Kenny Schartel –

About Our Nominee:

If you want a top-notch, affordable, and quality service on your automobile, Kenny is your man! Today I want to introduce you to the owner of Affordable Automotive in Gulf Breeze. Here I’m sharing a little bit of the background and to create awareness of yet another fine small business here in our area!

Q & A:

Q: What inspired you or lead you to your current career/owning your business?

A: 24 years ago I decided I wanted to bring an automotive shop to this area with the motto -“just fix what is needed!”

Q: How long have you lived or worked in the Gulf Breeze Navarre area?

A: 29 years ago I came from Colorado to Pensacola after living in Gulf Breeze and commuting to Pensacola. I started the shop five years later. My wife Cindy found the location in an ad in the newspaper, it was previously Smith Automotive.

Q: What advice would you give to a crowd of people? Or someone starting their own business?

A: You’ve got to be honest with people! There are a lot of good examples of what not to do in this industry.

Q: What is one fond memory of the Gulf Breeze and Navarre area?

A: One fond memory I have about living in this area was in 95 and 96, where I could go out in the middle of Highway 98 and the only light I could see was on oriole Beach road.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in the Gulf Breeze Navarre area?

A: I would say what used to be the Creamery Café, which was an old German restaurant as well as the old Sail Inn Sandwich Shop on 98, of which I really enjoyed getting the French dip sandwich.

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

A:  Next month I will be going on an Alaskan cruise! I have been to every other state except for Alaska!

Need a trustworthy tech to service your car? Book an appointment today!

 5366 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

(850) 932-0811

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