Since Joe Riscica opened his first shop more than three decades ago, the mission of Joe Riscica's Auto Repairs has been to serve our customers with the utmost levels of professionalism, honesty, and integrity in servicing and repairing their vehicles. We pride ourselves on timely and dependable service in a clean and environmentally friendly repair shop. We continuously strive to offer only the best in car care services and repairs, building long-standing customer relationships and expanding our customer base through satisfied customer referrals.
There is an old saying, "Quality is not expensive…it’s priceless!" Our priority has always been–and always will be–top quality work. Nothing less will do!
I was very young when I first started working in the auto repair field. From an early age, I had an interest in cars, so I worked my way up through gas stations and several different car dealerships. I always knew that I wanted to go into business for myself and have my own auto repair shop. Taking my experience from working at dealerships, where customers were not always treated in the highest regard, I finally took the leap and started by own business in 1982.
I was 30 years old then, and had just gotten married, but the timing was perfect. My first repair shop was located on Brook Avenue in Deer Park, and while it was tough in the beginning, it was worth the hard work–everything good usually is! My goal then, and still is, to treat my customers like I want to be treated. Based on this principle and quality work, business grew quickly and after one year we moved to our first Bay Shore Road location. Before long, business grew even bigger, and we moved into the larger location here at 291 Bay Shore Rd.
I pride myself on the fact that I am an honest person. I care about my customers, many of whom have been with me since I first opened the doors of Joe Riscica's Auto Repairs. Even now, we continue to grow and learn, improving our skills and abilities to best serve our customers. We have an excellent crew at Joe Riscica's Auto Repairs–each and every employee has the skills and experience, the desire and dedication to offer our customers a wonderful experience in car care, maintenance, and service.
Joe Riscica Sr. – Owner
Joe, a Blue Seal ASE-Certified Auto Technician, started working in his uncle’s gas station when he was very young. He grew up around cars, and always wanted to figure things out. Eventually, he went to work in a dealership, and then another and then another, figuring out along the way that he needed to start his own repair shop business, so that he could treat customers the way they deserved to be treated. While he loved working in the field, he knew there was so much more he could learn and do, both professionally and personally. In the community, Joe is a baseball sponsor for Little League, a contributor to the Food Pantry at the local church, and is involved with hospice work.
Joe Riscica Jr. – Manager
You’ll be greeted by another great smile from Joe Jr., who has grown up around cars and has worked in the family business from a very young age. Joe Jr. has earned a two-year degree in automotive technology at Suffolk County Community College, is an ASE-Certified Technician, and has attended Service Writer School in Glendale, California. While he is our youngest employee, he has a vast knowledge of the automotive field and a strong desire to provide the best and most professional work on each and every vehicle we service.
Peter Calderaro – Service Writer
Peter has been with Joe Riscica’s Auto Repairs for 10 years, and is an invaluable employee. He has worked in the auto repair industry since he was very young, and as an excellent Service Writer, customer satisfaction is priority number one! Whether it’s an oil change or a major repair, he takes pride in what we do at Joe Riscica’s Auto Repairs. He will always be there to greet you with his great smile, friendly voice, and professional attitude.
Fred Motta – Technician
Fred has been at Joe Riscica's Auto Repairs for many years, bringing an excellent skillset and over 15 years of experience to our shop. He is a very dedicated employee, and always tries to help our customers. Fred speaks Spanish fluently—se habla espanol—and is an ASE-Certified Auto Technician.
John Homan – Technician
John is a very diligent worker. He is a Blue Seal ASE-Certified Auto Technician with dealership experience, and he came to us with excellent diagnostic skills. John has been a great addition to the team at Joe Riscica's Auto Repairs.
Matthew Leya – Technician
Matthew is a new addition to the team at Joe Riscica's Auto Repairs. He's been working in the automotive industry for more than 5 years. As an all-around man at the shop, Matthew works hard to ensure quality auto repair.