Edwin Chuc was born in Guatemala and came to the US in 1994, married to Angelica Chuc, father of 4 children Edwin Jr, Brian, Angel and Christopher. He opened his business in 1996 as a Mechanic Shop, he learned everything that he knew from his father who was a mechanic in Guatemala. His Mechanic Shop “ABE Auto repair” operates in the Los Angeles area in a rented place and also he offers mobile services.
When he opened his business it was difficult to find shops to give him credit to buy parts, the money that he had was used to buy tools and pay for the lease of the shop. Edwin perseverance and consistency to overcome the challenges took him to grow his business and be recognized by his community. Unfortunately, in the month of July of 2021 Edwin lost his second son Brian in a run and hit accident in San Francisco, since then he stopped working and did not have the strength to continue with his business.
On September 2021, he started to participate in the NEW Women’s Business on the Road Program in Spanish, during the first class he decided to open his business again and continue taking care of the wellbeing of the rest of the family, the pain of the loss was not gone but the love for his family was his motivation to continue working, he got very motivated with the classes and decide not only to re-open his business but to make it grow.
Edwin finished the program and got his WBC – OTR certificate, he is legalizing his business and opening a DBA, getting his EIN to open a checking account just for the business. Hired a part time assistant whose responsibilities are pick up parts for repair, pick up and drop clients when their cars are being repaired, etc. and found a bigger place for his shop in a very good spot.
Edwin said: I am very grateful to NEW not only for the opportunity to help me and my family with housing for the last 15 years, but also with my education and training in order to grow my business which is a legacy for my children. Thank you Nilda for sharing your knowledge and helping me to overcome my pain. oli
Nilda Rozas – Outreach and Business Consultant