Two award wins depart house owners ‘gobsmacked’

Automotive Mechanical Companies administrators Charlie (left) and Raffy Sgroi.

The 2022 Native Enterprise Awards noticed Automotive Mechanical Companies obtain each the Excellent Automotive Companies Award and the 2022 Enterprise of the Yr, with director Raffy Sgroi saying the workforce had been “gobsmacked” with the wins.

CAR Mechanical Companies had been “gobsmacked” to obtain two awards on the 2022 Native Enterprise Awards, says director, Raffy Sgroi. 

“After the Excellent Automotive Companies Award win on the 2021 Native Enterprise Awards, we arrived on the 2022 awards night time to rejoice different companies,” she says.

“So we had been gobsmacked to be referred to as once more for the Excellent Automotive Companies Award in addition to the 2022 Enterprise of the Yr.

“I mentioned to my husband, Charlie, after the gala: ‘Oh, my gosh, that is the perfect Christmas present for our workforce!’”

“Contemplating what we now have been via over the past two years, successful the awards was such a superb feeling. 

“The workforce has been working very arduous and the awards made up for occasions misplaced.” 

Raffy says the workforce celebrated the wins at a particular get along with household and buddies to honour the ups and downs of the final two years. 

The Automotive Mechanical Companies workforce on the 2022 Native Enterprise Awards.

When requested what makes the enterprise stand out in opposition to opponents, Raffy attributes the honesty of the workforce and the standard of the service. 

“Our commonest suggestions is about our honesty and reliability,” says Raffy.

Charlie says they put a number of effort and time into retaining their clients completely satisfied.

“Even once we are flat out, we bend over backwards for our loyal clients who carry uncles, aunties and buddies to us; we glance after clients like household.”

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Charlie says he has lived within the Weston Creek space for 50 years and labored within the space for 42 years.

The enterprise began out of the couple’s dwelling after they had been carers for Charlie’s brother with Down Syndrome. 

“The enterprise obtained too large for our dwelling, so we moved to Fisher,” says Charlie.

Charlie and Raffy have beforehand been “extremely counseled” on the Local weather Selections Enterprise Awards for his or her waste minimisation.

“As an alternative of placing all of our waste into one landfill bin, we divide the whole lot into extra bins,” says Charlie.

“It may be very costly for us to have completely different folks choosing up our waste however it’s a worthy trigger”.

Raffy says: “It’s additionally been nice to indicate the world that automotive companies usually are not simply black, however could be inexperienced, too!” 

“It’s not all in regards to the greenback, it’s about leaving a greater future for youthful generations.” 

“The business has struggled however we now have gone from energy to energy, now working with Mount Stromlo Excessive College to encourage college students to pursue careers in automotive servicing,” says Raffy.

“Some companies don’t need an adolescent who doesn’t know what they’re doing watching them work, nevertheless it’s how they study in the event that they prefer it,” says Charlie.

“That’s how I began, I discovered from my father repairing his personal automobiles.

“My dad was a self-taught mechanic and I used to assist him.

“I preferred it and once I completed highschool I went on to an apprenticeship.”

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Automotive Mechanical Companies, 82 Kalgoorlie Crescent, Fisher. Name 6162 4111 or go to

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Ian Meikle, editor