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Our Team

Dedicated to Auto Body & Collision Repair Excellence

Our team is dedicated to auto body and collision repair excellence. We demonstrate our commitment to excellence with a well-versed team defined by meticulous attention to detail and service execution according to certified quality. Our mission is to restore pre-accident structural integrity, appearance, and functionality. We provide exclusive auto body and collision repair services as the official body shop of Mercedes-Benz of Austin, First Texas HondaAustin Subaru, and Austin INFINITI. Forging official body shop status requires a team of experts to complete programmed factory training. Choosing us extends peace of mind with comprehensive auto body and collision repair services from a team of certified experts in a state-of-the-art facility with genuine OEM parts. Continue learning about our team and certifications. Consider the careers at Continental Collision and apply today if interested.

Lonnie Hunter
Lonnie Hunter
General Manager
Silvestre Alvarado
Silvestre Alvarado
Porter
Sara Baquero
Sara Baquero
Customer Service
Mike Bonham
Mike Bonham
Blueprinter
Uri Boyarin
Uri Boyarin
Body Tech
Scott Branum
Scott Branum
Body Shop Manager
Caleb Bruggman
Caleb Bruggman
Production Support
Luis Camacho
Luis Camacho
Body Tech Assistant
J.P. Christensen
J.P. Christensen
Paint Shop Foreman
William Clark
William Clark
Body Technician
PJ Cohn
PJ Cohn
Production Manager
Patrick Frye
Patrick Frye
Paint Tech
Top Gun 2021
Alfonso Galvan
Alfonso Galvan
Porter
Steve Garcia
Steve Garcia
Body Tech
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Gus Garcia
Body Technician
Christian Gaytan
Christian Gaytan
Blueprinter
Top Gun 2021
Cesar Giral
Cesar Giral
Paint Helper
John Giral
John Giral
Paint Technician
Eduardo ``Lalo`` Gomez
Eduardo ``Lalo`` Gomez
Technician Helper
Austin Hansen
Austin Hansen
QC Inspector
Top Gun 2017
Dan Herrman
Dan Herrman
Estimator
Top Gun 2016
Herminio Hernandez
Herminio Hernandez
Customer Service Representative
John Hernandez
John Hernandez
Body Technician
C.J. Higgins
C.J. Higgins
Estimator
Top Gun 2015
Gus Izaguirre
Gus Izaguirre
Painter Helper
Erik Jaramillo
Erik Jaramillo
Technician
Terry Kingsley
Terry Kingsley
Lead Estimator
Gene Larson
Gene Larson
Body Tech
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Mary Lewis
Customer Service
Top Gun 2021
Edward Listander
Edward Listander
Estimator
Top Gun 2020
Andres Lopez
Andres Lopez
Body Tech
Kyle Metz
Kyle Metz
Technician
Top Gun 2019
Andres Morales
Andres Morales
Parts Manager
Top Gun 2012
Luis Pena
Luis Pena
Customer Service Rep
AP
Amanda "AP" Pedneau
Customer Service
Paul Perez
Paul Perez
Paint Tech
Mark Peralez
Mark Peralez
Body Shop Estimator
Ezequiel Perez
Ezequiel Perez
Technician Helper
Uriel Reynoso
Uriel Reynoso
Paint Prep Technician
Craig Ritchie
Craig Ritchie
Blueprinter
Isidoro ``Lo Lo`` Rodriguez
Isidoro ``Lo Lo`` Rodriguez
Porter
Top Gun 2011
Juventino ``Juvie`` Sarellano
Juventino ``Juvie`` Sarellano
Paint Helper
Manuel Sanchez
Manuel Sanchez
Technician
Cesar Sanchez
Cesar Sanchez
Parts
Top Gun 2014, Top Gun 2018
Tristan Shorter
Tristan Shorter
Production Support
Mick Stiles
Mick Stiles
Technician
Gilbert Torres
Gilbert Torres
Parts Manager
Top Gun 2013
Gilbert Torres Jr.
Gilbert Torres Jr.
Estimator
Top Gun 2018

Team & Facility Certifications

Obtaining and maintaining our vast array of credentials requires rigorous employee training. Our team has completed the training standards set forth by I-CAR® Gold Class Professional™, Assured Performance™, and factory-certified by Mercedes-Benz, Honda/Acura ProFirst, INFINITI, Mopar®, and Nissan. We provide our team with the equipment and tools required for certification. We comply with certifications’ customer service standards by maintaining a customer communication database, issuing regular satisfaction surveys, and analyzing the results to improve our customer satisfaction index (CSI). We employ certified estimators and technicians. Our certified estimators guide you through the repair process, including direct communication with insurance adjustors to expedite claim approvals and schedule repairs. Our certified technicians specialize in their craft, including auto body repair, painting, and blueprinting. 

