RCEDC’s RLF Program Fuels Righteous Autos' Expansion

City of Racine, WI – Paul Sanchez’s entrepreneurial journey began in 2010 when he founded Righteous Autos Inc., an auto repair and sales business that began in a one-car garage near Downtown Racine.


Paul’s automotive career began with a solid educational background, earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering from ITT Tech in 2008 and a master’s degree in management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSoE) in 2012. During his studies, he gained valuable experience working as a sales manager at Servantez Automotive in Racine.


Due to overwhelming demand and word-of-mouth recommendations, he soon needed a larger location, leading to the business’s expansion in 2014. However, business demand continued to grow and it soon became clear that another expansion was needed.

The former Garbo Motors building in the City of Racine was identified as the next expansion location. To acquire and renovate the facility and buy new equipment, Paul worked with RCEDC to obtain a U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loan. In addition to the SBA 504 loan, Paul also applied for and received an RCEDC Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) loan to consolidate two existing loans.

My vision for Righteous Autos is to provide dependable and cost-effective automotive services, while also broadening our operational scope. With the backing of RCEDC for financing our new facility, we are positioned to elevate our service standards, ensuring excellent repairs and high-quality used car sales. Committed to transparency, integrity, and exceeding customer expectations, Righteous Autos is primed for significant expansion.

Righteous Autos provides a wide range of mechanical services, including AC and heat repair, auto maintenance, brake repair, engine work, oil changes, full-service tire care, and transmission repairs. Their emphasis on preventative maintenance includes transparent safety inspections and detailed reports.


The expansion of Righteous Autos is more than just business growth; it’s a boon for the local community. Creating 10 full-time jobs, the project boosts local employment and economic development. As a minority-owned business, Righteous Autos enhances the diversity and vibrancy of Racine, embodying the spirit of entrepreneurship and community service.


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