About Us

The Right People…

In 1988, Jack Shendleman and his son Alan founded A & J Tire and Service Center in Denver, Colorado, although their passion for working on and maintaining cars began much earlier.

Before the Shendlemans came to Colorado, Jack owned and ran RAYCO Auto Service, which had a location in Manhattan and another in the Bronx. Before that, he worked for his father at S & S Upholstery, where he did seat covers, convertible tops and full interior upholstery.

Alan in Race Car

Alan in  Salt Flats Race Car

Alan, too, grew up around cars and loved them from an early age — in fact, he had a racing license before he even had a regular driver’s license. He spent years working on, and racing, land-speed-record cars at the Bonneville Salt Flats. He later ran the Citron Maserati service center in Denver.

Eventually, the Shendlemans made Colorado their permanent home, and currently A & J Tire and Service Center has around 20 employees. Jack has taken a back seat to the action, and today Alan and his son, Devon, own and run the business together. Devon, like his father, studied at the University of Denver and is proud to call Denver home. Together they’ve built the company up from one store to five. Family is still very important to the Shendlemans, and they’re proud to note that multiple members of the family are employed at A & J.

The Service Manager, Tom, has over 40 years experience in the automotive industry and is a former Master Technician. He is also a retired police chief and Vietnam era veteran.

Our Lead Technician, Joe, is the former Lead Heavy Duty Technician for multiple GM dealerships. All of our employees are experienced and highly trained. Additionally, no one in our shop works on commission, so you’ll never be pressured into buying services you don’t need.

Our technicians love learning about the latest technology – we not only have the top equipment in the industry, we have the technicians who know how to use it.

At A&J, we’re a family who knows cars, and we pride ourselves on providing trustworthy, affordable and expert service. We serve customers throughout the Denver, Cherry Hills, Glendale, Aurora, Virginia Vale, and Valley Highway regions. Let our family take care of your family’s automotive needs.

A and J Race Team

The A&J Race Team