Who We Are
After completing a degree in music, with the hope of learning skills that would be helpful to his community, he went back to school and studied in the Technician Automotive Career Training program at Seminole State College. Andrew has since worked in a variety of auto shops; his work history includes local independent garage and corporate dealer experience.
In 2015 Andrew branched out on his own to open Marinelli Auto Service. He brings this variety of knowledge to his own shop seeking to build trust through quality-focused, professional automotive service, honesty in communication, fairness in practice, and kindness in action.
Victoria joined us after earning her Associates degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Valencia College and is now pursuing her bachelor’s degree in business from UCF. An accomplished dancer and the granddaughter and daughter of a mechanic, she’s the kind of person who fits right into our shop.
Victoria is the friendly voice who answers the phone and then walks with you throughout the process of your vehicle’s service. She aspires to using her education, skills, and giftings to serve and help others.
The Mechanic’s Wife – Community Engagement
With a degree in Physical Education and English, Bethany worked in youth ministry for several years. She eventually found her way into a non-profit communications role and lent her support to Andrew as he launched Marinelli Auto Service in 2015. In 2016 Bethany left her job to work alongside Andrew full-time. A lot has changed in that time and you will now often see Andrew and Bethany’s son, Arthur, tagging along as Bethany’s right-hand assistant.
Bethany focuses her time maintaining relationships with clients as well as building new ones in the community through our online presence and face to face interactions. Bethany writes the shop blog, From the Mechanic’s Wife, where you can find basic explanations on a variety of topics about the complex world of automotive mechanics.
Mike and Andrew attended Automotive Technician school together and found themselves working together in the industry for many years. He became a good family friend! In 2016 Mike came to work with us as a technician. He took some time off to go back to school and joined us again in 2020 on a part-time basis to assist in growing the business.
The Mechanic’s Son – Chief Entertainment Officer
Arthur joined the Marinelli family in 2017 and, as our CEO, has played an important role in our business. This is truly a family business as he acts as a personal assistant to his Mom-Mom, Bethany, and even helps his Daddy, Andrew, in the shop from time-to-time. He makes sure everyone is on track with their work, but also brings a lot of fun to the shop. Many people think he’s a “mechanic in training,” when in reality he’s just a really lucky kid that gets to make friends with clients and get really dirty from time-to-time.