Meet Our Staff

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  • Matt Hunter

    Matt Hunter

    Owner & Operator

Matt & Amy Hunter

Owners

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What do you do at the Shop? A little bit of everything - from the front of the house to the back. There is always a lot to do, the speed of a repair shop is always in overdrive because customers need their cars back, but we both enjoy driving the Courtesy-Shuttle which allows us to step away from our tasks and get to know our customers. No two days are ever the same, but we have the same sheet of music we play from no matter what task it is – Honor God with our work, take care of the customer in the best way possible, and serve your employees and let them do what they do best – fix cars. We get to work together in the shop everyday Mon-Fri, which is a blessing because as a couple we worked apart for 25+ years, and 11 of those years were weekends. We get different reactions from customers about being closed on weekends, but we feel it's incredibly important. Our small staff has a combined 30 children! We believe there were certain lessons that God installed into us during those hard years, and we enjoy the fact that our team can be home with their families on weekends. Then we get right back into it on Monday, and it starts all over again!

What do you care about when you're out of the Shop? We think it’s important to stretch your borders, read – exercise – see new places. Finding time to be quiet and turn off incoming information, and learning about God and giving him thanks for all he has done, which drives everything else.

How do you like to spend your day off? Getting ice cream, playing soccer or sports with my children, hiking, and then later have a nice sandwich.

Favorite car: 2018 Chevy Camaro - Hot Wheels Edition

Favorite food: Amy’s cooking, or Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich


Elijah Pedigo

Service Advisor

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What do you do at the Shop? I take the customer through the entire experience at Christian Brothers. There is a good chance they will speak with my when they call, or see me when they come into our lobby. I help the customer get their vehicle in – and out – as smoothly as possible, by keeping them updated, getting them estimates, and getting their car back to them better than we found it.

Where did you learn to work on Cars? I have been working Automotive repair for over 20 years, and have worked in independent shops, national brand shops, and dealerships for 4 years+

What do you care about when you're out of the Shop? I am married and have 3 children, and enjoy having weekends together with them.

How do you like to spend your day off? I like to workout and Hike, and being with my family. We really like the Renaissance Festival.

Favorite car: ’65 Lincoln Continental Convertible

Favorite food: Sushi


Mike Eddy

Position: Service Advisor

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What do you do at the Shop? I serve customers by creating a starting point for just about any vehicle need. I work with customers on small things like oil changes and alignments -And big things like replacing engines and transmissions. Every customer gets the same level of care and honesty.

Where did you learn to work on Cars? I have been around engines for 32 years, and am also very experienced in Diesel for many years.

What do you care about when you're out of the Shop? I am married, and I have 11 children, ranging from 2 years old – to 29 years old.

What do you like to do on your day off? I love to be active with sports and activities, with my family.

Favorite car: ’67 Ford Mustang

Favorite food: Mexican Food


Dave Gauna

Master Technician – ASE L1 Certified

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What do you do at the Shop? Making repairs, and can diagnose, virtually every car on the road today. Diagnosing, or determining the Why the part failed – not just the What, is what an L1 Technician can do, which is not an easy to get endorsement and rare to find in shops nowadays.

Where did you learn to work on Cars? 17 years I have been at it, my entire adult life just about.

What do you care about when you're out of the Shop? I am married with 6 kids, and one more on the way!

How do you like to spend your day off? Hunting, Fishing, Golfing, Shooting, spending time with the family. I have been in AZ for 25+ years.

Favorite car: Clean ones

Favorite food: Mexican Food


Brandon Valdez

Position: Master Technician – European, Domestic, Asian, Diesel

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What do you do at the Shop? Taking the vehicle from start to finish, making mechanical repairs, reprogramming software, full engines and transmissions, all phases of auto repair I can do- Whatever is needed.

Where did you learn to work on Cars? My Dad, School, Trade School, and Dealership Training programs.

What do you care about when you're out of the Shop? I work a lot, and on weekends I get back to things I was not able to get to during the week.

How do you like to spend your day off? Trying to turn off from Auto-Repair for a couple days, and taking care of family with 4 kids at home.

Favorite car: Broken Ones

Favorite food: If you set it out to eat – I will eat it, anything and everything.


Diego Salas

Oil Change Technician

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What do you do at the Shop? I primarily am the first point of contact for most cars. I change oil, change tires, rotate tires, and keep things clean. I am working towards becoming a certified Mechanic.

Where did you learn to work on Cars? I worked 2 years at Medina’s Auto Shop – Venezuela

What do you care about when you're out of the Shop? I am married, and I have a Cat.

What do you like to do on your day off? I like to get out camping

Favorite car: Dodge Neon

Favorite food: Empanadas from Venezuela


Mike Carroll

Service Manager

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What do you do at the Shop? My position is to serve our customers by taking the information coming out of the shop about their vehicle, and making it easily relatable to every person we work with. I manage the cars coming in and out of Christian Brothers, and make sure every customer is in communication with by text, phone and email as we are moving along the timeline for repair. And to make sure every repair was correct, and that the customer is satisfied with each visit.

Where did you learn to work on Cars? I attended a trade school for Automobiles called UTI – they have campuses all over the country. I have been working on cars for about 17 years.

What do you care about when you're out of the Shop? I am married, and have 2 children at home, 2 adult children, and 4 grandkids.

What do you like to do on your day off? I like to get out and mountain bike.

Favorite car: ’69 El’Camino

Favorite food: Steak and Lobster


Paco

Position: Ambassador of Goodwill, which is just a fancy name they give me for ‘Shop Greeter’

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What do you do at the Shop? I work at the Shoppy-shop. I like to come out of the office and greet customers, and see if they have any snacks they don’t need.

Where did you learn to work on Cars? I’m not allowed in the garage.

What do you care about when your out of the Shop? I like naps, treats, and watching out the window.

How do you like to spend your day off? Deem Hills dog-park – Yes please.

Favorite car: Any car that is headed towards a park

Favorite food: Chicky-Chicky Nug Nugs

  • "I Would Not Hesitate to Recommend"

    "I can tell you from the first phone call to Christian Brothers (Kerry) to picking up the car, it was an awesome experience. I felt very confident they would be fair and honest and they did not disappoint. Very professional, ultra polite and friendly!"

    G.A.

  • "Outstanding Customer Service"

    "The customer service was excellent and the service of my vehicle was superb. I would recommend Christian Brothers to anyone looking for outstanding customer service and vehicle service. Great organization."

    P.L.

  • "I Trust Them"

    "I found CBA through Google and saw they had great reviews so I decided to give them a try. They are amazing! Not only is the building very clean and professional, but they communicate and give you updates on the status of your car."

    C.L.

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