If you are active in the Geauga County community, there is no doubt in my mind that you have heard of D&S Automotive.
Carmen Paterniti opened D&S Automotive’s first location in Mentor in 1977. Though it began as a van conversion company, over time it became the well-known collision repair and restyling center it is today with the addition of another location in Euclid in 2002.
If you live in Chardon and have been traveling to Mentor to get your automotive body repairs, we have good news for you. D&S Automotive is opening its third location – in Chardon! This family-owned small business is deepening its roots in this community and it has been made possible by your loyalty and trust.
This new D&S Automotive location in Chardon, much like the other locations, will specialize in collision repair. One of Paterniti’s sons, CJ, Vice-President, explains, “I’m excited to open something and grow something in my hometown. This is an exciting time for my family and we look forward to serving and supporting the Chardon community and Geauga County”
When asked about their reasons for opening this third location, CJ stated, “Though we have repeat customers that come from Chardon to get their cars repaired at our Mentor location, we took a look at our business from a customer perspective and realized that our success is due to customer loyalty. Because of this, we decided to open our new location in Chardon to give back to the community that has given us so much.”
CJ (like his brothers) was born and raised in Chardon, graduating from Chardon High School in 2002. Though he left the city for a while after graduation, he decided to move back when he and his wife began to start a family. He knew that Chardon was where he wanted to raise his children.
D&S Automotive is already very active in the Mentor and Euclid communities, where their other locations are. They sponsor youth baseball, softball, football, and soccer teams as well as support the local chambers of commerce and High School sports. In addition to this, they have supported Mentor’s City Fest for more than a decade and look forward to showing the same kind of support to the Chardon community.
All of Paterniti’s four sons graduated from Chardon or NDCL. With so many personal roots in the city, it was time to plant some professional ones. Opening this new D&S Automotive location in Chardon is the Paternitis’ way of showing their loyalty to a city whose community members have been so loyal to them.
D&S Automotive’s new location, 540 Fifth Avenue in Chardon, is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit the D&S Automotive website. Also be sure to “LIKE” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.