Employee Spotlight

 employee of the quarter

Please join us in congratulating Miguel Luengo & Austin Bowling for being our outstanding employee of the quarter!

Miguel

I’m originally from Oregon and moved to Shelton when I was 14. My wonderful wife, Jenny and I have 3 beautiful kids (2 sons & 1 daughter). I love the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. The Mariners, Seahawks, and the Trail Blazers are my favorite sports team.

Austin

I was raised in Shelton and enjoy living here with my beautiful wife and daughter. Cars are a passion and one of the reasons I enjoy working at Gillis Auto Center. Traveling with my family and seeing new places is one of my favorite pastimes.

wendy employee of the quarter

Please join us in congratulating Wendy Duman for being our outstanding employee of the quarter!

I moved to Mason County in 2011 with my husband. I was very fortunate to start working for Gillis Auto Center in 2012. My husband and I live up on Lake Cushman with our 2 dogs and 2 cats. I really enjoy the outdoors and the peace and quiet that area provides. I love the trees and mountains, the lake and the wildlife. I enjoy summer swims and barbecues with friends and family. Gillis has been like a family away from home. Everyone I work with is like an extended family member. They are very loyal and supportive of me. After we encountered a tragedy of having a tree fall on our house the outpouring of support and encouragement was overwhelming. I am very proud to serve Gillis Auto Center and the Mason County community, and to call this home.

scott employee of the quarter

Please join us in congratulating Scott Manthey for being our outstanding employee of the quarter!

In June of 2000, I graduated from Olympic College with my Automotive Degree. I was inexperienced but excited to start my new career. I searched high & low to call a place “home”. I opened the local Shelton Journal on July 26th & found the ad I was looking for. The ad was for a local dealership that wanted to hire a Tech-Helper. I applied for the position & was hired that same day. I have spent the last 17 years working for the dealership.

During that time many wonderful things have happened. The dealership change ownership to Gillis Auto Center. I have been provided with many opportunities to advance my educations & career. I have become a Journeyman Technician specializing in drivability & electrical diagnosis. I have become part of an extended family that not only cares about our community, but also cares about my wife and children. Don Gillis & his employees raise money for charities & have helped support me during difficult times. Gillis Auto Center is more than a job, it’s the “home” I was looking for 17 years ago.