Bryan Schmitt & Mobile Solutions Training Sessions

Bryan Schmitt with a custom door panel module on the MERA floor.

LAKELAND/SARASOTA, FL (09.15.11)– On Saturday and Sunday, September 10th and 11th respectively, Bryan Schmitt and Mobile Solutions conducted installation workshops with Boulevard Customs and SRQ Custom Autosound.

Of late Tempe-based Schmitt has been racking up the frequent flyer miles – most recently in Dallas for Knowledgefest and down under in Australia for the CAM event.

Schmitt fielding questions from the group with SRQ Custom Autosound staffers.

“12volt shops need to know how to price and sell the talents of the installation pros on their staffs. Our workshops show attendees, first hand, how to generate revenue through custom installation. The Mobile Solutions workshops include hands-on projects. Conducting sessions in a retailer’s shop provides a real world experience for everyone. The questions and interaction with those in the sessions is so valuable for all” Schmitt stated to 12voltnews.com.

Schmitt working his magic at the router table.

This one day fabrication training consisted of several key topics that were discussed in detail in addition to live build demonstrations throughout the day. This is a very “hands on” type of training. One of our many focuses for the training is how to be faster and more efficient at doing custom work. This ultimately help our dealers charge more money from the beginning of sale, because they can establish a higher perceived value with their customers before the work begins.

The class consisted of: Several Table saw tricks, Building several router jigs, using Smart Templates, Massive time saving tricks for Fiberglass enclosures and trim panels, Different methods of creating inlays and complex seaming techniques for upholstery along with the latest vinyl wrapping and custom speaker grill assembly techniques.

A BLVD Customs logo being created.

Saturday’s session at Boulevard Customs in Lakeland was attended by dealers from Fort Charlotte, Benetta Springs, Tampa, Dade City, Kissimmee and Chattanooga, TN. Jon Lackey, Boulevard Customs owner orchestrated the Lakeland event. “Having Bryan conduct a full day session in our bay was terrific. Everyone picked up several things they can use in their shops immediately. The hands-on aspect of Bryan’s demonstrations is so valuable” Lackey told 12voltnews.com. Addictive Audio supplied the pizza for lunch that energized all for the afternoon session.

Schmitt makes a point in the SRQ wood shop.

From Lakeland Schmitt motored down to Sarasota for Sunday’s workshop with SRQ Custom Autosound. Owner Ryan Pepsin commented to 12voltnews.com “Bryan delivered an amazing fabrication training. We learned new techniques to build better and more profitably. Our staff members are pumped. A big thanks to John Schneid for breakfast and Elettromedia for lunch. We had dealers from Tampa, Sarasota, Bradenton, along with a couple freelance installers, wanting to learn more.”

John Schneid, Dynamic Sales and Marketing, shared with 12voltnes.com “As a manufacturer’s rep principal covering Florida I am always looking to learn and see how brick and mortar dealers can add value to their customer’s experiences. Shop staffs who attended the two Florida sessions Mobile Solutions conducted gained so much. Our industry needs more activities like the Mobile Solutions sessions in Lakeland and Sarasota.”

A big 12voltnews.com hats off to Jon Lackey and Ryan Pepsin for working to make these Mobile Solutions workshops possible.

For more information visit http://www.mobilesolutions-usa.com.

Bryan Schmitt (R) with retailers who attended the BLVD Customs event in Lakeland, FL

Bryan Schmitt with dealers that attended the Sarasota event at SRQ Custom Autosound.