Manager — Metro Center Store
Phoenix native Daryl is Manager of our Metrocenter store. With 46-plus years’ experience in the auto repair and tire business, he joined Community in October 2017.
In reflecting on his own shop, he now particularly values the corporate culture and support possible with his current leadership position, including being readily able to say “yes” to customers. “I enjoy taking care of problems, and enjoy the wins,” he adds.
He lists supervising staff and teaching them proper procedures as his major challenges, and providing quality service at reasonable prices while still making a fair profit as his principal mission. Dealing with some customers can sometimes be a bit of an uphill pull, he says, . . . “especially those who are already mad at their car, and, at first, may have trust issues.” But, he insists, it all works out. Adding, “It’s just a great place to work,” he points out that his store gets the most online reviews company wide, adding proudly, “and, they’re good!”
Active in the church of which their son Kyle, chaplain of the Peoria Fired Dept., is pastor in downtown Peoria. Daryl, and wife Denise, who is employed by the Creighton School district, enjoys helping needy kids and families through things like food, clothes, black to school supplies, shoes and of course toys for Christmas. He estimates that their team and extended family, including two daughters, and five grandchildren, have materially touched the lives of more than 13,000 children.
Daryl has a wish that he and can someday drive across the United States – with or without a specific plan or route in mind.