Our Team

The Team at Roggi’s Auto Service of Hartford CT


We treat everyone like family, customers and employees alike. Our goal has always been to support and encourage our technicians and staff to receive proper training and advance their careers through constant self-improvement.

Being dedicated to our employees has resulted in a loyal staff, which we believe is unique in today’s world of business. A shining example of this loyalty is service manager Mark Fantone, who has been Wayne Roggi’s “right hand man” for more than 30 years. Having talented people like Mark stay with us for years of service has allowed Roggi’s to maintain the high quality standards our customers have come to expect.

All of our certified professionals are required to continue their automotive education by attending training seminars for European, foreign and domestic vehicles and taking courses to help them maintain their credentials and stay abreast of evolving technologies.

By creating a supportive, family-like work culture, we enable our staff to perform as a team. The evidence will be clear, whether you are trouble shooting a car issue on the phone with one of our
experts, or receiving a diagnostic evaluation at the shop, you will experience the value of teamwork and cooperation. Everyone at Roggi’s is on the same page when it comes to auto repair – and every customer is an A-List customer in our book.

Functioning as a team, we are all focused on providing the best possible level of care for your vehicles by:

  • Using state-of-the-art equipment
  • Following manufacturers’ guidelines
  • Continuing to upgrade our knowledge and understanding of the latest in automotive technology

At Roggi’s Auto Service, teamwork is a way of life – And it’s the best way we have found to promote the highest quality standards in the industry. Only the best – From our family to yours.

John Vardal

John Vardal

John Vardal has been with this company since 2009. A loving husband and father of 3, John lives in Wethersfield, and enjoys boating and playing guitar while not at work. In his younger days, he also enjoyed drag racing.
Growing up, he enjoyed working on cars; as he got older, he realized this was the only field that held his interest in quite this way. Today, he is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence in the areas of electrical, engine performance, steering and suspension, air conditioning by the State of Connecticut for emissions repairs. When asked why he thinks he has been successful in this field, he says the following: “my instincts have served me well”.

Adam Funkhouser

Adam Funkhouser started with Roggi’s Auto Service in 2006. While not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Elizabeth, children Shelby and Alexander, and two dogs, Yankee and Ziva. He recently returned to school to work on earning an engineering degree. When not working or studying, he enjoys playing disc golf.
Always curious about how things work, Adam found that his interest included cars. While working on his own car, he found that he had a talent for this type of work. He holds a degree in auto technology from Porter and Chester and certifications from the National Institute for Automotive Service in brakes and engine performance. European cars and very technical engine repairs such as timing chains and cam adjustors have become his specialties during his time here. Some of his favorite things about working at Roggi’s include the family atmosphere where employees aren’t just employees, and opportunities to work on and drive cars he wouldn’t necessarily have the privilege to if he worked in another shop or in another field.

Adam Funkhouser
Paul Misseri

Paul Misseri

Paul Misseri joined Roggi’s Garage in 1993, at 21 years of age. During his time, the Roggi’s family has had the privilege of watching him get married to his beautiful wife Agata and become a father to three wonderful children. Outside of work, Paul loves working on his 1972 Chevrolet Camaro, taking his kids to car shows, and riding ATVs with his family.
Paul is certified by the National institute of Automotive Service Excellence in brakes, suspension, and engine performance and by the State of Connecticut for emissions repairs. . His specialties include working on trucks, Hondas, and Nissans.

Mark Fantone

Mark Fantone joined the Roggi’s Garage family when he was just 16 years of age, in 1978. During his time at Roggi’s Garage, Mark became a dad to his son, Danny, and daughter, Kayla. When not at work, Mark spends his time riding motorcycles and enjoys time on his boat.
Although he attended Al Prince Technical School receiving his certification in automotive repair; the wealth of his education came through experience working hands on at Roggi’s Garage Inc. He maintains his State of Connecticut certification in emissions repairs. In his current role as Service Manager, Mark is well known to many customers as Wayne’s second hand man: working to provide customers with quality work and absolute satisfaction.
Originally hired by the late Henry Roggi, Mark remains the only non-family employee to have this special designation.

Mark Fantone

Albert Roadway

Albert recently joined Roggi’s as a Tech Mechanic. He has a degree from Porter and Chester in Rocky Hill, CT where he graduated top of his class as a “Student of Excellence” with a 4.0 GPA. He has been working on cars since he was a kid and he is highly in demand here at Roggi’s. As a lifelong car enthusiast and handyman, he can fix just about anything that is brought to him.

Kristin Callahan

Kristin is the Office Manager at Roggi’s Auto Service. She has six years in the automotive industry, and you’ll meet her when you call, or email Roggi’s to schedule automotive maintenance or setup a new appointment.

Kristin comes from Syracuse New York. She enjoys going into the city to see shows and basketball games. In her spare time, Kristin enjoys hiking, sporting events, and reading. One of the main things she likes about working at Roggi’s is how much they help out and donate to the community.

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