How do you become a DRP Body shop?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:53 pm   Post subject: How do you become a DRP Body shop?  

I have purchased a Body Shop In Orange California and would like to know what is the best way to approach the Insurance company's on becomig a Direct Repair Shop?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:16 pm   Post subject:   

They usually accept shops that have been in business for awhile and have a good track recorded. You probably won't meet most insurance companies standards if you just bought the shop.



You contact the carriers Material Damage Manager and inquire as yo how you can apply.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:49 am   Post subject:   

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You contact the carriers Material Damage Manager and inquire as yo how you can apply.


I guess it wouldn't be wise to pursue the insurance biggies in this regard. Is there a possibility that a carrier will work with the OP and suggest a plan that suits their objective?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:15 pm   Post subject: How do you become a DRP Body shop?  

I'm the new owner of the Body shop. The shop has been in the same location for seven years. I dissolved the old company. I guest what I'm asking is what is the best way to get there attention. We also work on RVs.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:42 pm   Post subject:   

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I guest what I'm asking is what is the best way to get there attention.
Call the Material Damage Manager and have a nice conversation with this person. Bribes probably work as well. Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:11 pm   Post subject:   

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I'm the new owner of the Body shop. The shop has been in the same location for seven years. I dissolved the old company. I guest what I'm asking is what is the best way to get there attention. We also work on RVs.




I would have my accountant look at how many concessions to the insurer you can afford to give and how much quality of your craftsmanship you would be willing to sacrifice in order to become dependent on an insurer that has the ability and right to withdraw their agreement with you at any time for any reason. It would be wise to consider whether you could survive first without their contributions of steering work to you in exchange for monetary concessions. Also have an attorney look at any of these one sided contracts and see if they would recommend you signing any document that where you held the insurer harmless for dictating to you (the expert) on how to repair a car for which you only are going to be liable. Then consult your garage keepers liabillity representative and have them put in writing that holding the insurer harmless for telling you to install a used suspension when the manufacturer recommended against it, is something that you will be insured and covered for.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:05 am   Post subject: lamonteg1@gmail.com  

I just open a new body shop. I been open two months. How do I get insurance companies to give me business.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:44 am   Post subject:   

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I been open two months. How do I get insurance companies to give me business.
Probably not going to happen. Insurance companies have their choice and usually are only going to pick shops that have been around for a long time where they know their work. If an insurance company recommends a particular shop then the insurance company needs to guarantee their work.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:37 am   Post subject: The face of auto repair is changing  

I have been in business for over 40 years and have had a successful solid business. But with insurance companies opening their own low quality/cost, quick turn around auto repair facilities, our customers are slowly going away.



Insurance Companies are now steering customers to large auto shops or keeping them in their own network for repair.



Does anyone work with any of the insurance companies on a DRP program that refer consistent work? I'm curious which carriers are the best to work with.

I worked with Allstate in the past (paid the dues, attended the class, got certified, bought the computer programs, etc) and they slowly shifted work to the bigger shops...local rumor is their were bribes and concessions.



Any insight into Carriers is appreciated.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:43 pm   Post subject: Muffler shop  

I have a muffler shop , and, was wondering if the DRP program would include exhaust repairs. And, if so who would i contact. Would i just go directly to each insurance company?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:36 am   Post subject:   

A DRP is for auto body repair shops. If those shops don't have a qualified mechanic to perform exhaust system repairs, they can sublet the work to another local shop.



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