Five Star Auto Repair Team

Our Incredible Team

Our team at Five Star Auto Repair is a group of highly skilled and dedicated professionals who are passionate about automotive repair. With years of experience in the industry, our technicians stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in automotive technology, ensuring they deliver exceptional service with precision and quality. We prioritize open communication, taking the time to listen to your concerns and provide honest recommendations. From routine maintenance to complex repairs, our team is committed to exceeding your expectations and getting you back on the road with confidence. Trust our skilled technicians to provide reliable, efficient service and experience the expertise of our team at Five Star Auto Repair.


Owner - ASE Master Technician

Allow me to introduce the esteemed owner of Five Star, a renowned establishment that has stood as a beacon of excellence and innovation in our community since its inception in 2014. Meet Derrick, a true luminary in the realm of automotive technicians, whose remarkable journey began amidst the idyllic landscapes of Ohio before he ventured forth to the sun-kissed shores of Florida in 2003. From a tender age, Derrick fearlessly embraced the challenge of forging his path as an auto technician, guided by an unwavering determination to excel in his craft. His insatiable thirst for knowledge and unwavering commitment to perfection swiftly set him apart, propelling him towards the status of a bona fide master of his trade. With an awe-inspiring background of 27 years in the automotive industry, Derrick's journey turned him to a skilled ASE certified master technician, with a specialization in Cadillac vehicles. Equipped with a treasure trove of expertise and a profound understanding of automotive intricacies, he embarked on an audacious venture, aiming to create a haven for automotive enthusiasts unlike any other. Five Star Auto Repair was born from the fertile soil of Derrick's unwavering passion, a testament to his relentless pursuit of providing top-notch service and an unwavering commitment to delivering a five-star experience to each and every customer who walks through their doors. Building upon his extensive experience with General Motors, Derrick has masterfully cultivated a team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals who share his unwavering vision for exceptional service and unparalleled customer satisfaction. Together, they form a harmonious symphony of automotive expertise, working diligently to ensure that every interaction at Five Star is characterized by utmost care, expertise, and an unwavering commitment to excellence.



Allow me to introduce Nathalie, a dynamic and visionary individual with an impressive track record in business management spanning over 18 years. Originally from the beautiful island of Cyprus, Nathalie moved to her new Florida home in 2002, bringing with her a rich cultural heritage and a strong educational background. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Criminology, a testament to her intellectual curiosity and commitment to understanding complex social dynamics. Since 2005, Nathalie has been honing her expertise in effectively overseeing and strategizing various aspects of business operations, demonstrating her exceptional leadership skills and strategic acumen. What sets Nathalie apart is her exceptional linguistic abilities, fluently speaking multiple languages including English, Greek, Cypriot, Spanish, and more. This linguistic prowess enables her to effortlessly communicate and connect with diverse clientele, fostering strong relationships and facilitating seamless transactions on a global scale. Her dedication and passion for the automotive industry led her to join Five Star Auto Repair in 2018, where she serves as the Controller, overseeing financial management and ensuring the smooth operation of the business. Nathalie's entrepreneurial spirit extends beyond her role at Five Star, as she also owns and manages her own multifaceted business, Nataloua LLC. A testament to her unwavering determination and drive for success. Through her invaluable contributions and dynamic leadership, Nathalie continues to leave an indelible mark on the business landscape, inspiring others with her passion, intellect, and unwavering commitment to excellence.


Office Assistant

Introducing Erica, a remarkable individual whose journey began in the bustling city of New York. With a bachelor's degree in Human Rights, Erica carries a profound passion for advocating for justice and equality. Fluent in both English and Spanish, she effortlessly bridges cultural gaps and connects with a diverse range of individuals. In addition to her role as an Office Assistant at Five Star Auto Repair, Erica is a multifaceted professional, thriving as a successful realtor. Her exceptional interpersonal skills and keen attention to detail make her a valuable asset in navigating the intricacies of the auto repair industry. Since relocating to Florida in 2013, Erica has embraced the vibrant culture and warm atmosphere of the Sunshine State. Beyond her professional pursuits, Erica is a true food enthusiast, exploring the culinary delights that Florida has to offer. With her dedication, diverse skill set, and passion for making a positive impact, Erica leaves an indelible mark wherever she goes.



Allow me to present Luo, an exceptional employee hailing from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. With over 30 years of invaluable auto mechanic experience, Luo brings a wealth of expertise to the team. His particular prowess lies in the art of swapping out engines and transmissions, demonstrating a remarkable skill set that sets him apart. Beyond his automotive talents, Luo's passion lies in the world of RC cars, boasting an incredible collection that showcases his deep appreciation for precision and performance. Alongside his dedication to his craft, Luo treasures his family, drawing inspiration and joy from their unwavering support. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Luo's language skills further enhance his ability to communicate effectively with most of our clients. Joining the Five Star Auto Repair team just a year after Derrick opened the facility, Luo has proven to be an invaluable asset, contributing to the success and reputation of the establishment. With his wealth of experience, passion for RC cars, multilingual abilities, and devotion to his loved ones, Luo continues to make a lasting impact, earning the respect and admiration of both colleagues and customers alike.


B - Technician

Introducing Vincent, a valued member of the Five Star team, whose roots trace back to the vibrant island of Jamaica. After making the journey from Connecticut to Florida, Vincent joined the Five Star Auto Repair family in the summer of 2020, bringing with him a wealth of experience and expertise. With over 40 years in the automotive repair industry, Vincent's forte lies in working with diesel vehicles, showcasing his exceptional skill set in handling these complex machines. Beyond his professional endeavors, Vincent is a dedicated family man, consistently ensuring the well-being and happiness of his loved ones. Known for his friendly and approachable nature, Vincent is a great friend to all his colleagues, fostering a positive and supportive work environment. With his wealth of experience, unwavering commitment to his family, and amiable personality, Vincent leaves an indelible mark, making him a valuable asset to both the Five Star team and the community at large.


11835 US Hwy 41 S.
Gibsonton, FL, 33534, US

About us

Five Star Auto Repair is a trusted, family-owned automotive repair shop. With a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, we provide personalized service and expert repairs. Our experienced technicians use top-quality parts and the latest technology to ensure your vehicle is in reliable hands. As a family-owned business, we treat our customers like family, offering a welcoming atmosphere and honest recommendations. Choose Five Star Auto Repair for exceptional service from a name you can trust.

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