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Pamby Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

665 Danbury Rd
Directions Ridgefield, CT 06877

  • Sales: (888) 840-4198
  • Service: (888) 620-0047
  • Parts: (888) 692-1740

Pamby Motors Inc. Staff


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  • John Pambianchi
    Dealer Principal
    203-438-4801

    John Pambianchi is the oldest son of Matty Pambianchi, one of Pamby Motor's original founders. He was born and raised in Ridgefield, CT. 


    Johnny began working part-time at Pamby Motors as a high school student in 1962! His first job was pumping gas at the Pamby gas station and then John went on to graduate from Northwood University in Michigan with a degree in Automotive Marketing. 

    When John came back to the family business as a college grad in 1970, Pamby Motors had a total of six employees. John did a little bit of everything. He sold cars, fixed them, towed them and helped clean up around the shop. 

    In the 1980s, Pamby Motors expanded to two Ridgefield locations - Chrysler Plymouth and Jeep. John ran the Chrysler Plymouth location and his father, Matty Pamby ran Jeep. He and his brothers, Mike and Fred, took over the family business in the 80's and continue to run the Dealership, Auto Body Shop, Parts and Service Department, and Gas Station. 

    Today, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM vehicles are all sold under one roof at 665 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, where John works as the Dealer Principal.

    Johnny and his wife Eileen raised their two children boys, Matt and Nick, in Ridgefield. He welcomed his first grandson, Jack Pambianchi, this winter. He is involved in many Ridgefield community programs, including Sunrise Cottage, The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield High School's football team, high school scholarships, and youth sports.

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  • Mike Pambianchi
    Service and Parts Director
    203-438-9673

    Mike Pambianchi is the middle son of Matty Pambianchi, one of Pamby Motor's original founders. He was born and raised in Ridgefield, CT.


    Mike began working at the family business in 1969, under the tutelage of his Uncle Harry and Uncle Otto Pambianchi. Otto taught him about the technical and mechanical part of the industry and he learned about managing Service and Parts from Harry.  He really enjoyed showing up to work after school and spending time learning and being with his aunts, uncles, and family, ultimately receiving a priceless education in on the job training. 

    After he graduated from Ridgefield High School in 1972 (the last class to graduate from the "Old Highschool,") Mike attended Post University and received his Associate's Degree in Business Science, returning to Pamby Motors, ultimately working his way to  Service and Parts Director.

    Mike has three grown children who live in Ridgefield with their spouses and children. He was an active part of their childhood growing up. He coached Pop Warned Football for 14 years, managed a Little League team for 12 years, coached for the RBA for 6 years, and assisted the Freshman RHS Football team for 5 years. He also was a Ridgefield Volunteer Fireman for 8 years.

    When Mike is not at work, he can be found watching sporting events, and doing yard work. During the spring and summer, doing his favorite thing; enjoying Sunday's by the pool with his wife, Marylou, his children, and his five grandchildren; Natalie, Charlie, Haddie, George, and Owen. He says "I'm extremely thankful for my wife, who helps me every day, so I could coach, or volunteer, and work, even when my kids weren't playing anymore." 


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  • Fred Pambianchi
    General Manager
    203-438-4801

    Fred Pambianchi is the youngest son of Matty Pambianchi, one of Pamby Motor's original founders. He was born and raised in Ridgefield, CT.  You can find him at the Pamby Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM showroom where he works mainly with sales, but you'll also catch him doing whatever needs to be done around the showroom or for the business. 

    Pamby Motors is a family-owned and operated business started by Fred's father and uncle. Fred joined the family business part-time and graduated from Ridgefield High School in 1976. He studied for his Associates Degree and graduated from NCC in 1978.  He worked his way up the ranks to lead the sales team in 1981. Today, he shares the same mission as his family members who also work at Pamby, which is to bring high value, honesty, and friendliness to the car-buying experience.

    Fred is a Ridgefield native and an active member of the Ridgefield community where he has served in the past as president of the local St. Mary's Parish council and is currently on the Ridgefield Scholarship committee. Freddie was also very active in his children's lives as they grew up in Ridgefield. He did not miss any sporting events, dance recitals, school presentations! Even as they moved on to college, he would often be traveling to Philadelphia and be spotted on the sidelines cheering the three kids on, who ironically enough, all went to the same college!


    He has been married to his wife, Betsy, for 35 years and has three children, Ryan and his wife, Patty, Emily and Rebecca, and two granddogs (for now!) - Wrangler and Remy. 

