About us

ABOUT UAMA

That assists in the development and stability of automotive repair and maintenance business. We strive to be environmentally conscious while nurturing a heathy automotive industry.UAMA believes that businesses must have a solid foundation and an effective management structure in order to achieve success and growth. We implement a Business Development Cycle (BDC) to achieve our goal. It consists of several phases:

- Compliance
- Business Management
- Personnel Training

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15+
Years of service
825+
MEMBERS
99%
Customer satisfaction
40+
Team members
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OUR TEAM

UAMA's Board of directors

We have an elite and highly trained staff to cover each of your needs.

PEDRO J. ESTEVEZ

CEO & FOUNDER

Teresa Ramirez

CTO & PARTNER

P.J. ESTEVEZ

CFO & PARTNER

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Why us

UAMA PROFESSIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

UAMA is a non-profit organization that helps with the development, growth, and stability of small and mid-sized automotive businesses while being environmentally conscientious and enriching the community with knowledge.

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OUR HISTORY

A LONG STANDING
HISTORY OF 
HELPING THE
LATINO & MINORITY
COMMUNITIES

  • United Auto Merchant Association was founded as a 501© (3) non-profit organization by Pedro J. Estevez.
  • UAMA established itself as an advocate for local automotive repair businesses.
  • Helped 9 car dealerships to obtain the required licenses to operate.
  • Started memberships with businesses and the business seminars.
  • Created the business compliance program.
  • Represented over 250 business in Queens, NY that were displaced.
  • Awarded 5.8 million by the supreme court for the business to be relocated.
  • Graduated 25 students from the first class of mechanics to obtain the ASE certification.
  • Established the Business Development Cycle.
  • Over 500 business corporations.
  • Obtain over 1,000 licenses for automotive businesses.
  • Represented over 200 businesses from the Jerome Ave corridor that were displaced and obtain 1.5 million dollars for relocating these businesses.
  • Established the first auto tech training program.
  • Allocated 1.5 million dollars for relocation, $312.000 for the education of the mechanics.
  • Conducted 5 programs sponsor by city council Vanessa Gibson and Fernando Cabrera that consisted in compliance, personnel training and business management.
  • Partnership with lower east side credit union to obtain loans for business owners and their employees.
  • Created over 1,000 new businesses.
  • Obtained a Grant for 250,000 thousand dollars from SBS for the education of mechanics in NYC.
UNITED AUTO 
MERCHANTS 
ASSOCIATION

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