Oct 07, 2020

Happy Shop Owner Appreciation Week!

Happy Shop Owner Appreciation Week!

We’re all about celebrating the people who keep our industry moving. In recent weeks, we’ve raised a glass to truck drivers and the diesel techs, but we realized someone was missing from the festivities: Shop owners.

We don’t need to tell you that these fine folks put in crazy work hours. A lot of them wear many hats; you’ll find them handling invoicing, talking to customers, and even jumping into repair work from time to time.

In short, shop owners definitely deserve appreciation!


As Fullbay co-founder and CEO Jacob Findlay says, “We celebrate truck drivers and technicians, but we felt that owners deserved their time in the spotlight as well.”

So here’s the deal: We’re creating a holiday. A much-needed and deserved holiday!

Going forward, we hereby decree the first full week in October is Repair Shop Owner Appreciation Week. “It’s a small way of giving back to the amazing people creating jobs and keeping vital equipment up and running,” Jacob says.

In other words, this is the perfect time to toast, high-five, or hug the shop owner in your life.


Are you ready to show off your favorite shop owner?

Throughout this week, we’re rewarding five exceptional shop owners. We’ve already selected two, but you have until 8 AM PST on October 9 to nominate a wonderful shop owner. The winners will receive a custom mechanic shirt, a swag box from Fullbay, and a catered lunch for them and their shop.

That’s right. Winning owners and their crews will get a delicious feast – on us.


We’ve already received dozens of nominations, so now is the time to get yours in! We’ve seen some amazing stories already – here are a few of our favorites so far:

  • Shawn and Adam of Premier Service Center won accolades from their staff by creating a “service, culture, [and] commitment to helping customers.”
  • CJ of OTR Fleet Service, who is “hardworking and loves her employees like family.”
  • Adam of Fleet Tech Inc, who has “made sure we all worked to get paid when he has gone weeks without.”


There’s no two ways about it: Running a repair shop is hard work. Owners put in long hours, often for very little reward besides the satisfaction of a job well done.

We’re happy to be in a position to change things up. So don’t forget: If you want to nominate an awesome repair shop owner in your life, head over here and share their story. They deserve it!

Suz Baldwin