Currie clients agree that the more they follow the Currie Model, the better they perform in their market. Below, read what clients have said about their experience with our consultants and the results they have achieved.
Joining the Currie Group has been the single most important business decision we’ve made for our company. The impact has been profound. We would not have reached the level of success without the Currie Group and the leadership provided by Bob Currie. Bob’s gentle tenacity allows the individual to evolve at their own pace. His unwavering message is eventually realized and proves to be truthful and effective. Bob has had the unique ability to convey a successful vision to all levels in our organization. – Andy Young, President of Air Centers of Florida
As a smaller dealer in our dealer 20 group, I can remember feeling a bit intimidated at my first dealer group meeting. I was not aware that a red bulb was flashing on top of my head, but Bob with his tenacious demeanor obviously took note. He was able to inquire and provoke a conversation in such a way that I quickly became part of the dealer group without feeling as though I had to prove myself. Bob likely will not registered this moment in time like I have because this is just Bob’s style, it is what he does. Lastly, I would like to say that Bob’s insight into forecasting business trends is unquestionably time machine stuff. As though he travels forward and collects data and then comes back with that data and shares with our dealer 20 group. We question his findings with some skepticism but not to our surprise; somewhere in the future we soon see a headline or an event that applies to what Bob revealed to us earlier. I’ve never asked Bob for a lottery ticket number, but I might at our next meeting. Bob Currie is a scholar. Thanks for your contribution Bob to our industry, our business, and our success. – Tony Akers, President of Resley Tire Co. Inc.
Bob has had a tremendous impact on Bandag and its franchise network in the late 1990s through today even after the Bridgestone acquisition. He brought glaring clarity to Bandag executives on the importance of understanding dealer profitability and how their decisions affect behaviors as well as customers downstream in the value chain. More importantly, he helped all (Bandag and its franchise) grasp the service model and understand the growth opportunities and the profitable opportunities that exist in this space. Even this consolidation of a mature channel, Bob continued to challenge all to embrace the future and understand its impact. I will always remember Bob’s comments at one council meeting where he pointedly told the dealers that they have three choices: Get Bigger and Acquire Others, Sell Their Business, Or Die. His candid but real comments always hit home. – Scott Damon, Executive Director of Bridgestone Americas
As the smaller dealer in our dealer 20 group I can remember feeling a bit intimidated at my first dealer group meeting. I was not aware that a red bulb was flashing on top of my head, but Bob with his tenacious demeanor obviously took note. He was able to inquire and provoke a conversation in such a way that I quickly became part of the dealer 20 group without feeling as though I had to prove myself. Bob likely will not have registered this moment in time like I have because this is just Bob’s style, it is what he does. Lastly, I would like to say that Bob’s insight into forecasting business trends is unquestionably time machine stuff. As though he travels forward and collects data and then comes back with that data and shares this with our dealer 20 group. We question his findings with some skepticism but not to our surprise; somewhere in the future we soon see a headline or an event that applies to what Bob revealed to us earlier. I’ve never asked Bob for a lottery ticket number but I might at our next meeting. Bob Currie is a gentleman and a scholar.Thanks for your contribution Bob to our industry, our business and our success. – Tony Akers, President Resley Tire Co., Inc.
On a lighter note, Bob is a well-travelled guy, and he knows his wine. One of the funniest moments was when the group unanimously took control of the wine list at the group dinners. The phrase that Bob taught me is that “inventory is the substitute for knowledge.” Overall, spending time with Bob in the meetings is awesome. Bob speaks at a CEO level and over the years I was able to elevate our business so I could take advantage of absorbing that knowledge and create a structure that reflects it. – Pat P. Duininck, Royal Tire
Maine Commercial Tire has been involved with Bob Currie and his associates for over ten years. In that time, Bob took our timid and uninformed freshman management and gave it direction and oversight. He gives real world presentations of critical management variables and has enough case management experience to cut through lame excuses for poor performance. “Figure it out!” is a resounding comment in his scrutiny and with his presentation of the facts, figuring out a challenge becomes obvious. Without Bob’s direction MCT would be just another middle of the road tire dealer. In 2011 MCT was chosen Maine’s Small Business of the Year, due in no small part to the influence of Currie Management Consultants. – Jim McCurdy, Owner, Maine Commercial Tire
After 42 sessions with Bob Currie how could someone NOT have something to say about Bob Currie. Lessons Learned:
- Never let Bob have the wine list at dinner.
