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Kuni Honda on Arapahoe

10750 E Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO 80112

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2014


Kuni Honda on Arapahoe Receives the Highest Honor Set by Women for
Outstanding Customer Experience

Denver, Colorado - As the collective voice of women's recommendations, experiences and perceptions, WomenCertified is pleased to announce that Kuni Honda on Arapahoe has received the Women's Choice Award based on excellent recommendations from their female customers in a customer satisfaction survey conducted by WomenCertified using the dealership's customer database.

Kuni Honda on Arapahoe received excellent survey scores in several areas including the overall sales experience. In fact, 9 out of 10 women polled said they would definitely recommend Kuni Honda on Arapahoe to their family and friends! "Car buying remains the most dreaded shopping experience among women which is why the Women's Choice Award is widely sought after by progressive dealerships who appreciate being recognized as a dealer that women can trust and refer with confidence", said Delia Passi, Founder of WomenCertified and author of Winning the Toughest Customer: The Essential Guide to Selling to Women. "We are proud of Kuni Honda on Arapahoe for taking ownership of their customer experience and creating a business environment that provides exceptional service both to women and men alike."

Considering that women now account for more car purchases and service sales than men, the Women's Choice Award is her vehicle to finding a dealership that she can choose with confidence.

? Women buy more than half of the new vehicles in the U.S. and influence up to 80% of all car purchases (Source: Women-Drivers.com, 2010)
? Women influence more than 85 percent of all automotive sales in U.S. households (Forbes: Women and the Auto Industry)
? 65% of service customers at dealerships are women (Heelsandwheels.com, 2013)
? Women spend over $200 billion per year on new vehicles and mechanical servicing of vehicles each year, (Heelsandwheels.com, 2013)

Herm Brocksmith, President and General Manager of Kuni Honda on Arapahoe stated, "We are thrilled to have earned the Women's Choice Award. Our staff is dedicated to being the best automotive dealership and providing personal service second to none. I am proud of the reputation that we have earned and I thank our loyal employees and wonderful customers for this award."

To view the full list of Top Dealerships visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/automotive/dealerships


About Kuni Honda
Kuni Honda on Arapahoe is an award winning dealership located at 10750 E Arapahoe Rd in Centennial, CO. Kuni Honda on Arapahoe has truly modern, clean facilities with a full-menu of automotive services including New Honda Sales, Used Car Sales, Financial Services, Service Department, Parts Department and Body Shop Department. Customer satisfaction is paramount to the success of Kuni Honda on Arapahoe. For more information, please visit our website at www.kuni-honda.com.

About The Women's Choice Awards
The Women's Choice Award sets the standard for helping women make smarter choices by collectively identifying the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women and those that deliver a customer experience worthy of her recommendation. Our hundreds of thousands of members each share a lifetime of experiences as a woman and vote for businesses and brands who are meeting their high expectations. Awards are based on the willingness of 9 out of 10 of the dealership's actual female customers to recommend the dealership to their friends, family and associates. To learn more visit www.womenschoiceaward.com.



