Salute the Troops: Veteran Owned Auto Service Businesses

American flag on the hood of a limousine

This Veterans Day, we want to recognize the brave men and women who served in the armed forces, and afterward, went on to start their own successful businesses in the automotive service industry. We’re honored to be able to share their stories with you.

Getting Drafted Was “The Best Thing That Could Have Happened” for Barry Steinberg, Owner of Direct Tire & Auto Service

Barry Steinberg, Logistical Administrator for the US Military in Korat, Thailand, 1968

Barry Steinberg’s grandmother used to call him “plier fingers.” He was always taking something apart and putting it back together. Little did she know that her grandson would later go on to own four of the best tire and automotive service providers in the Boston area.

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From Air Force to Auto Repair: Jason Brennan’s Journey to Owning One of the Top Shops in the South Suburbs of Chicago

Many veterans have trouble re-assimilating into their civilian life and the private sector upon return. Luckily for Jason Brennan, owner of Fine Tune Automotive, he had a passion for fixing things starting at a young age and a dedicated wife and mother who supported his business pursuits. It wasn’t an easy journey – many weeks he worked 16 hour days 7 days a week – but he finally achieved his vision: becoming the #1 choice for customers and the #1 place for employees to want to work in all of South Chicago.

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Looking to support a local veteran-owned business? Visit www.veteranownedbusiness.com

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