G&M Auto Tech began as G&M Affiliates over 50 years ago in 1954 when Bob Garbellano's father, Ralph, opened his first location. At the time, it was located on the corner of Albany Street., Watt Street, and Jackson Avenue in Schenectady, NY. In the 1960's, Ralph moved to the Texaco Service Station on the corner of Union Street and Palmer Avenue.
Bob started early in the automotive business helping his father part time after school. Through dedication and hard work he learned the business well, working full time when he graduated high school. By the mid 1980's, Ralph had retired, and Bob had completely taken over G&M Affiliates. In 1989, Bob's oldest son Bryan, began working with his father after school, at the age of 13.
June of 1994 was a big month for Bob Garbellano. He had outgrown his Union Street facility, and decided to take on a partner. He move to their present location, 1505 Sate Street, Schenectady, formed a partnership with Michael Rogan, and added auto sales to his already successful business.
Michael Rogan brought his expertise to G&M Auto Tech as an ASE Certified Master Technician and AC Delco Master Technician. Bob also regularly attends continuing education classes with AC Delco Management and A.S.I.A.
In 1999, after completing college, Bryan Garbellano decided to take a different path. He left the business to pursue a career in law enforcement. Bob's youngest son, Steven, also decided to go in a different direction. After graduating college his interests lied in radio production.
Today, Bob and Mike contribute their success to their commitment to service and quality work in a very clean facility. They offer the latest in diagnostic equipment and their technicians keep up with the latest training courses available. According to Bob Garbellano, their business runs like a "well-oiled" machine.