Our Awesome Team

Steve Clem - Owner/Manager
30+ YEARS IN THE BUSINESS

Favorite or memorable business project:
A good friend had brought me his 1967 Pontiac GTO 2DR Hard top and asked me to restore it for him to show.  We completely rebuilt this car from the frame up.  It was very challenging but rewarding and it made my friend really happy.  Joe loved it!  We have taken it to several shows and even brought home the 1st place prize.

The best part about working at C & L:
The best part is working with our customer’s and my employees.  I also enjoy solving customer concerns with their vehicles.

When working with a team of employees that care about the customers that come to C&L Automotive and invested in making sure they are 100% satisfied.

When I am not working:
I like competition Cow Boy Action shooting. I also love getting on my motorcycle and take off on long rides with my friends.

If I could have any vehicle on the planet it would be:
A 1955 Chevy Nomad with a Big block 454 with a blower.  This has always been my dream car, since I was 10 years old.

 
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Ryan Scroggins - Service Manager
19+ YEARS IN THE BUSINESS

Favorite or memorable business project:
Helping a family from Canada repair their vehicle during a family crisis

Best part about working for C&L Automotive:
The family-oriented environment

When I’m NOT working, I like to:
Spend time with my family, in the outdoors

If I could have any vehicle on the planet, it would be:
A 1969 Pontiac GTO

Helen Clem - Owner/manager

Favorite or memorable business project: Redesigning and remodeling the front office building.

The best part about working at C & L:
The opportunity to meet a wide variety of people and stay acquainted with long time customers that are like family.

When I’m not working:
I like to sew and cross-stitch.

If I could have any vehicle on the planet it would be:
My favorite vehicle to own would have to be a 1957 white T-Bird.

Stephany Lints - Service Writer

Favorite or memorable business project:
Stepping into documenting

Best part about working for C&L Automotive:
Like Ashley, being able to work with my family, in the family business is something I've very proud of

When I’m NOT working, I like to:
Spend time with my husband and daughter and sand camping

If I could have any vehicle on the planet, it would be:
Hmmmm that's a good question.. I'll get back to you on that

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Ashley Clem - Office Manager

Favorite or memorable business project:
Fixing up/repairing front office

Best part about working for C&L Automotive:
Being able to work with my family, in the family business

When I’m NOT working, I like to:
Go camping, spend time with my family, and stay fit with my daily exercise routine

If I could have any vehicle on the planet, it would be:
A Pink Pegasus...

Russell Grzeczkoski - Light Line Technician Apprentice

A little background . . .

I started working on cars when I was 15 years old, and I am now happy to be an intern with C&L.  I was raised in Elmira, and went to Elmira High School.  While at EHS I was 1st team return specialist and, 2nd team all lead defensive back.  I also went to state track for 2 years.  So sports have always been an active part of my life.  After high school I was an active Marine for one year and I am now in the Marine reserves. 

When I’m NOT working, I like to:
I love to go dirt bike riding on my 2008
Kawasaki 450.  I also love to help coach kids football - 7th and 8th graders - who are currently undefeated this year, by the way.  :)  I also greatly enjoy spending time with my family and in the outdoors.

If I could have any vehicle on the planet, it would be:
1969 Camaro RSS
 

Ken Newell - master Auto Technician
35+ YEARS IN THE BUSINESS

Favorite or memorable business project:
Successfully reprogramming automotive computers

Best part about working for C&L Automotive:
Family atmosphere where I stay busy and everyone gets along

When I’m NOT working, I like to:
Work on remodeling my kitchen

If I could have any vehicle on the planet, it would be:
40 Ft. fishing boat with living quarters

 

Cary Solmi - master Auto Technician. L1 Advanced Engine performance certification  36 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS

Favorite or memorable project you have worked on related to the automotive industry: I helped my father with a complete frame up restoration on a 1939 Ford Coupe.

The best part about working for C & L Automotive is: The family atmosphere and being able to be given the opportunity to perform the best quality workmanship for our customers.

 When I’m not working: Going to the coast, spending time with my family. Taking in a good movie.

If I could have any vehicle on the planet it would be:  1967 Camaro SS or an Acura NSX

Gary Wagoner - part-time courtesy driver, helps with shop projects and Works with C&L Propane too

Favorite or memorable business project:
Any time I am working with customers and I can brighten their day

Best part about working for C&L Automotive:
The team atmosphere

When I’m NOT working, I like to:
Ride my Harley and Competition Cowboy Shooting

If I could have any vehicle on the planet, it would be:
A Bugatti