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Happy Birthday Shane!

Happy Birthday Shane!

It's time to celebrate another birthday with our Team! Watch a video of our celebration! Shane started working with our team shortly after we opened our second location in June 2022. We are extremely thankful for the smile and laughter that Shane brings to our team! Keeping things fun is one of our Team Essentials. Shane knows how to keep up our team's light-hearted energy in an industry that's tough! Shane is always willing to go the extra mile for our team and for our customers. Already he has demonstrated a strong passion for our mission through his dedication and hard work. Shane grew-up on a ranch where he found his love for fixing things. This drove him to his passion for the challenge of repairing cars. He is thankful for the opportunity to support his family by doing something he loves, while getting to serve our customers. Shane and his wife Margo have three children: Nick, Gabe, and Nikol. They also have two dogs named Lady and Buck. When Shane isn ... read more

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Grand Opening of Graham Auto Repair in Yelm, WA

Grand Opening of Graham Auto Repair in Yelm, WA

On September 10, 2022 we celebrated the Grand Opening of our second Auto Repair Shop in Yelm, WA. We are so thankful for our Team from both locations for putting this event together and celebrating with us! We are also thankful for the Yelm Chamber of Commerce. They helped us kick off our event with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. If you watch the "Behind the Scenes" video below, you can also see a quick Tour of our new Yelm auto repair shop. There are YouTube video chapters, so feel free to skip ahead to the end. Here is a full "Behind The Scenes Action" video of our Team! We are so thankful for everyone's support. Opening our 2nd Location was a long journey, and we are grateful to finally be serving within the Yelm Community! Thank you again to the Yelm Businesses that participated in our Raffle Drawing. You can click on the photo below if you'd like to watch a short thank-you video of our Raffle. We had raffle prizes from the ... read more

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Grand Opening in Yelm WA

Grand Opening in Yelm WA

Come celebrate with our team in Yelm, WA! We will have a Ribbon Cutting with the Yelm Chamber of Commerce at 11am. This will be followed with an Open House, BBQ, kids’ bouncy houses, giveaways and drawings! It’s free to attend, free to enter our drawings. We are looking to have some fun, introduce you to our Team, give you the opportunity to tour our shop, and meet more of our neighbors! The Yelm Community has already made us feel at home here. Thank you so much! We hope you will come and celebrate with us. ⭐️ Attend our Event: If you or someone from your business attends our event, we would love to meet you! Find me during the event and introduce yourself (if we don't already know each other). I would love to get a photo with you to share online! ⭐️ Participate in our Giveaway or Drawing: What's the difference? Giveaways will be a large number of smaller items that we can give away to anyone who attends our event. Examples could be pens, stickers, magnets, or somet ... read more

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Happy Birthday Nathan, Bart and Christian!

Happy Birthday Nathan, Bart and Christian!

It's time to celebrate more birthdays with our Team! We started out the month of July with a bang! We had three birthdays to celebrate, one right after another. You can watch a video montage below! Then keep scrolling to learn a bit more about each of our Team members. Nathan has been working with us at Graham Auto Repair since April 2021. Nathan's role on our team has grown a lot over the past year! He started out as an Estimator and now he is our Parts Manager. Nathan is the person our team can depend on when we are having computer difficulties. He is very tech-savvy! We are super thankful for how he is willing to go above and beyond for us and our customers! Nathan is a great problem solver. He is great at developing and maintaining strong processes that help us succeed as a team. You will primarily find Nathan at our shop in Graham, WA. However, he is always ready to drive out to our shop in Yelm, WA when his expertise is needed there.&nb ... read more

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Happy Birthday Sean!

Happy Birthday Sean!

It's time to celebrate another birthday with our Team! Sean started with our Team at Graham Auto Repair this year in 2022. Since the day he started, he hit the ground running! Sean is our most recent Automotive Technician who was hired for our Washington State Certified Apprentice Program. This program gives Technicians the opportunity to learn more about the automotive field while getting paid to work on-the-job. Sean always comes to work with an upbeat attitude, ready to laugh even when things get difficult. We appreciate Sean's passion and drive for the automotive field, and his willingness to ask questions to learn more! We are excited to see all the new things that Sean will accomplish through the Apprentice Program! Pictured Above: Sean learning from our Lead Technicians Bill (left) and Tyler (right) Pictured Below: Sean with Technician Jake (left) and Parts Manager Nathan (right) ... read more

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Happy Birthday Justin!

