In June of 1983 Jim Byron and Ron Christie opened Patterson Auto Body, Inc.
The original location was three miles north of their present location.
In October of 1983 the business was relocated to the intersection of Route 22 and Haviland Hollow Road in Patterson, where they continue to conduct business to this day.
The Staff at Patterson Auto Body
The goal of this shop is to produce high quality repairs that will return your vehicle back to pre-collision condition while maintaining the structural integrity originally built by the manufacturer.
The operation of this shop shall be maintained so as to promote pleasant working conditions for and a team spirit effort among all employees.
The customer will be treated with the utmost courtesy at all times by all employees, for without the customer there is no business and without the business there are no jobs!
James Byron and Ronald Christie, Co-owners
Meet the Staff
As co-owner, Jim has been in the industry since 1979 and is a NYS licensed independent appraiser. He also oversees the shop, estimations, insurance contacts, supplements and final billing.
As co-owner, Ron has been in the industry since 1979. He handles the production employees, parts department, estimating and insurance contact.
Fred was the first to be certified in Putnam County by New York State ATTP (Automotive Technician’s Training Program). This will allow him to do emission testing and repairs when the program comes to Putnam County. Fred is a licensed safety inspector, is certified in hybrid repair, air conditioning repair, and holds many other certifications. He has been in the industry since 1975.
Business Office Manager
Penny has been in the industry since 1987. She has a degree in business administration and marketing. She handles bookkeeping, advertising, government filings and general office duties. Penny is also a NYS Board of Director on the National Car Care Council’s Women’s Board and is a Notary Public
Body Shop Office Manager
Michelle has been in the industry since 1997 and handles all customer and insurance contacts.
Rich is a licensed appraiser in NY & CT and has been in the industry since 1985.
Rich has been in Automobile Industry since 1975.
Chris is a service advisor and tire guru. He handles tire sales, service estimates and scheduling. Let him do the leg work to get you the best price on your next set of tires.
Chris has been in the industry since 2012.
Mike is a service advisor. He calls customers with estimates and coordinates pickup and deliveries. Mike as been in the industry since 1998.
Convenience Store Manager
Shell/Patterson Java & More store manager Christina Mahoney, has recently joined the Patterson Auto Body team of leaders. She has dedicated herself to learning every angle of the convenience store business and strives each and every day for herself and the employees to create new and unique out of the box concepts. She continues to keep the store fresh with new products and to make sure that all customers are 100% happy and satisfied.
Body Shop Personnel
Brock Spencer, Julio Cordova, Rich Alexander Jr., Pete Intrieri, Jim Culley, Michael Gulkis, Neil Rappaport
Service Department Personnel
Tony Lucchese, Chris D’Angelo, Cristian Cordova, Fred Byron, Mike Fraad, Ryan Mann
Convenience Store & Gas Station Staff
Paul Nadine, Christina Mahoney, Bill O’Neil, Bob Groezinger, and John Galvin
Petroleum Transfer Technician
John is our smiling attendant at the gas pumps and is a retired licensed airplane mechanic.
John joined the Patterson Auto Body team in 1996.
Neither rain, snow, sleet, nor hail keeps John from pumping gas, Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 2 PM. John joined our team in 1996 when he left Pan Am as a licensed airplane mechanic.
His World War II American plane and battleship knowledge is amazing.
Ask him about it next time you stop by.