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The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ)’s longtime member and mechanical repair professional Rick Allen of Rick Allen’s Auto Repair in Hampton, NJ was recently honored by CARQUEST as a winner of their 2005 Excellence Award. The honor, which recognizes independent automotive repair facilities demonstrating superior professionalism and excellence in day-to-day business practices, was bestowed upon Allen on October 28 in Raleigh, N.C.
“It is a privilege and an honor to win the CARQUEST Excellence Award as the first technician to win it while also a past Technician of the Year recipient,” said Allen, who in 2003 won CARQUEST’s TECH-NET Professional Auto Service/ASE Technician of the Year award. “I can’t thank my wife Cheryl, son Rick Jr. and daughter Michelle enough for all their love and support. I am also very grateful to all my employees as well as my customers, without whose loyalty this award, as well as 20 years of dedicated service and success would not be possible.”
“We are so proud to have Rick as a member of our association,” says AASP/NJ President Tom Elder. “He represents all that is great about our industry and we are lucky to have him as a participant in AASP/NJ. We applaud his efforts and congratulate him on this extremely impressive honor.”
Rick Allen has more than 30 years experience in the auto repair industry, and holds 33 ASE certifications with four Master certifications, with L-1 and L-2. Allen has been an active member of the AASP/NJ as well as a dedicated member of his community. He is a member of the Hampton Volunteer Fire Co., and supports the Hampton Recreation Association through sponsorships, advertising and field scholarships. He also recently raised over $100,000 to take World War II veterans to Washington, DC to visit the WWII Memorial.
“There is no more selfless, generous person than Rick Allen,” says Rob Walton, former mayor of Hampton, NJ and current city council member. “He is an exemplary auto repairer, Hampton resident and American. No one is more deserving of this award than Rick.”