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  • Tim Pambianchi
    Service Director
    203-438-6525

    Tim Pambianchi has been at Pamby Motors for since 1994! He is the son of Mike Pambianchi, and grandson of Matty Pambianchi, one of the original founder's of Pamby Motors.


    Timmy began working part-time at the family business when he was in high school, and even in those early years, he knew he wanted to make this his career. 

    Tim graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a degree in Business Administration and followed up with training at the Chrysler school in Detroit.

    As Pamby's Service Director, Tim oversees all operations in the Service Department including towing. This includes customer satisfaction, the DMS computer system, training and direct contact with Chrysler.

    Tim grew up in Ridgefield, where he lives with his wife, Amanda and their two children, Natalie and Charlie. He is also Deputy Fire Chief of the Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department.

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  • Andy Pambianchi
    Service Quality Specialist
    203-438-6525

    Andy is a third generation family employee. His father, Mike Pambianchi, is the Service and Parts Director. Pamby Motors was started by Andy's grandfather (Matty Pambianchi) and his grandfather's brothers.

    Andy was raised in Ridgefield. He graduated RHS in 2000 and went to the Baron Institute of Technology, graduating in 2002. During high school, Andy began working at Pamby's part time. He returned full time after school as an Auto Technician.  He can be found in the Service Department, fixing cars Monday through Saturday.

    Andy grew up in Ridgefield, where he lives with his wife, Amy and their children; Haddie and Owen. Andy is also a member of the Ridgefield Volunteer Fire Department and enjoys spending time with his family.

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  • Emily Pambianchi
    Business Development Manager
    203-438-4801 x2105

    Emily Pambianchi is honored to be joining her three cousins, Tim, Andy, and Nick, as the third generation of Pamby's leading Pamby Motors into the future. 

    Born and raised in Ridgefield, CT, Emily attended public schools and graduated Ridgefield High School in 2002. Pamby Motors continued to hold a special piece of Emily's heart as she grew up. She and her cousins made sure to play on Pamby's sponsored teams for the sport they played and she was happy to attend events the business sponsored as she grew older. "I loved getting up early to support the Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon when I was younger. My Dad and I would drive a Wrangler to kick off the race," she reminisces. Now she cheers on the sidelines for family members, friends, and Pamby employees that run the race. "Maybe one day I will run it," she hopes. 

    In 2002, Emily moved to Philadelphia to study at St. Joseph's University. While studying, she explored the city and its culture, played Women's Rugby for SJU, and volunteered for various campus activities. She graduated with her B.A. in English and French and began grad school two days after graduating, earning her M.A. in Writing Studies in 2007.

    Ultimately, Emily's love for her family brought her back to Ridgefield and to begin her first career at Ridgefield Academy, where she taught for seven years. While teaching at the independent day school, she volunteered for SPHERE, a local nonprofit that provided recreational opportunities for adults with disabilities. That work with adults for disabilities led to an exciting new career at The Prospector Theater, where Emily worked from the conception of the startup, not for profit movie theater that teaches, trains, and hires adults with disabilities. Many of the skills she learned and used at the theater transferred to her work as Business Development Manager at Pamby Motors.

    In her free time, Emily enjoys being with her family and her friends. She has a 4-year-old dog, Wrangler, who is typically the subject of many stories, and she likes theater, movies, and great food.  Come visit Emily at Pamby's showroom located on Route 7, at 655 Danbury Road in Ridgefield, for you new or used Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge or RAM.

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  • Nick Pambianchi
    Service Client Manager
    (203) 438-6525

    Nick Pambianchi started working at Pamby Motors when he was 16 years old. During the summer, he would come in and wash cars for the Pamby Auto Body Shop. 


    In 2014, directly after graduating from college, Nick began working at Pamby full time. Since then, he has been our Service Client Manager in the Pamby Service Department.

    As our trusty Service Client Manager, Nick works closely with customers to explain the work being done on their cars. He completes work orders and ensures customer satisfaction on repairs.

    Nick is a third generation family employee, where his father, John Pambianchi, is the Dealer Principal. Pamby Motors was started by Nick's grandfather (Matty Pambianchi) and his grandfather's brothers.

    Nick is a volunteer firefighter for the Ridgefield Volunteer Firefighters and enjoys traveling when he has the chance. He is having fun his new title "Uncle Nick," as his brother and sister in law welcomed his first nephew, Jack, this winter.

