Standard Auto Care, located in Sacramento, is a family owned and operated auto repair shop. Our team works like a well-oiled machine; we emphasize our strengths to give you the best possible experience. Our auto mechanics work together to provide you with honest, thorough, and accurate auto repair, and our service advisors will communicate with each step of the way. Meet the Staff at Standard Auto Care in Sacramento:
Tom Hipp, Owner and Service Manager: Prior to managing the repair business I owned a small used car dealership for a few years. It was here that I was drawn into the repair industry preferring the long term relationships to the one time purchases common in sales. I'm the father of four great kids. My passion and hobby is technical rock climbing, and West Coast Swing dancing. I'm passionate about helping my customers to have a relaxed and smooth repair experience. My girlfriend is Pamela and is the light of my life and my dance partner. She's very health conscious and helps me to stay on track with healthy eating and exercise. I'm also very interested in energy healing so that I can help heal people as well as cars.
Sue Griswold, Service advisor: She is also in charge of legal and finance. Sue is tough and capable as she owned and operated a taxi cab business in Oklahoma City for some time before moving back here to Sacramento her home town. Sue is excited to be working with Tom her brother in this family business. I think you will find that she is very efficient and dependable. She is the go to person for customer service and is my right hand administrative assistant. She has experience working as a service advisor in a tire shop and will be handling the service advisory work to back up Tom. She is married to Randy, an awesome guy and has two grown children. Sue is a valuable addition to our team. Please allow her to serve you also.
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Sean Johnson, ASE Certified Master Technician, Advanced Emission Specialist: With over 25 years in the industry. Eighteen of those working for a large well respected corporate chain repair facility. Over 5 years experience working for a Gold Shield Certified emission station and the Consumer Assistance Program. I am a diagnostic specialist in computer, electrical, and emission repairs. I'm married to Brenda a wonderful lady and enjoy playing ice hockey, fly fishing, and riding my Ducati and BMW motorcycles. My wife and I love going to the beach with Cassie and Callie, our Golden Retrievers.
Matthew Hamel, Apprentice Technician, Building and Grounds Maintenance: After several years working on a farm in Washington State as a diesel tractor mechanic and general maintenance man I moved to Sacramento to be closer to my parents and attend Wyotech Technical Institute. I desire to move my technical skills into the automobile service industry. I'm used to working 18 hours per day on the farm. The 8 - 5 hours now seem too good to be true. I enjoy hiking, backpacking, climbing, and tennis.
Judy Hipp, Office Support and Administration: I'm Tom's mom and I love being part of the family business even though I only work a few hours per week. The entire staff is really like a big family to me. Everyone is so nice to work with. I'm also retired and lovin it. I teach a neighborhood exorcise class twice per week and enjoy walking two miles every morning as the sun rises. I love to read and I burn through a book every few days. I enjoy traveling and RVing and recently took a trip to Alaska site seeing and hiking. I was born a New England-er and moved to Sacramento with my husband in 1962. I have traveled the United States and Canada extensively and am fascinated by and love reading maps. I work on Tuesdays so if you're down say hi and we'll have a conversation.