Success Story - Long Arm Mechanics

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Long Arm Mechanics - Garden City, ID

“In 2018, joining the SBA Emerging Leaders program (now THRIVE) and partnering with
the SBDC proved invaluable during periods of rapid expansion. With their guidance,
Long Arm Mechanics navigated challenges like staff tripling, a 63% sales increase, and
unexpected personal setbacks.”


Levon Arnold’s path to success began with a strong foundation in technical training.
After honing his skills through advanced programs and industry experience, he
embarked on his entrepreneurial journey in 2016 by founding Long Arm Mechanics.

Starting with a fleet of construction vehicles, Levon built a loyal clientele while
continuously acquiring certifications and developing a streamlined workflow. This dedication led to the official launch of Long Arm Mechanics in 2016, followed by the establishment of Boise Auto Salon, a full-service detailing business.

At the heart of Long Arm Mechanics lies a commitment to exceptional service. The team prioritizes transparency, providing an average of 40 pictures per vehicle, clear estimates, and a 3-year, 36,000-mile warranty. This dedication has earned numerous accolades, including Best of Boise’s Best Auto Repair (2017), Synchrony Pillars Award (2019), Ratchet and Wrench Best Workplace (2022), and the prestigious BBB Torch award for ethics (2023).

Levon’s dedication extends beyond his business. He served as a Garden City Chamber of Commerce board member, culminating in his presidency in 2023. Additionally, he founded Green Light Outreach (GLO), a 501(c)3 non-profit providing affordable car repairs to those facing transitional or housing insecurity. GLO has seen a remarkable 60% annual growth and continues to seek funding to expand its reach.

Levon’s story is a testament to the power of hard work, dedication, and a commitment to community. As Long Arm Mechanics continues to thrive, Levon remains focused on leveraging technology to further enhance his unique business model and ensure the continued delivery of exceptional service to the Treasure Valley community.

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