About Us

How I got started!

Growing up in a large family that was heavily involved in the automotive business, I have been around all types of vehicles my entire life. At the age of 11, I started working in my uncles service department as a shop helper. Attending a local trade school for automotive and Slowly working my way through the ranks, becoming a multi time Re-certified ASE master technician, L1 certified along with advanced level Diesel certification, Truck certified, G1 certification, Service advisor, and parts specialist certifications. 

After working at multiple independent shops for years, I decided to open my own automotive shop, so with the help of many family members in October 2006 I opened Advanced Automotive Performance with my business partner and Brother Jason.  Growing the business from 2 people to 10 employees over the course of 13.5 yrs we have become very well known in the local area and surrounding states.  Always looking to challenge myself, staying on top of the technology curve in the industry has set our shop apart from the rest.  We have focused mainly on general service and specialized in Diesels along with random custom projects.  In  2018, I decided I wanted to grow the custom portion of the business, Hence VanWorx was created, ( a separate division of Advanced Automotive Performance )  I am focusing on camper van builds/modifications, diesel work, truck accessories, welding and fabrication.

My goal is to work one on one with my clients to provide the highest level of service possible, understand their needs and make their dreams become reality, from small modifications to full builds. Luke Malo