Jeff Johnson – Owner
Jeff’s passion for working on cars was prominent at an early age as he and his dad, Russ, Johnson, restored old Mopar muscle cars during their free time. His first job at the shop was that of painter’s assistant where he helped prep the cars for paint, wash cars, and do any necessary odd job Russ needed from him. In 2002, Jeff was presented with the option to learn the entire business and assume the role of manager while his parents semi-retired. There was no doubt this was what Jeff wanted to do. After 7 years of running the shop, Jeff, and his wife, Shanna, purchased it from his parents, Russ and Ruth. Jeff runs the entire operation at the shop daily.
Shanna Johnson – Owner
Shanna is responsible for the Accounting and Marketing efforts for the shop. Shanna has a business background with a Business degree from California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) and a Masters in Business from the University of San Diego (USD). She worked in the high-tech industry for many years with her most recent position being a Project Manager at Nokia Mobile Phones.
SHARON MOORE – Receptionist & Accounting
Sharon joined Carlsbad Auto Body in November of 2007 on a part-time basis. She needed something that enabled her flexible hours and liked the idea of working for a family business. At the same time, Jeff needed someone that could help with the customers while he was busy. Sharon has been working in the customer service and accounting fields for over 15 years and develops many of the monthly reports Shanna needs to complete the books. In her spare time, Sharon plays tennis, enjoys reading, and is extremely busy with her two children, Kyle and Danielle.
FRANK SMITH – Auto Body Technician
Frank has been working as an auto body technician for over 40 years. He loves to work on all types of cars including frame, body, mechanical, and suspension work. With so much experience under his belt, Frank has the confidence to do quality work on any car that comes into the shop. His moto is: “I’ll repair your car as if it were mine.” During his free time, Frank enjoys gardening, water sports and spending time with his family.
JOE MORALES – Auto Body Technician
Joe has been in the auto body industry for over 17 years. He has a strong passion for fixing and repairing cars and is I-Car and A.S.E certified. Joe’s specialties are being able to work on all makes and models as well as frame, mechanical and body repairs. He enjoys restoring classic cars, working on his own personal vehicles, and spending time teaching his daughters how to fix things. Joe takes great pride in his job and works on every vehicle as if it were his own. To Joe, there is nothing more rewarding than to see the vehicle owner completely satisfied and happy with his work.
MARK FERNANDEZ – Painter
Mark has been working in the auto body industry for over 14 years and got into the trade after wanting to learn how to paint his own vehicles. The trade attracted him because very few people know how to paint cars and do so well! Mark is an exceptional painter with the ability to duplicate the factory finish on all makes and models. Additionally, he specializes in more complicated three-stage paints. Mark’s hobbies are working on cars, reading, and hanging out with his family. In 1999, Mark received an ROP refinish certificate from Mir Costa’s Body and Paint class.
CARLOS ALVAREZ – Paint Assistant
Carlos has over 10 years of experience in the auto body industry. He thoroughly enjoys his job and working on cars. Carlos’ free time is spent working on cars or spending time with his family. His personal moto is: “I work on every car like it’s my own.”
CHASE JOHNSON – “Manager in Training”
Chase loves nothing more than visiting daddy at the shop and seeing what the guys are working on. It’s extra nice when Sharon is there because she gives him all sorts of treats. Hearing the train go by the back yard of the shop is sure to make his day as well! There is no doubt that Chase is already into cars. Jeff is just trying to figure out what type of car he and Chase will restore together first.