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Kid's First Program

“Kid’s First” Program
in it’s 16th year!

ASA Pierce County Unit is looking for dollar donations to help needy families during the upcoming holiday season, with presents for the children and provide the necessitates for needy families.

What will my donation be used for?
Your gift supports our ASA Pierce County “Kid’s First” program.  By pooling your gift with the gifts of others, we are able to help brighten this holiday season for needy children in our local communities.

Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, ASA Northwest is a non-profit organization which is a 501(c) 6
tax-exempt organization and your donation may be tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law, please check with your CPA.

2014 Outstanding Member of The Year

Outstanding Member of the Year 2014 – Pete & Nita Harksell


Pete Harksell has been a ASA member since 1982, working with his father in his shop. 

In 1991, Pete and Nita Harksell opened their own shop, Pete’s Auto Repair in Ferndale, Washington and joined ASA.

Pete’s Auto Repair has been a AAA Top Shop since 2008 and a AAA shop since 1992.  They are a NAPA Auto Care Center through which Pete was awarded the Regional NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year Award in 1998/99 and again in 2014.  Pete has been an ASE Master Tech for many years and is also a certified Parts Specialist and Service Consultant.

Pete & Nita have been very active in the Whatcom/Skagit until since joining ASA in 1992.  They took over the annual “Lights-On” event in 2005.  Pete was the Unit President for 1999/2000 and Immediate Past President 2001/2004.  Nita was the Treasurer of this unit from 2001 until 2012.  Nita has always been very active in planning the Whatcom/Skagit Christmas Parties too.

NEW Member Benefit

The ASA Marketplace offers ASA Members great new opportunities - as well as its extensive coverage of existing benefits - to help small business owners save money on a variety of products and services to run your business.

FREE ASA Northwest Mentor Program Available!!!

FREE ASA Northwest Mentor Program - Is Your Business Still Making a Profit?
By Brian Johnson, Immediate Past Chairman of the Board, ASA Northwest

The economy has been tough for many businesses, including the auto repair industry. Many of us have seen sales volume not only stop growing, but also decrease the last couple of years. Do you have vendors that you owe 60 to 90 days out?  Very likely, if your business was making a small profit before, it is not making any profit now. These are signs that we need to ask for a little help.