SCRS Announces Awards Presented at at Collision Industry Red Carpet Awards Breakfast at SEMA Show

Prosser, Washington, August 29, 2017  The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) is pleased to announce the first annual Collision Industry Red Carpet Awards Breakfast at the 2017 SEMA Show. This event will be free to attend, and held on Wednesday, November 1st from 7:30 - 9:00am in Ballrooms D-E in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. RSVP here:

The event will feature some of the most prestigious awards and recognitions from industry organizations highlighting standout individuals and businesses in the collision repair industry.

As part of the morning ceremony, SCRS will deliver the first-ever March Taylor Kina'ole Award. The Hawaiian word Kina'ole is the embodiment of excellence in the highest form. It is often defined as "Doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, to the right person, for the right reason, with the right feeling, the first time."

Many within SCRS and the collision repair industry learned life lessons about Kina'ole from March Taylor; then owner of Auto Body Hawaii in Kailua Kona, Hawaii and SCRS board member. Ten years ago, on August 26th, 2007, March Taylor passed away.

"We all lost an invaluable man, friend, mentor, and ally that day," stated SCRS Past Chairman Barry Dorn. "March would be the first to tell you that he did nothing "significant" and he was humble beyond belief but he could bridge gaps, change peoples' minds and move progress forward by simply being who he was. That is the legacy that we all must continue. Individuals like March do not come around often, and it is so important to recognize it when they do, encourage it, and to carry on with what he has started and grow it for future generations."

We encourage all who were touched by March and who have felt his absence in our lives, to join us for this very touching memorial award being presented.

Event awards will include: 

BodyShop Business
Executive of the Year Awards

Electronic Commerce of the Year Award;
Outstanding Achievement Awards

Russ Verona Memorial Award;
Jeff Silver Award;
Board of Directors Chairman's Award

National Auto Body Council

Award of Distinction;
Body Image Award

Society of Collision Repair Specialists
Inaugural presentation of the March Taylor Kina'ole Award

The Collision Industry Red Carpet Awards Breakfast places a priority on encouraging and recognizing greatness in individuals, companies and actions in the collision repair industry in a place where the excitement and energy of the SEMA Show provides the perfect backdrop for such distinguished presentations.

Seating for breakfast will be on a first-come-first-served basis, and will be limited to 200 available seats; but organizers request attendees RSVP no later than September 30th, so that we can best aid with guest accommodations. RSVP here:  

For more information about SCRS, or to join as a member, please visit , call toll free  1-877-841-0660 or email us at

About SCRS:  
Through its direct members and 39 affiliate associations, SCRS is comprised of 6,000 collision repair businesses and 58,500 specialized professionals who work with consumers and insurance companies to repair collision-damaged vehicles. Additional information about SCRS including other news releases is available at the SCRS website: You can e-mail SCRS at the following address:

SCRS Admin Office


877.851.0660 Fax



Aaron Schulenburg

Executive Director | Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS)



877.435.6028 Fax