Marcus - Owner
After attending UC Davis, Marcus worked for a top-rated independent repair shop in Napa, California, for 7 years, working his way up from shop assistant to service manager and learning the service side of the auto repair business. He left the automotive field and ran a successful mortgage business in California and Nevada for many years, thinking his auto repair days were behind him. However, after moving to Carson City with his wife and two kids in 2006, he was unable to find a dealership or independent shop that lived up to his expectations. In December of 2008, he heard that Capitol Automotive was for sale. On a whim, he looked at the shop, and it was purchased and running under his leadership within 30 days. In his spare time, Marcus enjoys cycling, anything involving the Sierra Nevada, and shuttling teenagers to various sport and school activities.
Christafer – ASE Master Technician, Service Advisor
Chris graduated from WyoTech’s Automotive Technology program and then worked for five years for Carmax, as both a technician and service advisor. Chris moved to Carson City from Sacramento, California, in 2010. He joined Capitol Automotive in 2011, and is our only employee to hold both ASE Master Technician and Service Writer certificates. During his free time enjoys fishing on the Carson River and attending Oakland Raiders games.
Troy – ASE Master Technician, Shop Foreman
Troy became a professional mechanic before the age of 18 working on VW’s in the late 1970s. He is the third of four generations of automobile mechanics. At 21, he became a Certified ASE Technician and Volkswagen Registered Technician working for a VW dealership. He went on to work for a Porsche/Audi dealership in Southern California and became an ASE Master Technician and Porsche/Audi Master Registered Technician by the age of 23. Troy worked on many European vehicles at Porsche/Audi for the next 15 years and now has over 35 years of experience in foreign and domestic auto repair. Troy came to Capitol Automotive in 2009 and is presently our Shop Foreman. He has lived in Nevada for the last 20 years. Troy has three children, five grandchildren, and lives in Carson City with his fiancé, Mona. He enjoys cycling, camping and photography.
Tony – ASE Master Technician
Tony has over 30 years of experience as an auto technician, and has been an ASE Master Technician for over 20 of those years. He came to Capitol Automotive in 2011. Tony spends his off hours doing dog rescue volunteer work. He loves pit bulls, and will show you a picture of his dog, Petey, on your next visit to the shop. Like several others at Capitol Automotive, Tony has a love of cycling. He starts off every workday with a cup of coffee, a dog walk, a kiss to his wife, and a bike ride to work.