Drew Ciba, owner and president of John Herbeck’s Auto Repair since 2002, has built a reputation for doing great work and charging honest prices. A longtime resident of South Florida, he was brought up in Margate, later moved to North Carolina, but was drawn right back to settle in Pompano. Ciba and his wife, Dayla, have two children.
Drew became interested in cars while working at a Mobile gas station while attending Broward College. He later worked in the service department at a Lincoln Mercury dealership in North Carolina.
However, his passion for classic cars began in 1983 when Ciba bought a 1972 Mustang Mach I. “The car,” according to Ciba, “was pink and undriveable.” He then put his nose to the grindstone and got to work. He completely remodeled the interior and exterior of the car and rebuilt all the mechanics. Since then, Ciba has been a friend to all things automotive.
In 1992, Ciba met and began to work for John Herbeck in his auto repair shop and quickly moved up the ranks to be lead mechanic. Ten years later, in 2002, Herbeck chose to move away and gave Ciba the opportunity to buy the business he had helped build and Ciba, of course, accepted the offer.
John Herbeck’s Auto Repair’s logo boasts, “Good honest auto repair,” but it’s not bragging if it’s true. According to ratings and reviews on Yelp, Yellow Pages and other sites, John Herbeck’s Auto Repair lives up to its motto.
All in all, it appears as though Ciba tries to live up to the principles espoused by his favorite verse, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 12:7).
Drew and Dayla attend St. Martin Episcopal Church in Pompano Beach where Father Bernie Pecaro married them.
In his free time, Ciba indulges his tropical fish hobby. After admiring a friend’s fish tank, Ciba started with a forty-five gallon tank which he hopes to upgrade to a saltwater tank soon.
Through his business, Ciba is a supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, which physically and emotionally supports the whole family in the battle against cancer.
John Herbeck’s Auto Repair is a long-time supporter of the Good News. For some good, honest attention to your car, visit Drew Ciba at John Herbeck’s Auto Repair located in Pompano Beach at 2621 North Dixie Highway, or give him a call at 954-941-6761. He even offers a free car wash and shuttle service to his customers.
Tami Fernandez is an intern at the Good News. You can contact her at [email protected]