As a passionate automotive enthusiast, Matt Curry realized that there was a need for a trustworthy repair facility in Northern Virginia. He envisioned a shop that did it all – performed exceptional work and was staffed with professional, courteous and competent automotive technicians. As a manager for Goodyear, Merchants Tire and Craven Tire, Matt had a unique perspective of how the automotive industry worked. With a prayer and a dream, Matt and his wife Judy, who has a Business Management degree from George Mason University, incorporated Curry’s Auto Service in 1997. The first shop located in Chantilly officially opened on March 16, 1998.
Matt’s formula to provide his customers with a Complete Automotive Experience worked. Business was so brisk, that he hired one of Merchants Tire’s best managers, Chris Coulter, to manage the shop. With two degrees from Longwood College in Economics and Management, the addition of Chris to the Curry family would turn out to be an astute and providential business decision. Less than two years later on May 7, 2000, Matt, together with Chris as his business partner, opened a second Curry’s Auto Service located in Dulles.
Curry’s continued to grow to the point that in January 2004, Matt sold the cramped Sullyfield Circle property and moved a mile away to an 8,800 square foot, 12 bay facility on Westfax Drive. Two months after that on March, 16, 2004, Matt and Chris acquired Beaches Automotive in Falls Church – Curry’s third shop. And a year later on March 1, 2005, a fourth store was purchased at the location formerly known as Datsun Dynamics in Reston/Great Falls. What initially began as a three-man operation with one store on Sullyfield Circle has since grown into eight shops with over 100 employees.
Curry’s Auto Service remains devoted to the tenets upon which the company was founded – providing superior, competent and courteous service at a level that is unsurpassed in the industry. The honest advice and personal attention all our customers receive reflects this attitude. We know you will agree too.