November 13-17, 2019
Palm Springs, California
Former Co-CEO and Co-Owner, Cooks Collision
Rick Wood is the former Co-CEO and Co-Owner of Cooks Collision. As a member of the third generation, Rick took control of the family business from his father in 1998 and purchased it a few years later. Over the past 20 years, Rick grew the business from 3 to 38 locations.
When Rick and his brother Don sold Cooks Collision in 2018, it was the largest family-owned and ‑operated collision repair company in the country. The fourth generation had started to take leadership positions in the family business at the time of the sale.
Rick attended California State University at Chico, where he studied Business and was a member of the men’s soccer team.
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