John & Denise Stanley worked at a car dealership before starting their own business. Quality Automotive opened in 1996, sharing space with a body shop and a transmission shop. Since then, they moved locations twice and hired more staff to accommodate their growing business.
In 2009, after relocating to Blairstown, they needed to stand out among the other repair shops. To keep up with the most recent trends in the industry, they became members of ATI, Napa AutoCare, and TechNet. They believe that educating their customers and staff is of the utmost importance.
Today they are the highest Google reviewed shop in Blairstown, New Jersey.
Finding and hiring the right employees is time-consuming, but necessary. Their staff must be passionate about the industry and willing to excel. They are proud to be "Quality."
Celebrating 25 Years!
Meet The Team
Born in Pt Pleasant and raised in Bayonne, Denise began her automotive service career in 1985 as a service department cashier and worked her way up to warranty administration.
Denise worked in several dealerships and at other assorted jobs before going into business alongside John to start Quality Automotive.
Her new-found passion is bringing awareness about the automotive technician shortage to anyone who will listen. She is currently a member of the WCCC Business Advisory Board and the Warren Tech Advisory Board and is working on partnering with SCCC's automotive technician internship program.
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Sport: NHRA drag racing, CrossFit, and talking
Dream Car: 1970 Dodge Challenger
Birthday: June 16th
Superpower: Juggling large piles of paperwork
Nickname: Dee, Denny, De-Nice
Favorite Hobbies: CrossFit, reading, and writing short stories
Owner- Vice President
Born in Montclair and raised in Fairfield, NJ, John attended West Essex High School where he graduated in 1972. He attended the County College of Morris where he studied auto mechanics.
John began repairing and building cars at the age of 13 when he purchased a neighbor's disassembled 1956 Chevy BelAir. He reassembled and got the car running in 2 weeks!
Through the years, John turned wrenches in a variety of shops and dealers until 1994 when he went into business for himself and started Quality Automotive.
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Sport: Baseball and boat shopping
Dream Car: 41 Willy's Coupe
Birthday: May 5th
Superpower: Electrical Diagnosis
Favorite Hobbies: Golf, Fishing, Bowling
Michael was born in Clifton and raised in Hopatcong where he graduated from Hopatcong High School in 2003.
As a child, you could usually find him helping his father with anything automotive related. In fact, he enjoyed it so much that he now has 15 years of experience in customer service and sales. He joined the Quality Automotive family in 2016 and has been here ever since. He is the voice on the other end of the phone and we are grateful for his hard work every day.
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Sport: Football
Dream Car: Audi R8
Birthday: March 20th
Superpower: Can type 75wpm while talking on the phone.
Favorite Hobbies: Golf, Shooting, & Video Games
Social Media Marketing
Ambre grew up in Hardwick and graduated from North Warren Regional in 2011. She has studied skincare, photography, and social media marketing and has experience with most platforms and website design. She joined the Quality Automotive family while helping out around the office with day to day tasks.
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Sport: Volley Ball
Dream Car: Dodge Viper
Birthday: September 21st
Superpower: Her ability to annoy the techs!
Nickname: Mrs. Squirrel (she is engaged to Thomas our tech)
Favorite Hobbies: Photography & Makeup
Customer Service Assistant
Joanne is the woman with a lovely voice that calls everyone to make sure they are happy with our service.
She was born in Montclair and raised in Little Falls. Joanne is married with 6 children & 17 grandchildren!
Joanne retired from an Office Manager/Administrative Assistant position with a trucking company before coming to work with us at Quality.
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Sport: Crafting with her grandkids
Dream Car: 55 Thunderbird
Birthday: November 9th
Superpower: Cooking & Baking
Favorite Hobbies: Reading, walking, and flower crafts.
Gary was born in Dover, NJ, and currently resides here in Blairstown, NJ with his family. He has two children, Nick and Caitlyn, and he has been married to his wife, Jen for going on 24 years. Gary's interest in the automotive industry started at a very young age and he fixed his first motorcycle at age 12. He started his career at 15 learning from a man named Dave Eggers at Center Shell in Denville, NJ. His experience ranges between all different types of machines, cars, trucks, motorcycles, and boats.
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Sport: Hunting & Fishing
Dream Car: '67 Malibu Chevelle Convertable in Marina Blue
Birthday: September 30th
Superpower: Audio + Accesories Installation + Diagnostic
Favorite Hobbies: Riding his 4x4 on the beach, the outdoors & dogs!