Juan Treviño, left, and his brother Rey Treviño

Juan Treviño, left, and his brother Rey Treviño look over the engine of a Nissan sedan in one of the bays of their mechanic shop, Treviño Brothers Automotive and Diesel, 501 Dr. Fermin Calderon Blvd.

Brothers Juan and Rey Treviño could be working anywhere in the country, but both of them said they chose to return here and open a small business because Del Rio is home.

The Treviños opened Treviño Brothers Automotive and Diesel at 501 Dr. Fermin Calderon Blvd. about two months ago.

Juan and Rey are natives, born and raised in Del Rio, and both attended Del Rio High School, Juan graduating in 2012 and Rey graduating in 2013.

Both Treviños are also graduates of Universal Technical Institute (UTI) in Houston, where they earned certifications in automotive technology and industrial diesel technology.

“It’s always been a goal of ours to open our own shop. Since we were kids, we always liked getting dirty working on vehicles. When we went to UTI in Houston, and we both graduated in industrial diesel and automotive and came back and started working and had the opportunity to open our own business, we just went for it,” Juan Treviño said.

The Treviños said they learned to love working on cars and trucks under the watchful eyes of their father, who worked in the oilfields for many years.

“My dad pretty much tried to fix anything he could fix. Whenever he was out there working, he’d always have us out there with him, running for tools, watching, and eventually we started helping him out, and I guess our love for this grew from that,” Juan Treviño said.

After graduating from high school, Juan first took the college route, attending Sul Ross State University in Alpine, where he studied wildlife management.

“I did a year there and decided it wasn’t going to be for me, so I came back to Del Rio and started working as a corrections officer in Brackettville,” he said.

Rey Treviño said he went through all four years of high school’s automotive program and worked as a mechanic after high school.

They decided to attend UTI together and graduated in 2015.

Asked why they both decided to return to Del Rio, both replied, “It’s home.”

“All of our family is here, our support system is here,” Rey Treviño said.

Juan said he worked at a local automotive dealership for a time after he returned to Del Rio and also returned briefly to work as a corrections officers.

In the summer of 2017, the time was right for both brothers to take the next step.

Rey said he saw the location on Dr. Fermin Calderon Boulevard, and when it became available, the brothers, along with their parents and other family members, decided the time was right to open a small mechanic shop there.

Treviño Brothers Automotive and Diesel offers a variety of services for all types of vehicles: oil changes, brake jobs and suspension work.

“We’re able to look at pretty much anything that comes through the door, including foreign makes that not everybody around here can work on,” Rey said.

Treviño Brothers’ hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The Treviños also maintain a Facebook page.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (830) 469 7477.

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