Core Purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

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 knowledge and love of the industry. When she travelled, she would deal with other shops and point out their mistakes or when they overquoted for work. This led to her getting frequent job offers. Eventually she returned home to a warm family welcome, started her career with her dad at All Wheel, and started a family of her own. Her son now comes to work with her like she used to with her dad. Step ... read more

Gary and Sharon Anderberg

Spotlight date: March, 2019 ASCCA | Gary and Sharon AnderbergMember of the month: Gary and Sharon Anderberg Spotlight date: March, 2019 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Gary and Sharon Anderberg of Aero Auto Repair as its ASCCA member of the month for March 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, Gary and Sharon also embody ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. Family owned and operated, Aero Auto Repair, located in San Diego, has been a part of the ASCCA family for almost 30 years. While they began specializing in Nissan Z’s and RX7’s, Aero Auto began servicing most cars, trucks, and SUVs in 1994. Their mission is "To elevate the image of San Diego auto repair by delivering extraordin ... read more

Travis Guy

Spotlight date: February, 2019 ASCCA | Travis GuyMember of the month: Travis Guy Spotlight date: February, 2019 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Travis Guy of Yorba Linda Auto Service (YLAS) as its ASCCA member of the month for February 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, Travis also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice. The family business, located in Yorba Linda, CA, has been a part of the community for over 30 years and offers automotive repair service on all makes and models. While he started at YLAS with no prior automotive experience, Travis brought his unique skills acquired from 10 years of working in 4 and 5-star hotels and specializes in providing YLAS customers with ... read more

Steve Sturken

Spotlight date: January, 2019 ASCCA | Steve SturkenMember of the month: Steve Sturken Spotlight date: January, 2019 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Steve Sturken of Sturken Auto Body as its ASCCA member of the month for January 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, Steve also embodies ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.  Steve’s business, located in San Jose, sets itself apart from other shops by offering three services—auto body, auto repair, and RV repair. Steve takes pride in his business model, saying “within each of these I have tried to distinguish myself by specializing in diesel repair, hybrid repair, and RV body repair. These services have set my s ... read more

Grant Takikawa

Spotlight date: December, 2018 ASCCA | Grant TakikawaMember 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 op ... read more

Dara Bakhshandeh

Spotlight date: September, 2018 ASCCA | Dara BakhshandehMember of the month: Dara Bakhshandeh Spotlight date: September, 2018 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Dara Bakhshandeh of C & D Auto Care as its ASCCA member of the month for September 2018. Every month, the ASCCA honors members who have continuously excelled in the demonstration of ASCCA’s core values of integrity, compassion, professionalism, and unity. Along with these core values, Dara has proven to go above and beyond in demonstrating support for ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.   C & D Auto Care is a family-owned, team operated, 6,500 square foot automotive service and repair facility where Dara works on domestic and Asian vehicles. He is Treasurer of Chapter 24 and a Trustee for the Automotive Service Councils Educational Foundation. As a long-time ... read more

John Gustafson

Spotlight date: June, 2018 ASCCA | John GustafsonMember of the month: John Gustafson Spotlight date: June, 2018 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces John Gustafson of Gustafson Brothers Inc. as its ASCCA member of the month for June 2018. Every month, the ASCCA honors members who have continuously excelled in the demonstration of ASCCA’s core values of integrity, compassion, professionalism, and unity. Along with these core values, John has proven to go above and beyond in demonstrating support for ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.  John specializes in customer service at Gustafson Brothers Inc.  The business started in 1971 as a single location mechanical shop and added collision in the nearly 1980’s. In the 90’s they added a second collision shop, Brother’s Autobody in Lake Havasu City NV ... read more

Jerry Kubitsky

Spotlight date: May, 2018 ASCCA | Jerry KubitskyMember of the month: Jerry Kubitsky Spotlight date: May, 2018 The ASCCA Membership Committee proudly announces Jerry Kubitsky of Summit Transmissions & Auto Care as its ASCCA member of the month for May 2018. Every month, the ASCCA honors members who have continuously excelled in the demonstration of ASCCA’s core values of integrity, compassion, professionalism, and unity. Along with these core values, Jerry has proven to go above and beyond in demonstrating support for ASCCA’s core purpose: To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.   Jerry specializes in the repair and rebuilding of transmissions, however, Summit Transmissions & Auto Care is now a full-service auto shop. Making the transition to a full-service auto care shop has been difficult but Jerry stated that it has been worthwhile since the customers ... read more

Alan Yu

Spotlight date: March, 2018 ASCCA | Alan YuMember of the month: Alan Yu Spotlight date: March, 2018 The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Alan Yu of GIC car Clinic as the ASCCA Member of the Month for March 2018. 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. Alan got his Mechanical Engineering degree from San Jose State University but found that he was no longer interested in that line of work. Soon he discovered that auto repair was something he was very good at and made the switch. Now, Alan and his wife, Helen Liao, along with Derek Yien, manage GIC Clinic where they specialize in general repair and maintenance on almost all makes and models. A member since 2015, Alan says that ASCCA has benefitted his business in many ways. “Besi ... read more

Maria Carrillo

Spotlight date: November, 2017 ASCCA | Maria CarrilloMember of the month: Maria Carrillo Spotlight date: November, 2017 The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Maria Carrillo of Carrillo & Sons Collision Center as the ASCCA Member of the Month for November 2017. 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. Maria and her husband started Carrillos Autobody in May of 1981 and specialize in automotive collision repair. As their three sons, Tony Jr, David, and Daniel got older, they eventually started working at the shop - running the business and taking care of the customers. To this day, the shop is still family owned and operated. In 2012, Maria joined ASCCA and will be the president of Chapter 24 next year. When asked how ASCCA has benefitted her business, Maria replied ... read more

Jim Barlogio

Spotlight date: October, 2017 ASCCA | Jim BarlogioMember of the month: Jim Barlogio Spotlight date: October, 2017 The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Jim Barlogio of The Auto Shop Visalia as the ASCCA Member of the Month for October 2017. 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. Jim started The Auto Shop Visalia in 1980, where him and his crew specialize in general repair. In 1987, Jim joined ASCCA and has been a proud member ever since. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters as well as playing in his band 'Jimmy and the Differentials.' When asked how ASCCA has benefitted his business, Jim replied 'Many ways, especially meeting with other shop owners and learning from them as well as sharing. I also made some good friends throughout ... read more
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