FRANK SCANDURA, OWNER

Frank Scandura has a reputation as a maverick in the auto business. He does things his way, and he makes things happen. His is a success story of the will. The Nevada Automotive Professional is proud to present an interview with Frank.

LET’S START WITH SOME BACKGROUND; WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?

I grew up one hour north of New York City, a small town called Highland Mills NY, Orange County NY… about 5000 people in our town, maybe less.

VERY RURAL?

Very rural. We had one traffic light in town; it was in front of the firehouse, and it blinked. Our town was so small my mom was the librarian. And I mean she was the only librarian. One librarian in a 600 hundred square foot library. My dad was the barber, and I used to hang out at the gas station across from the barber shop. That’s how small town this was.

YEAH, THAT’S PRETTY SMALL. YOU WENT TO SCHOOL THERE?

I did, all the way through high school. I was born in New York City, and my parents moved us out of the city (I have four younger sisters) before I started kindergarten, and I went to kindergarten through high school in the same small town.

DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE AFTER THAT?

I was actually too bored in school. So no I didn’t have the opportunity to go to college until I got older, and I realized how much I needed it.

DON’T WE ALL? SO, TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR FAMILY. ARE YOU MARRIED?

Yes, I’m married. Deborah and I just celebrated our 15th anniversary on August 5th and we each have two grown boys and they range in age from 31 to 36. We also have seven grandchildren.