Stefano Loria – Founder & Visionary

Stefano initially founded Auto Design at the tender age of 17 years old in the Bronx, N.Y working out of his family’s home doing local installs and projects. With a fast growing appeal and high demand of his skills specializing in audio / visual components including security systems, many took notice and ultimately aided in Stefano’s rapid expansion of services to include all facets of aftermarket automotive enhancements.

With his enthusiasm and want to achieve more Stefano took on “ The Big City” and moved headquarters to Manhattan where he became quickly recognized for his talents. Stefano was winner to countless awards and was featured in various magazines such as Car Audio Magazine, Dupont Registry and Road Gear to name a few.

Stefano and the Auto Design crew's prowess for exceptional detail and design is always reaching new heights and to this day Stefano maintains a very hands on approach to most projects ensuring each client gets that extra attention to detail. In fact Auto Designs attention to detail and use of technological components has been so remarkable that ATT & Apple, after learning of Auto Designs I-Pod Integrations offered Stefano and Auto Design a spot in one of their very first commercials for the I-Phone which you can find on Youtube titled "Apple I -Phone Stefano - One Thing ".
Since then Auto Design has worked with Discovery Channel, American Express, Bloomberg, and was sub-contracted to assist in the build of the" Cash Cab " as well as “ Taxi Cab Confessions”.

Peter M. “Piston Pete”- Lead Fabricator

Pete originally hails from Detroit, Michigan and is a true by-product of the “Motor City”! He is our Lead Fabricator and his talent has brought a wealth of experience to Auto Design.

Pete is a master with fiber glass & composites, metal welding and machining parts which all come natural to him. His love for the automotive industry and anything else that has moving parts is what got him his nickname “ Piston Pete”.

When he is not working you can find Pete creating some sort of new gadget, building his own bikes from raw metal or hitting the slopes at a nearby ski resort.






  Marcos Sanchez– Technician

Originating from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Marcos is an experienced automotive and furniture Upholstery Specialist who has a breadth of experience dating back to a very young age as a child working with his family as a 3rd generation upholsterer before he came to America.

Having a well versed with background with fine leathers, suede, along with other flocking’s and fabrics is something that has set him apart. Marcos’ ability to recreate original interior designs and patterns with complex stitching gave Auto Designs the ability to compete on a higher plane in interior styling, restoration and custom design.

Steve Smith – Technician

Attention to detail is what makes Steve one of the best in the industry. Steve knows all the newest paint finishes and can easily gauge what’s needed to maintain and protect each type of surface. Steve is our detailer and surface restoration tech. and with his keen eye to detail, Steve can determine the right compounds and waxes to achieve a luster that would rival a mirror for that new car show room shine.