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  • Joel Bruzinski
    General Manager
    203-438-4801

    When you walk into our Dealership, you will see Joel. He is always hard at work, but never too busy to offer a friendly greeting to customers and co-workers.

    Joel is a vital part of our business. He changed Pamby's for the better when he showed up to our former showroom on Danbury Road almost 20 years ago. He was wearing a suit and tie and was only 9 months out of college. John Pambianchi hired him on the spot!


    For nearly two decades, Joel has had the opportunity to see many of our loyal customers. In fact, this is one of his favorite parts of the job.  

    "We run a more integral business," Joel says. "It's run differently from other more stereotypical auto dealers. We want to retain people. Customers come back, and continue to see the same faces." In many cases, he has seen newly licensed teens come in with parents Joel sold cars to when they were newly licensed themselves!

    Joel says the Pamby building conveys an inviting feeling as soon as people walk in the door. "We speak that to the customer," he notes. "It's an outward conveyance of how we do business. You walk in here and feel the difference. That is by design."

    What people might be feeling when they walk in the door is the comradery among the staff. Joel appreciates the fact that everyone on staff knows each other well and is comfortable teasing each other. "Behind the scenes, we're like family," he says.

    When he leaves work, you might catch him driving away in his 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport. You would think someone in the auto industry would have the latest and greatest model, but Joel has a sentimental attachment to this vehicle and he says it's still reliable. 

    He's an active member of his Sherman, CT community, where he and his wife do volunteer work and are politically involved. They own a historical home in the town center, which they have been continuously restoring. They are raising their two children, Nate and Eden,  two dogs and one bearded dragon in that home!

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  • Tom Zegarelli
    Finance Manager
    203-438-4801

    Our assistant manager in finance, Tom Zegarelli, has been with us since 1996! Tom handles all finance elements of the business, big and small. From approving the sale price of each car to handling loans and leases, and even helping customers choose their accessories (such as floor mats), he is there to guide each buyer through every financial aspect of the sale.

    Tom went to the Technical Career Institute (TCI) - located in West Haven at the time - to become a mechanic. He then transferred to the service side of the business, where he was a manager before joining our finance department. Tom works long hours, and we greatly appreciate his dedication to the company. We are lucky to have him here.

    "It's my home away from home," Tom says. "The Pambys are good people to work for."

    When he's not at work, you might see him driving around; he's hard to miss in his Orange Crush-colored Jeep Wrangler. Or, you might see him at a sports game, since he's a huge fan of the New England Patriots and the Yankees. 


    In fact, his whole family is sporty. Tom's wife is the head coach of their daughter's cheer squad, which goes to nationals every year in Orlando; this last time, the cheer squad took third place! For years, until his son reached high school, Tom was his son's football coach. Now, his son works for his college's teams!

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  • Barbara Jones
    Office Manager
    203-438-4801

    Barbara Jones works upstairs in the offices at the Pamby Motor's showroom. She manages HR, the accounts, payroll, and more. Barbara is a mover and shaker, overseeing a lot of moving parts at Pamby's, and she keeps the business running smoothly.

    Barbara was born in Hyannis, Massachusetts, but moved to Ridgefield, Connecticut while growing up. She attended and graduated Ridgefield High School, then studied at Western Connecticut State University.

    She began at Pambys in the office in 1988 as a Bookkeeper and learned a lot from Jess Torcellini, who worked at Pamby's for 50 years! Early on during her job, her son became very sick and a sincere personal interaction with John Pamby exhibited that she was working for an incredible family. 

    Thirty years later, Barbara remains with the company; loyal and happy to be here. She lives in Ridgefield with her husband Andrew and their youngest son Dylan and Border Collie, Zoie. Their older sons Eric and Adam, and grandchildren Alexis, Brooklyn, and Camden are a car ride and an airplane ride away, respectively.

    Barbara enjoys reading, crocheting, and running when she has some free time!

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  • Lorri Rowe
    Bookkeeper
    203-438-4801

    Our customers don't normally have the pleasure of interacting with Lorri, but we have been fortunate to be working with her for many years here at Pamby's.


    As one of our bookkeepers, she works diligently behind the scenes to monitor schedules, payroll, office equipment, money coming in and money going out. Lorri has 31 years of experience working in the car business; we are very lucky to have her with us.

