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12121 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230 Mon - Fri: 7:45 AM - 5:30 PM (Closed daily 12-1pm for Lunch) Located directly across the street from Playa Vista

Meet Our Team

John and Colette Modesti – Owners

John and Colette Modesti – Owners

The history of Modesti’s started back in 1972 when John opened up his first auto repair and performance products shop. By 1978, the shop became incorporated and the performance products portion was fazed out. 1996 started their expansion process and, after a few years, the location of present-day Modesti’s was purchased and the rest they say, is history.

Hobbies: Fishing, traveling, gardening, and spending time with their kids and grandkids


Nick – General Manager

Nick – General Manager

Having spent time in the auto shop since he was a young boy, Nick is now the Business Manager of Modesti’s with over 29 years of automotive industry experience. He is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified Service Advisor, Alldata certified specialist, and is currently working toward his Accredited Automotive Manager designation from the Automotive Management Institute.

Hobbies: Fishing and spending time with his wife and kids


Jonathon – Service Advisor


Jonathon – Service Advisor

Jonathon has been a veteran to the automotive industry for 20 years, with experience in everything- from washing cars to running a shop. Throughout his career, he has earned numerous certifications from ATI (Automotive Technology Institute), Educational Seminars Institute and Worldpac Training Institute.

Hobbies: As a father of 3, Jonathon enjoys spending time with his family on the weekends.

Melanie – Service AdvisorMelanie – Service Advisor
Melanie is the third generation from the Modesti family to work at the shop. Though she’s helped out for years with administrative tasks she officially became an employee of Modesti’s in 2014. Nowadays you’ll likely meet Melanie at the service desk, or on the phone as she often makes calls to remind clients of their appointments. Melanie is proud to have earned her Automotive Management Institute degree and certification through Elite customer service training.
Hobbies: With a college degree in art Melanie loves to draw and paint often entering her work into published art books. She also loves to read, and considers the original Sherlock Holmes and Lord of the Rings series as her all-time favorite books.
Rafael – Automotive TechnicianRafael – Automotive Technician


Rafael has been a part of our team since May of 2003. Rafael has received instruction from various venues in the automotive trade. He was trained here from day one by Jeff one of our trusted ASE certified master technicians. He is ASE certified in vehicle maintenance and repairs.

Hobbies: Spending time with his wife and 3 daughters



Rudy - Automotive TechnicianRudy - Automotive Technician



Rudy is an advanced level Master technician with 18 years experience. He enjoys the challenge and complexities that come with working on today's cars, and looks forward to going to work everyday.

Hobbies: "Pro Football, video games, and spending time with my family is how I like to relax."



Freddie - Driver/Shop CaretakerFreddie - Driver/Shop Caretaker


Freddie drives our shop shuttle and is largely responsible for the cleanliness of our facility.

Hobbies: "The thing that I love the most is God and Jesus Christ His Son. My hobbies are bowling, and spending time with my family and Grandsons, as well as reading. I take a lot of pride in doing a good job, and driving customers to their destinations safely."

Customer Testimonials Read More Write A Review
“Friendly people and a nice clean place. Competitive pricing and very professional. Too bad they’re closed on Saturdays.”
“The service was excellent as always. Both Jonathan and Danny are always very specific as to the condition of the vehicle and exactly what work needs to be done to it in the future.”
“Love the guys at Modesti’s, who have kept my eight year old Acura running as good as new. If everyone’s car had as good of service, Honda and Toyota would be selling a lot fewer new cars.”
“So Glad we have a great crew at Modesti’s to take care of our car. They listen and try to work with us on scheduling the most important needs. Truly listen to the customer and care…. thanks, sara ross.”
“One could not ever go to a business with a higher ethic. I know because I’ve been going to Modesti’s for 34 years!”
“This was my first time taking my car to Modesti’s. I dealt with Jonathan and he has been very candid about what repairs and maintenance my car needed. The price was also reasonable. Very professional and such a “clean” place. I highly recommend Modesti’s.”