Owner, Avalon Motorsports and Urban Autocare
Brian Sump is not your typical shop owner. A former professional athlete, Sump had never turned a wrench in a shop before starting Denver-based Avalon Motorsports in 2007. But in the years since, he has used his business acumen and a detailed, process-based management philosophy to grow into a multi-location shop operator. In addition to Avalon, Sump and his team also operate two general repair shops in Denver under the Urban Autocare brand. He leads several other for-profit and non-profit organizations and has been recognized with multiple industry and business awards. Sump was also the cover subject of Ratchet+Wrench’s premier issue in July 2012.