Meet The Staff

Although we are not all related at JME Automotive and Performance Auto we like to think of ourselves as “employees working together like a family” and do whatever it takes to ensure all of our jobs are done efficiently. We like to say that our customers come in as customers and leave here as friends.

Enzo’s experience in the autommotive field is vast. An expert on Jaguar, Bently, Ferrari, Fiat, Mercedes, Maserati, BMW etc…Enzo has become renown countrywide for his knowledge and services many of these vehicles from out of state for many clients.
Starting when he was 10 years old and repairing broken lawnmowers Enzo has grown from those initial roots. In 1976 he began working with at Luigi’s Foreign car specialist. From there he went to work at Scutti Pontiac/Mazda in 1981 as a line tech. In 1983 he took a chance and opened Performance Auto at 941 Ridge Road, formerly Luigis Foreign Car Specialist. By 1986 he had a seven man staff and eventually a ten man staff.
In 1999 Enzo purchased Silverstar Auto in Daytona Beach Florida area and Joe Mosca ran that for him.
In 2000 Enzo took his knowledge of mechanical and Motorcycles and purchased American Quantum Motorcycle company with traded on the New York State Exchange for $13 per share in 199 and begun manufacturing the unique 4 valve cycles in the Rochester area, In 2002 he then purchased Royal Ryder Motorcyles and manufactured an averae of 60 motorcycles per year. With there custom drive trains an d unique paint schemes many of Enzo’s custom built Motorcycles are in operation today and causing the casual observer to take a second look. Enzo’s custom motorcycles are owned by such luminaries as John Lidestri, owner of Lidestri Foods and Jay Leno.
In 1996 he purchased the Merz garage at 1186 Ridge Road and refurbished that historic Webster Auto repair shop.
Enzo resides locally in Webster, NY and is active community wide. He is a supporter and coach of the Webster Wildcate youth football organization and drives the custom Webster Wildcat Bus in the annual Fireman’s Parade which he built for the Pop Warner Team.
Enzo also practices what he preaches professionally, He owns a 2004 Porsche Cayenne which he purchased brand new and it currently has 240,000 miles on it. He anticipates with his prime maintenance schedule that it will be around for another 240,000 miles.
Enzo is married to Christina Agola, who is very active in his business ventures, and the father of three beautiful children: Daniela, Bruno and Cristina.
Cheryl has been with JME Automotive since 2001. Cheryl’s late husband Joseph Evangelista is the original founder of JME Automotive. Cheryl manages the office here at JME. Before her marraige to Joe, Cheryl was the owner of Diversified Associates for 18 years that supplied the fiber optics industry as well as many local manufacturing industries.
After their marraige in 2001 Cheryl deceided to join the JME team. Some things have changed, but you will still find Cheryl in the office, so stop by and share a memory.
Ed has been in the auto repair business for far longer than he cares to remember. From his days of repairing fleet vehicles to managing a 10,000 square foot collision repair facility, his experience in the auto world is vast. Ed can help you with your questions on maintenance, advise after an accident. Ed treats every car as though it was a family member and you can feel confident that your vehicle is in good hands with Ed and his staff. Feel free to contact him at Performance Auto.
Gene has been with JME Automotive for15 years. He has vast knowledge in collision and body repairs, from classic cars to everyday vehicles, over 40 years of experience. Here at JME Gene specializes in our custom fabrication and welding. Gene is extremely meticulous in all aspects of his work and is happy to thoroughly answer or explain any questions or repairs for customers. Feel free to stop down with any welding or fabrication project questions or for a price quote, Gene is happy to help.
Nate has been with JME automotive for over 3 years. Nate specializes in Western and Fisher plows service and installation. He is also versed in Boss, Meyers, Curtis and Snowway plows. As our head plow technician Nate is very meticulous on all his plow diagnostics, service and installations. He has helped JME immensely by creating custom plow testers for controllers, plows and other electronics to ensure we are effective and efficient. Nate is happy to answer any questions in regards to plow fitment or technical plow questions. He goes above and beyond to make sure that all of our plow customers leave here confident and comfortable knowing fully how to operate their plow. When its not plow season, Nate is busy diagnosing and repairing vehicles, he is very efficient whether repairing a plow or repairing a problem you are having with your vehicle.
Joe, a native of Rochester NY, has over 30 years experience in the automotive industry. A former shop owner in the Daytona Beach area of Florida, Joe is adept at all phases of automotive repair with an expertise in Mercedes. From brakes, suspension, air condition, electrical, computers and to major engine repairs, Joe can fix it and advise on all.
Chuck has over 40 years experience in the auto repair business. He has been our go-to-collision man since 2004. “There isn’t a panel i can’t straighten” he has been heard to say. Chuck has a well earned reputation for honesty and dependability. Chuck can restore your vehicle from the smallest mishap to the larger accident back to pre-accident condition.
Rick has been with us for 9 years. Rick’s detailing ability goes beyond the normal detail. Rick has brought back many cars at first glance it looked as though they would need repainting. Adept at wet sanding, machine polishing and glazing exterior of cars Rick has made many uncared for classic cars look new again. If you have a vehicle that needs that detail doctor’s touch Rick is the one to get it done.
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