Copart, Tips & Inspiration

A Step in the Right Direction

Willis Johnson tells the story of the Mather location that began to evolve and become something more. Mather soon took off thanks in part to my younger brother Curtis’s sales skills and a lot of hard work.  As I was able to buy better cars, Mather was able to stock more and better parts, including […]

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Copart, Tips & Inspiration

A Little Inspiration from John Wayne

Willis Johnson tells the story of the first location that began the Copart history.  After signing the paperwork of our first location, it was time to get to work.  Curtis and I changed the name to Mather Auto Dismantlers after the nearby Air Force base.  It was truly a junkyard, at least at the beginning.  […]

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Copart, Tips & Inspiration

First Impressions Matter

Willis Johnson learned the value of first impressions when he was establishing a partnership with the owner of a cab fleet.  During the time that the owner was still trying to get to know Willis and his company, the owner decided to test the waters by starting off with making a small order.  Even though […]

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