Albany Auto Repair

CRABTREE EMPLOYEES


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Devon Connaghan

1. How long have you worked in the Automotive Industry?

- For 30 years

2. When did you start working at Crabtree Automotive?

- 30 years ago

3. What is your favorite part about Crabtree Automotive and why?

- The team I get to work with everyday

4. During your free time, what is your favorite activity?

- Spending time outdoors with my family and working on my property

When we asked the team what their favorite thing about Devon is, they said he:

Has the ability to make you want to work hard, Very helpful, Is the master at OBS Fords, Great guy to work for, treats everyone as a friend, Makes work easy, very funny guy, Trusts in everyone and bring out the best in them, Puts everyone before him, Driven, has great energy, Hardest worker and has a heart of gold!, Strives for perfection and won’t stop for anything, Awesome person to work for, Makes sure the customer is always treated right, Cares about doing the right thing.

Thank you Devon for everything you do!!


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Lisa Connaghan

1. How long have you worked in the Automotive Industry?

- 8 years

2. When did you start working at Crabtree Automotive?

- Since 2013

3. What is your favorite part about Crabtree Automotive and why?

- The comradery in the shop

4. During your free time, what is your favorite activity?

- Camping, Hiking, and just hanging out with my husband and boys!

When we asked the team what their favorite thing about Devon is, they said she:

Is very caring, Great listener, Always calm and truly cares about each of us, Has a huge heart, Always willing to help, Intelligent and a great supervisor, The boss behind the scenes, very awesome person, Excellent cook/baker, Makes my favorite cheesecake, Absolutely love working and learning from her, An inspiration and great woman, Always sees projects through, Makes sure the team has everything to succeed.

Thank you Lisa for everything you do!!


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Eric Ammon, Parts Manager

1. How long have you worked in the Automotive Industry?

- 6 years

2. When did you start working at Crabtree Automotive?

- July 2021

3. What is your favorite part about Crabtree Automotive and why?

- Teamwork because we all help each other and ourselves at the same time.

4. During your free time, what is your favorite activity?

- Working on my project trucks!

When we asked the team what their favorite thing about Eric is, they said he:

Is a good asset to the team, A good hard worker, full of information, Always willing to help and has a great attitude, Awesome part of the team, In a solid mood and has a drive. Always there when you need him, Will always stop what he’s doing to help out, Humble and willing to learn, Always helps when he can, Very cheerful.

Thank you Eric for everything you do!!


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Noah McFarland, Technician

1. How long have you worked in the Automotive Industry?

- 4 years

2. When did you start working at Crabtree Automotive?

- June 2021

3. What is your favorite part about Crabtree Automotive and why?

- The fact that everyone works together and will drop everything to help someone out when needed!

4. During your free time, what is your favorite activity?

- I love to detail cars and spend time with family

When we asked the team what their favorite thing about Noah is, they said he:
Attentive and a good worker, Doesn’t hesitate to help when you need it, He is eager to learn, Cares about doing the job well, Great asset to the team, Fast learner and solid guy, Always has a good attitude, Improving a lot and has great potential, Always on time with willingness to learn, Confident and smart, Great addition!

Thank you Noah for everything you do!!


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Tanner Gormley, Incharge of managing OBS customer projects

1. How long have you worked in the Automotive Industry?

- 3 Years

2. When did you start working at Crabtree Automotive?

- July 2021

3. What is your favorite part about Crabtree Automotive and why?

- The atmosphere and people are great to work with.

4. During your free time, what is your favorite activity?

- Going to truck shows and riding dirt bikes!

When we asked the team what their favorite thing about Tanner is, they said he:

Is very knowledgeable, Positive attitude, Never hesitates to help, Always steps up to the plate, Great helper, Never a bad day when YT is around, Kills the hard work scale, Great worker and knows a lot about OBS, Hard working, Willing to learn, Does a good job, Very enjoyable to work with.

Thank you Tanner for everything you do!!


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Paul Breen, German and European specialist Technician

1. How long have you worked in the Automotive Industry?

- 24 Years

2. When did you start working at Crabtree Automotive?

- March 2021

3. What is your favorite part about Crabtree Automotive and why?

- The shop atmosphere is not competitive, but collaborative. Techs work together and care about doing quality work.

4. During your free time, what is your favorite activity?

- Restoring and riding classic motorcycles

When we asked the team what their favorite thing about Paul is, they said he:

Brings a lot of knowledge and skill to our team, Great attitude, Helpful, It is nice having someone to share euro cars with, Really nice guy that’s easy to talk to, Great sense of humor, All around cool guy, Brings a lot to the table, Very happy he is apart of this family Very understanding, One of the best communicators, Stays positive and works hard, An amazing and very smart guy, Has some rad vintage bikes

Thank you Paul for everything you do!!


