OUR TEAM

John O. Roberts

President and Owner

As owner of German Auto Specialists, John or JR, as he is know at the shop, has enjoyed the 35-year adventure of building one of the finest auto specialty shops in the tri-state area. One of the most rewarding parts of this journey has been the great relationships he has developed with his customers. (The rest of JR’s story can be found in the About Us portion of this web site.) Some of JR's accomplishments include a three-year seat on the Bosch Car Service national council, president of his business “20 Group,” and multiple terms as a church vestry member. JR, who spends most of his spare time with his wonderful wife, is a proud father of a concert pianist and Foreign Service Officer. You will also often find him gardening, tending to his koi pond, playing his classic Martin guitar for his granddaughter, trail cycling with his wife, Sally, or attempting to hit a little white dimpled ball into a very small hole. As an EAGLE Scout, JR helped prepare his son and other boys to become independent young men while enjoying all the outdoor activities of the troop. To learn even more, visit the shop for an introduction to the best German-car repair group around.

​EXPERT GERMAN CAR CARE SINCE 1981


​​1215 E. Ridge Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462         Phone:  610-279-8500        E-mail: jr@germanautospecialist.com

German Auto Specialists is

committed to providing

you with the finest service 

and long lasting value for

all your car care needs. 


Our technicians receive factory

training while

employing manufacturer

specific computer testing

equipment and tools.


Your satisfaction is

backed by our

BOSCH Nationwide Warranty

and our 24 month

24,000 mile warranty.

We’re committed to serving you with quality and valuable auto care. Bring your car in today for an inspection and see what our commitment to quality is all about. We may not be related, but you’ll feel like we’re family.

We are dedicated to auto repair and to serving you with quality and value.  That's why we are a 2015 top rated auto shop.

 

Our highly skilled technicians have years of experience. Plus, they love cars and care about yours. For decades we have built loyalty through our quick and friendly service, our honesty, and that special touch we bring to every customer interaction.

 

Get to know our expert mechanics. They have the tools, skills, and desire to help. Stop by and see why car owners from miles around agree we are the best.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS

OUR MISSION

Call us for an appointment: 610-279-8500

Odie

Shop dog

Odie is a seven-year-old shelter rescue mix. Adopted from the Delco SPCA, Odie enjoys interacting with customers, ripping apart boxes and going to the beach or mountains.

Joanne Gisler

Office Manager


Joanne has been the backbone of German Auto Specialist's administration since joining the company in 2010. She is the voice at the other end of customers' calls and brings a bright, engaging manner to all conversations. Joanne's career in the car business stretches back to the late 1980s, when she began work in a dealership's accounting office in the Poconos. She has remained in the car industry ever since, having worked for four separate dealerships before joining the GAS family.

Agustin Obregon

Technician/Customer Service

“Gust” studied automotive training for two years at Central Montco Technical High School. The newest member of the German Auto Specialists team, Gust began at apprenticing while he was a student at the Universal Technical Institute and came on board full time after graduating in February 2014. Gust’s specialty is State Safety and Emissions Inspections and customer service. His hobbies include attending concerts and music festivals, playing video games and fishing. He is fluent in Spanish.

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Nick Vanderwende

Vice President and Owner

Nick has been working on cars full time since 2004, when he graduated from the Automotive Training Center with a degree in high performance engines and motorsports. He is versatile on a range of German car models, but his passion is Porsche and therefore his noteworthy specialty. Nick spent seven years in the Porsche Club of America working on track cars. He owns two Porsches himself and even has a Porsche tattoo. Nick spends his free time shooting pool, boating, fishing—with his own hand-made wooden lures—and enjoying his wife, Kate, and two dogs.

Tony Bauman

Shop Foreman

Tony joined German Auto Specialists as a part-time shop assistant in 2001. He’s been a full-time technician since 2006, when he graduated from the Automotive Training Center. In addition to his extensive training on BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Volkswagen, Tony is an ASE Master Automotive Technician, a Pennsylvania certified emissions and safety inspector, and an EAGLE Scout. He enjoys hiking, camping, and playing pool as a member of multiple competitive billiards leagues.