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Meet Our Staff

Moreno Valley

Cliff Baker

Shop Foreman, Moreno Valley

Cliff is the Lead Mechanic at the Moreno Valley store. He is a local Moreno Valley guy who enjoys his family and repairing cars. Besides being an excellent automobile mechanic, Cliff is also a qualified heavy equipment mechanic. When Cliff works on a car, you know it's done right!

Ralph Perez

Assistant Manager/Tire and Wheel Specialist, Moreno Valley

Ralph has over 25 years of experience in the automotive business, having spent over 17 years with Bud's. Looking for that right set of wheels? Ralph is your go-to guy! Ralph is married with 3 children. He and his family are very active in their church and enjoy attending rock concerts.

Kent Usher

Manager, Moreno Valley

Kent traces his love of automobiles back to his grandfather, Lee Usher, who owned a tire center in Yucca Valley CA for over 25 years. Kent started at the family shop at a very young age and has never looked back on his chosen career. Kent has a passion for excellence and is always ready to provide excellent customer service


Joe Ingram

Store Manager, Riverside

Joe has been in the tire and automotive industry for over 24 years, most of those with Bud's. Need an appointment? Call Joe to set that up for you! He is recently married and is an avid helicopter and race car enthusiast.

Oscar Fuentes

Service Writer, Riverside

Oscar brings over 18 years of professional tire service to the team. Oscar is married and has 2 children. The family is active in Queen of Angels Catholic Church. His bi-lingual abilities help insure a smooth relationship between customers and shop staff. Oscar enjoys restoring old cars and currently has a 1961 Chevrolet Impala convertible in the works.

Ismael Mendoza

IT/Inventory Control, Operations Specialist, Riverside

Ismael has been Bud's right-hand man since 2001. He can do anything and is always ready for a new challenge! Ismael is married, has 3 children and 2 grandchildren.

Mike Wilson

Automotive Mechanic, Riverside

Mike began his automotive career in 1981. He has worked for some of the top shops in Southern California like Mark C. Bloome, Pep Boys, Winston Tire, Firestone and Goodyear. Mike is a Master Mechanic whose hobby is rebuilding early model GTO's.


Jesse Rodriguez

Manager, Orangecrest

Jesse has over 15 years of hands-on shop and store manager experience. He attended UTI College, beginning his career as a tire mounter and working his way through the ranks to store manager. Jesse is married and has two beautiful daughters. He thrives on customer service and ensuring all his customers' vehicles are safe and road worthy.

Mario Del Cid

Service/Alignment Technician, Orangecrest

Mario has over 8 years experience in the automotive service sector. He does top notch mechanical work and can make sure your car is perfectly aligned. Mario is married and has 4 children.

Ruben Michel

Service Technician, Orangecrest

Ruben can do just about anything and no assignment is too tough! He began his career with Bud's as a tire mounter in Moreno Valley and worked his way up to become a service technician. Ruben is married and has 4 children.

Ryan Shellito

Shop Foreman/A.S.E. Certified Automotive Technician, Orangecrest

Ryan is a true "wrencher." He has been working under the hoods for dealers and independents since he was a teenager. Ryan can diagnose any mechanical problem! He is married and has 3 children.

Human Resources

Nicole Luppino

Human Resource Director

Bud and Claudia's daughter, Nicole, is a very active part of the Luppino business. She is in charge of all Human Resource and administrative operations for the businesses. Nicole has a BS degree in Human Resource Management from California State University San Bernardino and was an active member of Alpha Phi Sorority. Nicole is married with 3 teenage boys.

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Phone: (951) 653-0707
Fax: (951) 656-7619
Address: 22510 Alessandro Blvd.
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Phone: (951) 776-9393
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Address: 15967 Wood Road
Riverside, CA 92508
Phone: (951) 351-1319
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Address: 8651 Indiana Ave Ste F
Riverside, CA 92504
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