Careers at Continental Collision in Austin, TX

As a growing collision center dedicated to customer service excellence, we continuously monitor demand, customer satisfaction, and our staffing plan to introduce motivated employees as needed. Joining our team is a wise decision toward job satisfaction, security, and career development at a collision center with a healthy organizational culture. We invite you to consider the current job vacancies, employee compensation/benefits, and the essential duties and responsibilities. Apply online at your convenience or in person at the collision center during operational hours.

Our Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30AM - 5:30PM
Saturday & Sunday
Closed

Complimentary Amenities

Get a Free Estimate at Continental Collision

Scheduling certified service from our team of experts starts with a free estimate. You can get a free estimate online or in person. Access the free online estimate form anytime to submit the necessary details alongside photos of the damage and the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Call us during regular service hours if you have questions for our knowledgeable advisors, and schedule an appointment.

Lonnie Hunter

General Manager | Hire Date: 5/6/2002

Lonnie was born in the beautiful hill country town of Llano, Texas. This fact helps us understand why he loves the outdoors and spending time hunting wild game. His favorite food is Bar-B-Que and the meat he really enjoys cooking is the game that he has brought home from his most recent hunt. His love for the outdoors inspires him to work diligently in his yard to have it perfectly manicured for all to see. Someday he would like to take his family on vacation in Rome. He is very proud and thankful that God has blessed him with a wonderful wife and son, which is evident by all the family pictures that decorate his office. He is also thankful to be working with The Continental Auto Group and believes it is the BEST company to work with.

Silvestre Alvarado

Porter | Hire Date: 7/25/2006

Silvestre is one of the more dynamic technicians in the detail department. After winning the 1976 Pan-American Spelling Bee at the age of eleven, Silvo had a few bright years doing spots for Japanese day-time television. With deregulation in Uruguay, his family’s chocolate cookie empire crumbled in the late 1980’s, and Silvestre fell on some lean times. He moved to Austin from Lillehammer, France, at the Winter Solstice, 1997. He has been performing ‘Bye Bye Miss American Pie’ at company picnics since 2006.Rick has been a member of the Continental Automotive Group since 2002 and enjoys working with this company and its family atmosphere. He also appreciates how they care for their employees and customers. Cars are a passion of his and he is delighted to get to work with them daily!

Sara Baquero

Customer Service | Hire Date 4/12/2021

Sara is from Manor, Texas. She spends most of her free time with her son and family, staying active, going on hikes, and seeing new sights while experiencing new things. Sara would be perfectly content to listen to nothing but Luke Combs and would hardly pass up a trip to Chick-fil-a. At home, Sara loves to read books, draw, and hang out with her two dogs, Copper and Chico. One day, would like to visit Greece to see the beautiful beaches and the cycladic architecture.

Mike Bonham

Blueprinter | Hire Date: 11/18/2019

Mike is a born and raised Austinite. In fact, his parents still live at the same address, just minutes from Continental Collision! Mike went to Dallas Junior College and played some ball there, too! When he came back to Austin in ’98, he got right into the automotive body and paint world. Now, at Continental Collision, Mike loves that everyone at the shop is truly proud to be part of the team. He loves the way that he’s seen how helpful everyone is and how happy everyone is to be there. When he’s not at work, Mike enjoys hunting, fishing, and cooking. He especially loves to cook for his family, and is proud to say that he cooks everyday. Whenever he gets out to travel, he partially chooses the destinations based off of the foodie choices available there. FUN FACT: Mike’s dad was in the paint world and once tried to sell paint to Rick at the Collision Center. While we won’t disclose whether or not CC bought the paint, we will note that Rick was always grateful to Mike’s dad for his willingness and help over the years.

