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We Check USA heads to 2013 Colorado Tow Show to educate towing industry

Calhan, Colorado (May 23, 2013) – The 2013 Colorado Tow Show, hosted by Towing and Recovery Professionals of Colorado, will be at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds June 9th-15th. As avid supporters of TRPC, We Check USA will be attending the show and using the opportunity to teach others interested in the industry about growing trends and regulations.

The Tow Show, aimed at all ages and industry levels, will have plenty to offer in terms of entertainment and education. We Check, a Colorado tow service, is one among many of the exhibitors at this event. Trainings, competitions, auctions and kids-only events are also included.

The goal of the 2013 Tow Show is to provide multiple, comprehensive training opportunities to continue to educate the general public about the towing industry, as well as maintain positive relationships with vendors throughout the region and to provide a family-oriented atmosphere.

We Check is a universal program that was developed to help consumers and industries quickly and easily indentify whether or not a service operation is in compliance with all current laws and requirements set for in the service industry.

We Check representatives will be available at the Colorado Tow Show Friday and Saturday to speak to and network with other tow companies, as well as the general public. It is We Check’s goal to provide the industry with information about how to run a legal towing company. Legal towing requirements protect consumers, as well as industry professionals.

Independent towers are taking a stand against other towers that operate illegally in order to level the playing field,” said Julian Cisneros, vice president at We Check. “If you are willing to take on the fight, go to wecheckinc.com how to really ‘take a stand.’”­

TRPC is a state association established to connect towers with the most current information in regards to the industry and state legislations. The TRPC has also created the Widows and Orphans Relief Funds, which helps families in the case of a serious accident or death.

More information can be gathered by visiting the Tow Show Web site at coloradotowshow.com. We Check can be contacted via their Web site at www.wecheckinc.com or by calling 719-434-5701.


We Check USA Goes National With New Name Change

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO–(Mar 28, 2013) – We Check Inc. of Colorado Springs, CO has expanded its operations from Colorado to across the United States and also changed its name to We Check USA. The new name change reflects the organization’s rapid growth and ability to support the towing industry nationally.

We Check USA is the leading towing group in the United States. It is not only a consumer and business advocacy group; it is a watchdog group for both and a referral service to help businesses grow.

The non-government organization features organizations that are in compliance with and follow all of the current rules, regulations and laws put forth by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Public Utility Commission (PUC).

One of We Check USA’s main goals is to make consumers aware of towing laws. If one were to invite a tower to perform tow on their property that did not have workers’ compensation, that tower could sue the property owner’s insurance as well as the property owner if they happened to get hurt. This is just one of many reasons it is important to verify with We Check Incorporated’s online listing of towers. All of them have the required insurance coverage to protect property owners.

We Check USA’s website is its primary method of distributing towing news, press and informative articles. With regular updates to their towing safety videos, latest news blog and towing forum — the site is a central location for the towing community to get a myriad of information, including the latest updates in towing laws.

Visit We Check USA’s website at www.wecheckinc.com. There you will find safe, reliable and compliant towers, the latest discussion in the industry, updates to towing laws as well as towing news and articles. We Check USA’s press is also highlighted on the website.

About We Check USA
We Check USA, formerly known as We Check Inc., is a business and consumer advocacy group for the towing industry. The organization also strives to improve the image of the towing industry- not only in safety for consumers but for employees as well. To find out more about We Check USA visit www.wecheckinc.com or call 719-434-5707.

 


We Check’s First Honorary Driver, Bill Bowser

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO–(Jan 17, 2013) – We Check Inc. is proud to announce the induction of Bill Bowser as We Check’s honorary “Colorado Driver.” Mr. Bowser will have the honor of being our first inductee.

Mr. Bowser’s story has been well told. We will not tell his story again but will simply make some insights about his life. Mr. Bowser takes little credit for his accomplishments while still striving to give credit to those who believed in him through the years. When you talk with those whom he worked with, they give the credit back to him. “Bill Bowser never quit on anything.” This is the response most often given from his former colleagues.

