The family-owned and operated business was founded by Ray Alfano Sr., he opened its doors originally in 1946 as Pat’s Tire and Auto. It was named for Ray’s father, Pat.
The three sons, Ray Jr., Mike and Dave, began working with their father as early as 12 and learned the business from the ground up before assuming their responsibilities. “It’s been fantastic having my sons working with me” explained Ray Sr. “We are a tight-knit family and a strong team at the dealerships”.
They became a Hyundai dealer in 1990 and continued their strong reputation of exceptional service.
In 2012 they added the Nissan dealership to their growing business. In just a few short years the Nissan dealership has grown so, they moved into a new “State of the Art” building on Winsted Rd, still in the Torrington community.
The elder Alfano has a simple explanation for his success - customer satisfaction. Logically, if a customer is pleased with the service he or she receives, they will return. And they will tell their friends and family about their experience. “Satisfied customers generate a lot of repeat business and customer referral's, notes Ray Sr. over 40% of our sales each month are a direct result of satisfied customers.
It’s still a family-run business with Dave and his son Jon in the Nissan dealership and Ray Jr., Mike and sister Cathy in the Hyundai dealership.