Grease Monkey™ Selects Solid Start, Inc. / True Brand as 2015 Vendor of the Year

May 29, 2015 // // Greenwood Village, Colo. – Grease Monkey International, Inc. is pleased to announce that Solid Start, Inc. / True Brand has been selected as its 2015 Vendor of the Year.

Solid Start, Inc. / True Brand is a supplier of automotive preventative maintenance products to the quick–change oil and automotive service industries with manufacturing and distribution locations throughout North America. The award was presented to Solid Start at the 2015 Grease Monkey International Conference, which was held in Cancun, Mexico, April 18-22.

“Solid Start provides a great product and their service and training is second to none,” said Rick Juarez, Grease Monkey International Purchasing Director. “They are a great business partner for Grease Monkey!”

Solid Start, Inc. / True Brand officially opened on April 1, 2010 and is based out of Lakeland, FL, manufacturing a full line of Preventative Maintenance Products for the Automotive Service Industry. Marketing under the True Brand name, Solid Start provides a full line of Fuel, Engine and Oil System Cleaners along with Induction Service, Headlight Restoration, AC Treatment, Power Steering, and Transmission Performance Products.

“We love working with Grease Monkey,” said Crystal Mathews, Solid Start Vice President. “Wining Vendor of the Year was most definitely a surprise but most of all, an honor. We have been taught ‘if better is possible, good is not enough’ and when working with Grease Monkey, you can see how they implement these qualities throughout their organization.”

The Solid Start family built strong business programs, invested in people, and manufactured quality products on a solid foundation of trust, confidence, value, and stability. Solid Start and True Brand products represents automotive integrity today, for tomorrow’s automotive service requirements.

“I was blown away, surprised, and definitely never expected this coming. For our company to win the Vendor of the Year award meant more to me and my family than I can express,” said Amber Kossak, Solid Start President / CEO. “We are extremely honored and will hold this dear to our hearts. We appreciate each and every Grease Monkey associate and hope to express this in our words and actions. Thank you.”

About Grease Monkey International, Inc.

Founded in 1978, Grease Monkey International, Inc. is one of the largest automotive maintenance chains not owned by a major oil company, with nearly 300 centers located in the United States, Latin America and China. Grease Monkey™ centers focus on a “less hassle, more hustle” customer experience to fit the busy lives of the driving public by meeting their vehicle maintenance needs based on vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Grease Monkey™ centers provide oil changes and other services that meet or exceed vehicle owner’s manual specifications and maintain warranty requirements. Services include fluid, filter and tire maintenance, as well as brake services. For more information, go to

For more about Solid Start, Inc. / True Brand, visit their website at

SOURCE Grease Monkey International, Inc.


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Founded in 1978, Grease Monkey International, Inc. is one of the largest automotive maintenance chains not owned by a major oil company, with over 300 centers located in the United States, Latin America and China.


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