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John Pambianchi is the oldest son of Matty Pambianchi, one of Pamby Motor's original founders. He was born and raised in Ridgefield, CT.
Mike Pambianchi is the middle son of Matty Pambianchi, one of Pamby Motor's original founders. He was born and raised in Ridgefield, CT.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Steve Santini, a Ridgefield native, works in our Parts Department!
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."
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.
Bill Cassell was born and attended schools in New Milford, CT.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.