Cars and automobiles have been a passion of mine ever since I could remember. I became intrigued during a time in my life at the age of 11 when I was going through a health challenge.
My parents’ car would break down constantly, especially during those cold winter days up in Massachusetts. During this time I had to go to various doctor appointments, it was a challenge for my folks to get me to the appointments never mind getting there on time. I promised myself that I would learn how to fix their car and that they would never have to worry with car troubles again. And that is how it all started!
I completed my automotive education at a trade school in Massachusetts, finishing my internship at a small Mom & Pop Garage and then later getting my first Automotive Technician position with Midas. I worked for Midas
for 11 years in New England before relocating to Florida in November 2004. I worked as a Master Certified Tech for a few local garages/shops and a European Shop. I always had a desire to own and operate my own Automotive Repair Shop. Being Portuguese with a strong work ethic I was willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen…I just needed to know it was the “right timing”.
In March 2010 I was honored to meet and befriend Joe Soto of DeSoto Auto Care. Joe was in business for 20 years and was ready to retire. Joe had developed a great customer following and ran a very successful shop. Joe and I both have the same beliefs and values and came to an agreement that I would purchase the shop. His personal words were “Dan, you are who I’ve been waiting for” and little did he know that his shop was what we were waiting for! Well the “right timing” came on May 1, 2010, Marcos Auto Service was open for business! Soon after in August 2012, due to our rapid growth we had the privilege to move to a larger facility.
My wife Tiffany and I run and operate the shop. Tiffany has a background in Business, Real Estate/Finance. We have been married for over 15 years and are high school sweethearts. We are both from Portuguese decent, Azores, Portugal. We have a little prince named Christian and a even littler princess named Savannah. We love God and believe that we are blessed to be a blessing.
Our mission statement at Marcos Auto Service is to be the BEST Automotive Repair Shop, treating customers right, being fair and honest. Our motto is Honesty – Integrity – Quality, High Standards-No Shortcuts!
We look forward to meeting you, and thank you for allowing us to service your vehicle! We take pride in what we do!
Dan & Tiffany Marcos