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D&S Automotive and Defender Auto Glass Recognized by Lake-Geauga Fast Track 50 Awards

Posted on: November 20th, 2019 by dsautomotive No Comments

As One Tradition of Excellence Continues, Another Begins D&S Automotive and Defender Auto Glass Are Honored at the Fast Track 50 Awards For the last 27 years, the Lake-Geauga Fast Track 50 Awards have been a benchmark of excellence for businesses in Lake and Geauga County. For the last six of those years, the team […]

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D&S President Wins 4 Under 40 Award

Posted on: October 25th, 2019 by dsautomotive No Comments

D&S Automotive President Recognized in Lake County CJ Paterniti honored as a 2019 4 Under 40 winner 10/25/2019 – The Lake County 4 Under 40 awards seek to recognize Lake County’s best and brightest young professionals in the areas of leadership, community involvement, entrepreneurship, and professional accomplishment. Hosted by Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce, […]

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Looking Back at 2016

Posted on: December 29th, 2016 by dsautomotive No Comments

Opened our Chardon location: Carmen Paterniti’s four sons opened our newest location in Chardon, Ohio where all of the boys grew up. CJ, Shaun, Dustin and Cody all own and run this state of the art facility. Expanded our Apprenticeship program: D&S Automotive has had around 6-8 apprentices learning from our professional technicians. Each of […]

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Get the Right Estimate the First Time!

Posted on: December 16th, 2016 by dsautomotive No Comments

  The myth is that insurance companies want you to get at least 3 separate estimates in the event of a collision. That’s just not the case for a collision center with the professional background that D&S Automotive has had for years. The rule of thumb is to take your vehicle to a collision center […]

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Speaking Series at Chardon High School with CJ Paterniti

Posted on: November 22nd, 2016 by dsautomotive No Comments

Last week, CJ Paterniti talked to students at Chardon High School about entrepreneurship and business. Below are a few questions that students had after the talk. Which location did you start at? When I started we only had our Mentor location.  That is where my tenure began. When did you decide to open several shops […]

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Giving Thanks to Our Community, Partners, and Friends!

Posted on: November 21st, 2016 by dsautomotive No Comments

We have so many amazing business and community partners who we would like to thank this week just in time for Thanksgiving. This is the time of year where friends and family are at the forefront of our minds. These partners are friends and family to us.   Automotive Partners Defender Auto Glass Best Truck […]

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Employee Spotlight: 3 Questions with Erik Ellis

Posted on: November 11th, 2016 by dsautomotive No Comments

At D&S Automotive, our employees are our largest asset. This week we interviewed Erik Ellis who recently joined our crew in the accessories department. We thought it would be fun to get to know one of our wonderful employees each month. Read Erik’s answers below and get to know him a little better. Then come […]

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Commercial Upgraded Vehicles

Posted on: October 17th, 2016 by dsautomotive No Comments

D&S Automotive offers a wide variety of products for commercial vehicle upgrades, including Rhino Lining, custom paint, Weathertech Floor Mats and more! Below are just a few of the commercial upgrades we’ve done over the years. Check out the upgraded commercial vehicles for Distallata, Highland Heights SWAT Department and a Ford F-250 Construction Truck. Distillata […]

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Car Washes for Life!

Posted on: October 17th, 2016 by dsautomotive No Comments

D&S Automotive does more for you and your vehicle than just repair damages. We strive to go above and beyond service in the event of a collision by providing towing services, vehicle pickup and delivery as well as express drop-off. No one expects to be in an accident. We put in the extra effort to […]

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D&S AUTOMOTIVE APPRENTICE PROGRAM: INTERVIEW WITH TWO PAST APPRENTICES

Posted on: June 28th, 2016 by dsautomotive No Comments

How many auto body students can say they’ve had professional auto body experience before obtaining a job in the field? Not many. D&S Automotive [D&S] in Mentor, Ohio is investing in the future of auto body professionals by providing an apprentice program at the various D&S professional facilities. D&S recruits apprentices from Auburn Career Center […]

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