    Lorri grew up in Ridgefield and was bound to end up working with the Pambianchi family one way or another! She went to school alongside some of the Pambianchi family members. Her mom worked with John Pambianchi's mother-in-law, and Lorri worked with Mike Pambianchi's and John Pambianchi's wives at the American Can Company in Greenwich before it closed!

    When Lorri isn't working, she's knitting or crocheting presents for her four grandchildren. She also stays busy during her free time by helping her good friend who writes books for young adults. Lorri edits the books and shares her ideas once the books are completed!

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  • Colby Culbert
    Sales Consultant
    203-438-4801

    You might have already met Colby Colbert at our Dealership on 655 Danbury Road in Ridgefield, CT! His face is one of the first you see when you walk in the showroom. As a Sales Consultant for Pamby, Colby spends most of his time working directly with our customers, whether it's over the phone, in person or through email.

    We lucked out when we spotted Colby working at a Quiznos in New Milford. Our sales manager, Joel, went in for lunch and was impressed by Colby's work ethic. He left his card with Colby and asked him to come by the office. Seven years later, Colby is still with us. Sorry, Quiznos.

    One of the aspects Colby likes about his job is that it's competitive. The sales team keeps up a friendly rivalry that reminds him of playing sports. "I like the people I work with, and the job is rewarding," he says. When he's not at work, he likes to golf, bowl, snowboard and competes in paintball tournaments. He can also be found hanging with his cat, Azzy!


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  • Carl Russo
    Sales Consultant
    203-438-4801

    Carl Russo is a man of many talents, but the characteristics we like at Pamby's are his sense of humor and work ethic. He is a driven salesperson and team player.


    Carl was raised in Stratford, Connecticut and attended the Colonial School of Tool Design. He began his career as a Mechanical Draftsman then was promoted to Mechanical Designer. He eventually became an Industrial Graphic Designer and worked his way to Financial Planner at IDS Amex. Carl followed another passion and founded a Music Store called Tunes in Newtown, CT that sold CDs and cassette tapes! Carl invested in real estate, and became a Salesperson at Pamby Motors! What a busy guy!

    When Carl isn't selling cars or checking in on his rental properties, he likes to golf and to spend time with his family. He's married to his wife Karin, and has four wonderful children; Carl, Brian, Christian, and Sara and their cat, Chadee! 

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  • Michael Simonelli
    Sales Consultant
    203-438-4801

    Mike Simonelli worked in Pamby's New Car Prep beginning in 2011. His hard work ethic and attention to detail attracted him to the Sales Department, where he was promoted to in 2016.


    A native resident of Danbury and a graduate from Danbury High School Mike played football at Danbury High. Mike is also a member of The Citizens Hose Company #6  Volunteer Fire Department.

    In his leisure, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, friends and his son Andrew.

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  • Jim Keogh
    Sales and Lease Consultant
    203-438-4801 x2101

    As a little boy, Jim Keogh played with various types of cars; Matchbox, Tonka Trucks, fire trucks, rescue cars, and remote control vehicles. It comes as no surprise to the car enthusiast that he is Pamby Motors Inc., newest salesperson. "I am enjoying learning more about the auto industry every day and working with great people," Jim says.

    Jim was born and raised in Danbury, CT, he graduated from Danbury High School in 2008.  He became a volunteer firefighter at age 22 and is currently with Independent Hose 4. He is proud of their dedication and work for the city.  Before Jim began at Pamby Motors, he was managing a local business in Danbury, CT, working his way up from an entry-level position. 

    In his spare time, Jim is an avid Mets fan and enjoys physical challenges, such as running and hiking. He ran the Pamby Ridgefield 1/2 Marathon and looks forward to the scenic run again! Jim always has a great story to tell about his 3-year-old cat Django, who is adventurous and mischievous.

    Jim officially began working with Pamby Motors in May 2016 and "loves when a customer becomes part of the Pamby's community and leaves the dealership with a beautiful, new car." Come visit Jim at Pamby's showroom located on Route 7, at 655 Danbury Road in Ridgefield, for you new or used Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge or RAM.

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  • David Carbone
    Commercial Vehicle Specialist
    203-438-4801


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  • Tom Falconieri
    Auto Body Manager
    (203) 438-2205

    Pamby Motors Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM is proud to announce their newest employee, Body Shop Manager, Tom Falconieri. Tom is a Ridgefield native, who grew up tinkering with cars, inspired by his father. He is a complete car enthusiast who has been working on vehicles since he was a child!

