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Kim Auernheimer

Kim 002Kim is the Co-Owner & Business Manager of CS Automotive in Brentwood, Tennessee. After moving to Tennessee from the Central Valley of California in 2005, she and her family quickly settled in and planted roots. CS Automotive was opened in October of 2006 in the back of a warehouse and now they call a 6,400 square foot, 10-bay shop home.
Prior to joining her husband Rob in the business on a full-time basis, Kim had a career in Commercial Real Estate and Property Management. In July of 2011, she stepped out from the background of the business and joined her husband in the venture of creating an industry-leading standout.

Kim continuously seeks out training for her and her entire team and puts the teachings to use. Her belief in industry education has been a large influence on how much success and growth they have had over the last few years. She has a passion to improve the reputation of the Automotive Repair industry working alongside other shop owners and industry leaders to improve the overall experience of the customer from the moment they make that first call to the shop until they drive their car off the lot instilling transparency and developing trust during the entire process.

In 2015, she obtained her Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation. This is a result of 120-credit hours of course work in several core competencies including leadership, marketing, customer relations, accounting, and several other areas of automotive repair business management. In 2017, Kim earned the Accredited Master Automotive Manager (AMAM) designation by completing an additional 60 hours of management credits.

In 2020, Kim was named the Women in AutoCare’s “Female Shop Owner of the Year”, an honor bestowed to female shop owners that have made significant contributions in the auto care community. In particular, Kim was nominated and chosen for this prestigious award because of her passion for mentoring and teaching fellow shop owners.
Kim and Rob are proud parents of two amazing young-adult children. Their son Jacob is an Accountant and is married to his beautiful high school sweetheart, Nicole who is Postpartum Nurse. Their daughter recently graduated from Vanderbilt University and is works in Investment Banking.

Education and Professional Background:

  • Speaker at ASA Arizona Owner’s Retreat 2020
  • AMAM – Accredited Master Automotive Manager
  • 2020 Women in AutoCare “Female Shop Owner of the Year”
  • Frequent Contributor to Carm Capriotto’s “Remarkable Results” podcasts
  • Frequent Contributor to Remarkable Results “Town Hall Academy” podcasts
  • Frequent Contributor to Institute of Automotive Business Excellence “Leading Edge” podcast
  • WorldPac Training Institute (WTI) Trainer – Nationwide Classes and the Supplier & Training Expo
  • Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo Trainer - 2018

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