Member of the month: John Villa
Spotlight date: September, 2016
The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected John Villa of Villa Automotive as the ASCCA Member of the Month for September 2016. Each month, an ASCCA member is recognized for going above and beyond to support ASCCA’s Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.
John has been involved in the automotive industry almost his entire life. His father, Elwood Villa, started Villa Automotive in 1947 and the business has been serving San Luis Obispo automotive needs ever since. In 1988, John joined ASCCA right when he and his mother Louise took over the family business.
Since taking over the shop in 1988, John increased business twenty-fold and has been voted the Best Shop in the County since 1989 by the readers of the New Times Magazine. Villa automotive now has 39 employees, and is a complete automotive repair and service shop, with a 24-hour towing service.
Being a member for over 25 years, John credits ASCCA’s government affairs in helping him grow his business. “ASCCA is always there to advocate at the State Capitol and work to ensure that any legislation impacting the automotive industry won’t negatively affect members’ businesses. Knowing what is coming down the regulatory side is vital, and ASCCA is always there to inform us of any new regulations.”
When asked why he loves ASCCA, John replied, “We shop owners are not employable, because of the passion we have for our profession. That’s what I love about ASCCA. PASSION.”
Thank you John for your ongoing commitment to ASCCA! Our organization and its members have benefitted greatly from your involvement, dedication and