Assemblyman Jay Obernolte has recognized Collision Auto Repair Specialists as the 2017 Business of the Year for the 33rd Assembly District.

Owner Carlos Sarmiento was honored at a ceremony in Sacramento on Monday.

“Carlos is an example of a local business owner who donates much time and effort to ensure that his community thrives,” Obernolte said.

Sarmiento and his wife Theresa opened the Collision Auto Repair Specialists in October 2014. His small business has been selected as the Daily Press’ “Best of the Desert” for both 2016 and 2017.

Carlos’ business has also founded a Give Back Program that allows a person involved in a car accident to donate a portion of their insurance deductible to a school/program of their choice, in their name.