Happy Birthday Justin!

It's time to celebrate another birthday with our Team!   Justin has been part of our Team at Graham Auto Repair since September 2019. We are so thankful for Justin! He takes pride in his work and is constantly looking for ways to learn and grow. Justin is the first Technician we hired for our Washington State Certified Apprentice Program. This program gives Technicians the opportunity to learn more about the automotive field while getting paid to work on-the-job. Justin is constantly exceeding our expectations and is definitely performance driven. He is willing to ask questions, to work hard, and is always looking to learn more, every day. Justin took Auto Shop classes in High School because he wanted to learn how to fix his own vehicles. He was given the opportunity for a position at a Tire Shop which just helped his passion for automotive to grow. He loves getting to work on differen ... read more

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Happy Birthday Troy!

Happy Birthday Troy!

This week we got to celebrate another birthday! Troy Vaninetti and his wife Kori are the Shop Owners of Graham Auto Repair. They purchased Graham Auto Repair 16 years ago in April 2006. If you haven't heard, we are preparing to open our second location this year, in Yelm, WA. It has been a long road! Unfortunately we still don't have a firm date of when we will be open. But we are definitely getting close! Check out the photos and a short video below to see an update of our new shop. If you would like to learn more about Troy and his family click here. Pictured Above: Graham Auto Repair in Yelm, WA in March 2021 Pictured Above: Graham Auto Repair in Yelm, WA in May 2022 Please give us a call 253-847-2221. Or click on this link to schedule online.Fo ... read more

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Team Lunch - Soup Bread Bowls!

Team Lunch - Soup Bread Bowls!

What happens when your ATI Coach comes to visit and she is also an awesome cook?? Everyone gets spoiled with soup bread bowls for lunch!! Thank you so much to our boss Troy and our Coach Kim for providing lunch for us last week.   So, who is ATI? ATI stands for the Automotive Training Institute. Our auto repair shop is one of over 1500 shops that gets regular training and consulting through their team of Coaches. Training, learning, and growing is important to our team. ATI provides some of the tools we need to help our team meet our goals. Check out our short video below of our team lunch. Would you like to Schedule an Appointment at Graham Auto Repair?Please give us a call 253-847-2221. Or click on this link to schedule online.Follow us ... read more

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Happy Birthday Lacie!

Happy Birthday Lacie!

It's time to celebrate another birthday with our team! Just in case you don't know me, I'm going to introduce myself: My name is Lacie! I am the Marketing and Hiring Manager at Graham Auto Repair. One of my favorite parts about my job is getting to celebrate our team. I like to remind them of just how awesome they are! This week they turned the tables on me -- they took the time to celebrate my birthday!! I have been working at Graham Auto Repair since April 2019. However, I have known Troy and Kori Vaninetti since 1995, which was before they purchased their business. I absolutely love working here, because I know they care! I feel very blessed that I get to come to work every day and spend my time with people I trust. I even get to work with my Mom, Shannan! She is the Financial Manager at Graham Auto Repair and she's been working here since 2009. Would you like to know a little bit more about me? I am a single Mom with two daughters - they are my world! If I'm not ... read more

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Happy Birthday Tyler!

Happy Birthday Tyler!

It's time to celebrate another birthday with our team! Tyler is one of our Automotive Technician's at Graham Auto Repair. He grew up going to car races with his Dad. He was always tinkering with cars and eventually picked it up as a hobby. Once he discovered that he was a natural at fixing cars, he decided to pursue his hobby as a career. Now Tyler has been in the Automotive industry since 2012. We are all very thankful that Tyler has chosen to use his talents at Graham Auto Repair. He is a very skilled Diagnostic Technician and is awesome at figuring out some of the more puzzling vehicle issues. One of Tyler's other skills is making our Team feel more like a family. When someone is having a rough day we can always count on Tyler for a smile, a good laugh, or even a song! He is someone that our Team can count on to work hard, go the extra mile, and encourage others. Check out our video below to see our team celebrating Tyler's birthday. We celebrated with his favorite ... read more

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