Meet the Team
At Advanced Auto Sports in Farmington Hills, our auto repair technicians hold ourselves to a very high standard. Every one of our auto mechanics holds similar values about doing right by our customers.
For example, although auto manufacturers recommend mileage maintenance to replace air cabin filters after 2-years or 24,000-miles, we will look at the condition of that filter and make recommendations to our clients based off of what we see, versus a blanket recommendation. This is one of the small examples why our clients trust our care and service. Our team of auto technicians can sleep well at night, knowing that we do high-quality, honest work. We enjoy being fair and ethical. Even if we can charge more, we don’t believe in taking advantage of people. We follow the golden rule here at Advanced Auto Sports.
Another example is our community involvement. We are dedicated to making our local community a better place, and that is why we are involved in supporting schools and the need for future skilled trades. The school systems can always use support from local businesses, and that is why we are dedicated to assisting with automotive training courses for high school and college students.
Ever wonder what the people around Farmington Hills think about Advanced Auto Sports? Here’s a five-star review you might like:
“I’m very glad I chose Advanced Auto Sports. They are professionals from the start and their work is impeccable. Having a 5 star experience is worth my time and effort to drive the distance. Thanks to Tony and all the guys” -- Jeff S.
Meet Our Team
Marc Driscoll - Service Consultant
Marc came to us with a plethora of dealership experience, including over 15 years working with BMW and multiple years with Audi, Marc has a documented proven track record of outstanding customer service and a vast knowledge of (vehicle repair and maintenance). When Marc is not taking care of his clients he enjoys golfing, spending time on the lake and most importantly spending time with his daughter.
Mike Vroman - Lead Technician
Mike started wrenching on cars in 1987 at Bill Cook Automotive (which is now Suburban Imports of Farmington Hills) when he was 18 years old. He started as a Porsche technician and he also worked on Lotus, AC Cobra, Mazda, Nissan, Volkswagen, and Audi. Mike joined Advanced Auto Sports in 2006. He started working on cars on his own and his passion allowed him to excel very quickly. Mike likes to spend time with his kids, either fishing, gardening, or teaching them his trade. His favorite car is a 1992 Porsche 911 Turbo, like the fat-bodied one from the movie, Bad Boys. His favorite movie is Ronin with Robert De Niro, where he drove the Audi S8. His favorite part about the job is working on Audis and BMWs.
Paul Opperman - Automotive Technician
Paul first started his career in the automotive repair industry as a Porter in 1994 at the age of 22. He grew up around cars and was always fascinated by auto repair watching his father work on cars and restoring the classics. He even used to watch his Grandfather work on his own vehicles as a young age. With 25 years experience in the automotive industry Paul has excelled in many different areas and has grown to become a great Technician. In his free time Paul enjoys camping, fishing and spending time with his family. Paul’s favorite part about the auto repair industry is being able to perform services and repairs properly.
Josh Barbour - Automotive Technician
Josh’s career as an Automotive Service Technician began in 2008 at the age of 23 when he first began to develop an interest in Auto Repair. He started by taking classes and getting educated on how to properly repair vehicles. He soon began to dream of becoming an ASE Master Auto Repair Technician. In 2010 Josh began working on cars and gaining real world experience while he was working on getting a degree. He enjoyed learning how all the different systems on vehicle’s work. Josh has always enjoyed taking items apart and putting them back together to better understand how they work. In 2015, Josh completed his Associates Degree at the Miramar College in San Diego with a focus on Applied Science in Automotive Technology. In October of 2018, Josh joined the Advanced Auto Sports team. His willingness to learn and retain information has made him a valuable team member. In his free time, Josh enjoys spending time golfing, skateboarding and spending time with his family. His favorite thing about this industry is being able to come in and learn something new on a daily basis.
Blanard Jarbo - Owner
Blanard started working on cars with his dad when he was young. Going to work with dad at the junkyard and crushing cars was a fascinating thing to see. He always collected the cool model cars with the sleek lines that were displayed in his bedroom. He got into high school and took the automotive classes because he wanted to understand how to take things apart and put them back together. While a senior in high school, he worked at the Sellers Buick-Pontiac-GMC dealership, as a service porter, waiting to move up the ranks. Blanard would end up working with his family and becoming a shop owner at the young age of 24. Today, Blanard’s passion is offering young men and women the opportunity to be properly trained so they, too, can have a successful career in the automotive industry.
We would love to be your go-to auto repair shop in the Farmington Hills area. Give us a call or make a reservation online today. Advanced Auto Sports is located at 38410 Grand River Ave., Unit G, Farmington Hills, MI 48335. We’re open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. through 6:30 p.m.