Kuni Honda Enters Collision Repair Business


Kuni Honda enters collision repair business with onsite facility
by Michael Anderson
Centennial, Colo.-Parked in the showroom of Kuni Honda is a two-tone 1994 Honda Civic, with half of the car restored and painted black, and the other showing dents, door dings, and faded red paint. The car serves as a marketing piece for Herm Brocksmith's new collision center, Kuni Body Shop & Collision Repair that opened this fall.
"I researched the entire marketplace and saw a big opportunity for a dealership body shop," said Brocksmith, the dealership's president and general manager, who pointed out that many dealers send their customers elsewhere for the service.
"It gives them another reason to be loyal," he said. "It gives us another opportunity to gain a new customer."
"I want our guests to come to one place and get everything under one roof," said Charles Russell, collision center manager, who pointed out that it was Brocksmith's initial plan to add a body shop when he became the general manager of the dealership in 2009.
"The green leaf logo immediately lets customers know that the body shop uses 'green' practices," Russell said, adding that the shop recycles waste material, sprays Standox Standoblue waterborne basecoat, recycles all shop and office paper, and even uses staplers made from recycled plastic.
"Colorado residents tend to be more environmentally conscious and forward thinking," Russell said, making the marketing thrust a natural for the area.
At the time of the interview, high-speed doors that can raise and lower in 10 seconds were being installed to help keep in the heat during winter months.
In spite of no formal DRP programs, the 10,000-square-foot shop has plenty of business, a good mix of customer-pay work and insurance claims, Russell said. Many insurance field adjusters have seen the quality of our work and accuracy of estimates and cycle times, he said, which has built trust and repeat business.
"Having a collision repair center attached to a franchise dealership definitely has its advantages," he said, pointing out that when a car needs collision-related mechanical work or an airbag reset, they simply open the garage door and roll it into their service department.
Since 39 percent of cars on the road need an alignment, and especially those involved in an accident, the Hunter alignment machines in the service department come in handy, Russell noted.
"Having dedicated parts person that works on behalf of the body shop in the parts department is another major benefit," he said, especially since they work on all makes and models and have to procure parts from other wholesaling dealers and suppliers.
"The customers who visit the sales department or service department are a natural source of business," Russell said. "An estimator is situated in the service department during high-traffic times, keeping an eye out for potential customer-pay work," he said.
With a large base of Honda owners in the immediate area, Russell said there is plenty of opportunity for collision work. "Honda people like to take their vehicles to a Honda shop," he added.
"The estimator will write an estimate and place a 12-inch or two-foot band aid with the Kuni logo and phone number on the damaged area," he said, which always gets customers' attention.
"Examples of customer-pay work include minor dents and scratches, windshield repair, or headlamp restoration," Russell said, pointing out that the magnesium chloride used on the roads tends to degrade the protective film on the plastic headlamps. "When people have the service done, they often comment on how well they can see while driving at night," he added.
"The shop is outfitted with the latest equipment, including a two-bay pressurized Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) prep station, a GFS high-efficiency spray booth, and a pit for a second booth," he said.
"A Kaeser rotary-screw compressor supplies the air to the shop, complete with a refrigerated drier," he said, adding that the air is delivered via Kaeser's Smart pipe with aluminum fittings.
"For straightening frames, the techs use a Chief frame rack coupled with a Genesis measuring system," Russell said. "We can put a long-bed dualie on the frame machine and pull it," he said, adding that no expense was spared when the clamps were purchased, since they now have most. "We can do any kind of frame repair known to man."
"The shop employs 12 people and is looking to hire more," Russell said, because of better-than expected volume. He said he is looking to fill positions in estimating, administration, technicians, and detailers.
"I'm big on finding the right people and putting them in the right seat on the bus," he said.
Kuni Honda is part of the Kuni Automotive dealer group with locations in Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and California. All Kuni Automotive's dealerships are partially owned by the Kuni Foundation, which distributes funds to organizations working on cancer research and those working with adults with developmental disorders.

Kuni Honda Body Shop & Collision Repair Grand Opening

Press Release
9/16/2011
Kuni Honda Body Shop & Collision Repair

For Immediate Release:

CENTENNIAL, CO, 9/16/2011--Kuni Honda on Arapahoe located in Centennial, Colorado has opened Denver's ONLY Honda Body Shop.

Herm Brocksmith, President and General Manager of Kuni Honda on Arapahoe said, "Our fully equipped, Green, Eco-Friendly Body Shop and collision repair facility is now open for business at 10750 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial, Colorado. Our facility and equipment are state-of-the-art with the latest in green technology making our footprint on the environment as small as possible. At the Kuni Body Shop & Collision Repair facility, our focus is on the safety, functionality and appearance of our guest's vehicle. Our highly skilled auto body team is ready to make your car shine!"

For more information regarding the Kuni Body Shop & Collision Repair, please visit our websites at: www.kuni-honda.com or www.kunibodyshop.com.

Kuni Body Shop & Collision Repair?We Meet Nice People by Accident!


Kuni Body Shop & Collision Repair, a division of Kuni Honda on Arapahoe, is part of an Auto Dealer group serving the entire Denver, CO area in Denver, Parker, Littleton, Lakewood, Aurora, Centennial, Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Larkspur, Englewood, Westminster, Boulder. At all the Kuni dealerships we treat the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a company, we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence! "We Meet Nice People...by Accident!"

Visit our blog sites: www.kuni-honda-accord.com , www.kuni-honda-civic.com , www.kuni-honda-crv.com , www.kuni-honda-pilot.com , www.kuni-honda-odyssey.com , www.kuni-honda-autobody.com , www.hermbrocksmith.com , www.the4fatalmistakes.com .

Free Credit Repair Software at Kuni Honda on Arapahoe

CENTENNIAL, CO --February 25, 2011-- In the wake of the recession and sluggish recovery, there are many people hopelessly trapped by their credit score. Credit is such a problem that businesses are throwing up their hands in frustration, hoping and praying for economic recovery, or simply giving up the fight and shutting down. Kuni Honda on Arapahoe has taken action and is attacking the credit mess with full force.

Kuni Honda on Arapahoe has just become the latest auto dealership to sign a distribution agreement with Recreditpair LLC, makers of the #1 Credit Improvement Software system in the nation.

After years of teaching people how to improve their credit at his national seminars, Jim Longacre, Author of "Recreditpair! A Guide to Understanding and Improving Your Credit" developed the Recreditpair system to compliment his book. Recreditpair is a web-based self-help product that is distributed free to consumers under an agreement with national auto dealers. Recreditpair? provides the tools and information that teaches the user how to effectively monitor, manage, and re-establish
credit.

