The New Mexico Small Business Adminstration recenlty invited One Community Auto to their annual "Small Business Week" awards ceremony, recognizing our win as a SCORE Mentors American Small Business Champion. CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF THE EVENT.
When he retired from the military in 2013 and settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Gary Peterson began to explore several career options. In 2012 he read an article about a local charity needing support to fix one of its aging vans. He took on the challenge and fixed that van, and sold another vehicle for $4,000. That led him to realize that he could help raise more money for local charities. He launched One Community Auto to help local nonprofits raise money for their causes.
Gary Peterson was honored with a proclamation by Bernalillo County Commissioners! CLICK HERE TO READ IT. Maggie Hart Stebbins and the other commissioners recognized One Community Auto's American Small Business Championship Award from SCORE Mentors, as well as the company's contributions to the community. In part, the proclamation reads One Community Auto's mission is to "help improve our community through support of local non-profits by adding value to donated cars through ef
United States Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham wrote a note to One Community for being chosen as a New Mexico Small Business Champion by SCORE Mentors & Sam's Club! CLICK HERE TO READ HER NOTE TO GARY
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) –In a win-win scenario, donated cars given a total make-over net a higher price for charity, as well as a higher tax deduction for donors. One Community Auto is a company that accepts vehicle donations, refurbishes them and sells them for a much higher price than can be achieved by taking them to auction or the junkyard. CASA-Q is a non-profit that serves LGBTQ at-risk teens by providing housing and many other services. A generous donor gave CASA-Q a