We want to thank everyone that has been there for us and helped us get to where we are today. Today is better than yesterday and tomorrow will be better than today. Believe it or not, the industry is changing. How it changes is up to all of us. We at HABA have to decided to shape the change here in Houston. We will lead the desire to make a difference. However, we cannot do it alone, we need your help. Change will not come if you wait for some other person or some other time. We, with you, are the people and now is the time for the change everyone has been waiting for.
Every man, women and child has the right to control their own destiny. Take control of yours before it's to late. Don't let another person control your world. A very successful business man once said "Control you own destiny or someone else will". This has never been more true than today. It's time to take our shops to the next level. A good business leader creates a vision, articulates that vision, passionately owns that vision, and relentlessly drives it to completion. We are an industry full of great business leaders, it's time we focus our vision on improving our industry and see that through to completion.
In conclusion, let's get together for the common good of all body shops. We leave our competitive hats outside our meetings, as do our vendors. We talk as friends, not as competitors. There's plenty of work in Houston and none of us can repair every car. But I will say this, we can all improve our own businesses by working with others that have been where we are, or been where we are going and know how to get through it.
Houston Auto Body Association