Ken Smith Partners University 



Join a select group of owners and technicians who are training to master the latest technology, tools and trends in the auto parts industry! Classes taught by Thrive's very own Bud Houston. 

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Quarter 1 Class Schedule Below

$100.00 per person, per class

Includes training material and dinner!

*subject to change at any time 

Fixed Right the First Time:  

Overcoming common errors in diagnosis and repair

 Thrive Q1 Teaser: Fixed Right the First Time

Fixing the customer's concern right the first time is the goal. Yet, there are times when we fall short. This class sets out to address common errors in diagnosis and repair procedures. The content will center around proper communication, a thorough strategy for diagnosis. Specifically, we will look at common errors in electrical system, hydraulic power steering, and Air Conditioning diagnosis and repair. The course will use industry trends, technical overview of the systems,case studies, and on-vehicle demonstrations. Practical service tips will be explained from an unbiased source that will help you increase your productivity. 


Class 1: Tuesday January 28, 2020

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (est) 

Host: Trantham's Service Center & Wrecker Service

Address: 6733 Ringgold Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37412

Deadline to register and pay:  Tuesday January 14, 2020

NASHVILLE: North Class

Class 2: Thursday January  30, 2020

Location: Nashville, TN

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (cst) 

Host:  Community Garage of Madison

Address: 210 Madison Station Blvd, Madison, TN 37115

Deadline to register and pay:  Tuesday January 14 , 2020

NASHVILLE: South Class

Class 3:  Tuesday February 4, 2020 

Location: Nashville, TN

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (cst)

Host: Crutcher's Auto Repair

Address: 1906 Columbia Ave, Franklin,  TN 37064

Deadline  to register and pay: Tuesday  January 21 , 2020


Class 4: Thursday February 6, 2020

Location: Huntsville, AL

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (cst) 


Address:  1057 Oakwood Ave NW
Huntsville, AL 35811

Deadline to register and pay: Tuesday  January 21 , 2020


Class 5:  Tuesday February 11, 2020 

Location: Knoxville, TN

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (est) 

Host: Ken Smith Auto Parts

Address: 2622 Texas Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921

Deadline to register and pay:  Tuesday  January 28 , 2020


Class 6 : Thursday February 13, 2020

Location: Johnson City, TN

Host:  American & Import Auto Repair

Address: 3832 W Market St, Johnson City, TN 37604

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (est) 

Deadline to register and pay:  Tuesday  January 28 , 2020

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Thrive + KSAP University Training
Q1 Class 1 January 28, 2020 Chattanooga  $100.00
Q1 Class 2 January 30, 2020 Nashville North  $100.00
Q1 Class 3 February 4, 2020 Nashville South  $100.00
Q1 Class 4 February 6, 2020 Huntsville  $100.00
Q1 Class 5 February 11, 2020 Knoxville  $100.00
Q1 Class 6 February 13, 2020 Johnson City  $100.00
Payment Amount  $0.00