Cameron was only three months old when his grandfather, Arie Nol, the founder of our business, passed away. Cameron has no memories of his own but he has heard many other people’s memories of Arie.
While working here, he has the unique opportunity to talk to people that worked with his grandfather or have customers share their stories about Arie. Arie loved what he did and shared his passion for cars with many people. He also loved people and enjoyed helping them and sharing his knowledge to enable them to keep their vehicles in safe condition. Even though Arie has been gone for almost twenty-five years, we still hear the stories of how he impacted people’s lives.
Cameron has been able to hear stories about his grandfather negotiating with vendors who’ve since retired but stop in to say “HI.” On occasion, he’s heard stories from people that shared how they had to deal with Arie after they caused damage to the family car by ignoring needed maintenance or driving less carefully than they should have been. He was very blunt and customers have shared how they still take their car maintenance seriously after their conversation as a teenager with Arie.
A customer was in the several days ago and shared with Cameron that as a young woman, Arie had helped her make good decisions to help keep her old car running. She told Cameron that Arie also told her when she needed to find another car and he guided her in choosing her next vehicle. In 1976, when Arie Nol opened the doors to Arie Nol Auto Center, he knew what his focus was and it’s so fulfilling to know that even though we are triple the size of the original business, service is still at the heart of what we do. Cameron and Jeff are proud to continue Arie’s legacy.