    Tom graduated from Ridgefield High School in 2005 and previously worked at Pamby Motors, during high school, and then worked for Fairfield Collision Center and Julio Grasso Restoration.  He is iCAR Gold and Platinum Certified, ASE Certified, Porsche Aluminum and Steel Certified, Jaguar and Land Rover Aluminum and Steel Certified and Collision Repair Certified.

    When asked about his hobbies, Tom smiled and answered, "I wish I had some."   

    Join Pamby's in welcoming Tom with a message below, or stop in to say hi at Pamby Motors Auto Body, 32 Danbury Road (behind Peachwave!). The Auto Body shop can be reached at (203)438-2205 or email at Pambyab@snet.net

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  • Steve Carboni
    Warranty Administrator
    203-438-6525

    Steve "T-Bone" Carboni was born and raised in Ridgefield, Connecticut. He attended local schools and graduated from Ridgefield High School n 1966, with another Pamby employee, John Pambianchi!


    Steve studied history at Western Connecticut and Central State Universities, respectively, and his job offer to work at Pamby's came from long time friend John. 

    "He heard my job with another company would be moving out of state and that I had a great reputation with warranties, so he asked if I would join Pamby Motors." 

    Steve talks fondly of the many years he has worked at Pamby's, especially working with co-founder, Matt Pamby. "He was super to work for, I enjoyed him immensely."

    Steve and his wife Alice live together with their cat, Maxwell, but enjoy spending time with their children Daniel and Jessica. He coached their youth sports and was fulfilled by the time spent out on the field with the kids. Steve also has two grandchildren, Bronan and Arabella. 

    When Steve has free time, he likes to play golf or motorcycle!

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  • John Chassey
    Service Manager
    203-438-6525

    John has been with us since 1983 when he started out as a service advisor. Outside of Pambianchi family members, he is the longest-running employee here, and we truly appreciate the 33 years of loyalty he has shown us. He was hired by Matty Pambianchi and has worked with the second and third generation of Pambianchi's! 

    As service manager, John is in charge of dispatching the technicians, calling for work and part estimates, as well as overseeing the parts shop. His favorite part of the job is working with the customers because he firmly believes in treating others the way you would like to be treated. Sometimes customers might walk in overwhelmed or frustrated, but John's first reaction is to treat them with respect and work with them one step at a time to help resolve their issues as best he can.

    When he's not at work, he loves spending time with his wife of many years - Marianne, their three children, and their 4-year old grandchild. He enjoys the outdoors, and since one of his sons is a park ranger in Florida, he gets out there quite a bit to enjoy the fresh air.  


    John "likes the people at Pamby's and believes it is a good organization."

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  • Mike Polverari
    Service Consultant
    (203) 438-6525

    Mike Polverari was born and raised in Ridgefield, CT! He graduated from Ridgefield High School in 1975 and followed his studies from there to Norwalk Community College.


    He began his career at TransLux Corp in Norwalk, CT and eventually found his way to Pamby Motors! He began as a Service Advisor at Pamby's and has been with the company for many years. Mike enjoys "working with great people and that every day he can learn something new at Pamby Motors.

    Mike has been married to his wife for 37 years and they live in Bethel, CT.  They hav32-year-old old son. During his free time he enjoys walking and gardening.

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  • Soni G
    Service Consultant
    (203) 438-6525

    Pamby Service Advisor Soni G. is often the first person you see when you walk in the door at our Service Department (next to the Stop & Shop center) at 143 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield. He sits at the first desk, ready to greet you as you walk in.

    The great thing about Soni G. is he used to work behind the scenes as an auto technician, so when he sits down with a customer to go over an estimate, he's fully able to explain any issue or answer any maintenance question in detail.

    "The customers who come into our service center are pleasant," Soni G. says. "I enjoy working here, and I love working with the Pambianchis; they treat us like family."

    Soni grew up the small town of Bhadran in India and immigrated to the USA at age 11. He attended local schools in Danbury, CT and then went to TCI to learn how to work on vehicles and spent time working as a mechanic before managing a small shop, Accuquick, for 7 years. He then came to Pamby's to be one of our Service Consultants! 

    Soni loves the "family environment at Pamby's and the friendly people," he works with, as well as interacts with. He plays cricket and football in his spare time, and enjoys time with his three children after work.

    Soni G. is a great team member. We are lucky to have his expertise on hand and are thankful for the hard work he puts in.

