Automotive Technology of West Islip has been working hard to provide quality, affordable auto repair and maintenance services to the community of West Islip, New York, since opening at 836 Union Boulevard in 1996. Since then, our commitment has remained the same; we want our customers to feel the same as friends would when walking into our home. We are independent and locally owned and operated, and our team is dedicated to understanding the needs of our customers and offering an unmatched service experience every time. We’ve earned the trust of those in our community by never swaying from this commitment and being open and honest about our work. We’ve become the shop of choice for many as a result, and our A+ Better Business Bureau rating and countless 5-star reviews are a testament to the passion and effort that we put into this business.
Tom secured his first job at a repair shop in 1981, beginning humbly as a mechanic’s helper. During his time there, he was fortunate to be able to work alongside a master mechanic who provided valuable mentorship that he would carry with him as his experience increased. In his first four years, Tom began to manage the shop as the owner focused on expanding into a second location. He continued to work in repair shops and a dealership, logging hours of technical training and soaking up every bit of knowledge that he could from other experienced mechanics. After landing a management position with a large automotive repair franchise, Tom moved his way up to become the operations manager of three locations, overseeing the day to day activities. After ten years, the franchise owners decided to sell the shops in 1996, and Tom was ready to branch out on his own. He had received hundreds of hours of training in both automotive service and management and was poised and ready to use his experience to help the people of West Islip, New York, with their car repair and maintenance needs. Tom is proud to call West Islip home and is thrilled to be able to help others with his passion.
Born and raised in West Islip, NY, Greg joined the Automotive Technology of West Islip team in April 2003. He attended the Denver Automotive School for two years to gain his experience and manages the team as an ASE Certified mechanic. Throughout his time as a mechanic, Greg has completed various additional training programs and also holds a New York State inspection license. He is always up for a challenge and loves being able to solve the more complex automotive problems when other shops are unable to. Honest and dependable, Greg has showcased his passion and strong work ethic in many ways while being an integral part of our team - in fact, he hasn’t even taken a single sick day since he started with us! Outside of the shop, Greg enjoys spending his time fishing and running and has completed numerous obstacle courses.
I was born and raised in Bayshore, most of my family still resides in the town of Islip. I learned about cars working with my dad and grandpa as a kid, transferred that knowledge into a job pumping gas and changing oil at a local Mom and Pop service station (we were still relining our own brake shoes back then), continued to grow in the business and did some years at Meineke and WTC (later became STS) and Mavis, but always missed the Mom and Pop shop. I’m very happy to say that after all those years, I am finally at another independent Mom and Pop type shop where we have more of a relationship with our customers and take pride in doing a good job.
Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, NY. Graduated from New York Automotive and Diesel Institute. Joe came to work for us after working at a few shops in the Queens area where he felt unchallenged and wanted to learn more in the way of diagnostics and other aspects of the industry. Joe also has a background in graphic design and computer programming and still enjoys those as hobbies.
Walter came to us after spending a few years as a fleet mechanic for a major area taxi service. We were happy to find that he was able to transition to the independent shop where we work on all makes and models and not just taxi cabs. Walter has a large family and spends most of his time being a dad. He is at heart a car guy with a few projects going, but of course Dad Duty comes first!