Whether it be with his auto body repairs or with his guitar, Greg Bucciarelli gets folks motoring
When it comes to automotive insurance repairs, antique collectibles, and 60’s rock and roll, one name has become synonymous in the Joliet area. That person is Gregory Bucciarelli. He, his father, and grandfather, all have been lifelong businessmen in the Joliet community. Their family philosophy has always been: treat people the way you like to be treated and you will always be a success in all phases of your life. Gregory said he prides himself in being involved with many non-profit organizations such as, Wish Upon A Star, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, Will Grundy Center for Independent Living, Joliet food kitchens and many other church and school functions.
It goes without saying that Greg’s father, being an accomplished tenor and mandolin virtuoso, played a definitive role in Greg’s appreciation for cars and music. To this day, he is repairing and customizing automobiles at his new body shop repair facility located on Oak Leaf Street near the Joliet Post Office. Gregory has painted and customized everything from special need vehicles, wheel chairs, a prosthetic arm, guitars and every type of vehicle imaginable.
Gregory said he could not have achieved his goals without the continued support and devotion of his wife Sally, his three children, Brant Gregory, Amie Lynn, Angela Marie, his seven beautiful grandchildren and loyal friends.
His passion for 60’s rock and roll and collectible automobiles are a daily part of his life. He, being a hands-on owner six days a week, always seems to have the energy to perform on a regular weekend basis with his Drummer, Ziggy Mikuzis and bass guitarist, Rob Jokubauskas who make up the 60’s rock band Greg’s Fender Benders.
After all is said and done, Gregory is a man who supports his community and friends from start to finish.
If anyone has any interest in Gregory donating custom paint work on a child’s specials needs assistive devices and recreational equipment, call him on his cell phone at (815) 685-7855.
Written by Dan Pelton