Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair President Tina Denham featured on talk Radio Show
Nationally recognized consumer advocate and host of the Legally Steal Show™, S. E. Day interview Tina Denham on February 4th 2012, as part of his “Women of Influence” series. Excerpt from S.E. Day and the Legally Steal Show announcement: A Tampa native, Ms. Denham took command of a million dollar company in a male dominated industry and turned the company around. Ice Cold Air is quickly growly to be the #1 vehicle service company in the Tampa Bay Area. Her story, “Start from the inside with every member of the team and build them up to be the best”.
Listen to the recording to learn more about Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair.
Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair, a Pinellas-based auto repair franchise with 16 bay area locations, is trading free oil changes and tire rotations or $20 in auto repair service to any customer who brings in a new, unwrapped toy for the Marines’ “Toys for Tots” program until December 10th.
This is the sixth year we have joined with the Marines and their worthwhile program, and we are very excited our support makes a positive impact in the lives of children. Last year our customers donated 1,800 toys for the less fortunate children in our community. Our customers are eager to support the program again this year, and we hope more people will take advantage of this offer. We are really trying to reach out to the community to double our toy donations from last year. Customers have the option of trading the new toy for an oil change and tire rotation on the spot or exchanging the toy for a voucher for a free future oil change and tire rotation or $20 off any service. Our customers and community have been very good to us, and acting as a drop off location for Toys for Tots is an excellent way for us to give back to the community and our customers for their support.
The donations will be accepted at all 16 Ice Cold Air locations. The toys must be in the original packaging and unwrapped. Those wanting to take advantage of this special should call or stop by any Ice Cold Air location. Visit http://www.icecoldair.com/locations for a list of locations.
Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair shops competed in a Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest on Facebook. Facebook fans were invited to vote for their favorite pumpkin with every vote counting as $1 for charity. The winning shop selected the charity of their choice to receive the donation.
CONGRATULATIONS to Dave and the team at 501 E. Sligh Avenue in Tampa for winning the ICA Charity Pumpkin Carving Contest with 201 votes! That was a remarkable Indian carving. We do want to give kudos to all the other contestants…we have a lot of talent out there! We had a TOTAL of 368 votes for the entire contest and Dave would like to support Alzheimer’s as his charity. His mother is living with this disease so this is near and dear to his heart. We will be donating $368 to his charity as the prize for winning. Thank YOU to all the FANS who voted so we can contribute to the research and cure of this devastating disease that impacts so many lives.
A donation was given to USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute in honor of Dave’s mother Joyce Miller. This organization’s vision is to end Alzheimer’s disease through research and clinical assessment. (http://health.usf.edu/nocms/byrd/)
To view all of the pumpkin carving entries visit our facebook photo album HERE
Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair at 410 South Dale Mabry in Tampa was featured on September 26, 2011 on the recent flooding and the impact on auto repairs.
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Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair is pleased to announce the launch of their NEW website with a new focus. The new website focuses on providing visitors the information they need to make an important decision on which auto repair choice is best for them. The website highlights the complete list of services in addition to air conditioning that our shops offer. The site also serves as an educational tool to learn more about the services and repairs to reduce the fear and intimidation often accompanied with auto repair.
“We hope that potential customers and current customers find the site an enhancement to their auto repair decision making and gives peace of mind that Ice Cold Air is a company that strives to achieve superior customer service, ” says President Tina Denham.
In addition to the new website, the company has created a Face Book page (Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair) to reach out to customers and allow a forum to share tips and tricks, feedback, and additional coupons and specials.
Denham says, “We have been talking about Face Book for so long that I am thrilled it is finally done. This will be an amazing enhancement for our customers and for our franchisees. What an exciting new way for us to communicate with others and keep them informed on the latest with our company and provide fun contests and savings.”
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For Anyone Who Donates A Toy To
“Toys for Tots”
We are excited to be asked by the Marines again this year to help with their collection of toys. Every year we are amazed by how many of our customers are of giving hearts and will help our local children.
