Colony One Auto Center on Giving Thanks

This holiday season, the staff at Colony One Auto Center would like to share with you what we are especially thankful for throughout the year and during this time of year. Being a family founded and run business, we are especially thankful to you, our customers, for helping us grow and provide the community with the highest quality auto repair and maintenance services. We look forward to seeing and working with you in the New Year.

For all of your repair and auto maintenance needs this holiday season, contact the experts at Colony One Auto Center. Now let’s hear from some of those experts about the things they are thankful for.

Tony Anthony

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Tony Anthony brings nine years of experience to his job as service advisor for Colony One Auto Center. He moved from his position as parts and warehouse clerk to service advisor within his first year with Colony One, due to his ability to quickly comprehend and articulate customers’ needs. Tony is also ASE certified. Here’s what he had to tell us about giving thanks during the holiday season.

“I am thankful for the loyalty our customers show to this shop. It’s genuine, and thanks to their trust, we are able to sustain and increase our business.”

“I’m also grateful for the opportunity given to me to work at this shop. I had never known what it was like to be a part of a team until I started working at Colony One Auto.”

“I am thankful to my sons for teaching me how to be a better man. They are very loving, truly try their best, and are respectful of others. I am also grateful for my wife who loves our sons and is there for them when I can’t.”

“I am thankful to be a Texan. There are some core beliefs and values Texans hold that are meaningful and bigger than the state itself. Whenever we take a vacation, I can’t wait to get back to Texas.”

“The city around Colony One Auto Center has become very diverse culturally, which gives us a chance to experience other cultures in a familiar setting. That in itself is priceless.”

“I believe being thankful requires action. Each Thanksgiving, we prepare a meal for family and friends, and also find people who aren’t as lucky and make sure they enjoy a holiday meal as well.”

“My personal Thanksgiving celebrating starts with MY turkey leg. It’s mine — period! I’m a meat and potatoes guy. ‘Nuff said.”

Rod Tate

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Colony One Auto Center’s owner Rod Tate operates the shop with the same principles set in place by our founder, Sam Tate. In addition to being ASE certified, Rod has over 21 years of experience of fully meeting the expectations of our customers. Here’s what he had to say about being thankful.

“As a business owner, I am thankful for the group of professionals I get to work with on a daily basis. Our team is very close, and we have been together for a long time. I get to work with my two sons, as well as my mother in a business my dad started.”

“Our county, Fort Bend, is the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S., and our customers reflect that diversity, which makes our job so interesting. Our customers are a pleasure to work with on a daily basis.”

“I am extremely blessed to have such a close family, including Karen, my wife of 23 years, and our adult children Amber, Sara, Justin, and Clay. We have the greatest times together, and continue to grow closer as we all grow older.”

“I am thankful to be a native Texan, and raised in a part of the country that isn’t influenced by the latest whims and trends that seem to be prevalent on the east and west coasts. In Texas, native Texans seem to be more grounded, happier and thankful people.”

“Each year, we enjoy a pretty traditional Thanksgiving at our home. My favorite food is sweet potato casserole loaded up with Jack Daniel’s, cinnamon, butter, brown sugar, and marshmallows. In the evening, we always go to the Autorama car show at the George R. Brown Center.”

Dustin Raynor

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Dustin Raynor brings 11 years of experience to his role as front office manager for Colony One Auto Center. Dustin especially enjoys helping and interacting with our customers and making sure they leave our shop satisfied. Here’s what he had to say about being thankful at this time of year.

“Every day I am thankful for being able to help our customers with whatever repair or service they need, no matter how big or small. So long as they leave the shop happy, that makes my day.”

“I am thankful for my wife, who came into my life three years ago, and helped me turn everything around. She has also shown me the importance to never give up, to never quit.”

“I am thankful for how our community has grown and helped Colony One Auto Center grow into the business it is today. I am also thankful to see that so many businesses have been able to thrive in this economy.”

“Each year I celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. (Is there any other way?) My favorite Thanksgiving food? Sliced cranberries.”