UAMA, or the United Automotive Merchants Association, is a 501 © 3 non-profit organization that assists in the development and stability of small to mid-sized automotive repair and maintenance businesses. UAMA strives to be environmentally conscious while nurturing a healthy automotive industry.
UAMA believes that businesses must have a solid foundation and an effective management structure in order to achieve success and grow. To accomplish this, UAMA implements the Business Development Cycle, consisting of 3 phases: Compliance, Business Management, and Personnel Training. Each phase of the BDC is geared towards developing the business, the owner, and their team. Each owner is assigned a trained Business Counselor who provides insight and effective business practices within the automotive industry.
UAMA works to ensure all businesses complete training and are in compliance with the City and State of New York, focusing on seven departments: New York City Department of Buildings (DOB), New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), New York City Fire Department (FDNY), New York City Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Once businesses are up to compliance they are able to expand their knowledge, grow their companies, and enrich the communities around them.