The Team at All Wheel Alignment & Brake
Joe Pitari, Owner: started working on cars alongside his dad when he was 10 years old. His large family needed the extra income so he swiftly became a skilled mechanic working nights and week-ends to make life easier for his mom, dad and 6 younger siblings. Joe’s dad had a saying “Take the time to do it right the first time” – a lot of pressure for a 10 year old! His work ethic was created at a young age and holds true today.
Toni has been by Joe’s side since 1962. They moved to the Redding area from San Bernardino in the summer of 1968 with their 2 boys. Joe worked as a mechanic in Redding for several years while Toni waitressed at night. The long hours and time spent apart inspired them to take a chance and start their own business – establishing - All Wheel Alignment – March 2, 1981. They strived towards a shared goal, to be financially secure while spending time together. To succeed they hired only honest, qualified people with integrity to help make their dream a reality.
Joe and Toni enjoy RV-ing up and down the California and Oregon coastline and have plans to see the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone someday. Spending quality time with their grandchildren is high on their priority list. Whether it’s getting the boat out and taking them fishing, a short RV trip, baking or playing video games – they absolutely adore their grandchildren and cherish the time they share with them.
Joe and Toni feel the people are the best part of their business – from the customers to the employees. Talking and visiting with such friendly people, sharing stories and connecting makes us exceptionally rare. Joe is the realist and Toni is the dreamer… together they have achieved their shared goal of financial security and retirement – and of course - spending lots of time together!
Robert Pitari, Manager: I have been in the business since 1985 and I am very fortunate to be working with my entire family. My forte is in the office where I get to meet all our new customers. We have the greatest customers in the world and I love my job! Everyone here is such a pleasure to work with so it makes my job very easy.
Larry H. is such a dynamic part of making things run smoothly here at All Wheel Alignment. His quiet and fiercely honest way of handling our customer’s vehicle concerns is just a part of his daily routine. Larry has been in the automotive industry since his early teen years, delivering parts from a warehouse and working on his own vehicle. “Back then you either fixed what you had or you walked.” By observing and questioning those around him that knew the answers, Larry evolved into an authority in automotive repair. He holds several badges, awards and certificates – however his true value is his integrity.
In his time away from All Wheel, Larry enjoys camping with his family, riding his motorcycle and gold panning in Lake Almanor at the family claim. Heading to the Air Races in Reno every year is an exciting tradition that he and his wife always look forward to. As for working at All Wheel – Larry enjoys meeting the customers and assisting them in finding solutions for their vehicles concerns.