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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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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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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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Baby Announcement: Baby Luke!

Baby Announcement: Baby Luke!

Welcome to the World Baby Luke! We have exciting news to share with you! The newest member of our Graham Auto Repair family is finally here! Many of you know that both of our Service Advisors, Brian and Rob, were anxiously awaiting for their baby boys to arrive. Rob's baby was born in August (see the blog post here). Today we have the privilege of announcing that Brian's baby boy is here! Last week Brian and his fiance stopped by the shop to share some baby-snuggles with us!! Get ready for some photos of our Team meeting Baby Luke for the first time! We are so excited for your family!! Your baby boy is beautiful. Thank you for sharing him with us, and for letting us share this announcement with our customers and our community! Brian, we hope you are enjoying this special time at home with your family. We look forward to many more baby-snuggles in the future! &nb ... read more

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Baby Announcement: Baby Greyson!

Baby Announcement: Baby Greyson!

Welcome to the World Baby Greyson! We have exciting news to share with you! The newest member to our Graham Auto Repair Family is finally here! Most of you know that our Service Advisors, Rob and Brian, have been competing to see whose baby boy would be joining our family first. (I am mostly kidding about this - but these guys are basically brothers. Everything is an opportunity for a friendly competition when it comes to brothers, am I right?) Today we get the privilege to announce that Rob’s baby boy is here! This week Rob and Michaelann even stopped by the shop to share some baby-snuggles with us!! Get ready for some beautiful baby photos to come your way! Rob and Michaelann, we are so excited for you both!! Your baby boy is beautiful. Thank you for sharing him with us, and for letting us share this announcement with our customers and our community! Rob, we hope you are enjoying this special time at home with your family. We look forward to many more bab ... read more

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Happy Birthday to our Automotive Tech Bret!

Happy Birthday to our Automotive Tech Bret!

Today at Graham Auto Repair we got to celebrate a Birthday for one of our Automotive Technicians! Meet our Automotive Technician Bret! Bret joined our Team at Graham Auto Repair in November 2020. He is married to Kellee and they have three kids: Jessica, Michael, and Douglas. Their family has a Rottweiler named Scout! Bret was born in Puyallup and he grew up in Roy, attending the Yelm High School. He got into repairing vehicles by working on his own Motocross Bikes. As time went by he really got into Hot Rods! He has been working in the Automotive Field since April 1986. His favorite thing about working in this industry is having a good end result. When Bret finds himself with spare time he enjoys riding dirt & street bikes. He also likes to work on his Corvette & his 1942 Mercury! Their family enjoys camping, fishing, and going to the beach. We are ... read more

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