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Kat Smith, Awesome Service Advisor

1. How long have you worked in the Automotive Industry?

- 27 Years

2. When did you start working at Crabtree Automotive?

- March 2021

3. What is your favorite part about Crabtree Automotive and why?

- My teammates! It’s awesome to work with others that care so much about what they do!

4. During your free time, what is your favorite activity?

- Anything dog related! Hiking, camping! I love to run, workout, and watch football!

When we asked the team what their favorite thing about Kat is, they said she:

Not afraid to be goofy, silly, and lighten the mood, Love her energy and attention to detail! Great motivator that is very caring, Great communicator, Very helpful, Wonderful with customers and employees, Full of energy and super positive person, Best service advisor Hard working and has passion like no other, Full of happiness, loves her customers and guys that she works with, Always has the tunes jamming and incredibly upbeat, Amazing, so funny, and cares so much

Thank you Kat for everything you do!!


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Oscar Fryman, OBS Solutions employee, Installer

1. How long have you worked in the Automotive Industry?

- Since November 2020

2. When did you start working at Crabtree Automotive?

- November 2020

3. What is your favorite part about Crabtree Automotive and why?

- The way everyone works together to get the job done.

4. During your free time, what is your favorite activity?

- Snowboarding

When we asked the team what their favorite thing about Oscar is, they said he:

Is always there when you need an extra hand, Funny, Very helpful, Goes the extra mile to help others and not afraid to tackle a project, Sweet guy that is fun to work with, Has a great eye for detail, Good personality and pretty good on a bike, Very sharp kid, really look forward to see his growth as a person and technician, Good welder, Constantly learning and growing his trade

Thank you Oscar for everything you do!!


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Matt Gorman, Technician

1. How long have you worked in the Automotive Industry?

- Since 2014, I started detailing cars and then became a Lube Tech in 2016

2. When did you start working at Crabtree Automotive?

- August 2020

3. What is your favorite part about Crabtree Automotive and why?

- The team I work with every day!

4. During your free time, what is your favorite activity?

- I enjoy camping, riding dirt bikes, and going on hikes with my dogs Pistol and Cami

When we asked the team what their favorite thing about Matt is, they said he:

Is a great asset with his sense of humor and hard work, Helpful, Wants to learn and grow Great tech with a glorious mullet (that he once had), Fun guy to work with, He is a goofy guy that is easy to joke around with and good at making people laugh, Easy on the eyes, a go getter, and ready to tackle anything thrown at him, Smart, cares about doing the job the right way, easy and fun to work with, All around awesome individual to work with and learn from, Born in the wrong era, nice guy, and very responsible

Thank you Matt for everything you do!!


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Aaron Ioder, Technician

1. How long have you worked in the Automotive Industry?

- 7 years

2. When did you start working at Crabtree Automotive?

- May 2020

3. What is your favorite part about Crabtree Automotive and why?

- Working on OBS Fords, it is what I have always wanted to do!

4. During your free time, what is your favorite activity?

- Riding Dirt Bikes

When we asked the team what their favorite thing about Aaron is, they said he:

Is a good worker, Helpful, Has a great personality, Is a great mechanic and hard worker, he makes a big job look easy, Super nice guy with an easy smile, Very eager to learn, Very knowledgeable and cares about doing the job right, Love his energy and enthusiasm for work, Loves laughing and joking, You will never have to worry about left over food

Thank you Aaron for everything you do!!


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Chomkocma Vann, Long Time Technician.

1. How long have you worked in the Automotive Industry?

- 7 years

2. When did you start working at Crabtree Automotive?

- August 2014

3. What is your favorite part about Crabtree Automotive and why?

- The Staff. Everyone is so friendly and helpful

4. During your free time, what is your favorite activity?

- Fishing and Crabbing

When we asked the team what their favorite thing about Vann is, they said he:

Has the ability to power through things, Has a great sense of humor, Always has a great attitude, does his job well, and is always willing to learn, Willing to help, Never afraid to learn something new, Super motivated, and works his hardest until he clocks out, Hard not to love, great person, One of the nicest people you will meet, A serious tech, Always has a story

Thank you Vann for everything you do!!