Uri Boyarin

Body Tech | Hire Date: 12/24/2012

Uri was born in Ukraine and moved to Austin in 2001. He prefers to keep to himself and listen to his music while he works. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, as well as hiking.

Scott Branum

Body Shop Manager | Hire Date: 2/14/2022

Scott is proud to call Austin, Texas his hometown. His favorite thing about living here is spending time on the Greenbelt, riding his mountain bike, and checking out new restaurants. Working on cars has always been his passion, which is why he decided to step into the collision repair industry 22 years ago! Mountain biking and riding motorcycles are just a couple of things that Scott enjoys doing in his free time, but he says nothing beats a weekend of fishing in Port Aransas! Scott is always down to grab a bite to eat at Capital Grille, especially if steaks are involved! If he could travel to any destination, Scott would choose Alaska because he would love to take his motorcycle for a ride through the beautiful scenery. FUN FACT: At home, Scott has an African Grey Parrot named Leo!

Caleb Bruggman

Production Support | Hire Date: 9/2/2021

Caleb is from Houston, Texas and was drawn to Austin as it’s the Live Music Capitol of the World. Caleb is very musically inclined, so he enjoys strumming a guitar, or listening to someone else do the same. He loves attending Austin’s annual ACL Music Festival and The Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls, is by far his favorite artist. While any place with clear water crashing on hot sand is ideal to Caleb for a vacation, he’l admit that he had the best whiskey he’s ever tasted out in Ireland. Caleb spends some of his free time rooting for the Green Bay Packers, rewatching his favorite movie – Tombstone, and playing video games like Rocket League and Call of Duty on his Xbox.

Luis Camacho

Body Tech Assistant | Hire Date: 1/7/2020

Luis is an Austinite and he loves that it’s both a calm and an active city. In his free time, Luis likes to personalize and add unique details to his two ’88 Honda Civics–anything to truly make them his own! Luis also likes to spend time watching movies, enjoying cookouts, going to parks, and having dinner with his family and his girlfriend. Luis’ future plans involve getting a house and buying a new car someday.

J.P. Christensen

Paint Shop Foreman | Hire Date: 11/21/2005

J.P. has been in the car business since 1987 when he started while in high school. J.P.’s list of credentials include: Detail work, Paint Assistant, Body Assistant, Car Stereos & A Tech Representative for Dupont. J.P. likes his job and he says that the Collision Center has the best management staff and that this is where the best guys in the business reside!

William Clark

Body Technician | Hire Date: 10/3/2017

William lives on some land outside of north Austin with his wonderful wife. They love being outside of the city where Brucey, their sweet, lick monster, Staffordshire bull terrier, can enjoy roaming around and chasing the locals – deer and chickens. Brucey came to them after the loss of their prior beloved, pitty, Bonnie Blue!

PJ Cohn

Production Manager | Hire Date: 3/7/2022

PJ was born in Illinois and has been in Austin since the 1980s. He’s joyfully been a part of the body shop world since ’90 and is ecstatic to be on the team with Continental. PJ has a wonderful wife, four daughters, and one son. Outside of work, PJ loves racing cars! You might run into him at Little River where he’s been known to race his ’93 Fox-body Mustang – at a staggering 7.90s quarter mile, reaching around 200mph!

Patrick Frye

Paint Tech | Top Gun 2021 | Hire Date: 10/20/2008

Patrick is a family man with a wife and 4 kids. He was born and raised in Illinois but came to Austin when he was only 18 years of age. He became interested in auto body repair and painting at the early age of 16 when he went to work for a body shop and started learning everything he could about the business. After he moved to Texas he worked for several body shops before we were fortunate enough to hire him at the Continental Collision Center. He was always aware of our great reputation and knew it was the place for him when he had acquired enough knowledge and experience to finally apply. Since he has been here he loves it and we love having him as part of our family. When not working and spending time with his family he really enjoys riding his motorcycle on road trips through the beautiful winding roads of the Hill Country.

Alfonso Galvan

Porter | Hire Date: 8/16/2012

Alfonso has been in Austin since 2005 and really loves cars, especially trucks, and even more narrowed down – his own truck! He likes to watch Mexican movies, and enjoys a good, old Western from time to time. Alfonso loves to spend time with his wife, which sometimes includes going dancing and listening to Tejano and Country music.

