Member of the month: Grant Takikawa
Spotlight date: December, 2018
The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Grant Takikawa of Dick’s Automotive as its ASCCA member of the month for December 2018. ASCCA regularly honors members who go above and beyond in demonstrating ASCCA’s core values of integrity, compassion, professionalism, and unity. Along with these core values, Grant also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.
Grant took over Dick’s Automotive, now a domestic and foreign auto repair shop, in 1993 and shortly after got involved in his local Chapter 25. Reflecting on those early days, Grant said “Being a part of chapter 25 in my early years allowed me to be in the room with the who’s-who of my local area, and the shop owners in my chapter accepted me with open arms and treated me with respect right out of the gate.”
From that moment, Grant was hooked, and over the years has served on his local board, moving his way up to vice president of his chapter, chaired a local trade show, and now serves on ASCCA’s ETI Committee.
When asked what he values most about being an ASCCA member, Grant said “networking is one of the most important benefits of belonging to this association. Chapter 25 opened my eyes to legislative and regulatory issues, helped enhance my relationships with vendors through trade shows, and offered real life stories about how to be successful operating an automotive business in California.”
His favorite part of being an ASCCA member? “Team Weekends, which can be described in one word as priceless,” Grant said. “The best part of team weekends are the meetings at breakfast and sitting around together after Saturday meeting. I firmly believe in strength in numbers. ASCCA gives me that and so much more.”
Thank you, Grant, for your ongoing commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have benefited tremendously from your participation, knowledge, and most importantly, your commitment. Congratulations!