Bill worked in the repossession industry as a young man, until one day he repossessed a gentleman’s car that did not appreciate it too much. After that experience Bill decided to look for another profession. It was not long before the repossession industry called him back. This time Bill expanded his trade into tires and batteries. Bill is more than happy to show off the tools that he and his people developed to hasten his trade. He makes the statement, “I could repo a set of tires in 4 minutes,” and somehow you believe he still could today at 80 years old.

One must understand that back in the day there were no credit cards. Credit history had to be very solid in order to buy goods or products on payments; it really didn’t matter what service or product you produced. They were all looking for a way to expand customer sales. The repo industry produced that effect. As much as 25% of retail sales would have never happened if not for the “Repo Men.” At that time, one in six workers in the United States were working in the automotive industry. You can see what a difference people in the repossession business made. Many more businesses participated in the retail boom because of people like Bill Bowser. It is easy to give people like him credit for saving the economy in some of the darker times. Being able to get back the products you sold when a payment was not received was a real shot in the arm for businesses. Repo men allowed more people to participate in the economy.

Bill continued his trade for many years, until running into another man that did not appreciate his car being repossessed. This time Bill was caught off guard and the man beat him into a coma. After a long stay in the hospital, Bill’s doctors gave him the bad news. No more head trauma, for fear that next time he might not wake up. Bill’s wife said “no more.” Bill, not being a quitter, came up with a plan. He would hire an employee specifically to be his body guard. That seemed to settle objections and Bill continued his life’s work.

One night on a stake out, Bill was working to repossess a real desperado’s car. Bill had parked in an alley, which was across the street from a well know Colfax bar to observe the parking lot. You would not believe how he came up with the theory that this individual, from Los Angeles, might be in this location. Bill was working this investigation with the FBI, who also wanted to question this person on another matter. With all this action, Bill happened to notice that the motel parking lot was full of the bar patrons’ cars. The motel operator was unable to rent rooms because of the lack of parking. When a group of young men parked in a no parking zone by the front door of the motel and headed for the bar, an older gentleman who owned the motel had to confront them. Bill observed the young men harassing the older man and sprang into action. While his bodyguard was trying to keep up, Bill was able to convince the young men to park elsewhere. The older gentleman explained to Bill how much his business had been suppressed by the people frequenting the bar. The man went on to explain he was in constant conversations with the police. All they would do is ticket the cars, which was of no value to his business. The motel owner was very frustrated and concerned. Bill knew he had to help this business owner. He had to come up with a plan.

Have you ever had an idea to make some process easier? We all have them. We are involved in some task and we come up with an idea to streamline the project. The idea fades. Then 6 months later you walk into a store and there is your idea for sale. Bill is one of those people that would never let a good idea fade.

Bill pondered his new idea for the next few days. He had come up with a plan. His repossession business took a lot of investigation. He was only using his trucks after the investigations were completed, leaving his drivers with plenty of free time. Bill quickly realized he could take that wasted time and make good use of it; by helping business people serve their customers and make more money. Bill would post no parking signs around the motel property and tow the violating Colfax bar patrons’ cars. It was an immediate success not only for Bill’s company but for the motel owner. Bill had just invented the “Illegal Parking Industry.”

In a short period, Bill had expanded his business not only in the Denver area, but to Kansas City as well. Business owners loved his new program because it allowed businesses to keep parking open, without having to pay a towing company to remove illegally park cars. It was making a huge difference in their sales. His only problem was that the public was really upset. They had been getting by with parking wherever they wanted for years, and Bill’s new program created a learning process. The state government had no policies to regulate “Illegal Parking.” Bill’s idea was running into problems and it was not long before the press crucified him. There were not a lot of facts being discussed about Bill’s new program. The business owners, who were doing much better because of the program, were never interviewed. Although Bill’s message had been great for the economy, all the public wanted to do was crucify the messenger.

Bill had towed some pretty important people’s cars. The $25 charge was a lot of money back then. Bill was experiencing more and more outbursts from the citizens. Bill had even been arrested. At this point lawsuits were beginning to be filed by the dozens. Bill knew he had to re-group. After evaluating the situation, Bill decided to leave his Denver operations, and move to Kansas City to take over management of that facility. This time Bill took a new track, and worked more closely with the city. Bill explained his program more precisely to business organizations in order to foster a better understanding with the public. It worked, and within a couple of years he had his Colorado operation open again.