Steve Garcia

Body Tech | Hire Date: 5/10/2005

Steven Garcia is always one to put a smile on your face. He loves working on cars, in fact in his spare time he enjoys working on his custom car. If he’s not working on cars he likes to spend time with his fiancé.

Gus Garcia

Body Technician | Hire Date: 1/21/2008

Gus gets the job done. He enjoys pizza, the Beatles, and petting dogs. On his bucket list, you’ll find that he is most looking forward to retirement, circa 2030.

Christian Gaytan

Blueprinter | Top Gun 2021 | Hire Date: 1/20/2015

Christian recently moved to Austin, Texas from Brownsville, Texas to make a better life for his wife and two children. The Valley was great but decided central Texas had more opportunity to make a better living. Christian is a simple man that doesn’t have many luxuries, but he does really enjoy playing video games and watching sports on TV or in person. While in his early high school days he dropped out of school to pursue other activities; but, then decided to return to set an example for others that anything is possible if you believe in yourself. He then excelled in Mathematics, Social Studies and Science and graduated high in his class.

Cesar Giral

Paint Helper | Top Gun 2018 | Hire Date: 11/12/2012

Cesar was born and raised in Austin, and graduated from high school right down the road at McCallum! His co-workers call him “a loveable guy,” and they mean it. Cesar radiates goodness. He likes to spend his free time hanging out with his family. They enjoy going to parks, and making special trips to the trampoline parks, for his daughter to enjoy. Cesar was lucky enough to pass down his amazing naturally long eyelashes to his daughter, as well. Someday, he would like to visit Euorpe, especially Italy, in hopes of getting to see all of the interesting architecture there.

John Giral

Paint Technician | Hire Date: 6/30/2021

John was born and raised here in Austin and truly loves everything about it. He made his way to the team here at CCC thanks to his brother, Cesar. John enjoys spending his free time with his family and actually became a first-time father in 2021 to a sweet baby girl, named Luna. In the future he can’t wait to take her traveling, but will settle for days together at the park, swimming, and being outdoors. Apart from his family time, John also likes to spend some time with friends and work on his older Chevy Caprice. John really enjoys traveling a lot, too. He has been to some areas of Europe and can’t wait to go to Greece and also Lake Tahoe some day. FUN FACT: John used to collect shoes! Now, he dedicates his money to his baby girl.

Eduardo “Lalo“ Gomez

Technician Helper | Hire Date 08/01/2022

Eduardo, who also goes by Lalo, is a born and raised Austinite who loves anything and everything outdoors. Swimming, biking, hiking, camping, off-roading – you name it, he’s there! He’s grateful that his girlfriend is also into the same kinds of activities and they can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors together. One his favorite spots around Austin is Lady Bird Lake, classic, and outside of Austin, he’ll tell you that Marble Falls is another great spot to check out. Lalo has an FJ Cruiser that he is slowly working on to be the perfect overlanding and off-grid camping vehicle out there. He wants it to be perfect, so he can make it out to all of the states and epic places all along the way. Other than that, Lalo hopes to get a dog someday!

Austin Hansen

QC Inspector | Top Gun 2017 | Hire Date: 1/6/2014

Austin was born in Dallas, TX – which means he is a Dallas Cowboys fan; it comes with the territory. He enjoys being with his family and his favorite food is anything his wife cooks! Dream travel destinations include Denmark & Austria.

Dan Herrman

Estimator | Top Gun 2016 | Hire Date: 7/13/2015

Dan came to Austin in January of 2014 from California. He enjoys a lot of sports and his main teams are: The Dodgers, The Lakers, and The NY Giants. Dan also really likes traveling, and has been all over Europe, and explored around the Marshall Islands (about 500 miles from Guam). He is very happily married as of October 2015, with quite a fun wedding in Vegas! They also have an adorable Boxer named Max. Previously, Dan was an insurance adjuster, and now he has been enjoying working for the Collision Center.

Herminio Hernandez

Customer Service Representative | Hire Date: 12/5/2005

Herminio was born & raised in Mexico and moved to Austin in 1994. During his time off, he enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his children. He is a dedicated family man and this includes his work-family. He started with Continental Collision Center detailing cars nine years ago. His hard work & focus on getting the job done right enabled him to move up to his current profession.

