Generationally SpeakingMarch 2014

See what makes us different … and the same!

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Ariel Flores, Baby Boomer

What is one piece of advice your parents gave you that still sticks with you today?

Never give up and work hard.

What is the best decision you have ever made?

Having a family and kids.

Drink of choice?

Coca-Cola.

How did you get into the automotive service business?

Family business.

Best vacation you’ve ever had?

One month in Argentina.

What do you drive?

1999 F-150.

If you had a free weekend by yourself, what would you do?

Work on my 1970 Nova.

What piece of advice would you give a young person who is graduating from high school today?

Get a trade and go to college. Also have a back-up plan.

What do you like most about your work?

Interacting with customers and being a problem solver.

What is one thing you wish you knew how to do?

TIG welding.

Speaking on behalf of your generation, how do you see the future of the industry?

Great future, great technology and tools.

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Andy Gallardo, Generation Y

What is one piece of advice your parents gave you that still sticks with you today?

There’s nothing you can’t do.

What is the best decision you have ever made?

Going back to school.

Drink of choice?

Dr Pepper.

How did you get into the automotive service business?

I learned from my dad and always had an interest in cars.

Best vacation you have ever been on?

Las Vegas.

What do you drive?

1996 Infiniti G20.

If you had a free weekend by yourself, what would you do?

Go on a nice drive in the mountains and just relax in bed.

What piece of advice would you give a young person who is graduating from high school today?

Most definitely go to college and/or a trade school and further your education.

What do you like most about your work?

Being able to work on all makes and models, and having the satisfaction of fixing cars.

What is one thing you wish you knew how to do?

Work with metals more and be able to fab custom parts.

Speaking on behalf of your generation, how do you see the future of the industry?

More advanced, safe and always looking forward.

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