NOLN Operator of the Year Award


Do you know a quick maintenance all-star?
Give them the recognition they deserve!

Operators in quick maintenance need to be multi-talents. They direct their teams to excel with customers and vehicles, all while running a growing business or shop network. No one knows better than you the amount of work, dedication, care, and scrupulous attention to detail that your peers put into their businesses and taking care of customers. 

For decades, NOLN has been recognizing excellent shop owners for the Operator of the Year award. Nominations take place in the springtime, and the winner is announced in September.

Nominations open on March 15, 2024 and close April 30, 2024. 






2023 NOLN Operator of the Year:

Costa Kapothanasis of Costa Oil 10 Minute Oil Change


“We literally put in all of our job ads that we're looking for kind people,” Kapothanasis says. “That cannot be overstated in the automotive industry. The bar has been so low for so long.”

-Costa Kapothanasis


Read the full Operator of the Year profile here.


  • The program is open to all segments of the automotive maintenance industry.
  • Anyone can nominate a deserving professional, and you can make multiple nominations. You can also nominate yourself!
  • The winner will be honored with a profile in NOLN and be featured on the cover!
  • Complete the online entry form and submit.


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