John Hernandez

Body Technician | Hire Date: coming soon!

John was born and raised here in Austin. He’s been killing it in the body shop world since 2007 and gladly came to join the team here at CCC through his pal PJ Cohn. PJ is actually the reason that John got into one of his now biggest passions – racing fox body mustangs. He said he’s had up to 12 of them at one time! John knows that it’s an expensive hobby, but he still plans to retire someday. In fact, John’s preferred work/life balance would be to make enough money in 6 months to take the other 6 off, and then get back at it again. How would he prefer to fill those off-months? Hanging out, swimming and fishing with his two sons, and flyin’ down the racetracks.

C.J. Higgins

Estimator | Top Gun 2015 | Hire Date: 10/24/2013

CJ was pretty much born in a collision repair shop. Growing up in Indiana, his grandfather and an uncle both owned their own shops where he spent most of his spare time. He began in the Austin market in the late 90’s starting as a parts receiver and working his way up to shop manager. CJ is very happy to be working with CAG because of the great benefits of a large corporation yet it still has that “mom & pop” feel.

Gus Izaguirre

Painter Helper | Hire Date: 9/19/2016

Gus is a Texas native and definitely has some of that famous Texas pride. In his spare time, Gus likes to work on, wash, and mod his trucks. He has a range of trucks from his 80s classic, to his brand new 2016! Gus also has a son that he loves to spend time with; his favorite being taking him to the park.

Erik Jaramillo

Technician | Hire Date 12/12/2019

Erik was born in Mexico and raised in Austin. He’s currently attending classes at Texas State Technical College to become an auto body technician. Whenever Erik isn’t at work or at school, Erik likes to hang out with friends, go to car shows, and play video games like FIFA or Apex on PlayStation 4. Someday, Erik would like to travel to Italy or Spain, because of how beautiful they are, and who knows! While in Spain, he may just opt to see a Barcelona F.C. soccer match.

Terry Kingsley

Lead Estimator | Hire Date: 8/8/2005

Terry has been in the car business since 1990. His previous experience includes:
-Operations Manager
-Paints Distribution Manager
He enjoys working for CAG because it is “the best company in Austin to work for!”

Gene Larson

Body Tech | Hire Date: 2/2/2004

Gene Larson is a true family man. His free time is spent with his family, daughters volleyball games/tournaments and time with his wife of 20 years. All the other successes in his life cannot compare to the joy he gets from his family.

Mary Lewis

Customer Service | Top Gun 2021 | Hire Date: 7/7/2021

Mary is from Floresville, Texas. In Austin, she enjoys the variety of hiking and outdoor recreation that is not only available, but encouraged! Mary fills her free time with music festivals, art shows, and concerts. The Paper Tiger in San Antonio is one of her top venues, and she could listen to The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, The Grateful Dead, and Sales with no end. Kerbey Lane has her favorite vegan breakfast plate and she’s always down to venture out across Texas with her friends for both vegan dishes and live music. Mary loves a good cruise vacation and has many fond memories with her family from the port in Belize. Mary comes from a family with four brothers, and they are all her heroes. They are uniquely themselves and her best friends. She loves the way they are full of humor, support, and the way they make it a priority to give back to their community, always trying to leave the world better than they found it – plus there is no one better to play Mario Kart with. If she could have dinner with anyone, she’d choose artist and musician Jake Longstreth to ask about his train of thought when he’s painting, and which of his shows is his favorite. Ever since JJ Watt moved to Arizona, she has rooted for the Cardinals. FUN FACT: Mary also has a rat terrier/Schnauzer mix named Charlie.
Mary’s Favorite Book: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
“I read this book whenever I feel like I lose purpose or motivation. It reminds me that I cannot control everything and I cannot be everything at once.”

Edward Listander

Estimator | Top Gun 2020 | Hire Date: 2/13/2017

Edward grew up in Highland Park, IL and moved to Austin in 1985 after having visited it here, and deciding to stay! He’s been in the automotive industry since he was 17 years old, and has been into paint and body work, trade school, and later became an estimator in 2000. One of Edward’s favorite things to do when he’s not working is to scuba dive! He’s been to Cozumel, Monterey Bay, Lake Michigan, Lake Travis, Reveille Peak Ranch, and is always in search of more great places to dive. Apart from scuba diving, Edward also enjoys spending time with his wife of 20 years, their dogs, and racing around with RC cars!

