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A Family Business

A-1 Auto Electric is proud to be a third generation family-owned and operated business. 

Our Mission

To provide our customers with our honest & expert diagnosis of the issues & concerns they are experiencing with their vehicle, recommend solutions & repairs with safety as the highest priority, and perform the chosen solution & repair in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Since 1989, A-1 has been one of Fresno’s premier automotive repair facilities.


Quality: Over the last 30+ years A-1 has built one of the most experienced teams in the Fresno area. Our vast experience, high importance on further education, and demand for excellence has set the quality of our service apart from the competition. All of A-1’s technicians are ASE certified and several of our techs are ASE master technicians.

Service: As a third generation family-owned and operated business,  A-1 takes pride in its work and understands that its customer's satisfaction is at the cornerstone of its success. With over 30 years in business, A-1 has built our reputation on reliability and honesty.


Leadership Team


Mark Gilio

President & CEO

Mark’s career in the automotive field began in the early 1980’s as an automotive technician. Shortly after, Mark’s entrepreneurial career began as well when he opened his first business in 1985. Over the past 35+ years Mark has founded and managed 5 successful businesses, all with a primary focus in the automotive industry. Mark built each of his businesses with customer service and support as the cornerstone principal that the business operates on.  


Sonny Leal

Shop Foreman

Sonny has been a member of the A-1 team for 25+ years. Sonny is an ASE master technician with a certification in alternative fuels. Sonny is also CSA certified and a certified fuel system inspector. Sonny has over 30 years of automotive experience and 20+ years of experience specifically with alternative fuel vehicles. For the past 15 years, Sonny has served as shop foreman for A-1. In this role, he oversees, trains, and provides guidance to all automotive technicians in their day to day work.


Darryl Hosepian

Service Manager

Darryl holds 34 years of experience in the automotive industry, where he has excelled as a service writer and service manager. His career spans oversight of service operations in dealerships, independent shops, and large chain automotive establishments. A proud alumni of Fresno State University, Darryl now lends his extensive service management expertise to the A-1 team, where he directs the company's service department.

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