You Can't Manage What You Don't Measure!

About The Company

J. Hunter & Associates was founded by Jim Compton in 2010. After a twenty five year career in the Automotive Aftermarket where Jim specialized Operations, Reporting and Material Management working with paint manufacturers, distributors and repair shops.

With a leaner, greener future in mind J. Hunter & Associates set out to prove that companies can still make solid profits while running leaner and greener operations.

Working with all all levels of distribution, from the manufacturer to the distributor to the end user. Products can be handled safely profitably and with minimum impact on the environment.

About Jim

•With over thirty years of experience I bring a well-rounded wealth of tools from internal and external customer sales to multi-location management.
•Responsible for multiple store operations with up to 13 locations and over $25 million in annual sales, answering directly to President and Board of Directors.
•Developed and delivered innovative and effective sales programs and tools with staff and manufacturers/vendors.
•Consult with clients and prospective customers to implement solutions based relationships.
•Manage and oversee company computer systems, databases, data circuits and devices.
•Developing and implementing training programs in areas such as safety (DOT, HAZ-MAT, OSHA and environmental regulations) telephone etiquette, computer skills.
•Oversight of budgeting for; general expenses, store equipment, delivery vehicles, advertising (yellow pages/trade magazines) telephone and data services.
•Assist in maintaining vendor relationships, major contract negotiations and purchasing.
•Business Investment Programs (analysis of key financial indicators).
•Design and implementation of EDI and Bar Code systems including programs with live web interface.
•Direction and oversight of all internal software development. Including internal small form/report development,(MS-Excel®, MS-Word®, Progress RDBS® and Adobe Acrobat®) as well as more advanced outside services through third parties (EDI, and Web based interfaces).

Privacy Policy

  • Effective Date January 1, 2013

    J. Hunter & Associates respects your privacy rights and recognizes the importance of protecting any information collected about you. This Privacy Policy defines how J. Hunter & Associates collects and uses personal and non-personal information J. Hunter & Associates in relation to MAC Mobi, LM2 Mobi, and Jobber Tools Mobi.

    BY INSTALLING, USING OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING OUR APPLICATIONS, YOU AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT INSTALL, USE OR OTHERWISE ACCESS OUR APPLICATIONS. J. Hunter & Associates reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at reasonable times, so please review it frequently. If J. Hunter & Associates makes material or significant changes to this Privacy Policy, J. Hunter & Associates will notify you by means of a notice on the site. Your continued use of our applications will signify your acceptance of the changes to this Privacy Policy.

    Personal Data:
    J. Hunter & Associates does not collect or use any personal data that may be used to identify or contact you. J. Hunter & Associates does not collect or use names, email addresses, photos, telephone numbers, credit cards numbers, account numbers or other information that would enable J. Hunter & Associates to identify you.

    Non-personal data:
    J. Hunter & Associates may use tools or third party analytical software to collect and use certain non-personal data that does not enable J. Hunter & Associates to identify you. The types of non-personal data J. Hunter & Associates may collect and use include, but are not limited to: (i) mobile device type and device properties; (ii) mobile device software platform and firmware; (iii) mobile phone carrier; (iv) geographical data no more accurate that metropolitan areas; (v) sessions times; (vi) other non-personal data as reasonably required by J. Hunter & Associates to enhance its services.

    J. Hunter & Associates may use the collected data for purposes of analyzing usage of our applications, managing and providing our applications and to further develop our services and products. J. Hunter & Associates reserves the right to use and disclose the collected non-personal data for purposes of advertisement by J. Hunter & Associates or our partners.

    Data Retention:
    J. Hunter & Associates retains the information collected pursuant to this Privacy Policy for minimum of 12 months. Thereafter if the collected information if no longer needed for purposes specified in this Privacy Policy, J. Hunter & Associates may delete all aforementioned information in its possession.

    Third Party Terms and Conditions:
    Please note that your access to and the ability to use our applications may be subject to certain third party terms and conditions and privacy policies, including but not limited to application stores, mobile software platforms, social platforms and payment providers. You recognize and agree that J. Hunter & Associates is not liable for any such third party terms and conditions and their use of your personal data.


  • Effective Date January 1, 2013:
    The information and/or material contained in this web site are provided as is without any kind of warranty. J. Hunter & Associates, its employees, officers and directors will not be liable for any damages that arise from using the information and/or materials listed and/or posted on this web site, including direct, indirect, incidental punitive and consequential damages. J. Hunter & Associates and the Lean Materials Management web sites also provide links and/or reference to other web sites. J. Hunter & Associates has no responsibility for the content on these web sites and shall not be liable for any damages or injury that may arise from that content.

We Walk the Walk

J. Hunter & Associates, takes pride in being a nearly paperless company.

Our Data is collected electronically with no hard copy.

Our reports are delivered by email and presented on-line, or via tablets.

What People We Work With Say:

I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with your quality and comprehensive programs. Your work ethics and follow through are a rare find in today’s business world. As always we will be pleased to continue to recommend you and your company.

Neil C. Schneider, Cole Taylor Marketing, Inc.


We have had fantastic results with the reports and lean material management services provided by J. Hunter and Associates. J. Hunter & Associates merges today's data systems together with an experienced and practical knowledge of the way collision centers work. The tools and reports that our customers get are just outstanding. The J. Hunter & Associates web site says that you can't manage what you can't measure. That says it all. I highly recommend Hunter for enhancing some of the most important aspects of keeping solid relationships with today's Collision Centers. +

Glenn Martin, Martin Auto Color, Inc.


"Computer generated reports so easy to understand and follow, are in my professional opinion, one of the strengths of Mr. Jim Compton. It is so easy to understand the basic changes one has to do in order to make any business much more effective in the process of making and saving money!"

Jorge Rivera, Senior Operations Manger, Single Source Inc., California


Although our industry is numbers driven today most in this industry either don't understand the numbers or just can't get them to make their jobs better. J Hunter & Associates not only understands the numbers they make it very easy for the industry to produce them and measure improvement off of them.

Russ Smith, Sales Manager, Metro Paint Supply


I have known Jim Compton for 17 years. He has innovated ideas and is tenacious in implementing them. Jim is always available to answer questions or augment your ideas. Jim Compton would be an asset to any organization.

Chuck Benesch, Annex Industrial, SSPC PC # 456-302558, Trustee NACE Channel Islands

More Feedback from Our Clients:

"will join and use to get our paint materials in line" Business Council I Member

"no brainer for the minimal cost. Look forward to using this tool to increase profits" Business Council I Member

"great program - highly recommend it" Business Council I Member

"cant fix what you don’t measure" Business Council I Member

"Great tool. I'm hoping to take advantage of this product" Business Council IV Member

"Info in graph form as a visual is nice. Presentation was nice!" Business Council IV Member

"Thank you for your excellent customer service.Business Council VII Member