We’re regular folks just like you, trying to do our part to make our community a little better. We’re using our combined 30 years of experience to keep you informed and safe on the road, and we’ll always treat you and your ride with the respect you deserve.
Like you, we live, work, and play in the Oxford Hills, which is why we’ve committed ourselves to a greener approach. We’ve switched to solar power, using and offering green oils and lubricants, and utilizing green alternatives.
Tired of unreliable service and shady repair shops? We were too. That’s why we struck out on our own and founded Paris Autobarn, a home town auto-repair shop with a green edge.
Never be kept in the dark again. Using advanced techniques and cutting edge diagnostics, we’ll let you know what’s going on with your vehicle. Any recommended repairs are explained thoroughly, and we’ll be there to answer your questions in person, over the phone, or online.
We know what we’re doing. We are ASE certified, have over 30 years combined experience, and our technicians have received factory training from Honda, Subaru, Nissan, and Toyota. Our shop is fully equipped with all the latest diagnostic equipment, tools, and reference materials. We promise to provide exceptional value, outstanding service, and a green twist.
We are a supporting business member of the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association, MOFGA. We work closely with the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy (CEBE) and we’re a part of their Community BikeShare program.
We use the most sustainable practices currently available to the automotive service industry and are always looking for new and innovative ways to protect our environment. Help us become the greenest automotive repair facility in the area!
“Paris Autobarn is an innovative small business owned by Tony Giambro. The business promises to provide exceptional value, outstanding service, and a green twist. He uses the most sustainable practices currently available to the automotive service industry and is always looking for new and innovative ways to protect our environment. His goal is to become the most eco-friendly automotive repair facility in the area while doing their part to reduce the effects of climate change. Paris Autobarn boosts a pair of ultra-efficient air-to-air heat pumps; roof top solar array; LED lighting; recycling the majority of their waste, including used engine oil, transmission fluid, and antifreeze; a process for washing parts in a non-toxic solution; using a non-toxic, biodegradable rust penetrant and lubricant; using sustainable or ecologically friendly paper; they even offer bicycles to use while customers are waiting for their cars! The business is continuing to grow and they now sell electric and hybrid vehicles.
Tony’s not afraid to stand up for what’s right. Environmental protection and social justice are very important to his company and his employees, and he actively advocate for both. Paris Autobarn was featured in TV commercials for MPA’s Yes on 4 campaign to raise the minimum wage, and advocating at state and federal levels for Climate Change legislation, pro-solar and electric vehicle legislation, fair budgets, and getting money out of politics. Tony and Paris Autobarn are an example of how businesses can bravely and successfully live their values.”
Tony Giambro and Travis Ritchie, of the Paris Autobarn in South Paris, have been exemplary citizen activists and business leaders on many climate and energy issues over the past several years. Their leadership starts with the sustainability of their own “eco-friendly” garage. Paris Autobarn has set an example for other businesses not only for its use of solar and heat pumps but also for its electric vehicle charging station that is free and available to the public. Tony and Travis’s commitment doesn’t stop there; it includes multiple tours of citizen lobbying at the State House (including on NRCM’s Citizen Action Days). They have testified on solar and electric vehicle bills before the Legislature, and have engaged constructively (and successfully) with their own local lawmakers. They have both spoken at NRCM press conferences, especially on solar, in the last few years, and eagerly signed onto NRCM’s first formal business/organizational petition to the Maine Public Utilities Commission in support of net metering. They are effective and authentic advocates, because they are extremely passionate about their beliefs and technically knowledgeable about the issues. In 2017, while in the midst of ongoing support for solar policy, they quickly mobilized to oppose a bill to put new fees on electric vehicles, testifying and reaching out on their own to other electric vehicle owners to generate phone calls to committee members. For the last few years, they’ve taken a lead role in organizing an annual “ride and drive” in South Paris to help the public test drive the latest electric vehicles. It is a great honor to present Tony Giambro and Travis Ritchie with a 2017 NRCM Conservation Leadership Award.”
For their outstanding citizen and business leadership on climate and energy issues
Tony Giambro from Paris Autobarn LLC receiving the Sierra Club Maine’s 2016 Business Leaders for the Environment Award, along with friend of the company, Fred Garbo (left) of Garbo-Kane Integrated Solar Builders.
We’re honored to be awarded with the 2016 Business Leaders for the Environment Award from The Sierra Club Maine. “This award is being given in recognition of your business’s outstanding investment and commitment to green business practices and for your advocacy for clean energy and technologies in Maine. Paris Autobarn’s solar power installation and use of efficient heat pumps, LED lighting, and green alternatives for your automobile service provide a model for small sustainable business everywhere.”
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection and Gov. Paul LePage selected Paris Autobarn to receive an award for environmental excellence. The award reflects “extraordinary efforts to protect and improve Maine’s environment,” according to a media release from the governor’s office.
“Paris Autobarn of Paris won the award for a small business. The automotive service company uses highly sustainable practices, serving as a model for the more than 900 other automotive centers in the state.”
Leslie Anderson of Maine DEP presents the Governor’s Environmental Excellence award to Paris Autobarn on October 16, 2015.
“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would like to thank Paris Autobarn LLC for choosing to use green power. Your commitment, and those of other Green Power Partners, helps to reduce the risks associated with climate change by supporting technologies that are more sustainable for businesses and communities.”
We are not a typical automotive repair business and we are not typical mechanics— we know that. We run our shop in a sustainable manner and we’re not afraid to stand up for what’s right. Environmental protection and social justice are very important to our company and our employees, and we actively advocate for both. Because of this, we’ve attracted quite a bit of attention from the media, both as a business and as members of our community. Below is a sampling of some articles and videos with mentions of Paris Autobarn, its owners and employees.
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