I recently made a trip to Denver to interview Bill for this article. On my way home I thought about Henry Ford and the Wright Brothers. What if they had been persecuted the way Bill had over their iconic ideas? Flying Machines-Horseless Carriages! Would the American economy have suffered? As you can see, I place Bill with this kind of elite company. Bill took an idea, turned it into an enterprise, and built it into a thriving industry that changed America. Bill Bowser made a real difference! Icon is an excellent word to use when describing Bill.

After all of this, you would think that Bill was a rich man. He had books written about his life, and at one point a movie was going into production (we all hope that the movie is one day produced). He lives in a meager home on the southwest of Denver with his wife Sue and their dog Angel. The walls and shelves of his office drip with the history of their lives. His fish are always 4 inches longer and his opponents are always 6 inches taller. No one tells a story better than Bill, every word is mesmerizing. Everyone seems to share the conclusion of his stories with, “Bill Bowser never quit.”

In closing, We Check Inc. is proud to announce Bill Bowser as our first honorary ‘Colorado Driver’ inductee. Bill has also agreed to join us at We Check. He will tell us a new story on the wecheckinc.com site every other week. We all believe that Bill’s stories need to be recorded.

We invite all of you to the We Check site, wecheckinc.com, to read Bill’s stories. You also might want to buy a copy of one of Bill’s books, which is available on our site.

To Bill Bowser, thank for your contributions to our industry. Many of us are lucky and honored that we call you our friend.

Oh by the way, Bill got the desperado’s car, and because of that the FBI got their man.

Michael Stine

We Check Inc.


We Check Incorporated Announces the Debut of New Website “Colorado Towers”

FORT COLLINS, CO–(Jan 3, 2013) – In an effort to further combat illegal towing practices, We Check Incorporated is proud to announce the debut of its new “Colorado Towers” website, located at www.wecheckinc.com. To celebrate the website’s debut, We Check Incorporated is giving away four tablets to users who register and post on their forum. In addition to its active listings, blog, and forum, the website is also launching a new classifieds page.

The new service is in cooperation with the Towing and Recovery Professionals of Colorado and is aimed to certify to its customers which towing services have been validated. One of We Check Incorporated’s main goals is to make consumers aware of towing laws. If one were to invite a tower to perform tow on their property that did not have workers’ compensation, that tower could sue the property owner’s insurance as well as the property owner if they happened to get hurt. Each of We Check Incorporated’s online listing of towers is certified to have the required insurance coverage to protect property owners.

“The service industry and consumers are being attacked by unscrupulous individuals leaving all without recourse,” the President of We Check Incorporated, Michael Stine, said. “We Check Incorporated will allow consumers to not only receive services, but also get to the towing businesses certified by We Check Incorporated. This is going to be a win-win for every party involved.”

As part of its company policy, all We Check Incorporated member towers will wear ID badges and have had successfully completed background checks. To better keep clients “in the know,” We Check Incorporated emails drivers information and promises to keep its users informed about every aspect of their towing service.

“Every second a broken down motorist remains idle the odds of a serious problem increase,” Stine said. “You can leave feedback about your service, post towing reviews on our forums and even chat with your provider. We want the lines of communication to constantly be open.”

Those who visit the website can find a wealth of information that includes links to compliant members and compliant drivers, as well as links to non-confirmed members and non-compliant companies. Website visitors also can learn more about We Check Incorporated services through the testimonials and articles written about We Check Incorporated Services on its website. Visitors also will find a link to the current regulations in play for towing services. We Check Incorporated even has a message board on its website where potential customers can read posts about towing information and post towing reviews.

“We want to continue to provide and arm people with knowledge about our services,” Stine adds. “That’s been our goal from day one.”

We Check Incorporated is a consumer as well as a business advocacy group. Those interested in using We Check Incorporated advanced services, checking out towing reviews or becoming a We Check Incorporated member can visit the organization’s website at www.wecheckinc.com.

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