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By Toni DeRosa
Wasco Tribune 

'Just a Wasco boy' runs MV Autoworks

 

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Front of MV Autoworks Collision Center.

"I'm just a Wasco boy and I have to give back to my community. I love backing my city whenever I can. If that means picking up trash if needed, I'm there."

Born and raised in Wasco, Jesus Vicent Luna, owner of MV Autoworks Collision Center, is an independent small-business owner who loves to help his neighbors.

In fact, Luna most recently donated $1,000 to the Orange Heart's Fourth of July fireworks event.

In addition, every year Luna donates turkeys at Thanksgiving, donates to Wasco High, Toys 4 Tigers, the Bengals and wherever help is needed.

Luna is a self-made business owner. "My parents were both farmworkers," he said. "My father retired out of Weeks Roses, and my mother worked at Paramount Farms."

"My parents taught me to be honest, humble and a hard worker," he said.

Luna was a criminal justice graduate of California State University, Bakersfield, and he is an old high school friend of Orange Heart's Orquidea Ocampo.

"We were in several of the same classes together at Cal State," Luna said.

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Jesus Vicente Luna donating $1,000 check to Orange Heart for their July 4 fireworks show.

His passion from a young age has been with cars. "I had a lot of toy cars when I was a kid," Luna said. "I remember putting primer spots on a white car I had and I fell in love with that look. Every time I fix a car, it's a new experience for me, and I still get excited with each new repair."

After graduating from CSUB, he decided to open his own collision center in his hometown.

The shop offers services in collision repair, glass work, mechanical and frame work, as well as a full-service body shop.

"We give free estimates," Luna said. "We also pick up and deliver vehicles to customers." In addition, Luna also offers his customers a payment plan for work done.

His work days consist of spending most of his time consulting with customers, providing estimates, following up on projects and making phone calls.

"Every vehicle I work on is my favorite one," Luna said.

 

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