Awards

07/20/2017

Excellence in Material Management Award

Awards were announced for Auto Body Repair shops who achieved Excellence in Material Management.  One shop was chosen from each of the Mike Anderson Axalta Business Council Groups.  Shops must meet high industry standards in order to be considered for these awards, including meeting or exceeding all environmental regulations, minimizing waste and using quality warranted paint materials. Shops are compared with six separate metrics that include measurements demonstrating the minimization of waste and environmental impact, cost control as measured in per RO and per refinish labor unit, and producing quality repairs.  Their cumulative ranking in six KPIs determined their rank within their peer group.

These shops were chosen out of thegroups who
1) Agreed to have their KPIs compared with in their respective group
2) Had their purchases submitted independently
3) Supplied several key sales inputs needed to complete the calculations
4) Lean Material Management Reports compared for at least one year.
Finalists:
•MSO Group 2-5 locations:  Scott’s Collision Center, Pennsylvania
•Independent single location:  Latuff Brothers, Inc., Minnesota
•Dealer Shop/Group:  Five Star Automotive, Georgia
•MSO group 6-20 locations:  The Collision Centers, New York
And the Grand Prize Winner of the 2017
Excellence in Material Management is …
Pro Care Automotive & Collision, Texas
2017 marks the third year that J. Hunter & Associates has presented these awards. J. Hunter & Associates is an
independent third party company that assists body Auto Body shops and PBE jobbers nationwide in managing
material usage and the shop level. More information about J. Hunter & Associates can be found at their web site.
www.LeanMaterialManagement.com

01/03/2017

Latuff Brothers Auto Body Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Latuff Brothers Auto Body has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.

This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier.

“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Only a fraction of the auto body repair companies in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area were able to do it.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For more than 21 years, Angie’s List restricted access to its verified reviews to consumers who paid membership fees. When the company removed that barrier, some companies worried that the new, non-paying members would not be as engaged as members of the past. Experience has shown, however, that these newly added members are just as engaged – across all age groups – as prior members. Also, because the company continues to adhere to its review verification process, there has been no degradation of review quality.

“The biggest change at Angie’s List is that we are connecting even more consumers to high quality service professionals,” Hicks said. “And that’s good for everyone.”

01/15/2016

Latuff Brothers Auto Body Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award!

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Latuff Brothers Auto Body has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015.

“We are so thankful to our customers who took the time to tell others about their experience. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees.” -Pete Latuff, Owner, Latuff Brothers Auto Body

“Only about 5 percent of the Auto Body Repair companies in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2015 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

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Angie’s List helps facilitate happy transactions between more than three million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly rated service providers in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews of local service, Angie’s List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

02/28/2015

Latuff Brothers is proud to recognize employee Jamison Randall as Midway Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year!

Jamison Randall received the volunteer of the year award, sponsored by Davis Communications and Zipko Strategy.  He is the consummate volunteer for the Midway Chamber of Commerce and is actively involved with Chamber activities. If it is happening at the Chamber Jamison is there! He is engaged as a Board member, Co-Chair of the Ambassador Committee and has been a major contributor to the success of our Lunch on the Line program. He’s in the know and able to help connect businesses to other businesses to help them grow.  Jamison is a wonderful ambassador for the Midway Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on the Midway Chamber of Commerce go to Information

For a description of all the award winners go to Award Winners

 

01/27/2015

Latuff Brothers named a 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner!

Latuff Brothers Auto Body has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.

“Latuff Brothers Auto Body is extremely proud and excited to be named an Angie’s List Super Service Award winner for the fifth year in a row!” –Pete Latuff, Owner, Latuff Brothers Auto Body

“Only about 5 percent of the auto body repair companies in Minneapolis/St. Paul have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2014 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2014 Super Service Certification logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.

12/20/2014

Latuff Brothers Certified Ford Auto Body Repair Shop

In December of 2014, Latuff Brothers became a certified Ford auto body repair facility.  We have made investments in training and technology to be recognized by Ford to properly repair their customer’s vehicles back to manufacturer specifications.

1/12/2014

Latuff Brothers is excited to be a 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner!

 

11/7/2013

Latuff Brothers is proud to be named by Twin Cities Business Magazine as a Minnesota Family Business of the Year!

 

On Thursday November 7th 2013, Twin Cities Business Magazine Honored five outstanding family-owned businesses and the value they add to the Minnesota’s economy and overall quality of life.  The event took place at the Hilton in Minneapolis, MN. These businesses have strong records of success, family involvement, community service and philanthropy, multi-generational culture, and a positive family business structure.

Honorees 
Blattner Energy, Inc.
E.A. Sween Company/Deli Express
IC System
Latuff Brothers Auto Body
Rihm Kenworth

Finalists 
Data Sales Co.
Lloyd’s Construction Services, Inc.
Lorenz Bus Service
Modern Manufacturing & Engineering, Inc.
Riedell Shoes, Inc.

Twin Cities Business Magazine article

 

5/15/2013

Latuff Brothers is named a 2013 Minnesota Business Ethics Award Finalist!

Minnesota business and professional leaders came together Wednesday, May 15, at the Nicollet Island Pavilion to honor finalists and recipients for the 14th annual Minnesota Business Ethics Award (MBEA).  The awards celebrate Minnesota businesses that exemplify and promote ethical conduct in the workplace, the marketplace and the community. Keynote speaker for the awards lunch was Gregg Steinhafel, chairman and CEO of Target Corporation.  The MBEA presents awards in in three size categories: small (under 100 employees), medium (100 to 500 employees) and large (more than 500 employees).

The 2013 award finalists are:

  • Small-size category: Cresa Minneapolis/St. Paul;  Douglas Scientific; and  Latuff Brothers Auto Body
  • Mid-size category: Affinity Federal Credit Union;  Mintahoe Catering and Events; and  Premier Disability Services LLC
  • Large-size category: Cummins Power Generation; and St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Since its inception in 1999, the MBEA has recognized 38 Minnesota-based businesses, ranging in size from less than 10 employees to more than 150,000.

The program is organized by the Twin Cities Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and the Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. This year the MBEA welcomes the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors as a co-organizer for the awards.

Minnesota Business Ethics Awards information

12/13/2012

Latuff Brothers is excited to be named a 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner!

 
This award is the highest honor given annually to less than 5% of companies on Angie’s List.  Thank you to all of our customers who took the time to share their experience with others!  For more information about Angie’s List go to www.angieslist.com.

11/30/2012

Latuff Brothers Auto Body is proud to be recognized by Honda and Acura as a Certified ProFirst Collision Repair Facility!

American Honda’s official recognition program for Honda and Acura dealer-owned,
and independent collision repair facilities.

PROGRAM PURPOSE: The purpose of ProFirst is to promote the correct, complete, and safe repair of Honda and Acura vehicles and to provide support to those collision repair businesses who have demonstrated a commitment to a high level of customer care and satisfaction.

www.profirst.honda.com