OUR TEAM IS NOT ONLY HIGHLY EXPERIENCED IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY, THEY ARE EXTREMELY PASSIONATE ABOUT IT.
If they're not working to make your car perfect in the shop, they are working on their own personal auto projects, off-roading, or pursuing dreams of being a professional driver! Check the short bios of the people that make up SPACE25 below.
Sergio is changing the approach to automotive care.
Born and raised in Spain, he developed a passion for auto engineering and mechanics, specifically European cars. Growing up, Sergio spent much of his time studying electronics, which has resulted in his vast knowledge and understanding of complex modern car electronics and programming. In the summer of 2000, he completed a three-year automotive repair apprenticeship of European vehicles. Ever since, he's been making a living tending for automobiles, which led to a huge decision. In the Spring of 2013, Sergio relocated to the United States to make a name for himself here. He continually provides customers with expertise. Outside of caring for automotives, he is also known for his experience manufacturing and building off-road rally and race cars. In fact, Sergio has built his own rally car and has participated in many off-road rally competitions, spanning from Spain to Africa, including some competitions in the Sahara Desert. He truly is a person who thrives in extreme conditions. His passion for the motor world moves him forward, and that is visible in his love for his job.
SPACE25's shop manager, Jennifer, was born and raised in Spain, which is where her fascination and love for European makes and models was harbored.
Like Sergio and the rest of the team, Jennifer is obsessed with cars and the automobile industry. In 2008, she obtained her degree in management and accounting, so she has a good understanding of numbers, competitive and fair pricing, and administration. She first got into the industry because of an internship with Mercedes-Benz, and she's been in love with cars ever since. When Jennifer is out of the shop, you will most likely find her reading or exploring nature somewhere. She loves to camp and go off-roading in 4×4's. So, if you're looking for the best local spots to off-road, ask Jennifer!
Ruben, the Automotive Diagnosis Technician, lives and breathes automotive.
After having received his training from UTI (Universal Technical Institute) in Rancho Cucamonga from June 2012 to December 2013, he decided to take the Mercedes Benz Elite program to open up different doors in the automotive industry. Ruben first started working for SPACE25 back when they were ECElite Automotive, three months after opening their doors. Since he's been working with Sergio, he has gained a vast knowledge, specifically in the European makes and models. While he specializes in Mercedes-Benz, he also excels with BMW, AUDI, VW and several more manufacturers. When he's not working at SPACE25, he still loves to work on cars. That's his passion. During his days off, you'll find Ruben working on cars to learn more outside of the shop. Currently, he's working on his 1997 BMW 318is and 2009 BMW 135i. Oh, and he dreams of driving semi-professionally one day. So when we said Ruben lives and breathes automotive, we weren't kidding... Say hi to Ruben while you're visiting the shop!
Vicente, SPACE25's ardent general mechanic, is responsible for making broken vehicles serve their original purpose.
And having been working in the automotive repair industry for ten years, we'd say he does a stand up job. In addition to bringing a great deal of experience to our team, he is one of the most loyal and hard-working team members we've had the pleasure of working with. When he's not working at SPACE25, you'll most likely find him spending time with his family or working on his own cars (would you expect anything else from a SPACE25 member?). He's also a foodie.