For a limited time, consumers can pick up a complimentary copy of Recreditpair? at Kuni Honda on Arapahoe located at 10750 East Arapahoe Road in Centennial. Whether a vehicle purchase is something the consumer is interested in now or in the future, they will receive this incredible gift just for stopping by. There is no obligation whatsoever. The impetus behind this gift is to help local area residents educate themselves about the best practices and tools available to legally improve their credit score?and take action. This in turn helps local businesses and the economy.

Recreditpair president Jim Longacre says, "In 1991, I had a bankruptcy, and there was nobody there to help me. I have dedicated my life to helping people get the information they need to maintain accuracy in their credit reports and make smart credit decisions. It doesn't matter if you have poor
credit, good credit, or great credit, Recreditpair can help."

Longacre adds, "A recent survey conducted by the consumer group PIRG revealed that nearly 80% of all credit reports contain errors. To make matters worse, 25% of credit reports contain what are called "fatal errors." These "fatal errors" are so bad that consumers may get terrible rates or not get approved for loans or services whatsoever, through no fault of their own.

Kuni Honda on Arapahoe is here to help consumers who could benefit from a higher credit score with a real program that makes sense for everyone who needs better credit.

Those interested in obtaining a free copy of Recreditpair should simply stop by Kuni Honda on Arapahoe in Centennial, or call (303) 708-2000 and ask about the complimentary copy of Recreditpair.

Kuni Automotive Donation to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Efforts

Portland, Oregon - April 4, 2011 -- Kuni Automotive, parent company of 11 automobile dealerships located in Oregon, Washington, California, and Colorado, has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross for Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief efforts. The funds were contributed by Kuni Automotive corporate headquarters of Vancouver, Washington; Kuni Honda on Arapahoe of Centennial, Colorado; Lexus of Portland, Oregon; Kuni Lexus of Seattle and Kuni Westside Infiniti of Lynnwood, Washington;Kuni Lexus of Littleton, Colorado; and Kuni Lexus of Colorado Springs.

Greg Goodwin, CEO of Kuni Automotive, cited Kuni's strong ties to the three largest Japanese automakers - Toyota (Lexus), Honda, and Nissan (Infiniti), saying "our 750 employees and shareholders are heartbroken at the immense loss of life and the scale of destruction that these events have caused. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our many dear friends in Japan, to their families, their employees, and their fellow countrymen. We have long admired the spirit of the Japanese people. We are confident that same spirit will prevail in the coming months and years. We know that the resulting recovery and reconstruction will once again demonstrate the remarkable resilience and optimism of the Japanese nation."

The company has also requested that employees and customers who wish to donate to Japan relief efforts do so through the American Red Cross, http://american.redcross.org.

Media Contact Name: Heather Stenberg
Media Contact Email address:
Heather.Stenberg@kuniauto.com
Media Contact Phone Number: 360.553.7363
Website Link:
www.kuniauto.com

South Metro Denver Chamber Presentation to Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners.

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Press Release 02/15/2012 South Metro Chamber Presentation to Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners.

Herm Brocksmith's comments on Meetup:

"Outstanding! It is refreshing to know that the County Commissioners of Arapahoe County care about the business community and are interested in a strong and vibrant economic base of businesses. We value the partnership that we have with Arapahoe County and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship. Thank you commissioners!"

Herm Brocksmith, President-General Manager at Kuni Honda on Arapahoe. www.Kuni-Honda.com. Board Member of SMDCC and Vice-Chair Economic Development Group. www.bestchamber.com.

South Metro Chamber BRE Interview with Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

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Press Release 02/07/2012 South Metro Chamber BRE Interview with Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

Herm Brocksmith's comments on Meetup:

"Lockheed Martin Space Systems is a very important, large employer for our region. The information shared was both informative and engaging. When we (the BRE team) become aware of what challenges face our Colorado companies, we (the EDG, the Chamber, the Company, the local and state governments, etc...) as a collective team can help with making Colorado a business friendly state where more businesses would like to remain and relocate."

Herm Brocksmith, President-General Manager at Kuni Honda on Arapahoe. www.Kuni-Honda.com. Board Member of SMDCC and Vice-Chair Economic Development Group. www.bestchamber.com.

South Metro Chamber BRE Interview with Littleton Adventist Hospital.

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Press Release 01/05/2012. South Metro Chamber BRE Interview with Littleton Adventist Hospital.

Herm Brocksmith's comments on Meetup:

"Very insightful. Ken Bacon was gracious of his time and information. Thanks, Ken. The information we are obtaining from this initiative is outstanding. Once compiled, this will give us a great deal of information to share from over 1,000 business entities in South Metro Denver, Colorado."

Herm Brocksmith, President-General Manager at Kuni Honda on Arapahoe, a Denver Honda Dealer. www.Kuni-Honda.com. Board Member of SMDCC and Vice-Chair Economic Development Group. www.bestchamber.com. www.HermBrocksmith.com.