Essington Avenue Used Auto Parts has been family-owned and -operated since 1975. We began after purchasing a small business named Penn Del Auto Parts that was situated on a half-acre, rented lot located at 6750 Essington Avenue. As Essington grew and evolved, we added more equipment and employees just to keep up with demand.
It wasn’t long before the business outgrew that half-acre lot. In 1982, we purchased two more acres next door. That purchase allowed us to keep up with demand for quite some time. However in 1995, the company was experiencing growing pains again. We decided the best way to accommodate our booming business was by adding 10 more acres to our current lot! We were now a 12-acre salvage yard, and the company was approaching a fork in the road.
The area around our business was in the early stages of being developed, and developers were eying our 12 acres. At this point in time, one of the original partners of Essington Avenue decided to sell his share of the business to developers so that he could retire. It was now time for us to consolidate and reorganize as a company.
It was now 2007, and Nick Brosko Sr. had a pivotal decision to make. His choices were either to sell everything to developers and retire as his partner had, or to continue moving forward. The recession of 2008 was beginning, and we knew that our employees and their families depended on those pay checks. He decided to not only keep the business going, but to also expand the operation.
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Today, the second generation of Broskos are learning to run the business with the guidance of Nick Sr. His daughter, Sam, started working for the company back in 2005, and she is now the office manager. In 2011, Nick Brosko Jr. left his career as a United States Marine in order to follow in his father’s footsteps. Nick Sr. and his loving wife, Thelma, are there to see to the rest of the details. The salvage yard is kept running by our wonderful employees Frank, Kervin, and Catrina.
The decision to keep the business going back in 2008 was blessed, as we are now able to support our employees and their families with our continuous operation. Essington Avenue is located in Philadelphia and proudly serves the surrounding areas. Contact us at (215) 492-5700, or learn more about our team and our used auto parts.