Ron Ruegg Automotive celebrates 25th anniversary

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Submitted Photo The Ruegg family consists of (from left) Ron Ruegg, daughter Gina Szittai, son Anthony Ruegg and wife Becky Ruegg with dog Riley.

Ron Ruegg Automotive is celebrating its 25th year anniversary of serving the community in 2024. 

The business has been a family-owned business since 1999. Since Ron Ruegg was 10 years old, all he wanted to do was work and repair vehicles. He started at Wendell Ford in Waynesburg when he was younger washing vehicles. While he was attending Circleville Bible College to obtain his Associates Degree in Education, he also worked at Truex Automotive in Groveport, Ohio. Dan Truex was one of Ron’s many mentors as he learned a lot about working on vehicles and running a business. 

After college, Ron moved back to Waynesburg and returned to Wendell Ford working on vehicles for a number of years having the opportunity to learn even more from those who took him under their wing. 

In 1987, Ron and his brothers started their own automotive repair business. In 1999, decided to venture out on his own which led to him running Ron Ruegg Automotive out of his house garage. With his growing business, it was time to relocate to property right off of 183 in Malvern. In 2002, Ron opened Ron Ruegg Automotive in the location that it currently is located at 6117 Alliance Rd. NW, Malvern. It is co-owned by his wife, Becky Ruegg. 

“A memory that comes to mind from the last 25 years is when we first built the main building we are in now,” said Ron Ruegg. “It was a great accomplishment in my life to be able to build here and expand. Then building our additional building in 2019 to first have my daughter’s wedding reception in it and now to have the lifts and vehicles that we work on in there.”

Ron Ruegg Automotive wouldn’t be the successful business it is without all of his employees. He is thankful for them and all that they do. They currently have 13 employees. 

Ron’s daughter, Gina Szittai, is in line to take over the family business. 

“This has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl,” said Gina. “While watching dad spend many long hours and years building his business to become the successful business it is, I hope to continue building and growing Ron Ruegg Automotive for many more years to come.”

Ron Ruegg Automotive is a “One Stop Auto Repair Shop” and the business offers full service oil changes with a 28 point inspection, complete Jasper Engine and Transmission installations, up-to-date computer diagnosis for all domestic vehicles, brake repairs, tire replacement and repairs (Ruegg is a Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Cooper and Toyo Tire dealer), trailer repair, boat repair, RV maintenance and repair, suspension repair/replacement, alignments (for all vehicles, including semi’s, RV’s and buses), A/C repair and charge (the new R1234FY and R134A freon), and NAPA battery replacements. 

Ron Ruegg Automotive offers its customers 6 month no interest financing with the NAPA Synchrony Car Card Credit card for any purchase of $200 or more, customers can apply for the 6 month no interest financing in store.

Starting on April 27, Ron Ruegg Automotive will host its annual Cars and Coffee Cruise In from 9-11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy free donuts, free coffee and to check out all of the awesome classic or new vehicles that are driven in. The monthly dates for the Cars and Coffee events are April 17, May 18, June 29, July 27, Aug. 24 and Sept. 28. More information can be found on our website 

The 25th Anniversary Celebration/Customer Appreciation Party is set for June 29 kicking off with the Cars and Coffee at 9 a.m.  with more fun throughout the day such as giveaways, free food, drinks and fun for all ages. More information can be found on our website and Facebook. 

Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:40 p.m. and Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

“We feel very blessed and thankful to have been in business for 25 years,” said Ron Ruegg. “We wouldn’t have been able to make it 25 years without the community we are in and our awesome customers and employees.”

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