In 1999 owner Shane Stonacek attended and graduated from U.T.I. in Phoenix AZ. After graduating Shane was asked to attend the Mercedes Benz Elite Factory Training program in Orlando FL. Upon receiving factory training, Shane went to work for Smythe European in San Jose CA where he earned master tech and team leader. After becoming a Journeyman, Shane returned to his home in Fresno where he worked in the independent service and repair field specializing in European cars, for four years before opening California Mercedes & B.M.W. Repair Service.