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The Ultimate Alternative for Forty Five Years

Forty-five years ago, in 1977, Peter Rajna stepped away from his dealership job and opened BVA at 1522 Broadway, calling this business “The ultimate alternative”.  Within 10 years both Manny and Lee had joined the company, and along with the help of exceptional mechanics and office staff we built a business that lives up to that slogan. The true key to that achievement has been the amazing relationships that we developed with our customers.

Together with our extended family of customers and staff we have navigated through booms and bubble bursts, through recessions, earthquakes, unrest and most recently the pandemic and its consequences. We have watched families start and grow. We have seen careers succeed, and careers change – for customers and employees. From our start as a two man shop BVA has grown as well, and we have seen our work change from carburetors, to fuel injection, and now hybrids. The constant has been our relationship with you, our customer, and the support we have received has been truly awesome and inspiring. This business has always been special to us, and you have shown us how special it has become to you.  You have rewarded us with your trust and friendship - and we are truly grateful.

Now, as we have lost our lease on the Broadway property, the time has come for us to close.  BVA stopped working on cars by September 15th 2022 and vacated the property by the end of the month. As we wound down our operation, we hoped to see you again to thank you in person for your support. Many of you joined us for a special thank you event sponsored by our good friend Sherrill Kushner. Many others have reached out by phone or email, and we appreciate the opportunity to personally express ourr gratitude.

Finally, on behalf of our current crew- Cecilia Escobedo, Raul Santos, Nick Eisaeian, and Raul Pinedo, we again thank you. We hope to continue to support you to the best of our ability after we close, so please stay in touch.

Lee Chesnin and Manuel Vargas

Raul Pinedo, Raul Santos, Cecilia Escobedo, Nick Eisaeian

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