Virginia Tire & Auto began in 1976 as a small family-owned and operated company. Now, we are at 12 locations and growing. But even as we’ve grown we’ve made sure to emphasize that we’re a family here. By doing so, we’ve found we can better help each other and better serve the communities we’re in.
In his 17 years with Virginia Tire & Auto, Jeff has touched almost every part of the business. Beginning as a general service technician in our Gainesville location, he has risen steadily, taking advantage of our Leadership Development program, and is now the store manager of our Gainesville location. As he says, “When you’re an employee that’s hungry for advancement like I was, Virginia Tire & Auto will really open doors for you.”
When Christian came in for an interview with us 5 years ago, he had no intention of working at an auto shop. But what he was prepared with was a vision entirely different from his preconceived notions. He began at the front counter at our Ashburn location with “next to no car knowledge” but was open to learning and has had several mentors here through the years. He has put what he’s learned to good use and has gone from Sales Associate, to Sales Manager, to Learning and Development Manager.
Dan has been with Virginia Tire & Auto for 13 years, beginning as a general service technician on a part-time basis while in college. When he graduated, he quickly learned that a work environment is different than what is taught in the classroom. He has taken advantage of almost every opportunity for growth that we offer, from our Leadership Development Program and Pinnacle Performance training to seminars and conferences. He is now the store manager at our Ashburn-Dulles location.
Michelle came to us 5 years ago after a job in retail and began working behind the front counter of our Centreville location. She has taken advantage of one of the many diverse career paths at Virginia Tire & Auto and is now bookkeeping at our Central Business Office. “I think the most satisfying aspect of working here is how much you can learn,” says Michelle, “There’s always a new opportunity to grow in whatever direction you want.”