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Benny Olvera, Long Time Technician

1. How long have you worked in the Automotive Industry?

- 10 years

2. When did you start working at Crabtree Automotive?

- Going on 10 years

3. What is your favorite part about Crabtree Automotive and why?

- Being able to grow within the company, and being treated fairly

4. During your free time, what is your favorite activity?

- Music! Guitars, Drums, Bass

When we asked the team what their favorite thing about Benny is, they said he:

Helpful, Always pushing himself and the shop to their full potential, Always willing to help someone out and also has a great sense of humor, Family, a go getter, and keeps everyone motivated, The best singer, He drives the place with his heart and passion, He loves his shoes

Thank you Benny for everything you do!!


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Justin McGovern, Shop Foreman

1. How long have you worked in the Automotive Industry?

- 25 years

2. When did you start working at Crabtree Automotive?

- 22 years

3. What is your favorite part about Crabtree Automotive and why?

- The people I work with

4. During your free time, what is your favorite activity?

- Hunting and almost everything outdoors

When we asked the team what their favorite thing about Benny is, they said he:

Patient, Thoughtful, Great teacher, Very helpful, Intelligent, Knowledgeable, Super goofy and Chill, He will give you the shirt off his back, Great at explaining things, An inspiration and always has a great attitude, The backbone of this business

Thank you Justin for everything you do!!


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William Drager

1. How long have you worked in the Automotive Industry?

- Since 2008, so about 13 years

2. When did you start working at Crabtree Automotive?

- July 2020

3. What is your favorite part about Crabtree Automotive and why?

- Atmosphere! Everyone comes in ready to work hard together. The staff wants to make sure the customer gets the very best service and quality of work.

4. During your free time, what is your favorite activity?

- Spending time outdoors with my family and working on my property

When we asked the team what their favorite thing about Will is, they said he:

Pushes you past your limits (in a good way), Great organizer, Ability to make you want to work harder, Good at keeping everyone busy and on track, Very helpful, An excellent manager, Balances the needs of the shop and the customer, Very understanding, Super easy to talk to about everything, Good at always coming up with a solution, Love everything about him, Driven to succeed and gives great effort to lead, Don’t think there is anyone he doesn’t know, Amazing leader, So happy he came aboard, Love working for someone who cares so much, Loves to have fun around the shop.

Thank you Will for everything you do!!


EMPLOYMENT


Looking for a job? Join our team!

Job Title : Technician
Salary:

$20-$30 hour depending on skill level.

Job Description

Are you an A level technician with 5-10 years of experience looking for a rewarding career where your hard work and valuable skills are appreciated?

We have a family owned and operated business of 40 years in the Albany area. We invite you to stop by and check us out or email your resume.

Our benefit package is second to none in the industry
  • Competitive hourly Pay with bonus on team production
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Paid Training
  • Retirement Plan
  • Up to date equipment
  • Maximum Five Day Work Week 8-5
  • We are here to help you achieve your goals
  • We are not just looking for a technician, we are looking for a team member. Rare opportunity for the right individual, become a part of our dynamic team that is leading the way in the industry with strong community ties. If you have a strong desire to succeed and are looking for a long term career then this position is for you.

Job Title : Service Advisor
Salary:

$70,000 to $90,000 a year depending on skill level.

Job Description

Are you looking for a place that you will enjoy going to work everyday? A place where you are valued for what you bring to the table? Do you like working in a team atmosphere? Want to be confident knowing that your technicians can do the job right for your customer?

Here are a few expectations we have for our new Service Advisor:
  • Must have excellent computer skills
  • Exceptional customer service both in person and on the phone
  • Be proficient in workflow coordination
  • Possess technical automotive knowledge
  • Prepare estimates and sell services while educating customers about their vehicles
  • Must be able to communicate with technicians
  • Must be organized
  • Have a love for what you do
Benefits
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401K matching
  • Holidays
  • M-F work week 8-5
  • Never any evenings or weekends
  • Starting pay $20-$25 hr plus bonuses depending on capabilities.

We are taking applications now for this career opportunity in the Albany area.

If you have a desire to work in a thriving company you will be right at home here. We are a family owned automotive repair business. We offer many of the same benefits as a large company but in a smaller, team style atmosphere. We are here to help you achieve your goals.

If you are interested in a change, email us your PDF resume.

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Job Title : Porter
Salary:

$15.00 /hour

Job Description

The Porter is responsible for cleaning, organizing, stocking, light maintenance duties and shuttling customers back and forth. Must be personable and have a valid driver's license with a good driving record.

Job Type:

Full-time 8-5 M-F Never any evenings or weekends.

Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Ability to stoop, bend, push, pull and reach frequently.
  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. frequently.
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