ABOUT OUR COMPANY
Our primary goal is to help our fellow New Mexicans by raising five to ten times more money through charitable vehicle donations. Our family is dedicated to community service. We have combined our passion for our neighbors with our love for cars. It's as simple as that.
WHY CHOOSE US?
There are all sorts of places to donate a car, so why choose us? One Community Auto takes pride in helping the Land of Enchantment be a great place to live. By partnering over three dozen local organizations, we are helping to empower groups that are changing the lives of New Mexicans for the better. Not only are we saving many donated cars from the scrap heap, but we’re providing more revenue for the missions of our these groups. We can generate 5-10x more money for your car over the typical car donation services.
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATION
In 2017, One Community Auto was chosen as Grand Champion in the American Small Business Championship competition from the Small Business Administration's SCORE Mentors program, We were incredibly honored to win this award and bring it home to New Mexico. You can read more about it by clicking here.
LOCALLY OWNED BY A VETERAN
Our owner Gary Peterson is a native New Mexican and a proud military veteran. He founded One Community Auto in 2013 after spending 22 years in the United States Air Force working in logistics and transportation. He knew he had found his calling after helping the New Mexico Veterans Integration Center fix up an old Camaro and sell it for a big profit. Gary took the old rundown car and generated $4,000 for the charity. He’s been helping donors and non-profits ever since.
Gary has memberships in several local community organizations in New Mexico, including the following:
Member, New Mexico Veterans Business Association
Member, New Mexico Independent Automobile Dealers Association
Board Member, Albuquerque LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce
Council Member, Southeast Albuquerque Civilian Policing Council