Colleen Yarger

Spotlight date: September, 2021 Member of the month: Colleen Yarger Spotlight date: September, 2021 Colleen bought the business from Mark in 2020 after working as a service advisor there for 5 years. She saw the need for improvement and growth in our ever-changing industry! Having a strong foundation in the hospitality industry, customer service is Colleen’s strong point. Weaning the customers away from always talking to “the mechanic” and following a structured shop flow process, Colleen was able to teach the staff accountability and how to make better decisions. The reviews tell stories of how customers love her bright new approach to solving customers’ problems and not just fixing the car. Colleen has been featured in Carm Capriottos Remarkable Results Radio podcast. https://remarkableresults.biz/remarkable-results-radio-podcast/e608/ and is parts of the Women in Automotive Association! Colleen is not one to run from a challenge. Over the last year ... read more

Tim Chakarian

Spotlight date: June, 2021 Member of the month: Tim Chakarian Spotlight date: June, 2021 Timothy Chakarian worked at the dealership as a master technician for 10 years, before he decided he could give the customers a more detailed, personalized experience than the dealer can. He hated seeing customers not being cared for properly by the dealership because the sales numbers didn’t work for the dealer. He felt if you take care of the customer and their vehicle, they will take care of you. So he opened up his shop with his wife, Johanna in 2009. Since 2009, his business has flourished and expanded and now he has 7 employees who work for him, helping him to fulfill his goal of taking the best care of his customers. In 2012, Tim was invited to join the ASCCA local chapter, but he was always so busy he didn’t have the time to look into the association to see its benefits. Through the local chapter’s persistence, he finally did join, and he saw what a great association it was, and h ... read more

Davie Bauld

Spotlight date: May, 2021 Member of the month: Davie Bauld Spotlight date: May, 2021 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Davie Bauld of H Mobile Services as its ASCCA member of the month for May 2021. 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, Davie also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. Davie began his career after graduating high school in 1976. He worked at a few Honda dealerships until he went out on his own in 1983. Although his one-man mobile service was an unusual business model, he found his niche and made it work. Over the next 30 years, Davie raised a family with 4 children. In 2014, Davie joined Chapter 14, his local chapter, of ASCCA. He says, "the comradery of other shop owners was a great benefit that gave me a sense of belonging. I have learned ... read more

Esteban Gonzalez

Spotlight date: January, 2021 Member of the month: Esteban Gonzalez Spotlight date: January, 2021 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Esteban Gonzalez of Proshop Automotive as its ASCCA member of the month for January 2021. 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, Esteban also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. Esteban has been around cars his entire life – his father was a diesel mechanic with a neighborhood shop and his older brother opened a shop in 2000. In 2013, Esteban found himself in a position to open a shop of his own. While he knew cars in and out, running a business had its fair share of challenges. He credits joining the ASCCA as a highlight of his learning process, not only in running a successful business, but also being involved in his community ... read more

Stephanie Pitari

Spotlight date: August, 2020 Member of the month: Stephanie Pitari Spotlight date: August, 2020 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Stephanie Pitari of All Wheel Auto, Truck & RV Repair as its ASCCA member of the month for August 2020. 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, Stephanie also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. Stephanie got a taste of the business as a young girl, watching her dad, Rob Pitari, write service and run the crew while she helped retrieve tire codes and part numbers for him. She also helped her aunt with the books, watched repairs, assisted the crew by bringing them tools and even chatted with the customers. By high school, she would even attend ASCCA meetings.  As a young adult, she left the business for a bit, but she did not leave behind her k ... read more

Niko Sougias

Spotlight date: May, 2020 Member of the month: Niko Sougias Spotlight date: May, 2020 This month we are featuring Niko Sougias, owner of Charlie's Foreign Car Service in Encinitas, CA. Niko serves on the Connected Cars Committee, which is an important group that helps support all ASCCA members.  Niko is also very active on social media, as he regularly posts many helpful, educational videos about cars and car maintenance. You can see Niko and his team at Charlie's Foreign Car. View more member spotlights

Pat Cadam

Spotlight date: April, 2020 Member of the month: Pat Cadam Spotlight date: April, 2020 This month we are featuring Pat Cadam, an ASCCA member who owns and runs Pat's Garage, which specializes in Japanese cars and is located in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood.  Pat likes to spread good car advice through his informative blog, which can be found on the Pat's Garage website, and through Facebook, where he regularly interacts with happy customers. Pat is also very involved in the Connected Cars Committee! You can see Pat and his team at Pat's Garage ... read more

Brad Reich

Spotlight date: March, 2020 Member of the month: Brad Reich Spotlight date: March, 2020 This month we are featuring Brad Reich, an ASCCA member who owns and runs RPM Automotive Services in Rohnert Park, CA, serving all of Somona County.  RPM is family owned and operated, provides generous amenities for customers and has been involved with and supported many past community events like a Car Care Clinic and a Car Show for a Cause. You can see Brad and his team at the RPM Automotive Services website. View more member spotlights

Rob Pitari

Spotlight date: November, 2019 Member of the month: Rob Pitari Spotlight date: November, 2019 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Rob Pitari of All Wheel Auto, Truck & RV Repair as its ASCCA member of the month for November 2019. 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, Rob also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. Rob started working at All Wheel in the summer of 1986 as a helper/technician. After graduating High school in 1988 he found that he enjoyed customer interaction and started writing service for the shop. By 1990 Rob began to run the family business and has been there ever since. He is joined by his wife of almost 30 years, and his kids also work with him in the shop. Rob became an ASE certified service advisor and has had several consultants during his over 30 years of e ... read more

Dave Kusa

Spotlight date: October, 2019 ASCCA | Dave KusaMember of the month: Dave Kusa Spotlight date: October, 2019 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Dave Kusa of AutoTrend Diagnostics as its ASCCA member of the month for October 2019. ASCCA regularly honors members who demonstrate ASCCA’s core values of integrity, compassion, professionalism, and unity. Along with these core values, Dave also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. Dave started as a tech in 1983 after attending De Anza College Auto Tech.  After purchasing his shop in 2001, he has grown his business and the shop now has two techs and a service manager.  He’s very active in Chapter 42 and currently serves as a board member and chapter rep. He is also an ASCCA Past President, current state board member, the chair of the Government Affairs Co ... read more
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