Business Name: TA’s Specialties LLC
Description: Auto repair
Owner: Tim Hagerty
Phone: (928) 468-0101
Address: 4402 E. Highway 260, Star Valley. Across from Steve Coury Ford
Experience: Opened a car repair business 15 years ago in Safford. Before that, Hagerty worked for Western Auto for seven years.
“I always knew I would have my own shop one day.”
Services: TA’s Specialties offers suspension, steering, brakes, alignments, custom exhaust, A/C service and engine diagnostics. They also sell new and used tires.
What positive lessons have you learned during the recession? You have to be honest and trustworthy, but I didn’t just learn that through the recession, I have always been honest and trustworthy, otherwise I would not have stayed in business for as long as I have.
What strategy do you use to hire good people? I like to find employees that aren’t just looking for a paycheck. I hire people that love what they do, care about others and are a team player.
TA’s Specialties will have its grand opening celebration Saturday, Dec. 16. KRIM will do a live remote from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and there will be barbecue and free giveaways.