- Always wear long sleeve shirts in his seminar room.
- Try not to act too stupid when asking a question.
- Always look like you’re paying attention, you never know when you’re going to get asked a question. I don’t think Bob like’s the “Deer In The Headlight” look.
- If you tell him you are going to do something you’d better get it done because he will ask you in the next meeting if it’s done.
- How to maximize an invoice because he sure taught Ingersoll-Rand compressor division how-to.
- Always get something for what you do!
- If you follow Bob’s prescription for success as it fits into your individual business model success will follow.
- Listen to his stories, there’s bound to be a message somewhere underneath.
- You always know when Bob starts out and takes you around the outfield you’ll get back to home base with a message that means something.
- On a serious note being involved in my Dealer Group with Bob has made me a better manager, better business person and helped me run a more successful company.
– Tim Shay, Main Exchange Tire
Bob and I have worked together for many years. Bob was instrumental in creating the financial model we use today in assisting Bridgestone dealers improve their bottom lines. – David Sojka, ￼￼Bridgestone USA
I celebrated my 30th year in the Tire Industry last month and such milestones cause a “moment” of reflection. There have been many tire related conferences, training meetings, propaganda sessions, etc. that I have attended during my career and a few have earned an “A”, several a “B”, most a “C” and there have been some “D’s and F’s” along the way. However, the CMC Dealer Group Meetings have earned a “consistent A” in my book.
The financial model is the single most important “tool” out of every meeting. The Dealer Group often takes this part of the meeting with a grain of salt, but I use the financial model results more than any other metric to see if my little organization is off kilter.
Bob, keep up the quick wit, the industry insight, and the bluntness… as we“OTG” (Old Tire Guys) need our minds rattled every few months to keep us on target. – Craig Stephens, President of SM Tire
You have dedicated your entire career in providing equipment distributors with the financial tools and business strategies they need to run successful businesses and you should be extremely proud of your accomplishments.
I knew my way around a business financial statement but you have given me a new approach and strategy which we have used to develop and grow our business. We have taken the business from $6 million to just short of $12 million since I became involved with the Currie Best Practice Group. Your Currie model along with the financial ratio goals has given us the tools we need to keep our finger on the pulse of the business.
I will never forget the discussion with the group on the diversification of our businesses. We had just purchased a small pump company in Nashua, New Hampshire and were feeling a little unsure of what we had just done but your insight and ability to convey the strategy involved to ensure success was a great help and alleviated most of my concerns. We have developed and grown that small company, which we have now merged with TOM, to presently encompass all of New England with salesmen in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Thank you for all that you have done, you have truly made an impact on the way we manage our business today and in the future. – Ralph A. Wallace, Trask-Decrow Machinery
Our company has been working with the Currie Group since the mid 90s. Our primarily association has been through a 20 group of other dealers that Currie facilitates for us. They possess a tremendous amount of knowledge in business finance, world economics and human behavior. During our affiliation with Currie we have grown to be one of the largest transport refrigeration dealers in the nation. I feel they have played a very important role in this growth. On the financial side they have helped us break down our business operations into manageable components and set standards for each of them. We use these standards to consistently track our business performance. We also use these standards to compare our performance to other dealers. Michelle does a great job of providing leadership training that allows me to have a clearer prospective on myself, my customers and my employees. The personal growth I have obtained from my association with Currie has helped me solve many business problems that have arisen during the past 15 years. – Jim Marino, Executive Vice President of Convoy Servicing and Fleet Maintenance Technology
Currie Management Consultants are thorough and knowledgable of all levels of managers in a distributor organization. The skills that they teach are practical and will improve the performance of not only the manager, but of the distributor itself. I highly recommend Michelle Currie and the Currie Management Consultants, Inc. management training curriculum. – Brian Ledford, ACF Standby Systems – Distributor for Generac Power Systems