>Brookings Oregon News, Sports, & Weather | The Curry Coastal Pilot

News Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

News arrow News arrow Business arrow Auto repair shop marks five years in business

Print

Auto repair shop marks five years in business

Laurie and Ken Podesta-Daniels have been in the auto repair business in Brookings for five years. The Pilot/Evelyn Cook
The owners of Doctor “D” Autocare are celebrating five years of doing business in Brookings by offering a new discount program called “D” dollars to show customers their appreciation.

“It’s our way of giving back to the community. This town has been amazing to us,” said Laurie Podesta-Daniels who owns and operates Doctor “D” Autocare along with her husband, Ken Podesta-Daniels.

“Ken has always wanted to have his picture on money, so we’re giving out Doctor ‘D’ dollars with his picture on them,” she said.

When customers spend more than $50, they’ll receive Doctor “D” dollars worth 10 percent of what they spent. Those “D” dollars can then be used to help pay for future automotive work done at Doctor “D,” Podesta-Daniels said.

Doctor “D” Autocare opened in Brookings in February 2006, and is located at 614 Memory Lane, near the Brookings post office. The phone number is 541-469-3204.

Ken and Laurie Podesta-Daniels are originally from Sacramento, where Ken had his first shop. The couple met when she brought him a car that needed fixing. They married in 1973. Since then, they’ve produced six children who’ve added seven grandchildren to the family, she said.

The couple ran a large auto shop in Elk Grove, Calif., for 16 years before relocating to Brookings.

“We’re a mom and pop shop, run by just Ken and me and our adopted daughter, Kristen Purdy. Ken works on the cars, I do the marketing and public relations, and Kristen runs the office,” she said.

“The ‘D’ Dollars are new, but we still have our oil change coupons that give customers discounts,” she said.

The main goal of Doctor “D,” she said, is to stand out as an honest, reputable, full-service auto shop that can fix any type of vehicle no matter what make, model, or year – foreign or domestic.

“Ken has been fixing cars for 40 years. He can do everything from installing a new windshield to rebuilding your engine, and everything in between,” she said.

“He does extended warranties and insurance work, and specializes in high-performance vehicles, diesel engines and Cadillacs. He’s ASE certified, a master mechanic and a master technician.

“If Ken can’t fix your car right,  he doesn’t want to fix it at all,” she said.

Print

Business News by Yahoo Finance

  • Europe rides rebound as global sell-off abates
    World stocks hit a nine-month low on Friday but oil and southern European bonds were off their week's worst levels, as investors began to dust themselves off after one of the most volatile spells in world markets in years. Bourses in London (.FTSE), Frankfurt (.GDAXI) and Paris (.FCHI) started the day up 1 to 1.5 percent and Athens (.ATG) rose 4.5 percent as Greek governments bonds steadied after their worst run since the height of the euro crisis in mid-2012. The possible return to recession in the euro zone, a floundering economy in Japan, slowdown in China and the Ebola virus outbreak have conspired to rattle investors already fretting about the end of years of U.S. It has been a fourth straight week of stock market falls in the U.S.
  • Goldman curbs bankers' compensation even as revenue surges
    Top Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) executives are determined to keep compensation costs under control. On Thursday, Goldman reported a 25 percent increase in quarterly revenue, but the money it set aside for compensation and benefits rose only 18 percent from the same period a year earlier. The amount of money it has set aside for compensation is more or less unchanged, as is the average compensation per employee, at around $320,000 for the first nine months of the year. Sources familiar with the matter inside Goldman Sachs described the restraint as a sign of the shifting mentality about bonuses at the bank: it wants to tightly control compensation, even if it has good quarters with big revenue gains.
  • Google's revenue falls short despite curbing price declines
    Google Inc's revenue fell short of Wall Street's expectations as growth in Internet advertising slowed in the most-recent quarter, offsetting a modest improvement in ad pricing, sending its shares down about 3 percent. Shares of Google fell 2.7 percent to $510.11 in extended trading on Thursday. Google posted $16.52 billion in revenue for the three months ended Sept. 30, compared to $13.75 billion in the year ago period. On Thursday, Google announced it had appointed Omid Kordestani its new chief business officer, replacing Nikesh Arora, who had departed a quarter ago to join Japan's Softbank Corp. The chief business officer is considered a key position, overseeing all the company's revenue-generating activities and serving as a liaison to investors and Wall Street.

Follow Curry Coastal Pilot headlines on Follow Curry Coastal Pilot headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use