Mechanicsville, Virginia, March 12, 2024 — The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) welcomes Podium, a private technology company that develops cloud-based software for small businesses, as the newest Corporate Member to join the association.

Podium sets out to provide solutions that allow collision repair centers to capitalize on messaging, customer feedback, online reviews, selling products, and requesting payments through consolidated customer channels, message automations, and other easy-to-use features. The tools are intended to reduce the administrative burden and hours on the phone, while managing repair orders more efficiently with less calls and more texts.

“Podium is thrilled to announce our Corporate Membership with SCRS and to use it as a way to introduce our services to the businesses the association represents,” shared Ashley Bradshaw, Strategic Partner Manager for Podium. “In a nutshell, our mission is all about empowering collision shop owners to elevate their businesses. We’ve had the privilege of assisting hundreds of shops in taking their game to the next level, engaging with over 500k customers along the way.”

According to Podium, messaging with customers wasn’t just the better way to get reviews—it’s the better way to do business – and it led to multiple product platforms that are modernizing the way local businesses in the collision industry are interacting with local customers, through convenient customer engagement.

“Teaming up with Podium was one of the best decisions we ever made,” according to Michael Holcomb, Owner of Glen’s Express Collision. “We brought our Google reviews to a 4.0 in a matter of weeks. Customers find it easy to leave reviews and communicate with us. The program is easy to use, and the customer service is fantastic. Would highly recommend it to any business. We give it 5 starts from Glen’s Express Collision.”

“We work incredibly hard as an organization to find innovative ways to support our members,” shared Amber Alley, SCRS Chairman. “There are so many of us who have built our business model around creating a better consumer experience, and I think we all appreciate solutions that make communication easier and more natural. I’m grateful that other innovative companies, like Podium, work hard to provide collision repair professionals new and unique ways to engage and communicate with our customers, while also recognizing that association support helps drive industry advancement.”

For more information about Podium, visit their website here.

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

About SCRS: Through its direct members and 35 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 Web site: You can e-mail SCRS at the following address: