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    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, the shop moved twice and hired more staff to accommodate its growth.

    In 2009, after relocating to Blairstown, Quality Automotive needed to stand out from the other repair shops. To keep up with the most recent trends in the industry, they became members of ATI, Napa AutoCare, and TechNet.

    The Stanleys believe that educating customers and staff is of the utmost importance. That's one of the reasons why we are the highest Google-reviewed shop in Blairstown, New Jersey. And if that wasn't enough, we have a combined 160 years of experience among staff!

    Finding and hiring the right employees is time-consuming but necessary. Quality Automotive's staff must be passionate about the industry and willing to excel. We are proud to be Quality.

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Meet the Team, Quality Automotive, Blairstown, NJ, 07825
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Meet The Team

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Denise Stanley

Owner - President

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John Stanley

Owner - Vice President

Denise began her automotive service career in 1985 as a service department cashier. Denise worked in several dealerships and other assorted jobs before teaming with John to open Quality Automotive. She is currently a member of the WCCC Business Advisory Board and the Warren Tech Advisory Board. On top of that, she is also the president of the Rotary Club.

Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Sport: NHRA drag racing, CrossFit, and talking
Dream Car: 1970 Dodge Challenger, Hellcat
Birthday: June 16th
Superpower: Juggling large piles of paperwork
Nickname: Dee, Denny, De-Nice
Favorite Hobbies: CrossFit, reading, and writing short stories.

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 13 when he purchased a neighbor's disassembled 1956 Chevy BelAir. He reassembled and got the car running in 2 weeks! John worked in many shops and dealers until 1994. Two years later, he and Denise created Quality Automotive Repair.

Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Sport: Baseball and boat shopping
Dream Car: 41 Willy's Coupe
Birthday: May 5th
Superpower: Electrical Diagnosis
Nickname: Sparky
Favorite Hobbies: Golf, fishing, and bowling.

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Joanne Stiehl

Customer Service Assistant

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Mike Tolosi

Service Manager


Donna Heverly

Assistant Service Advisor

Joanne is the woman with a lovely voice who calls our clients after their appointment to thank them for choosing Quality Automotive. She also asks if they were happy with our service. Before joining Quality Automotive, she was an office manager at a trucking company. Joanne is married with six children & 17 grandchildren!

Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Sport: Crafting with her grandkids
Dream Car: 55 Thunderbird
Birthday: November 9th
Superpower: Cooking & baking
Nickname: Jo
Favorite Hobbies: Reading, walking, and flower crafts.

Donna is our assistant service advisor and joined our team in December of 2022. Her interest in the automotive industry began when she was just 7 years old, watching her dad work on many different vehicles. She later took up automotive classes during all four of her high school years.

But automotive is not just the only thing she has a place for in her heart. She also has an 8-year-old son and an 8-year-old stepson.

Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Sport: Field Hockey
Dream Car: Supra
Birthday: March 15th

Superpower: Figuring It Out.
Nickname: Don
Favorite Hobbies: Riding ATVs

Growing up, Mike took an interest in motorcycles and performance cars. Mike has experience in sporting goods, medical supplies, and used vehicles. He joined the Quality Automotive family in 2016 and became a service manager in 2019.

Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Sport: Football
Dream Car: Audi R8
Birthday: March 20th
Superpower: Multi-tasking, long-term memory, and anticipating people's needs.
Nickname: Tike
Favorite Hobbies: Golf & sports


Glenn Peters

Automotive Technician

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Jeff Gardner

Automotive Technician

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Scott Cooper

Automotive Technician

When Jeff was 16 years old, Jeff started his automotive career by attending Sussex Vo-Tech. There he graduated top of his class. Jeff has experience working with many dealerships. He also built, welded, and fabricated custom vehicles for about 25 years.

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Sport: Baseball and hunting

Dream Car: 1967-72 Chevy Truck

Birthday: January 5th

Superpower: Diagnostics and fixing the problem right the first time

Nickname: J Lee

Favorite Hobbies: Hunting and hanging out with family.

Scott’s automotive experience began when he was 10 years old helping out at his uncle’s autobody shop. Then in High School he worked at a bicycle shop. Scott worked with cars and motorcycles ever since.

He was born in Reading, MA, and grew up just north of Boston, MA. He was also a professional downhill mountain bike racer for years!

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Sport: Downhill mountain bike racing

Dream Car: 1954 Ford F100

Birthday: August 17th

Superpower: Box Jump Parkour

Nickname: Scooter

Favorite Hobbies: Spending time in the mountains, CrossFit, and training for the next marathon.

Glenn was born in New Brunswick, NJ, and currently resides in Hardwick, NJ. When Glenn was about 8 or 9 years old he started to take things apart out of pure curiosity to find out how they worked. Growing up, he had several mentors but the countless hours of factory training are what he values most.

In addition to several private repair facilities, Glenn has worked for well know dealers like Chrysler, G.M, Ford, Nissan, Audi, and Subaru. Audi and Subaru are his favorites.

Favorite Color: Sunburst Orange

Favorite Sport: Skiing

Dream Car: McLaren F1 GT

Birthday: April 29th

Superpower: Diagnostic & Anything Subaru

Nickname: G, Dude, Daisy (Although he doesn't remember who gave him the name.)

Favorite Hobbies: Skiing, Hiking, Kayaking, Riding Dirt Bikes

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