Meet the AVI team

Owner of AVI

Safi B.

Owner of AVI and car enthusiast, Safi started this company with the intention of bringing people’s ideas to life. No matter how difficult the job, Safi and AVI strive to deliver.

Owner of AVI and car enthusiast, Safi started this company with the intention of bringing people’s ideas to life. No matter how difficult the job, Safi and AVI strive to deliver. Growing up he always was tinkering with cars, on their design and performance. After watching “The Rock” and the yellow Ferrari 355 Spider flying through the glass windows, he was hooked. Earning a degree in biomedical engineering and medical imaging Safi realized that his true passion was cars and followed that passion to make it into a career.

Favorite build: Pininfarina Azzurra. This was the very first full interior custom build, we learned a great deal. There were design and creativity elements that were not used before by AVI. We were given the freedom to experiment.

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Favorite part of the job: There is always something new/different. I love seeing client excitement when they see their vision come to reality.

Director of Operations

Basel B.

Basel enjoys complex projects that make you work/problem solve. He enjoys helping customers find their dream job by asking the right questions.
Working with their vision

Basel enjoys complex projects that make you work/problem solve. He enjoys working with customers vision and finding their dream job by asking the right questions.

Favorite build: aston martin db11. Basel helped configure the vehicle, had custom wheels tailor made with a fitment that has not been done on this particular vehicle **url*

Built the first “AVI unique product” spacers for the aston build.

Product Specialist

Kenyon L.

Kenyon has been involved in the 12 volt customizing/personalizing industry since 1992.

Kenyon has been involved in the 12 volt customizing/personalizing industry since 1992. Started by customizing his own vehicle, 1978 VW dasher, and loved being able to listen to music at his own volume. An unapologetic lifer of rock and roll, Ken likes cooking and being outdoors during his weekends.

Favorite job: Corvette ZR1 gun safe

Favorite part of the job: creativity, having creative freedom for build, job is never the same

Audio Specialist

Alex B.

Alex has been working on installs since 1996. He started by having a passion for car audio in high school by modifying his Chevy Blazer as he wanted to gain more experience.

The shop’s biggest Pats fan.

Alex has been working on installs since 1996. He started by having a passion for car audio in high school by modifying his Chevy Blazer as he wanted to gain more experience. This started a career at 17, he then opened his own shop at 21 and eventually merged with AVI. Alex loves any music with extreme bass, this created that passion for car audio.  

Favorite build: ghostbusters ECTO (creativity)

Part of job: experiencing new things and learning every day

Ceramic Pro Specialist

Armando L.

Armando's attention to detail is immaculate. He started in 2001 and has improved his craft with each vehicle.

Armando’s attention to detail is immaculate. He started in 2001 and has improved his craft with each vehicle. Armando is a part of our elite ceramic pro team. Started by washing toyotas and hondas, he then started detailing defenders for copley motors. While working at AVI he was sent to classes for correction, polish, and ceramic. On his off time he enjoys coaching his soccer team. He has coached the team for over 8 years. 

Favorite job: pagani zonda roadster

Product Specialist

Jon G.

Jon has always had a passion for cars growing up. The freedom and excitement he experienced watching “Gone in 60 Seconds” had him hooked and introduced him to a life on the track starting with autocross, track events, karting, and wheel to wheel racing.

Jon has always had a passion for cars growing up. The freedom and excitement he experienced watching “Gone in 60 Seconds” had him hooked and introduced him to a life on the track starting with autocross, track events, karting, and wheel to wheel racing. Having several jobs within the industry (AMG product specialist, AMG brand ambassador, race car driving instructor, exotic track day experience instructor…), he has followed career path that has led him to join the team at AVI.

Jon is an avid video-gamer, sim racer, dog-handler, Bruins fan and loves any Porsche.

Towing & Transport

Corey F.

Long time automotive enthusiast who became "The Boston Transporter" after feeling the excitement during his first vehicle recovery in 2006 while helping a friend. This rush started a career path that has ultimately led to providing a safe, careful and personalized way of transporting unique vehicles.

Long time automotive enthusiast who became “The Boston Transporter” after feeling the excitement during his first vehicle recovery in 2006 while helping a friend.  This rush started a career path that has ultimately led to providing a safe, careful and personalized way of transporting unique vehicles.  Corey prides himself in his attention to detail, consistency and exceeding client expectations with every transport. He is a certified “Wreck Master”, and certified by the TRAA and the National Highway Safety Institute.

Favorite Job: Safely extricating an in-operable 80 mile 50th Anniversary Lamborghini Aventador Roadster from an enclosed trailer that was tipping over. The vehicle had a dead battery, wouldn’t go into neutral, and had no brakes but Corey was able to do the job.

Favorite part of the Job: The cars and look of relief from customers!

John R.

John has had a passion for anything with a motor his entire life. Most of his free time is spent going to car shows or working on his personal builds. Over the past 6 years he has made his Hellcat into one of the fastest manual Hellcats in the world.

