Javier has been a valued Hillside employee for 18 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 wife have two sons, ages 25 and 16. The older son studies mathematics and computer science at Cal State, Dominguez Hills. The younger boy enjoys playing football with his dad. The Ovalles treasure their family vacations, which have included trips to Disney World and Redwood National Park.
His third priority? Dave Carney. Javier explains, “Dave helps others a lot… he’s been generous with me.” He’s grateful for the opportunity to work at Hillside, and plans to “stay here long time… stay here and learn.”