Get to Know Grand Junction’s Local Auto Repair Shop with Heart

Antonelli's Advanced Automotive was originally started by Mark and Andrea Faudre as Advanced Automotive in the early 1990s. After working at the shop for six years, Daniel (and Sandi) Antonelli bought the business in 1997, and appended the name with their own. With quality work, part-time clerical help, and loyal customers, Antonelli’s flourished as a one-man operation for several years.

However, we eventually outgrew our original location, and moved to our current address on Bonny Street in November of 2007. The facility had three bays with two vehicle lifts installed, but we continued to expand, requiring us to make substantial changes to the building in 2010. Plus, we added two more technicians and a service writer, truly bringing Antonelli’s Advanced Automotive into a new era. In 2015, we were able to purchase our building and the adjoining lot, increasing our size to five lifts and 6,000 square feet of facility and parking lot space.

Antonelli's Advanced Automotive's Mechanics

While growing up, I was given the old family car with “issues”. My friend and I redid the engine, got it to run again, and almost immediately, I drove that car to Phoenix where I attended the Phoenix Institute of Technology to learn the mysteries of the automobile. After I returned home to Grand Junction, I was employed as a technician, and have worked on cars ever since. As a shop owner, I love seeing my customers well-served by our staff, and in turn, having a staff that is learning life-lessons and moving forward in their own endeavors. -Dan Antonelli, Owner

Meet Our Awesome Auto Repair Team

  • Dan Antonelli, Owner of Antonelli's Advanced Automotive
    Dan AntonelliOwner

    Dan is an ASE Master L1 certified technician with over 50 certifications from three decades of additional training in automotive technology. He has now been in the auto repair industry since 1979 and has earned the prestigious Master of Shop Management award. Dan chose his career path at the age of 18 when he needed to fix the family car, but he then wanted to learn how to build a faster car and the rest is history.

  • Jerid Rosenberger, Technician at Antonelli's Advanced Automotive mechanic shop
    Jerid RosenbergerTechnician

    Jerid has been involved with the auto repair field since 2004. He attended Fort Hays University and Pratt Community College, studying technology and applied sciences all aimed at the automotive industry. In his spare time, Jerid enjoys riding dirt bikes, snowmobiling, rock crawling in his extensively modified Jeep, and building hotrods. He likes it here in the Grand Valley because of the many outdoor activities and the scenery while doing those activities.

  • Jessica Sowards, Bookkeeper at Antonelli's Advanced Automotive mechanic shop
    Jessica SowardsBookkeeper

    Jessica has been working at Antonelli’s since 2015, and loves that every day brings a new challenge and learning experience. She enjoys the people she gets to work with and the family-like atmosphere at the shop. In her free time, Jessica has fun rock crawling, hunting, fishing, and spending time with her family. She loves living in the Grand Valley because of the assortment of available outdoor activities.