December 7, 2018


When it comes to success, Chris Shefts is proof that hard work and determination pay off! Shefts has worked in the Chicago area for the Waitekus franchise location for 21 years now, and he continues to exceed and succeed! He’s been the number one technician for Creative Colors International (CCI) in the U.S. and in Canada, motivated by love of his family and the philosophy of his father.

What brought you to CCI?

My buddy. His parents owned the very first franchise. I was impressed with the money a 19-year-old kid was making, and I saw an opportunity to make that kind of money as well.

Twenty-one years is a long time to stay with a company.   What keeps you with CCI?

It’s a tough job, but I found my niche in the system. I specialize in the auto industry. When they realized they could sell cars online they realized they could sell cars anywhere! The auto industry is a continuously growing entity. They face a lot of competition. The more they can sell and get off the lots, the more we can make.

Why do you think you’re so successful at it?

I think our (CCI) reputation helps us in a competition. I think that CCI is the best at what they do, by far. Other companies might lowball, but these dealerships know that it’s worth spending the extra cash to fix their cars right.

What motivates you day-in and day-out?

To me, money is a tool, and I am motivated by the tool that is money. I love my family and use that tool to provide for them. And I guess I am a person who competes against himself. I am not looking around at anyone else. I just try to top myself. And like my dad said, “If you’re gonna go to work, you might as well make it worth it.”

Do you ever consider owning your own CCI franchise?

If it’s up to me, I’d own the entire thing!

If you’re interested in working in a lucrative career as a Creative Colors International technician, we can get you started! Visit us at https://www.wecanfixthat.com/about-us/employment-opportunities/.