AAMCO of Knoxville, TN Earns Esteemed 2016 Angie's List Super Service Award

AAMCO of Knoxville, TN has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.SSAnew5

This achievement is particularly significant as Angie’s List experienced unprecedented member growth in 2016. More than 1.6 million consumers, many of whom were eager to quickly hire highly qualified service pros, joined Angie’s List after the company added a new, free membership tier.

“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their exemplary performance standards truly do stand apart from their peers,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “Only a fraction of the Automotive Service companies in Knoxville were able to do it.”

AAMCO Knoxville Technician Team: Clockwise from left: Thad Perkins, Daniel Autrey, Bryan Fore, David Booth & Clinton Young. Not pictured is Danielle Dodson

AAMCO Knoxville’s Technician Team: Clockwise from left: Thad Perkins, Daniel Autrey, Bryan Fore, David Booth & Clinton Young. Not pictured is Danielle Dodson

Joe Basile, Owner and General Manager of AAMCO of Knoxville said, ”We are honored to be recipients of this prestigious award 3 years in a row. This is a testament to the leadership of our Customer Service Manager, Daniel Autrey and the hard work of our technicians, rebuilder and staff. All of us here at AAMCO of Knoxville wish to thank our customers for recognizing our focus as a skilled, first rate automotive repair facility that treats our customers fairly and stands by our work and promises.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade. The SSA winners must also be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

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AAMCO Franchise to Exhibit at Franchise Expo South in Dallas

AAMCO will be exhibiting at Franchise Expo South (Booth No. 524) Jan 12-14 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

As part of its national expansion plans, AAMCO aims to open an additional 10-15 locations in new and existing areas throughout Texas, including Houston in the next two years. The brand currently has 45 franchised locations across Texas.


“As we kick off 2017, there is great potential to expand the AAMCO franchise in Texas,” said Brian O’Donnell, senior vice president of franchise support. “The demand for automotive care is continuously growing, and our team looks forward to discussing the value of our brand’s proven investment opportunity with entrepreneurs, regardless of their professional background or industry experience.”

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AAMCO St. Marys, GA Helps A Neighbor In Need

The Salvation Army of St Marys would like to recognize AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care of St Marys, Georgia as the first ‘Be a Shield’ partner!

John Thomas Jr- owner of AAMCO St. Marys, GA, Debra Duckworth & her son

John Thomas, owner of AAMCO   St. Marys, GA, with recipient Ms. Debra Duckworth & son

As a partner, AAMCO generously donated a vehicle inspection and associated repairs to Debra Duckworth, a Pathway of Hope client. Through Pathway of Hope, Ms. Duckworth and her Case Manager work together to set and meet achievable, realistic goals on her road to sufficiency. Ms. Duckworth is reliant on her vehicle to transport her to her appointments and GED tutoring sessions, so when the vehicle started having mechanical issues, AAMCO owner John Thomas, shop manager RJ, and the kind staff at AAMCO jumped in to assist. We appreciate AAMCO’s support in making a difference in our community members’ lives.
Pathway of Hope is part of a larger nationwide initiative to move families from crisis and vulnerability to stability and eventually sufficiency while tracking progress along the way. The mission of Pathway of Hope is: ‘To provide enhanced services to families that are ready to take action to break the cycle of poverty for their children and generations to come.’

Families with at least one child and a desire to take action may qualify to take part in Pathway of Hope. The program will accept up to 10 qualified families over the next year and work with those families to overcome obstacles, break down barriers, and achieve goals. Each family may face different obstacles, but through dedicated case work, training and support, clients will be able to sustain themselves without assistance.

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AAMCO of Keller, Texas Owner Helps to Save Local Non-Profit Facility In Danger of Closing

AAMCO announced today that the owner of its Keller, Texas service center has provided exceptional service to his community. AAMCO of Keller owner, David Gerda, is well known in the community for his activity with time and money with local non-profits, schools and community programs.

When Gerda was contacted about the potential closing of Haven’s Horses Equine Rehabilitative Facility, he felt compelled to get involved to help save this facility from closure. “I was contacted by one of my customer’s niece who does pro-bono work for Christ’s Havens Children’s Home, and immediately pledged help in any way possible,” said Gerda.