Andres Lopez

Body Tech | Hire Date: 8/6/1984

Andres has lived in Austin for 37 amazing years. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors and time with his dog. He also enjoys watching soccer and REAL Mexican food.

Kyle Metz

Technician | Top Gun 2019 | Hire Date: 1/30/2017

Kyle grew up outside of Eureka in Northern California, then lived in the Phoenix Metro area while attending UTI, and then finally settled here in Austin. Kyle enjoys spending time outdoors with his awesome rescue pup, a Rotty mix, Holmes, taking his Jeep or RAM on overlanding excursions, and going for long rides on his Harley. He’s been on rides to Oklahoma, Louisana, and his longest trek yet was over through New Mexico and up into Colorado! Kyle enjoys the live music scene of Austin, and can be found scoping out decent rock concerts. The coolest place he’s been to outside of the country, hands down, has to be Germany. While there, he was able to enjoy the best meats and cheeses, and even got to take a BMW out on the famous Nürburgring Grand Prix track.

Andres Morales

Parts Manager | Top Gun 2012 | Hire Date: 3/31/2011

Andres is a true car guy. He likes working on cars and learning new things. He likes to see how things are built from the ground up from start to finish. In is time off, he enjoys being around family and staying busy is a must for him.

Luis Pena

Customer Service Rep | Hire Date: 4/21/2014

Luis was born in Corpus Christi, TX and moved to Austin in the summer of 2001 while attending school in College Station. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, training muay thai at Pinnacle Training Center, and wasting away as much time as is humanly possible on the couch. He hopes to one day be able to travel and spend a few months in Thailand training muay thai at various gyms around the country. Because he is somewhat masochistic, he is a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

Amanda “AP” Pedneau

Customer Service | Hire Date: 10/21/2022

AP is originally from China, and she is excited to be joining the Continental Collision team! Her interests include tattoos, thrifting, reading, swimming, painting, cooking, and spending time with her adorable dog. AP has an infinite list of favorite foods, and her favorite thing about Austin is the balance of city life and outdoor activities. AP recently visited New York with her childhood best friend and says it is the best vacation she has been on so far. Next on her list of destinations to visit? Japan for its amazing food scene! As for some more favorites, AP loves playing Super Smash Bros on the Nintendo Switch and her top pick movie is Everything Everywhere All at Once. FUN FACT: If AP could invite anyone to dinner, she would choose Rihanna!

AP’s favorite book – Crying in H-Mart by Michelle Zauner

Paul Perez

Paint Tech | Hire Date: 12/1/2008

Paul was born and raised here in Austin, Texas and wouldn’t want to raise his kids anywhere else…but will visit Puerta Vallarta, Mexico any chance he can. Paul is a funny, laid back guy that you would never know he is a NINJA.

Mark Peralez

Body Shop Estimator | Hire Date: 3/2/2022

Mark was born and raised right here in Lockhart, Texas. Back in ’95, Mark would deliver paint to CCC and he’s overjoyed to be a part of the team here now. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife, three sons, and his daughter. They love going fishing, hunting, and great BBQ – noting that they love to enjoy “anything off the pit!” Mark is also a die-hard Cowboys fan. He knows that one of these years, they’ll win a Super Bowl… maybe!

Ezequiel Perez

Technician Helper | Hire Date: 07/28/2022

Ezequiel was born in Houston and raised in San Marcos. Now working in Austin, he notes that he just loves the amount of opportunity available in this city. Ezequiel spends his free time watching car videos and attending all kinds of cars shows and events – an all around car guy! He gets through the days listening to rock music with the Deftones being at the very top of his playlist. On his bucket list, you’ll find that he wants to skydive, be fluent in Japanese, and travel – likely starting with Japan.

Uriel Reynoso

Paint Prep Technician | Hire Date: 12/18/2019

Uriel is from Austin. He likes to take his blue nose pitbull, Champion, on walks–especially at Mt. Bonnell. When he’s not working, Uriel likes to hang out with his friends and explore all the hiking trails in the Austin area. One day, Uriel would like to go to Dubai and ski and snowboard in their indoor snow park!

