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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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Happy Birthday Bill!

Happy Birthday Bill!

This week at Graham Auto Repair we got to celebrate another Birthday! Bill joined our Team at Graham Auto Repair in August 2020. Bill has mastered all of his ASE Certifications, which makes him one of our lead technicians in our shop. He came to us as a former Mercedes-Benz and BMW Technician. Bill started out in the Automotive Industry back in 1998. He took every Auto Shop class that was available to him in High School because he wanted to learn how cars work. He loves to learn about all of the new technologies that come out on newer cars each year. In High School Bill really got into watching Motorsports, which led him to start Autocross Racing. He has competed nationally with SCCA (Sports Car Club of America). In 2017 Bill earned the Street Touring Ultra ProSolo Championship and in 2018 he earned the Street Touring Ultra National Championship. From Spring through Fall all of Bill's free time is spent on Autocross. Bill's other hobby is singing and he l ... read more

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Happy Birthday Brian!

Happy Birthday Brian!

This week at Graham Auto Repair we got to celebrate another Birthday! Brian joined our Team at Graham Auto Repair in September 2019. He is a Marine and has been working in the Automotive Field since 2003. He loves everything to do with cars! He loves driving them, building them, repairing them, and talking about them. He has always had a passion for helping people, and he loves being able to use that passion at Graham Auto Repair. Whether it's serving our customers, supporting our community, or leading and serving our team --- Brian enjoys all of it, and it shows! We are so thankful to have Brian serving with us as part of our family at Graham Auto Repair! We hope you enjoy watching a short video of our team celebrating Brian’s Birthday with his favorite dessert: Tuxedo Cheesecake! Meet more of our Graham Auto Repair Team: Meet The Team ... read more

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Christmas Party 2021 at Graham Auto Repair

Christmas Party 2021 at Graham Auto Repair

Click on this LINK to watch the video directly on YouTube. This year our Team had the opportunity to celebrate the Christmas Season with a Christmas Party! We had dinner at Toscano's Italian Grill in Puyallup, WA. The food was delicious! It was a lot of fun to spend some quality time together, outside of the normal day-to-day work. I just want to say, I work with some really awesome people! I am so blessed by my work family! Are you searching for a team to work with that you can call family? Click on this link to learn more about working with us at Graham Auto Repair. Kori Vaninetti, along with her daughter Hannah, prepared some fun games for us to play! In the photos below you can see Kori leading our team in one of the games. We had to draw a Christmas scene on a paper plate, on top of our head! We also took turns participating in a White ... read more

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Sirius Wood Fired Pizza at Graham Auto Repair!

Sirius Wood Fired Pizza at Graham Auto Repair!

Have you tried the pizza from Sirius Wood Fired Pizza?? If not, you are missing out! Today our team was spoiled with delicious pizza from a local Food Truck, Sirius Wood Fired Pizza! How did this happen? Earlier this week, the Food Truck Owner came by our shop with an emergency situation! His truck, the key to keeping his business mobile, had a Ball Joint concern. We got his truck into our shop that same day and our Technician did his best to help press the ball joint back into the knuckle as quickly as possible. While we weren't able to complete the job 100% it was just enough to get Chuck and his Food Truck back on the road, selling pizza!   Check out the photo above to see a picture of Chuck in his Food Truck, holding one of the delicious pizzas that he served us today! Do you see what's behind him?? A wood stove! When they say th ... read more

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Happy Birthday Rob!

Happy Birthday Rob!

Last week at Graham Auto Repair we got to celebrate a Birthday for one of our Service Advisors! Meet our Sales Team Lead and Service Advisor Rob! Rob joined our Team at Graham Auto Repair in July 2016. He has been working in the Automotive Field since 2009. His favorite thing about working in this industry is learning and training. He loves attending conferences and seminars to stay current in the field. In August 2021 we had the opportunity to celebrate with Rob and his fiancé as they welcomed their baby boy into this world! You can click on this link to read the blog and watch a video of baby Greyson. We are so thankful to have Rob as part of our Family here at Graham Auto Repair!! We hope you enjoy our short video on YouTube fr ... read more

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