Dennis Nakamura opened Pearl City Auto Works in 1987. As the Head Mechanic at Ron's Performance Center, he was well known for his skill at fixing any auto repair problem – even when no one else could figure it out. He became a big name in Hawaii on the racetrack, and loved to build fast cars. He created Pearl City Auto Works to take all of that accumulated skill and use it to help people stay on the road and keep their families safe.
Soon after the shop opened, customers could spy little Erin as an 8th grader hanging around the shop on weekends. She continued to work weekends through school, and began working full time at the shop immediately after high school. After 15 years of learning new things in auto repair every day, Erin knew that working at Pearl City Auto Works was what she wanted to do forever. In 2005, she purchased the business and has since promised to carry on her dad's legacy of excellent workmanship, care for the customer, and love of fast cars!
Since 2005, Erin has striven to constantly update the shop’s technology. After all, computers are now a part of nearly every operation on a vehicle. Rather than shy away from this as some shops might, Pearl City Auto Works embraces it while staying true to Dennis Nakamura's race car roots. From computer diagnostics, check engine light service, to a scanner that assesses problems with a vehicle's drivability, every aspect of the shop is thoroughly modern.
Meet the Team
Erin, Raul and Chewy - Owners Pearl City Auto Works
Gene Gibo - Technician Pearl City Auto Works
He loves the diagnosing of the computer/electrical side of the cars. The challenge of figuring out the problems with computers are his top game. Don't get me wrong, he is also awesome at auto repairs on engine mechanical issues, brakes, suspension, check engine light issues....you name it and Gene's your man.
Keoki - Lead Technician Pearl City Auto Works
He is the leader of our auto repair team. He loves the challenge of helping the techs with difficult diagnostics. He is awesome at customer service and taking great pride in who we represent in the community.
Shay Kunitake - Service Writer Pearl City Auto Works
She is a great asset in the front line. She has a precise and articulate approach when it comes to auto repair, giving her knowledge to guard customer's of break down or extra auto repair costs. She shows great pleasure when it comes to providing superb customer service.
Troy - Technician Pearl City Auto Works
He has a great passion to repair vehicles. He's very innovative when it comes to figuring out how to do an auto repair in an adept way with efficiency.
New look to Pearl City Auto Works