recycled consumer product in the world,” said AARA Board member James Pautot.

The efforts of automotive recyclers not only preserve natural resources and conserve landfill space, they also reduce air and water pollution that occur during the manufacture of new automotive parts. As automotive recyclers, our business is preserving natural resources, protecting the environment, and saving our customers money. We are recycling automobiles for our future said AARA Board member Leroy Liebermann.

FTC Consumer Alert

Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection Division of Consumer & Business Education

Auto Warranties, Routine Maintenance, and Repairs: Is Using the Dealer a Must?

If you own a car, you know how important it is to keep up with routine maintenance and repairs. But can a dealer refuse to honor the warranty that came with your new car if someone else does the routine maintenance or repairs?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nations consumer protection agency, says no. In fact, its illegal for a dealer to deny your warranty coverage simply because you had routine maintenance or repairs performed by someone else. Routine maintenance often includes oil changes, tire rotations, belt replacement, fluid checks and flushes, new brake pads, and inspections. Maintenance schedules vary by vehicle make, model and year; the best source of information about routine scheduled maintenance is your owners manual.

What is a warranty?

A warranty is a promise, often made by a manufacturer, to stand behind its product or to fix certain defects or malfunctions over a period of time. The warranty pays for Read More→