Richard has been working with us for 18 years. As our longest tenured technician, we decided we’d interview him!
Do you have any hobbies outside of working on cars?
I really enjoy woodworking. (Richard makes beautiful pieces, but will never admit it) I actually went to 6 months of college for sculpting before becoming a mechanic.
How’s the bathroom remodel going?
Haha...what remodel? I don’t wanna talk about it. (Apparently it isn’t going terribly well)
How many vehicles have you owned?
Oh geeze, at least ten Volkswagens? These are approximate estimates for the year, just off the top of my head: ‘65 Ford Falcon, ‘64 Chevy Impala, 70’s Toyota Corona, 70’s Datsun 280Z, ‘49 GMC, ‘64 Chevy Nova, ‘69 Chevelle, ‘56 Chevy Pickup, 80’S Datsun pickup, 2001 Isuzu Rodeo, 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, 2010 Toyota Tacoma, ‘84 Chevy Cheyenne, 2017 Toyota Tacoma.
What’s your favorite project you’ve ever worked on?
I took a 1960’s Volkswagen bus and cut the middle of the body out and tried to weld it together...it did not work, too much rust. I once made a dune buggy! And then crashed it into the neighbor’s house. Oh, and one time I took a hacksaw and cut the front frame off a 1969 Chevelle and the rear off a 1958 Chevy and welded them together, then used a Volkswagen body.
If you were a sandwich, what sandwich would you be?
That is a ridiculous question because the answer is so clear, peanut butter and jelly! It’s what I have for lunch every day.
We’re grateful to have had Richard on our team and as a part of the Precision Auto family. His willingness to help with any technical problem is appreciated by everyone and benefits our clients. His humor in all situations makes each day lighter and more enjoyable for everyone.