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  • Steve Santini
    Parts
    (203) 438-9673

    Steve Santini, a Ridgefield native, works in our Parts Department!


    As a child, Steve attended Scotland Elementary, East Ridge Middle School and then, graduated from Ridgefield High School. He worked at Roma's Pizza (which is now Planet Pizza) before he came to work with us at Pamby Motors in 1985!

    If you pay close attention when you're out driving around Ridgefield, you may see Stevie behind the Pamby Van wheel! Steve also looks up car parts and orders them for the business. He laughs, saying "lunchtime is my favorite part of the day!"

    Steve is cousins with John, Mike, and Fred Pambianchi. He likes working with his family as well as some great friends he has made during his 33 years at Pamby Motors. 

    When Steve is not at Pambys, he is spending time cheering on the Yankees or Giants, spending time with his sister's dogs, Maxx and Mia, or hanging out with friends at the Italian American Club! 

    Steve is a proud Pamby Motors employee for 33 years!

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  • Joe Zahra
    Parts Driver
    (203) 438-9673

    Joe is a Ridgefield native! He grew up in town and graduated from Ridgefield High School in 2006. He really enjoys working at Pamby Motors because "there is a lot to learn, he likes cars, and he enjoys working with great people."


    Mike Pambianchi commends Joe's work performance, saying "he is always willing to pitch in."

    When Joe is not at work, he is watching sports! Joe is a huge Yankee fan and loves the Giants.  He also enjoys the hobby of photography.

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  • Bob Busino
    Parts Manager
    203-438-9673

    Bob Busino was raised in Ridgefield, CT and graduated from Ridgefield High School in 1980.  He has been a radio technician since middle school and is a HAM Radio Operator.


    Bob currently works as the Parts Manager at Pamby's Service and is looking forward to working on a hot rod he has at home, in Newtown, CT.

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  • Bill Cassel
    Parts
    203-438-9673

    Bill Cassell was born and attended schools in New Milford, CT.


    His friend Colby Culbert began working at Pamby's in Sales and talked about the great opportunity here, so Bill applied! 

    Bill prepped cars for awhile and then was promoted to Sales, where he worked for five years, gaining skills and a customer base. He wanted to continue in a fast paced environment so he moved to Parts, where he could interact with Techs and Customers.

    Bill mentions, "Joel taught me the ins and out of sales," and that he likes Pamby's for it's small, family oriented environment. 

    Kiwi the Cat lives with Bill and keeps him busy, but when he has spare time, Bill can be found playing paintball, watching Nascar, and snow boarding. 

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  • Gene Huggins
    Service Department

    Gene has been with Pamby Motors for many years! He's a superb worker. Gene is a master with transmissions and a specialist at rear-end car repairs.

    We're proud to have knowledgeable, trained and experienced staff at Pamby. Gene studied at the Porter and Chester Institute in Connecticut and came to work with us not long after he received his certification. "I wanted to work at a small-owned dealership and I stumbled into Pamby," Gene remembers.

    A resident of New Milford, when Gene isn't working, he's riding his 2002 soft custom Harley with his wife Jodi. He also breeds dachshund dogs. 

    The next time you need service work on your vehicle, pop your head into the garage and say hello to Gene!


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  • Khamtanh (Tom) Somsichack
    Technician


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  • Patsy Ottimo
    Technician


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  • Doug Barret
    Tech

    Doug Barret was raised in Danbury, CT and graduated from Danbury High School in 1977. He resides in Newtown with his wife and their two Labs; Jake and Tallulah.  Doug's two children are in college.


    Doug is known around Pamby's for his consistency, good work ethic, and tremendous mechanic skills. He has been a mechanic entire life! He also has a very dry sense of humor, explaining that he goes home after work to relax in his hot tub with a beer!

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  • Grant Palinkas
    Auto Technician

    Grant was raised in Danbury, CT and graduated from DHS in 2000. He began working for Pamby Motors after he worked as a mechanice for Firestone, Valuetire, and Bethel Automotive. 


    He enjoys working at Pamby's because "everyday is different." He thinks "all of his co-workers are nice," and that "everyone learns from one another."

    Grant and his wife Jessica enjoy spending time with their daughter Mariah, and their two Rottweiler's, Roxy and Brutus. 




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  • Ashish (Ash) Shukla
    Auto Technician
    (203) 438-9673

    Ash was born and raised outside of Dehli, India, where he attended college and studied computers and hardware. In 2001 he moved to Danbury, CT and continued to study technology and how it relates to vehicles. He completed his courses in Auto Technical school and began to work at Pamby Motors Service Center.


