Position:/ General Manager
Adi is the most tenured employee besides Kelly at The Shop VA. He ensures that workflow in the shop is running as it should. Adi is Bosnian, but was born in Germany, just outside Stuttgart. His family moved to the US in the 90s. He attended Henrico High School, and was a student at Virginia Commonwealth University before he left to pursue his career. Adi is generally self-taught with his technical skills, and he has also completed extensive Service Advisor Training. Adi got into cars while he was growing up in Germany. He watched new BMW’s, Mercedes, and Porsches rolling out of the factories, and always thought they were really cool. He’s loved the German brands ever since. Adi’s favorite thing about working on cars is the feeling of accomplishment he gets from putting something together and making it work. He enjoys doing performance work on cars, and doing cool, unique stuff, like swapping a corvette engine into an E36 M3. We are lucky to have someone so passionate about cars working here!
If you think Adi only ever works on cars, he has lots of other hobbies, too. When he’s not working on cars, he likes soccer, football, sports in general, hanging out with friends and his dogs, plus he’s a beer & whiskey aficionado. Adi has four rescue dogs, and is recently engaged to be married! Adi is a superhero nearly every day, but he does say that “on a weekly basis, I see a car that has either been misdiagnosed or poorly fixed, and every time, we are able to fix the problem for the customer. A lot of estimates I see are “Blanket” repairs, where somebody just recommends replacing a whole slew of parts instead of taking the time to diagnose the problem.” In the way of music, Adi likes everything from European folk music to rap. Adi really likes the atmosphere at the shop and knowing that we all are here to do the right thing – what’s best for the customer. By the way, Adi is a big Porsche aficionado. You can see photos of Adi and his vintage Porsche project in the Gallery. Check out the photo of Adi in the back of his Porsche! We think those photos of his Porsche are pretty cool!