D&S’s business model may have changed over the years, but its core values have not. The once “van-conversion only” shop on Tyler Boulevard has blossomed over the past 37 years, with three locations in Mentor and Chardon.
Today, D&S is a thriving family business that prides itself on award-winning service and quality customer care. Invested in training and educating its employees, D&S encourages well-to-do attitudes and a positive work environment, qualities that breed hard work and dedication. D&S is also an avid supporter of the communities and the patrons it serves, making it the area’s chosen source for truck accessories, spray-in bed liners, lifted trucks and collision repair.
The overwhelming success of D&S inspired Mr. Paterniti’s oldest son, CJ, to open its sister company, Defender Auto Glass, in May of 2014. Housed in the same facility as D&S, Defender Auto Glass specializes in quality automotive glass repair.
With the help of CJ and his other sons, Shaun, Dustin and Cody, Mr. Paterniti plans to not only continue to grow business, but to maintain D&S Automotive’s respected reputation as well.