Owner, Able Body Shops
Ryan Cropper bought his first shop in 2002, while he was a 22-year-old student studying to become a paramedic. After four years in the business as a technician, he seized the opportunity to buy Able Body Shop with his savings. In 2006, the business expanded to a second location and was up to $4 million per year by 2007. His success comes from his culture of "over-management" and having all team leaders working out of the offices. Cropper is a columnist for FenderBender magazine, and a past editorial advisory board member.