Dave & Terri’s Automotive Journey
Dave has worked in the automotive industry since 1980, starting out as a porter and delivery driver for International Trucks before quickly moving on to Volkswagen repair. Then, he moved on to Fiat vehicles and finally landed at Mercedes, where he worked up to becoming their youngest shop foreman. After several years there, he moved to Reno, Nevada and gained employment at a Toyota dealership. Toyota sent him to many classes where he became Toyota certified. Dave stayed there until moving back to Sonoma County in the early-mid 1990s.
Once back in Sonoma County, Dave went to work for a machine shop that wanted to get into the auto repair arena. He was tasked with putting new procedures and policies in place to get the service department up and running, and this is where Terri comes in. She had been doing her own thing with landscaping when Dave asked her to help in the office, and she decided to take the position. Together over the next 15 years, Dave and Terri created and ran the service department working on everything from project cars, toy cars, heavy-duty trucks, and absolutely everything in between. They brought their son, David Jr., onboard when he was old enough to reach the pedals on a forklift.