Larry ran a successful automotive business, D&D Automotive, in Cottage Grove, Oregon, from 2006 until his retirement in 2016.
Larry started his career in the automotive industry in 1978 by detailing cars at dealerships. He then transitioned to work for a company changing oil and tires. Dedicated to the industry, he worked to achieve ASE Certified Mechanic status. After 24 years of working as an automotive tech, he decided to add to his skill set by going into automotive shop management.
He was a shop manager for 2 years in Eugene, Oregon until he lost his vision permanently in an accident. In spite of his tragedy he went on to receive his diploma from "Automotive Management Institute" (AMI).