    When asked what he enjoys about Pamby's, he smiles and says "everything."

    Ash enjoys spending time learning more about computers, cars, and watching the WWE when he is relaxing!

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  • Edgar Gonzalez
    Auto Technician
    (203) 438-9673

    Edgar began his education in Ecuador and then moved to Danbury, where he graduated from Danbury High School in 1999.  He studied Auto Tech at Abbott Tech as well.


    Edgar enjoys his coworkers and having a fun time at Pamby's while he works. When he isn't working on cars, he enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his wife and two children.

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  • Callie Furphy
    Tech

    Callie is from Newtown, Connecticut and graduated from Henry Abbott Technical High School in 2014. She learned a lot of hands-on stuff from her father and brother, who are both mechanics, and followed her passion, which led her to Pamby's! 


    She is also studying auto tech management at Naugatuck Valley Community College when she is not working on cars. Callie enjoys "learning at lot at Pamby's," and that she can "ask people questions in the friendly atmosphere while she works." 

    Pamby's is happy to have an enthusiastic tech like Callie on the team! Between studying at school and working, Callie makes sure she relaxes with some down time when she can! 

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  • Chris Cassell
    Auto Tech

    Chris Cassel was raised in Bridgewater, CT and attended Shepawg Valley High School. He is a self-taught Service Tech, who was inspired and learned from his father, who is a mechanic.


    His brother Bill works at Pamby's and Chris was happy to join the team at Auto Body, where he began his career. After progressing very well, he continued to follow the opportunity to Pamby Service Center. 

    "I enjoy working here. My co-workers are great and it is a nice, cooperative learning environment," says Chris. "I was just able to replace a brand new engine in a Chrysler 200, what an experience!"

    When Chris is not helping to make your car run better, he can be found BMX biking, skateboarding, or playing the guitar!

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  • Jack Kenney
    Technician


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  • Wellington Barboza
    Gas Station Manager

    Wellington is one of our gas station attendants at 36 Danbury Rd in Ridgefield, CT - right next to Peachwave. He's easily recognizable for his quick smile and positive attitude.

    Wellington's smile is contagious. Actually that's his plan - to get more people smiling. "I have troubles just like everyone else, but a smile is like a language," he says.  Born in Brazil, Wellington learned to have a positive outlook on life from his uncle. "I didn't have English before, but I could smile when I first came here," he relates. "It's an open door."

    Wellington has worked with us for 17 years. He says one of his favorite parts of the job is seeing kids grow up. He recalls meeting Service Manager Tim Pambianchi when he was 17 years old. Other regular gas customers he remembers seeing in car seats in the back of their parents cars. Now he sees them driving their own cars!

    He's been married to his wife for 27 years and has two grown children. When he's not working at the gas station, he spends his free time helping his wife with her work cleaning houses, and as an active member of his church, he volunteers on Sundays to direct traffic into the parking lot.

    One unique fact about Wellington is he's been known to whistle the happy birthday tune on people's birthdays. If you pull up to the Pamby gas station on your birthday and let him know, you just might get a birthday treat.

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  • Carlos DaSilva
    Gas Station


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  • Pamby Motors Auto Body Techs
    Techs
    203-438-2205

    Dave: iCar Non-Structural Trained, F150 Certified, Hybrid Systems Certified

    John: iCar Platinum Certified, Welding Certified, Aluminum Certified, F150 Certified, Composite Repair Certified, Refinish Certified, Car-O-Liner Digital Frame Repair Machine Trainer

    Todd: Spies-Hecker Certified in Refinishing

    Tom: iCar Platinum Certified; Structural and Non Structural, Aluminum Repair, Welding Certified, Certified in PPG, Axalta, and Glasurit Refinishing, 3M and Norton Paint Perfecting and Polishing, ASE Master Collision Technician, Porsche Aluminum and Steel Certified, Jaguar and Range Rover Aluminum and Steel Certified, Car-O-Liner Digital Frame Repair Machine Trainer

    Charlie: 3M and Norton Certified in Detailing and Paint Polishing

    Mike: iCar Platinum Certified, Welding Certified, Aluminum Certified, F150 Certified, Honda, Acura, Chevrolet, GMC, Toyota, Lexus, and Scion Certified, Car-O-Liner Digital Frame Repair Machine Trainer

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