Joe Brazil has owned the shop for 15 years. He worked part time with the previous owner Marcos and took over operations in 2001, the shop then called Alfas & Subarus. Since taking over Joe has overseen many changes at Sacramento Specialty Automotive. He is always seeking improvement within his business and takes pride in how the shop has grown. Joe grew up racing anything and everything including dirt bikes. He went to Encina High School where he met his wife of 32 years, Carrie. Together they have two sons and two wonderful granddaughters. Joe enjoys riding his Harley especially when travelling.
Alex Seminario grew up with the Owner's son and has been an honorary family member since elementary school. He and the Owner's son played soccer together throughout their childhood and into their teenage years. Alex has two brothers. He and his family are proud supporters of Autism Speaks, participating in the yearly Autism Speaks Walk. This foundation is close to his heart as his younger brother Chris has Autism. Alex is a team leader whose bright personality adds to the positive atmosphere at Sacramento Specialty Automotive.
Salina was born in Sacramento CA and grew up in the Antelope area. She went to Center High School and currently resides in Roseville. She has 3 daughters named Khloe, Kenzie, and Autumn. All 3 of them play in Soccer leagues, so the majority of her free time is dedicated to taking them to their games. When she’s not watching her daughters play Soccer, she enjoys watching football and her favorite team is the Green Bay Packers. Salina handles all accounting for Sacramento Specialty and Folsom Automotive services.
Wesly or Wes, was born in Bakersfield, California but grew up in Sacramento's surrounding cities. He was in business for 7 years and decided he wanted to learn a new side of business and began his Marketing journey with us in January 2023. Wesly is very passionate about cars, customer service, and business. Wesly graduated from independent studies 1 year earlier than his peers so that he could attend Folsom Lake College with the goal of obtaining a bachelor's degree. He is very passionate about reading and learning new things so he is proving to be a great asset to our ever growing team!
Chris is one of our Service Advisors here at Sacramento Specialty Automotive. He brings a lot of knowledge and experience to our team. He has run a complete auto service shop for multiple years. Chris has 2 kids which he enjoys spending all of his free time with. We are excited to have Chris on our team!
RJ is the Shop Foreman here at Sacramento Specialty Automotive. He has been a technician for over 15 years and has worked on ALL sorts of makes and models. He’s our main diagnostic technician who can solve even the most difficult issues with vehicles. He has a very analytical mind and troubleshoots better than most technicians we’ve ever seen! We greatly rely on his expertise for solving difficult problems. RJ has 2 kids and spends all of his free time with them. RJ also enjoys riding his motorcycle when the weather cooperates!
Bill is Joe’s younger brother and he has been working here for over 10 years! Bill is also our resident Subaru expert, so he handles the majority of the Subaru work that comes in the shop. Bill enjoys spending time with his fiance outside of work. Just like his brother, Bill is very passionate about motorcycles and owns 2 of them. One is a custom one-off Harley Road Glide. He commutes regularly with them to the shop.
Reggie is a Master Technician who worked for Nissan for almost 2 decades. He decided to get away from the dealership life and make his home here! He was raised in Sacramento for almost his entire life. Reggie has been in the Automotive industry since 1993. He received his degree in Automotive Technology at Cosumnes River College, right here in Sacramento. In his spare time, he likes to watch TV, golf, and trade in the stock market.
Mark was born and raised in Sacramento, where he also raised his two kids! Mark has every automotive certification you can imagine and has been in the Automotive industry for over 20 years. Mark is a problem solver, always taking care of the oddball jobs that other shops don’t want anything to do with. With so much education in the automotive field, we can count on Mark if any of our techs have questions or need some assistance. In his free time he enjoys driving his mint ford lightning and riding his motorcycle.
Josh is one of our newest technicians, but he’s not new to the industry! Josh had been working for Dodge at the Dodge dealership for just over 10 years before we were lucky enough to be introduced! Josh is a very genuine and well-mannered technician. He knows everything Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler and his knowledge has been a huge asset to the team so far. He is incredibly passionate about quality auto repairs and that passion shows everyday as he regurgitates his knowledge to expand the team's capabilities. Josh's incredible work ethic and drive comes from his goal to give his daughter new opportunities and put her through college. He is currently rebuilding his favorite project car and favorite car to work on, his Trans am Firebird!
Ben grew up in Orangevale, where he quickly learned that he was into BMX and just about anything on two wheels! Ben has been an ASE certified technician for over 5 years! Benjamin first found a passion for auto mechanics when he began his automotive training through an after-school program during high school. Ben says that since joining the team he has gained an immense amount of knowledge and an incredible hands-on experience. We are proud to have Ben as a technician here!