Craig Ritchie

Blueprinter | Hire Date 10/16/2014

Craig was born in San Antonio, Texas and moved to Austin, Texas in 2007. In his spare time, he enjoys playing games, camping, hiking, grilling, and learning new things. His favorite movie is “Guardians of the Galaxy”. If he could meet anyone ever it would be Carl Sagan. His favorite celebrity is Neil deGrasse Tyson. He has a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Einstein. His dream car is a 2001 Nissan Skyline GTR R34. Craig is truly thrilled to be part of our team, making our customers happy.

Isidoro “Lo Lo“ Rodriguez

Porter | Top Gun 2011 | Hire Date: 12/18/2006

Lo Lo is originally from Mexico. He would describe himself as a fun, outgoing guy who likes to help others when they need it. He loves to spend time with family and cook in his spare time.

Juventino “Juvie” Sarellano

Paint Helper | Hire Date: 2/8/2010

Juvie has been living the Austin life since 2000. He’s been a part of the auto world for over 20 years, and doesn’t see himself leaving it anytime soon. A big part of Juvie’s life has been his horses. Juvie has raised Quarter horses for as long as he can remember. He currently has three Quarter horses, and partakes in Charrerias or, Mexican rodeos! One of his horses is a beautiful and healthy, shiny coated, black Quarter horse, and a sweet baby Quarter horse named Diamond thanks to a perfect Diamond “star” marking on the horses’ head. When he’s not with his horses or at work, Juvie likes dancing and enjoying Banda and Country music.

Manuel Sanchez

Technician | Hire Date: 1/5/2021

Manuel is from Beeville, Texas and he’s been in the Austin area now for over 25 years. He likes to spend his time with his wife and their three children, especially for mountain biking excursions! They’ve even traveled to Granby, Colorado in search of great mountain biking trails. Manuel’s future plans include living closer to the beach, perhaps in the South Padre area. FUN FACT: Manuel and one of his best friends since 6th grade enjoy taking their kids on a beach camping trip every October. Each time, it’s become a highlighted memory and is continually one of the best trips to look forward to each year!

Cesar Sanchez
Parts | Top Gun 2014, Top Gun 2018 | Hire Date: 12/16/2010

Cesar was born in Mexico & has been in Austin since he was 19 years old. He has two sons, one daughter & has been married for eight years. He loves his family very much, and hopes to have another child soon. His favorite sport is soccer, but with any sport, he likes to cheer for who ever is winning! Cesar, himself, is also a great sport and we’re glad to have him on our team.

Tristan Shorter

Production Support | Hire Date: 3/22/2021

Tristan was born and raised in West Virginia. He was ready to move as soon as he got out of college there and likes being in Austin now where it’s definitely better than WV. Tristan enjoys getting out to play defense in hockey games whenever he has the chance and also loves cooking up all kinds of dishes. One day, he wants to go to Europe (in 20 or so years) and would love to see all kind of places there – he’s not too picky.

Mick Stiles

Technician | Hire Date: coming soon!

Mick is a Texan. He was born in Austin, raised in Round Rock, and now lives in Salado. Mick started out as a heavy equipment mechanic in the Marines, and when he got back after the Marines, Mick landed a really cool job working on boats, right down by the water. After that, he went to school, later became an intern at Continental Collision, spent some time away from CC, and now we’re happy to have him back! Any time he’s not working, he’s spending quality time with his family. Mick and his family also have a few pets: a cat named Meow Meow, two dogs named Snarky and Lulu, and one pot-bellied pig named Punky.

Gilbert Torres

Parts Manager | Top Gun 2013 | Hire Date: 11/3/2003

Gilbert has been in the car business since 1993.
His experience includes: Detail, Buff, Prep, Parts and Shop Foreman.
Gilbert’s favorite part of his job is seeing the before and after of his work, “it never gets old.” He also thinks that the Continental Automotive Group is one of the best companies to work for.

Gilbert Torres Jr.

Estimator | Top Gun 2018 | Hire Date: 10/28/2015

Gilbert was born and raised right here in Austin, Texas. He enjoys being with his wife and daughter in his free time and also likes watching the Cowboys, Spurs, and Longhorns.