The State of Nevada released a 2013 report on auto body labor rates. Click here to see the full results of the study. The statewide auto body rate average was at $53.47 while frame rates averaged $61.33
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Carlsbad, California—April 22, 2013—ACD today announced that Ben Komenkul will join the company as a Business Development Manager, reporting to ACD CEO Ernie Bray. Komenkul comes to ACD from SCA Appraisal, where he has been Director of Franchising. Beginning in April, he will be responsible for developing ACD’s business development strategy as it continues to partner with insurance carriers to simplify and strengthen their claims processes.
“ACD is all about building partnerships and providing excellent customer service, and Ben shares that commitment,” said Ernie Bray, ACD’s CEO. “We are very excited to have Ben join our team and bring his incredible experience to ACD.”
Prior to joining SCA, Komenkul held a series of insurance related positions. Earlier in his career he worked as a Regional Leader for Primerica. Before that, he began his career in auto claims working for Progressive Insurance a senior claims adjuster investigating and resolving bodily injury and property damage exposures. Ben holds a degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California.
ACD is a leading claims technology and business services firm to the property and casualty sector. The firm provides claims management solutions specializing in auto and homeowners insurance. Services provided include software solutions, nationwide auto damage appraising, subrogation auditing services and unified business process management. Visit ACD at www.acdcorp.com
It’s common knowledge that auto body repair labor rates are higher in Northern California vs. Southern California. How do I know? Well first off, I was an an appraiser in both areas for many years and also I’ve seen the data on countless files. The question is how much higher are rates in Norcal vs. Socal? Well that’s a tough question as rates vary greatly even in the respective areas within Norcal and Socal.
So here’s what what we know, by drawing a line through the middle of CA and just simply averaging the differences, here’s what we’ve seen.
Average Body Labor Rates are higher in Norcal by about $23 per hour.
Average appraisal value is $332 higher in Norcal vs. Socal.
Is this all set in stone? No way. These are simply averages and so many other factors come into play. But the data does confirm when we all know. Auto body work is a little more costly in Norcal.
In the latest release from J.D. Power, study results show that customer satisfaction has dropped by 11 points and appraisal cycle time has gone up from 2.9 days to 3.3 days during the first part of 2013.
Here’s a quick 1st quarter 2013 update of some industry data from ACD.
At ACD, we provide both auto and property claims services. Our property division processes a large volume of claims each month in which our focus is mainly on fixed property losses. These are when a vehicle hits a wall, fence, building or some other object than another vehicle.
Here’s some interesting stats from our division regarding average severity.
The average impact severity to a wall/fence is $1780
The average impact severity to a building is $3578