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About Staff

The success of Al's Auto Care is attributed to our talented employees and their commitment to Your satisfaction.

Our staff possess an impressive list of certifications, training and experience. All of our shop technicians are ASE Certified as well as some whom are ASE Master Certified; they hold a wide variety of qualifications and over 100 years of combined experience! These are the people who make it all happen:

We work hard to be your professional auto service facility.

Al's Auto Care Brick NJ staff group photo

Chris Romanow
Business Owner/Master Auto Technician
Chris Romanow, Owner at Al's Auto Care, Brick NJ

Experience

  • Started with Al's Auto Care in 1979; Owner since 1997
  • Auto Repair Technician since 1984
  • Service Advisor since 1996

Special Skills, Specializations, & Expertise

  • Advanced Engine Performance Specialist since 1994
  • Automotive Computer Control expert

Training, Certifications, Awards

  • BS in Business, Monmouth University
  • AS in Automotive Technology (GM/ Toyota specialization), Brookdale College, Lincroft NJ.
  • ASE Certified Auto Repair Technician in 13 areas of expertise:
    • ASE-Certified Master Automobile Technician
    • Advanced Engine Performance Specialist (L1)
    • Automotive Computer Control
    • Engine Repair (A1)
    • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (A2)
    • Manual Drive Train & Axles (A3)
    • Suspension & Steering (A4)
    • Brakes (A5)
    • Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6)
    • Heating & Air Conditioning (A7)
    • Engine Performance (A8)
    • Light Vehicle Diesel Engines (A9)
    • Exhaust Systems (X1)

Background/ Interests

Many people can say they have worked their way up through the ranks at work but few can say they started before they were large enough to reach the first step. As a child I begged my father, Al, to let me to work with him at Al's Auto Care. In 1974 I started cleaning the shop and doing odd jobs to help out. In 1979 I added pumping gas to my list of responsibilities. Many people in Brick NJ still remember me putting gas in their cars and it was a great way to start my career in the automotive service business.

I feel very fortunate to have had my dad Al senior and older brother Al show me the ropes and mentor me as an auto repair technician. I gained so much from their many years of business and auto repair experience. In addition to this solid apprenticeship early in my career I have spent 1000's of hours under the hood and in classrooms in order to master the auto repair trade. Right from the beginning I wanted to be the best so I could make our customer's cars run great.

I have a special interest and skill in diagnosing and repairing electrical and auto computer problems on every type of car on the road. I take pride in never having had an auto repair problem I could not solve.

Being a busy small businessman leaves little time for many personal interests, hobbies or activities. I make my family, two daughters Kaycee and Christina, and wonderful wife Kali, a priority. They are what I work for everyday. To give balance to my busy life I practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and hold a Brown Belt under Pablo Popovitch and Black Belt Bill Scott at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Shore Academy, Point Pleasant, NJ.

To give back to the Brick NJ community I support our church, Sacred Heart Church in Bay Head NJ, as well as local groups such as the Brick Dragons Midgets and Pee Wees, Brick Little League baseball, the local Brick Volunteer Fire Department and Brick Volunteer First Aid Squad. I make taking care of my elderly neighbors a top priority.

Kali Romanow
Office Manager / Co-Owner
Kali Romanow, Office Manager/ Shuttle operator/ Co-Owner at Al's Auto Care
  • Customer relations expert, Kali makes sure our customers are happy. A very important job!
  • Worked at Al's Auto Care since 1996

Background / Interests

Kali took the job at Al's mainly because she wanted to work with her husband Chris, and quickly found why he loved his job; the customers. She makes sure the service quality at Al's Auto Care is always top notch and that customers stay informed about the status of their cars.

Kali brings a key benefit to Al's. She shops for the best parts at the best prices and demands that the parts suppliers stand behind their products. Quality parts at the best price is a key advantage for customers at Al's - something you won't find at most auto repair shops.

Outside of work Kali is 100% devoted to her two daughters, Kaycee and Christina. She volunteers at the girl's school and is a member of the LRMS Parent Teacher Association. Kali helps the girls with their homework, which is not easy these days! At the moment her hobby is being the best mother she can be.

Kali also loves to help everyone feel at home when they visit the shop. And she is also always ready to discuss the latest reality TV show episode...

Andy Ruiz
Shop Manager
Andy Ruiz, Shop Manager at Al's Auto Care, Brick NJ

Experience

  • Shop Manager since 2011
  • Auto Repair Technician since 1999

Skills & Specializations

  • Speaks Spanish
  • Quality in all areas, cares deeply about his customers and their needs.

Training & Certifications

  • Automobile Service Consultant Certification (C1)
  • Nissan Factory trained auto repair technician
  • Nissan Factory Certified in computer controls/ electronic repair
  • ASE Certified Auto Repair Technician:
    • Engine Repair (A1)
    • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (A2)
    • Manual Drive Train & Axles (A3)
    • Suspension & Steering (A4)
    • Brakes (A5)
    • Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6)
    • Heating & Air Conditioning (A7)
    • Engine Performance (A8)
  • Currently working on an AS in Business from Ocean County College.

Background / Interests

Andy owns a home about a mile from the shop, so you can often bump into him around town. He loves his family and spends most of his free time with his 6 kids and wife. If he wasn't busy enough Andy also volunteers as a Fire Fighter at the Pioneer Hose in Brick NJ, saving lives and rescuing cats from trees.

When Andy is not saving lives or with his family, you can find him helping customers at Al's Auto Care. Andy was born to help others, he really cares about our customers and what is BEST for them. A super nice guy, who also speaks Spanish.

Not only is Andy the shop manager, he is also a high level auto repair technician who can fix any car with any type of problem.

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