When Christopher Grzybowski
and his stepfather, Don Mammoser, first started their gas station/auto repair shop in 1976, they began their search for an organization that could be helpful to a new small business like theirs.
Over the last thirty-three years, Chris has served as an ATE board member, vice-president, and currently two-term president of the group.
As for working with Don his
whole career, Chris
is the people part and Don is the numbers.
"I couldn't ask for a better teacher, partner or friend.
I couldn't imagine being in business with anyone else."
Many find it difficult to be in business with family, but somehow the Grzybowski family has found a way to make it work.
has five kids, each of whom has put in time at the shop.
Brian, 26, is a full-time employee, and Jacob, 30, worked there until last year.
Christina, 34, Jessie, 31, and Stacy, 22, have each helped in some way over the years, whether it's been painting, cleaning or customer service.
When they aren't working together, they are partying together.
four grandkids keep him hopping.
successful family life to his
late wife Charleen.
family are hosting the 2nd Annual Charleen Grzybowski Golf Event on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010.
The Charleen Grzybowski Fund for Stroke Research has raised over $10,000 in the last three years, benefitting the Stroke Center at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and Upstate NY Transplant Services.
For more information, go to www.golf4charleen.com or look for it on Facebook.
It's a wonderful cause on behalf of a wonderful woman.
is a proud sponsor of this event.