A Career at Smitty's
Smitty's Service
San Diego’s Oldest Family-Run Automotive Service
3441 Adams Avenue | San Diego, CA 92116 | 619-281-7722

Team Smitty


Mike
Owner

has been working in one capacity or another here at Smitty's since he was twelve. In 1987 when Smitty experienced health issues, Mike answered the call and began a career at Smitty’s. Mike is an ASE certified Master Tech with a degree in business from San Diego State and a degree in Transportation Technology from Cuyamaca College. He is certified with the CTI technical institute for Hybrid repair. In his “spare” time he is an Automotive Expert Witness for the Federal Court system. He’s the administrator for the Smitty’s Fantasy Football league. He is married with three fantastic kids. He enjoys travel, surfing (Smitty’s Surf team), diving and desert riding with his family.

Sam
Service Advisor

has been here at Smitty’s for over 5 years and has over ten years’ experience in the automotive industry. He is also fluent in Spanish and has a "hands on" approach. His work ethic has rewarded him with a proven track record of success. As a general manager of Elite Auto Group, he learned the essentials of customer satisfaction. His early background was in the parts industry which serves to improve the quality and value of parts we provide. He’s in his fifth year in the Smitty’s Fantasy Football league. Sam is married with two wonderful kids and enjoys weekends spent with his Family and friends. He's all about basketball; in fact he was the MVP for his league. He likes off-roading, surfing (Smitty’s Surf team) and building / racing high performance cars at the Barona drag strip.

Enrique
Office Manager

is Mike’s oldest son (Dare we say 4th generation Smitty?). Enrique is also a 3rd generation San Diego State University alumni. Like every small business his administrative duties are overwhelming: bookkeeping, accounting, customer follow-up, human resources, file clerk and an ever expanding role as an I.T practitioner. This over-achiever wears many hats: besides attending to administrative and bookkeeping duties at Smitty’s Service he serves as a youth leader at his local church. He’s in his fifth year in the Smitty’s Fantasy Football league. He’s still an avid Charger fan, enjoys off-roading, producing short films, hikes with his girlfriend, cooking, and restoring his great-grandfather’s historical home.

Beto
Manager

has been a natural leader here at Smitty’s since he came on the scene in 2007. This ASE Master Tech / Advanced Engine Performance Specialist owned his own shop for five years. Have any tough questions? Beto is one of the brightest automotive minds here at Smitty’s and is also fluent in Spanish He is certified with the CTI technical institute for Hybrid repair. Beto’s years of experience and excellent work ethic have been valuable asset to the Senior Tech team and now as Manager here at Smitty’s. Beto is in his fifth year in the Smitty’s Fantasy Football league. He is married, with three girls and spends his "off hours" working on his new home.

Rick
Technician

has been Mike’s "go to" guy since 1995. He has done it all: Manager, Service Advisor, Technician, Fabricator and Facilities manager. Rick has a degree in Aviation flight operation and Aviation technology from Miramar College. This ASE Master Tech is an advanced engine performance specialist. He is certified with the CTI technical institute for Hybrid repair. Rick enjoys off-roading, bible studies and sailing.

Giuseppe
Technician

came on the scene in 2007. First and foremost Giuseppe is 100% Italian: He eats breathes and speaks fluent Italian. His Spanish is pretty good as well! He loves being part of the Smitty team. Giuseppe brings almost 25 years of automotive experience to our family of seasoned veterans. He is fast and accurate. Giuseppe has a tool for every job and is an inspiration to work with. He has two years under his belt in the Smitty’s Fantasy Football league. Giuseppe married and is a father of three grown boys. He likes Off-Roading and Surfing (Smitty’s Surf team) or just about anything his boys are involved in.

Sergio
Technician

Yea, we missed him too. After a brief time away, this SMOG Technician, ASE certified Master Tech and advanced engine performance specialist is here to stay. He enjoys surfing (Back on the Smitty’s Surf team!) and autocross.

Jose
Technician

Jose began his career with Smitty's in 1996 - If he were a baseball player he would win the prize for most consecutive starts. You can always expect a smile from Jose and he has the most contagious laugh in the building (dare I say the industry?) He consistently produces quality work and has one of the lowest "comeback" rates in the industry. Jose enjoys Tae Kwon Do. He is married and is the "soccer dad" for 3 active kids.

Alex
Technician

is the newest man in our family but has wisdom beyond his years. His experience as a factory trained Nissan technician gave him a leg up here at Smitty’s. He’s currently attending Miramar College for Automotive Repair at nights and working at Smitty’s by day. We are all about family here at Smitty’s Service and Alex actually Beto’s son-in-law. His beautiful children are his world and his wife is expecting.