Darrell Nottke is a second generation Master Technician. His father’s specialty was Cadillacs, Darrell’s is everything European. At 17, Darrell started his training while still attending high school, taking classes in the automotive program at the Southern California Regional Occupational Center. Three years later, Darrell graduated from the Automotive Program at Golden West College as a Certified Master Technician. Before going into business for himself, he worked for an independent company specializing in British and European cars, a second independent, specializing in high end European cars, and finally an independent dealership that specialized in Volvo, SAAB, Mercedes, and BMW. Darrell opened his first business with a partner in 1981 and then in 1994 he opened Trinity European Service & Repair. Darrell keeps current with continual classes in Volvo, SAAB, BMW, Mercedes, Land Rover, and Mini.
Jose has been with us the longest, since 1995, when Trinity was only a year old. He is an ASE Certified Master Technician with over 25 years of experience. His training began in the Automotive Program at Golden West College and hasn't stopped since. He holds multiple ASE certificates and stays ahead of the curve in today's car repair industry by taking classes offered by Volvo, SAAB, BMW, Mercedes, Land Rover, and Mini.
"Kin" has been working with us since 2005. He has been in the automotive industry since 1999, working at several independent repair shops specializing in Mercedes, most Japanese makes, as well as high performance vehicles. He is a Master Mechanic at Honda, Acura, Toyota, and Nissan along with extensive training in BMW and Mini. Kin's skills add to our European expertise and bring a depth to our knowledge of Japanese cars.
Hakan began his training in Automotive Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, graduating in 1978. After working in a SAAB dealership in Stockholm until 1986, he moved to the United States and worked in an independent Swedish automotive repair shop. He has been an ASE Certified Master Technician since 1988 and has been licensed for smog since 1990. In 2012, Hakan brought his unique skill set and depth of knowledge to our staff and we are lucky to have him here at Trinity.