John has had a passion for anything with a motor his entire life. Most of his free time is spent going to car shows or working on his personal builds. Over the past 6 years he has made his Hellcat into one of the fastest manual Hellcats in the world. The friends that he has made along the journey of building his car will last a lifetime, and presented him with so many great opportunities. He traveled to Texas in 2022 to help a good friend race his 6 second Nissan GTR and assisted with taking second place nationally at an event called TX2K. Drag racing has become his niche over the past few years and he looks forward to all of the future performance projects at AVI.
Favorite build: Brabus G700 Widestar
Favorite part of the job: His favorite part of working at AVI has been the diversity in projects while maintaining the common goal of perfection. Each job presents a new challenge due to the fact that AVI is often the first shop to try new methods or products on new production vehicles.

Anil B.

Originally from Chicago (where his heart is) but now a Bostonian since 2016, Anil has loved automobiles since he was a kid. A hobby that turned into passion, and now a career.

Originally from Chicago (where his heart is) but now a Bostonian since 2016, Anil has loved automobiles since he was a kid. A hobby that turned into passion, and now a career. He graduated with a business management degree and a minor in entrepreneurship from Depaul University and an automotive degree from Southern Illinois University. He has been turning wrenches since he graduated and has been in the industry for 20+ years. The last few years he has gotten more into the 12Volt and customizing side of the business and is enjoying it. He has always been a BMW guy but he had his Honda days during and after college. He has seen and been through a lot in the industry but loves every bit of it.

Favorite project: Porsche 964 rebuild and restoration. Everything from engine to interior, this car made Anil appreciate Porsche and how their cars are built.
Favorite part of the job: His favorite part of the job is the smile and satisfaction of a customer’s face when they pick up their vehicles. The fact they wanted to customize their vehicle a certain way and that we can make it happen.

Matthew M.

Matt has always been a Creative and an automotive / motorcycle enthusiast. When he is not riding his motorcycle he can be found wrenching on his 350Z.

Matt has always been a Creative and an automotive / motorcycle enthusiast. When he is not riding his motorcycle he can be found wrenching on his 350Z. After earning his degree in Industrial Design and gaining experience within the product design world, Matt has been able to mesh his design skills and passion for automotive here at AVI.

Adam V.

Adam began his detailing journey in his parent's driveway. Through research, trial and error, he was hired to work at a detail shop in Wellesley where he gained years of experience. Adam is certified with the P&S brand for Paint Correction & Ceramic Coating.

Adam began his detailing journey in his parent’s driveway. Through research, trial and error, he was hired to work at a detail shop in Wellesley where he gained years of experience. Adam is certified with the P&S brand for Paint Correction & Ceramic Coating. He has a willingness to learn and is constantly researching new ideas, techniques, or methods. He enjoys testing various new detailing tools & products.

Fascinated with the science behind the chemicals he works with every day, he can be found reading safety data sheets in his off time.

After work, he spends many hours exploring new routines and perfecting his craft. His broad knowledge of the products, tools, brands, and equipment in the detailing industry is second to none. In the world of detailing, Adam is truly auto obsessed.

Beyond detailing, Adam enjoys spending his time with family, playing video games, and practicing martial arts.

Jean R.

Jean has a love and passion for cars. He has over 10 years of experience in the window tinting industry as well as 3M certifications for paint protection film and ceramic coatings.

Jean has a love and passion for cars. He has over 10 years of experience in the window tinting industry as well as 3M certifications for paint protection film and ceramic coatings.  This makes him a very well-rounded asset to the AVI team, and being at  AVI has presented him a great opportunity to bring that love, passion and skill to the next level!

Julián E.

Julián Herrera is a professional Colombian car and motorcycle detailer. His passion and skill for this art has led him to work in recognized places and with prestigious companies over the years.

Julián Herrera is a professional Colombian car and motorcycle detailer.  His passion and skill for this art has led him to work in recognized places and with prestigious companies over the years. He has over 10 years of experience have led him to perform all kinds of automotive detailing procedures, but his specialties (and favorite parts) are paint correction and ceramic coating application.  He is also experienced in preparing and leveling surfaces to create the ideal environment for the perfect paint correction. This enthusiast is now very grateful and happy to be part of the detailing team at AVI.  This has allowed him to fulfill his dream of using the highest quality standards to work on the highest level of cars. His determination, focus and great work ethic have brought him here and together with AVI he will go very far in his professional career!

Amazing experience with Safi and his team - yet again. So prompt, so professional and so affordable. They recently installed a remote starter on my vehicle, which isn’t an easy task. They not only nailed it, they went above and beyond to get it done. I’ll be back for sure.

Chris Cuozzo

Very professional and they make sure everything is the way you want it. Also a great crew very friendly and explain what there doing so you understand. Couldn't ask for a better place to take your car.

Derrick Curran

These guys are masters of their craft. I was referred by a friend after my center screen went dark. BMW wanted to charge me over $4k to fix, and AVI came in and saved the day. They’re honest and communicative. I’ll refer them to anyone and be back for future work.

Krista Lynn
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