MEET THE TEAM

Larry Ray

Owner and operator, has 30 years of experience in the automotive field, is ASE Certified Master Auto Technician. His experience in the automotive industry began while working at car dealerships; including Buick, Isuzu, Nissan, and Honda, with full factory training at each.

In 1986 Larry bought Independent Service of Laguna Niguel and began specializing in repair and maintenance of Japanese cars, including Acura, Honda, Lexus, Toyota, Infiniti, Nissan and Isuzu. In 1993, he and his family moved to the Mission Viejo area and opened Larry’s Independent Service and expanded his services to include all domestic vehicles. Larry is also an active member of the Automotive Service Council (ASC) serving as President, Vice President and board member. He continues to evolve and expand his knowledge by keeping up with industry demands, standards and changes. In 2004, Larry’s Independent Service added to their repertoire of repairs and services by incorporating Hybrid and Diesel vehicle service, repair, and modifications.

Paul Galante

Local boy Paul Galante lives and breathes cars and trucks. Even as a little boy, Paul liked sticking his head under a hood to see what he could see. Now the ASE Certified Master Technician and L1 Certified Advanced Diagnostician loves tackling challenges large and small.

Paul’s considered one of the top smog techs in the region. He has three grown daughters and takes pride in raising them as a single parent. When not helping LIS’s clients’ vehicles maintain tip top condition, he’s working on, showing and racing his highly customized ’73 Chevy Camaro.