Simply put, I LOVE BMW’s! This exciting journey began as a 16 year old when I performed my very first engine swap on my very first car in my parent’s garage in Manasquan, NJ. My enjoyment quickly developed into a true commitment to learn more. Those efforts resulted in my achieving Technical Team Leader status at a prominent New Jersey BMW dealership at just 22 years old.
After several years working for that dealership, I knew my destiny was more. After considerable research and consultation, I decided to take on the challenge of building my own independent BMW business; one that would offer customers something new and something they wanted - a highly personalized and affordable BMW service. One that would combat an ever increasing service cost combined with the disappointing unenthusiastic approach found at most BMW dealer service departments.
Fast forward to the present, I’ve worked on 1000’s of BMW’s earning local and national recognition for performance excellence as a self-proclaimed independent BMW specialist. I’ve effectively transformed my deep passion for BMW mechanics into my own company and brand, Tyspeed .
During more than a decade of individualized customer service as a BMW Center of Excellence, Tyspeed has also entered the world of professional motorsports. We’ve successfully competed in a variety of exclusive events including: Pike’s Peak in 2019, a full national tour of the United States in the well-known Global Time Attack series, New Jersey BMW Club Racing events, several 12 and 24 Hour Endurance races, and an appearance at SEMA. Tyspeed and our fine team of industry specialists have undeniably established ourselves amongst the highest rankings of independent BMW Motorsport shops in the country.
Forever a “student of the game”, I continue to learn by disciplining myself and encouraging our team to the highest levels of performance. As we complete our 6th year of business with hundreds of satisfied and loyal clients, we’re proud to announce the opening of our second location in beautiful Jupiter Florida in 2021. In the “heart” of automobile racing country, we expect continued successful growth of the Tyspeed brand and a sustained commitment to excellence at every level.
Always available and approachable to help with client needs, I encourage you to give us a try. You’ll experience firsthand what BMW Service should be – and be glad you did!
My dad brought me to this crazy place in the beginning of 2020. What a crazy year. Lots of weird noises and loud sounds happen here but I am pretty used to them now. I like to get nice pets during the day from my brothers and the nice people who come in to see me. Dad says I can be a little jumpy but he knows I mean well and I just want people to see me because I am a little short. I like hiding bones and important things the guys need sometimes around the shop and finding them later. I really like snacks and treats, and antlers. I have a step brother and sister that live in Florida too, where I spend my vacations. I like going to racetracks and zooming around with my dad in his car. If you come here make sure you give me a good pet or I’ll be sad.
Office Manager and residential guru of all bmw’s made before 1999
My passion for the BMW brand began very shortly after I received my driver’s license. I was blessed with the opportunity of driving a 1997 M3 Sedan. I was blown away that a car of its age could be so connected with the road. From there the passion spread to a lifestyle. While the classics are my favorite, and I show that by owning a 1991 M5 currently (among a few other BMWs) my enthusiasm for the brand led me first to a service advisor position at Circle BMW , and after a few years of service there , I have now moved on to becoming the office manager for Tyspeed, and I wouldn't have it any other way! I am here to help clients with their BMW service and performance modification needs!
Shop Manager - Started 2016
There’s a distinct culture here at BimmerService by Tyspeed that was instrumental in my desire to become part of this very special team in 2017. That culture has served to distinguish ourselves from BMW dealer service departments and other auto service shops and I like that! It at all starts with technicians having a true thirst for understanding the mechanics behind something with moving parts and how to improve, maintain, or increase the overall performance. That’s almost second nature to me and my passion for cars comes from my father and uncle who invested many enjoyable hours tinkering or hot rodding with just about anything on wheels and were involved in businesses that understood the value of customer relationships driven by affordable service excellence – often glaringly absent in many repair centers. I learned so much from them that I decided to commit myself to becoming a dedicated, professional mechanic and technician.
Tyler Pappas and I met along that path and I quickly realized the depth of his love for BMW’s and his vision to build a business and brand that was truly different from any BMW service department or independent repair facility; one that had the skills, knowledge, factory type diagnostic tools and DESIRE to work on all BMW’s from classics to the latest models earning an enviable reputation for service excellence. My time at TYSPEED has been nothing but a pleasure, working with a great teacher and leader as well as working with the other skilled technicians around me. I’ve significantly expanded my skills and knowledge of BMW’s and mechanics in general and the true importance of customer satisfaction.
Before joining the Team at Tyspeed, I had worked for several BMW dealerships over the past 10 years. I entered the field fully factory BMW certified in 2010 and quickly earned master certification. Over the past few years, however, I grew weary of the daily grind and high paced, production-driven mentality that dealerships require from their technicians. I also wanted to be part of a real team/family and craved the challenge of performance driven repairs and modifications. I am happy to be part of the team at Tyspeed and look forward to overcoming the challenges together each day. I personally own and drive a few BMW’s including a modified 2019 BMW M2C and a 1998 BMW M3 both prepared for competition use!