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Rob Soares

Assistant Business Manager

Rob started in the automotive industry as a delivery driver for Napa Auto Parts, in a small town in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California in 1997.  He quickly moved up the ladder to a Counter Sales Position and worked the at Napa Auto Parts until 2002 where he was approached by one of his largest customers and offered a position as the Service Manager of a high demand shop in the Sierra Foothills.   Rob held this position until 2006 and then relocated to the Sacramento Valley where he was the Service/Parts Manager of another high demand shop.   Rob worked as a Service/Parts Manager for 5 years and then decided to return to the San Francisco Bay Area where he was born and raised.   After returning to the Bay Area Rob was hired on with a 5 Star German repair shop in San Francisco and ran that shop as if it was his own for 6 years until deciding to get away from the big city and move to where his partner, Bill was born and raised the wonderful state of Oregon.  

After making the BIG MOVE to Oregon, Rob became part of the George Rode Repair Shop’s family and was hired to assist the business manager of Autohaus, Euro-Asian and Stadium.  He occasionally fills in for the General Managers running their shops when they need time off; he also assists with general business management.  

Rob and Bill are  what’s called “Skoolie’s” they own a 1999 Blue Bird school bus that they are living in and converting into their home on a beautiful piece of land in the Marcola, Oregon.   Rob and Bill love to spend time hiking, camping, fishing and gardening also spending time with their 2 dogs; “Kiva and Jasper” and of course home improvement on their school bus.