Haven’s Horses is currently operated by Christ’s Haven for Children, a residential foster home in Keller, offering clients of all ages with disabilities the opportunity to participate in unique therapies using horse riding. These therapy sessions help individuals with various disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy and down syndrome. When Haven’s Horses recently announced it would be closing due to lack of funding, Gerda began contacting his many business and personal friends in the community.

horse“Haven’s Horses impacts so many lives in our community,” continued Gerda. “Between the outstanding staff and those who benefit from riding, I couldn’t bear to see it come to an end. We are currently planning events to help raise funds, and I look forward to the support of the local community for this wonderful facility. We have a generous community that understands the importance of this facility and I am positive our community will respond to raise the $35,000 needed to allow Apache’s Angels to take over and operate this facility.”

Apache’s Angels is a 501C-3 non-profit organization that has dedicated 100 percent of its resources to providing scholarships, equipment and horses to Equine Rehabilitation facilities, including Haven’s Horses.

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Local AAMCO Franchisee Steps Up To Reward Lucky Single Mother in Carteret, New Jersey

AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care of Carteret, New Jersey, following up on its holiday giveaway for disadvantaged families, has completed free vehicle repairs for a lucky single mom in Carteret. The AAMCO Total Car Care center at 835 Roosevelt Avenue in Carteret has performed over $1,700 worth of repairs at no charge for Cindy Koseski.

Cindy Koseski and AAMCO Owner Patrick Infante, Sr.

Cindy Koseski & AAMCO owner Pat Infante, Sr.

Cindy is a single mother, struggling financially each day with daily living expenses, while she helps daughter Brianna with college costs. Cindy works six to seven days per week at a local hospital, sometimes 16 hours per day just to make ends meet. Without a reliable working vehicle, it is impossible for Cindy to get to work, as well as manage daily tasks for her and Brianna. “I’d do anything to help my daughter, and working long hours doesn’t bother me if it helps Brianna,” says Cindy.

Free vehicle repairs recipient, Cindy Koseski & daughter Brianna

Free vehicle repairs recipient Cindy Koseski &   daughter Brianna

Father and son AAMCO owners Patrick Infante Sr. and Jr., wanted to help deserving families in an effort to give back to the community they serve. “We feel that supporting the community that has helped our business grow is especially important during he holiday season,” said Patrick, Sr. “It is this busy time of year that we rely on our cars the most while personal resources are typically overburdened.”

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AAMCO of State College, PA Receives 2016 Best of State College Award in the Auto Repair Category

AAMCO of State College, PA has been selected for the 2016 Best of State College Award in the Automotive Repair category by the State College Award Program.

Each year, the State College Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the State College area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 State College Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the State College Award Program and data provided by third parties.

The State College Award Program is pleased to honor the achievements of AAMCO of State College PA for their dedication and outstanding commitment regarding the use of best practices within the community they serve.

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AAMCO Burbank, CA Franchisee, Neill Evans, Makes the Holidays Brighter for Local Families

AAMCO Burbank, CA franchisee, Neill Evans, launched a local charitable initiative with his center for the Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services organization to assist neighbors in need and to help provide for the betterment of the local community his AAMCO center serves.

Neill Evans, owner of AAMCO Burbank, CA

Neill Evans, owner of AAMCO Burbank, CA

Neill Evans, owner of AAMCO Burbank, CA says, “Giving back to the local community we serve is very important to us. Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services is able to do so much for local underprivileged families this holiday season. We are happy to contribute to and be a part of such a worthwhile cause.”

Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services in Palmdale’s mission is to provide culturally sensitive, comprehensive treatment, specialized education and support services to abused, neglected or at-risk children, youth and their families, to establish stability within families and communities.
oyhfs-logo-color-2December 8, 2016

AAMCO of Burbank
1108 N. Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505

On behalf of Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services in Palmdale, we want to thank you for your generous holiday donation. With this donation, we have been able to provide Christmas trees to families that would not have had one this season. We were also able to deliver gifts to so many children that would not have any gifts this holiday season. AAMCO has brightened the holidays for many families.

We truly appreciate your ongoing support of our youth and their families. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

Jennifer Evans, MS, LMFT
Manager of Mental Health Programs, Palmdale, CA



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