This is by far the best team we have ever had. With that said we are certainly a goofy bunch of people. Paul more than the rest of us. I asked everyone for a picture for the website. Paul said just pick one, you can’t embarrass me. Challenge accepted!!!!!!!!
The phrase “People Make the Difference" encompasses our passion that differentiates us. Without the passion of our team we would be no different than the next group. BUT WE ARE DIFFERENT!!!!
Cory came to us years ago from Apple. He gave up the big corporate job to be a part of what we pride ourselves in doing. It’s a mission to daily do the right thing, and he enjoys doing it daily. When he’s not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife Kelly, and his dog Dexter. Cory is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, and above all cutting his grass.
Robin is the rock that holds this team together. We just joked the other day how none of us know where anything is. All we have to do is ask Robin and instantly she has the answer. Robin has been here since Cody had a full head of hair. (Yeah that long) She’s the one who will ride you home, meet you at the door, take care of you at check out, and even brew you a coffee.
Cody started here when he was 11 officially. As a kid many of “sick” days were spent with his Dad, Bruce, at the shop. It seemed like he was “sick” a lot as a kid? He now manages the day to day operations, and fills in for the team’s sick and vacation days. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his Wife Leah, Daughter Mila, and Son Cam. With Mila being born in 2015 and Cam in 2017 he is always chasing after them.
Andrew is by far the comic relief of the shop. This man can make anyone laugh until it hurts. With quick responses, and a great smile he can break through even the toughest days. Andrew came to us from a local dealership because he wanted to have fun at work, and learn. On any given day you can find him in the back of the shop digging into his work, and taking on new challenges.
Craig is the grandfather of the shop. Even though he is barely older than Cody, and younger than Robin. On his first week in the shop a client came in and said oh you must be Cody’s father. Since then he has been the old guy!!!! He enjoys spending time with is wife, and kids. He also has a crazy fast minivan that he races at Keystone.
The Downes Family has owned Murrysville Auto Clinic since 1986. They bought the business off of local Nascar racer Joe Mihalic when Murrysville was just a small town. Bruce started the business, and later his wife Jerrie joined the team. When their son Cody graduated from community college he joined full time as well. In one aspect or another the entire team has been working on different aspects of the business ever since.
The Building has an interesting history. As far as we can trace back it was originally just the front office in the early 1900’s. The second office was then added in the 30’s. Then the main shop in the 50’s. The right side of the shop in the 60’s, and finally the apartment upstairs. A local man who’s family moved to Murrysville on horse and wagon recalls that the building originally was a blacksmith shop in the late 1800’s. When you stop in you will see a history of Murrysville Photo wall in the front office. All pictures were courtesy of Charles Hall who helped Cody with the research as well. If you get a chance pick up a copy of his book, “A History of Murrysville Franklin Township and My Family"