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Orozco's Auto Service

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1) All of the shop’s tools and equipment are kept along the wall nearest to the majority of lifts in order to stay out of the way of vehicles coming in and out.

2) When Servando Orozco first started his shop, one of his biggest obstacles was the building. The 7,500-square-foot building has just three service doors (two on the sides and one in the back).

3) Because of the unique entryways into the shop, Orozco had to get creative with his floor plan. Each of his 10 lifts sits at a different angle; none are parallel. It allows for vehicles to easily flow through the shop. “I can get a small car from the back door all the way through the first side door without any problems,” he says.

4) The shop floor is painted once a year and Orozco and his staff pride themselves on keeping the ground clear of any debris that could make moving vehicles difficult. “That’s the compliment I hear every day from customers is that we have a clean shop,” he says. “People say you could eat off it. I wouldn’t, but it looks nice and clean.”

5) Orozco has two different sized lifts to handle everything from routine vehicle work to his heavy fleet accounts. He added the 12,000-pound capacity lifts to accommodate one fleet account, which involves large trucks carrying heavy equipment. Now the trucks don’t have to be emptied before working on them.

6) Orozco is deeply involved in his community and hosts numerous events at his shop, including a weekly Toastmaster’s Club that he founded. The framed paintings on the far wall were left over from a charity rummage sale that Orozco’s Auto Service hosted.

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