Please bring a toy of similar value and in exchange, we would be honored to give you a FREE OIL CHANGE or $20 OFF ANY REPAIR for being so generous.
If you don’t need an oil change today, don’t worry! We will give you a certificate you can use at a later date or give it to a family member or friend. Remember, the toys must be in the original packaging and unwrapped. Please hurry, we are collecting toys until December 15th so don’t delay!
Please bring your new unwrapped toy to Ice Cold Air this Holiday Season
Ashley Butler, owner of franchise located at 410 South Dale Mabry, was featured on the radio show “Something’s Brewing on The Radio” AM 820 May 22, 2010. The hosts talks to Ashley about how she became a successful Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair shop owner and the challenges she faces as a woman in a typically male dominated industry.
PINELLAS COUNTY (Bay News 9) – While many companies are looking to cut costs, a local auto repair shop is adding more workers. Robin Hughes, president of Ice Cold Air discount auto repair, says with tough economic times more people are fixing their cars instead of trading them in.
“Between the gas prices being so high and not being able to get credit to buy a new car, people are taking care of their cars longer and keeping them and getting them repaired — taking good care of them,” Hughes said.
Motorist Tracy Roberts is following Hughes theory and plans to keep driving his car.
“I’m not going to buy a new car right now,” Roberts said. “It’s like too unstable, and I’d rather repair mine and, you know, drive it as long as I can.”
However with fewer people buying new vehicles, many automotive dealerships are feeling the pinch.
Bill Heard Chevrolet recently announced it was going out of business, and the shutdown of 14 dealerships affects almost 3,000 employees.
But with 17 shops across the Bay area, Ice Cold Air may be able to help. More repairs mean more jobs, and the company says it’s willing to hire people from businesses that are failing.
“I do believe that there are industries more recession proof like us where we can help take care of people in a time when they need us the most, and we’re here for them,” Hughes said.
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Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair shop in South Tampa featured on NBC Daytime Show. Click below for the story:
By MARK HOLAN The Tampa Tribune
SOUTH TAMPA – Ashley Butler met Allyn Ayers standing in line at Panera Bread. She was 22 and nearly done with her business degree at the University of South Florida.
He was 62 and beginning to divest himself from the daily operations of the discount auto repair chain he founded 40 years earlier. “I told her business is not for the weak or the lame, but whatever you want to do you can do,” Ayers said. Butler, a Port Tampa native and Robinson High School graduate, promised to call Ayers after finishing her degree.
When she followed up about six months later, he hired her as an assistant. He also attended her 2006 graduation and met her family. “I liked her potential; the way she carried herself,” Ayers said. “She asked tough questions.” Butler soon became the auto chain’s first female franchise owner, taking over Ice Cold Air at 803 W. Hillsborough Ave. Today she owns the busier and larger store at 410 S. Dale Mabry Highway.
“Allyn taught me in layman’s terms the simplicity of business and how hard work and time invested can reward a young person,” said Butler, 24. As a young black woman, the 5-foot-3 Butler doesn’t fit the profile of the typical auto shop owner. “I thought that was going to be a big deal,” Butler said. “At first, the workers were tougher than the customers,” she said of the Hillsborough store. “But I got them to respect me and grow with me.”
A few customers still mistake her for the receptionist. Butler said one of her regular customers gave her a name tag identifying her as the owner to help avoid confusion. “You have the random customer who thinks my tech Keith is the owner,” she said. Technician Keith Cox said Butler brings a positive attitude. “We can be having the hardest day in the world, and she makes it fun,” said Cox, who has worked at the Dale Mabry store for about 10 months.
Butler oversees two employees, handling the books and other administrative work. “Sometimes I’m out in one of the bays holding something in place,” she said. “I don’t act like I know everything.”
Ayers said he is glad he gave Butler an opportunity. “I’ve heard nothing but incredible reports,” he said.
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