ATI Awards 400 Independent Shop Owners with $1 Million in Scholarships

[LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, MD] — ATI, the leading coaching, training, and consulting organization for independent automotive repair and collision shop owners, is proud to announce the awarding of $1 million in scholarships to nearly 400 independent shop owners who joined its Re-Engineering Program in 2023. This milestone underscores ATI’s commitment to fostering growth, excellence, and sustained success for automotive service businesses across the nation.

“At ATI, we believe in more than just providing coaching services; we see ourselves as partners in driving growth and excellence for your automotive service business,” said Craig Montgomery, President of ATI. “Our scholarships were specifically designed to help new members cover the initial costs associated with our comprehensive training and coaching programs. By removing financial barriers, we enable shop owners to gain the skills and knowledge needed to enhance profitability and achieve long-term success.”

ATI’s shop re-engineering approach is rooted in a proven methodology that ensures each shop owner receives tailored support to navigate the complexities of the automotive industry. They start with an in-depth analysis of your shop’s financial health, providing shop owners with actionable insights and a customized business plan designed to address unique challenges and position your shop at the forefront of the industry.

ATI’s scholarship recipients have since joined the ranks of other shop owners who have experienced significant improvements in their operations and financial performance. The average gross profit margin is 54% for Mechanical and 47% for Collision in 2024. This affirms the value of ATI’s comprehensive support services.

For more information about ATI’s scholarship program and to see if you qualify, inquire at

About ATI

ATI is a leading company in the automotive aftermarket dedicated to the advancement and success of independent auto repair and collision shops. The company provides a comprehensive range of services, including coaching, training, 20 groups, cost-saving programs and more. ATI is a wholly owned company of DrivenBrands (DRVN).