From home-based business to Internet Marketing Agency
Originally founded in 1998 as Auto Web Solutions, our founder Danny Sanchez had one main goal in mind: providing quality affordable websites, designed exclusively for the automotive industry. On top of this, he was also able to consult with these shop owners and coach them on best practices for running a successful shop. By becoming a pioneer for auto shops on the internet, he started the business already ahead.
In 2009, Danny shifted our strategy away from consulting into further growing the marketing side of the business. Auto Web Solutions officially became Autoshop Solutions, complete with a new logo and a refocused direction. This same year, two of our clients’ sites were awarded Auto Inc. Magazine’s Top 10 Automotive Repair Websites. That was all the proof we needed to show that we were headed in the right direction.
Just around the corner, 2010 was a pivotal time for Autoshop Solutions. In February, we transitioned from a home-based business to our first small office in Apex, North Carolina. Our most senior team members remember sitting at desks in the hallway, two to three people per desk. Getting up for coffee meant asking someone to move out of the way! We also won five of Auto Inc. Magazine’s Top 10 award, making it our second annual year in a row.
In 2014, Autoshop Solutions burst at the seams, yet again, building out its small office space into the state-of-the-art internet marketing and web design agency you see today! We cleared five more Auto Inc. Top Ten awards, and welcomed many new team members, products and services to our arsenal.
Coming around to modern day, 2018 proves more successful than ever for the team at Autoshop Solutions. We’ve reached 9 years running of winning Auto Inc.’s Top 10 Websites awards. By building new partnerships, staying on top of cutting-edge tactics, and revolutionizing the market with our RPM services, the future of the automotive industry has never looked brighter.
Thanks to our incredible growth over the years, we’ve been able to stay in our current location since July 2011 by continually expanding the space to suit our needs. With bright offices and automotive-themed decor throughout the building, we’re able to remain dedicated to our founding principles of excellent customer service, high quality work, and a core focus on the automotive industry. With tools on the wall, half a car in the office (literally), and a road map for success, we continue to drive business forward.
In fact, the heart of our office is called “The Garage,” since it’s an open bay with a garage door that gets rolled up when the weather’s nice. If we let him, Danny would probably install a hoist and start changing oil on our team members’ cars! By building a creative automotive space, we keep our team working hard and playing hard. Marketing requires creativity and ingenuity which is why our office is custom designed to bring out the best in our team. Plus, we love visitors! If you’re ever in the Raleigh NC area, don’t miss the opportunity to drop by, meet our team, and check out the space!