Sorted by Category: Meet The Team

  • Our Story

    blog postTuesday 14 June 2016

    In 1978 Dave & Zoie Carney decided they had enough cold Minnesota winters and headed for the year round sunshine of California. 1984 was a busy year, daughter Katie was born and Dave started Hillside Chevron. The “service station” business allowed Dave to put his Midwestern values of hard work, good value & down home friendliness into action. It did not take long for Dave to figure out he liked being of service to others. Just like in the early years, winning over one custom... read more

  • Meet the Team: MIKE RIEGGER

    blog postFriday 10 June 2016

    MIKE RIEGGER ​Senior Service Advisor Quiet-spoken, humble and reserved.  It takes a while to get to know Mike.  But when you do, you recognize his worth.  As Dave Carney did in 1996 when he hired Mike. The respect is reciprocal.  Mike says, “It’s been very good to work for Dave.  He’s fair.  And he’s wiling to help people out, personally as well as professionally.” An older brother who was “really into cars” orig... read more

  • Meet the Team: Charlie Jaime

    blog postThursday 12 November 2015

    CARLOS (CHARLIE) JAIME Parts Manager Charlie’s upbeat personality is well-suited for his position as Parts Manager.  His primary responsibility is to order all of the parts and supplies needed by the Hillside auto technicians.  He relishes the “adventure” of tracking down unusual, hard-to-find items and parts for older cars   In addition, he does oil changes; rotates, repairs and replaces tires; books appointments; and gives rides to customers. Wh... read more


    blog postTuesday 12 May 2015

    SERGIO IBARRA Master Technician With 27 years of experience, Sergio has seen many changes in automotive technology.  During the 1980’s and 1990’s, when car engines became increasingly reliant upon computers, Sergio eagerly enrolled in classes to update his skills.  His passion for learning continues to this day.  “The new designs, the new systems are very interesting.” He’s worked at Hillside for seven years and enjoys “diagnostics&he... read more

  • Meet the Team: JAVIER OVALLE

    blog postTuesday 12 May 2015

    JAVIER OVALLE Master Technician Javier has been a valued Hillside employee for 13 years.  With a grin, he says, “I am the best!”   He started working on cars when he was 12, learning from his father and attending school in Colombia.  He’s continued his education in Los Angeles.  His favorite part of the job is “everything… fixing any car.”    “God and family” are most important to him.  Javier and his... read more

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