John G. Kastner established John’s Famous Auto Parts in 1974. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, John was a truck driver for Schmidt’s Brewery for several years during early adulthood but also did scrapping on the side as even then he had extensive knowledge of cars. He started a new life with his sweetheart, Karen, married and started his family. Several years later, he decided to start his own business in a warmer climate; that’s how he landed in the Sunshine State. He bought some property here and built the company from nothing but a piece of land into what it is today. As he worked toward his dream, his family grew to seven children – five of whom are involved in the company today – as well as two granddaughters, two grandsons and a son-in-law. Adding on new locations over the years, the two Bunnell facilities were the first and are the largest. Then he added Holly Hill Salvage, John’s Metals of Palatka, John’s Pull & Save and the newest facility, John’s Tomoka Auto Parts. John is very active in the company today. He loves operating equipment and running his John Deere loaders. He is very sociable with his customers and loves to give everyone a laugh and put a smile on their faces.
John’s Auto Parts processes ferrous and nonferrous metals and quality recycled auto parts. The success of the company is due to the friendly, safe and conscientious environmental mindset of its owners, management, staff and customers. We offer highly competitive market pricing and strive to meet the needs of all of our customers. We will continue to serve our customers with honesty and respect. Our professional staff will also continue their commitment to the environment and the safety of their team.