Service Center Scholars

The Service Center Scholars is a peer collaboration 20 Group of independent automotive service businesses.

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Why Join?
Where We've Been
Our Members
Membership Inquiry

Our Meetings

Where We've Been

Service Center Scholars Meeting Locations

  1. Oct 1993 Las Vegas, NV – Founding/Organizing Meeting
  2. Feb 1994 Scottsdale, AZ
  3. Sept 1994 Williamsburg, VA
  4. April 1995 San Diego, CA
  5. Sept 1995 Ridgedale, MO (Big Cedar Lodge)
  6. April 1996 Charleston, SC
  7. Sept. 1996 San Antonio, TX
  8. April 1997 Vancouver, BC
  9. Sept. 1997 Coeur d’Alene, ID
  10. Feb. 1998 Key West, FL
  11. Sept. 1998 Asheville, NC
  12. Feb. 1999 Sedona, AZ
  13. Sept. 1999 Hanover, NH
  14. Feb. 2000 Sanibel Island, FL
  15. Sept. 2000 Aspen, CO
  16. Feb. 2001 Corpus Christi, TX
  17. Sept. 2001 (cancelled due to 9-11)
  18. Feb. 2002 Palm Springs, CA
  19. Sept. 2002 Chattanooga, TN
  20. Feb. 2003 Biloxi, MS
  21. Sept. 2003 Bolten Landing, NY
  22. Feb. 2004 San Francisco, CA
  23. Sept. 2004 Ridgedale, MO (Big Cedar Lodge)
  24. Feb. 2005 Puerto Vallarta, MX
  25. Sept. 2005 Chicago, IL
  26. Feb. 2006 Park City, UT
  27. Sept. 2006 Seattle, WA
  28. Feb. 2007 Savannah, GA
  29. Sept. 2007 Estes Park, CO
  30. Feb. 2008 Napa, CA
  31. Sept. 2008 Portland, ME
  32. Feb. 2009 Austin, TX
  33. Sept. 2009 Milwaukee, WI
  34. Feb. 2010 Las Vegas, NV
  35. Sept. 2010 Santa Fe, NM
  36. Feb. 2011 Key West, FL
  37. Sept. 2011  Detroit, MI
  38. Feb. 2012  La Jolla, CA
  39. Sept. 2012  Greenville, SC
  40. Feb. 2013  Kansas City, MO
  41. Sept. 2013 Cleveland, OH
  42. Feb. 2014  Dallas, TX
  43. Sept. 2014 Lake Tahoe, NV
  44. Feb. 2015  Bonita Springs, FL
  45. Sept. 2015 Louisville, KY
  46. Feb. 2016 Scottsdale, AZ
  47. Sept. 2016 Raleigh, NC


I was one of the founding members of the group and thought I was a business expert due to my previous corporate level experience working for Ford out of Detroit. After all, when the group was founded I had already been running a successful import shop in the Dallas marketplace for many years. But this group has over the years has given me the tools to increase both the sales volume and profitability of my operation to levels I did not think were possible as my location is not the best. And with all of this business growth I was still able to gradually increase my time away from the shop on a day to day basis.

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A little history...

The Service Center Scholars is a working group for car dealers and automotive shop owners to improve the performance and profitability of their business operations. Over the years, through our structure of regular, agenda driven meetings, shared ideas and detailed financial analysis, groups of like-minded business owners have been able to reach new levels of success that would be difficult or impossible to achieve on their own.