Meet the ADS Staff
Greg came to Arizona from the Midwest in 1983 and worked his way up from technician to managing a shop on his own. In 1995, Greg decided that it was time to pursue his dream of owning his own shop, a dream that he had back when he was a kid fixing lawn mowers in his dad’s garage, and founded ADS. Now in our twenty-fifth year, ADS continues to grow and raise the bar for quality, service, and a professional attitude that reaches from the shop floor to each interaction as you walk through the door. In his free time, Greg can be found spending time with his family or out on the water skiing.
Ryan first became interested in auto repair as a child fixing cars in the driveway with his dad and started working as a technician after graduating Lincoln Technical Institute in the early 90’s. He began working at ADS in 2011 after moving cross-country from Virginia and is our Service Manger. Ryan and his wife Kelli have been married for over 25 years and have 2 sons. In his free time he enjoys fishing both competitively and for fun with his family. Ryan owns one dog who he affectionately describes as ‘the best girl’.
Tim began working at ADS in 2016 as one of our service advisors and considers himself a car enthusiast at heart. Our Jeep specialist began working on cars at the age of 18 and worked at a dealership before joining our team. Tim has been married to his wife, Keshia, for almost 30 years and has one son. Tim enjoys spending time with family, anything outdoors (especially rock crawling), and considers himself a beer enthusiast.
Mike started working as a technician after graduating high school and decided to translate his 13 years of experience as a technician into helping our customers face-to-face as one of our service advisors. In Mike’s free time he enjoys camping with his family and two dogs, teaching his sons how to work on their dirt bikes, and date nights with his wife.
Andy is a veteran in the automotive industry and began working as a technician in 1979. Andy has been an ASE certified master technician for over 35 years and joined our team as a service advisor in 2019. He has been married for 42 years and enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, going to church, and doing handyman work around the house.
Mason has been with us since the beginning and has been an essential part of our company’s journey from the day we opened our doors to today as our shop foreman. In his free time he enjoys going to the gun range, camping, and spending time with his wife of 16 years and 2 children.
Tony is our classic, customs, and fabrication specialist. He began working in the automotive industry in 1982 after working in an auto repair shop in high school. Tony and his wife, Jackie, have been married for 30 years and have two children together. In his free time he enjoys going camping, participating in drag race competitions, and traveling with his wife.
Jason started out as a technician in 1994 after graduating from UTI and became a part of our team in 2002. When asked what he likes best about working at ADS, Jason simply stated: “We’re like a little family, like the characters in the TV show ‘Cheers'”. Jason recently celebrated his 16-year wedding anniversary and in his free time enjoys working out, going to the gun range, and hiking with his wife, son, and dog.
Richard began his career as a technician in 2003 after graduating from the Arizona Automotive Institute and joined the ADS team in 2013. Richard married his high school sweetheart in 2007 and when he isn’t at the shop he can be found traveling, sampling craft beers, or hiking with his wife and 3 dogs.
John started out as a technician in 1993 after completing 3 years of automotive vocational training at NMVSC and joined the ADS team in 2019. In his free time, John enjoys going boating and spending time with his wife and daughters.
Devin began his career as a technician in 1989 and began Dyno tuning vehicles in 2000. When he isn’t at the shop he can be found at the dunes, on his side-by-side, or fishing.
Tess moved to Arizona from the Midwest in 2017 and joined the ADS team in 2019 as our Office Manager. When Tess isn’t at the shop she can be found hiking, reading, or spending time with her dogs and friends.
Charmaine joined our team this year as the shop driver and ‘go-to’ gal. Charmaine is currently attending Empire Beauty School and in her free time enjoys riding her motorcycle, camping, and hanging out with her dog.
Michael is one of our shop apprentices and the youngest member of the LaFontsee family. He began working in the shop in 2017 and currently attends Mesa Community College. In Mike’s free time he enjoys boating, watching Netflix, and hanging out with his longtime girlfriend, Cami.
Edward is one of our shop apprentices and joined the ADS team in 2019 after moving to Arizona from the West Coast. Edward began working on cars in 2016 and in his free time enjoys tinkering on project cars and hanging out with his friends.
Isaac, the newest member of the ADS team, joined us as an apprentice after attending 2 years of technical training at EVIT and graduating from high school in 2020. He enjoys playing video games and hangout out with friends in his free time.