Meet your business: L&M Automotive Repair

Posted 3/21/23

Meet your business: L&M Automotive Repair

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Meet your business: L&M Automotive Repair


Name: Mark Erickson

Business Name: L&M Automotive Repair

Town/Neighborhood: Sun City and Peoria

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Contact info: 9889 W. Peoria Ave., 623-231-6616.

Personal background highlights: Playing guitar and racing RC cars.

Professional background highlights: Been a mechanic for 35 years. Professional and Honest.

What I do: Automotive mechanic.

What I like most about doing business here: Love the location for thriving businesses in the community.

Changes I’d like to see in this area: Better implements in the area. Fair pricing and excellent customer service to the community.

What am I promoting: Location, location, location - on the southeast corner of 99th and Peoria avenues.

What I’m excited about and why: Opening a new business and helping the community.

Favorite community cause and why: The way the economy is, I want to help people.

When and why, I started my business/employment here: I started my own business Feb. 14, 2023, to help the people in the community. I have been wanting my own business for years and finally got the opportunity to do it.

Where I was before and why I left: I worked for a corporation and left due to high pricing and to start up my own company. I was bored in California then moved to New York, then to Colorado. My father worked for IBM, so we traveled and moved to three different states.

My family: I am divorced and have three beautiful daughters in Colorado and have an awesome girlfriend, Lori Parker. She is part owner of my company. We dated for two years. She will be my lifelong partner.

My interests and hobbies: Working on vehicles, RC cars, music, building helicopters.

People who inspire me (and how): My grandfather and father had inspired me since I was a little boy. They both taught me ethics.

My guiding philosophy: To do the best I can.

My advice to today’s youth: Stay in school and get an education. It’s important to be successful in life. And don’t do drugs.