Marks Auto Service was formed in 1949 as a Radiator Repair Shop by Sam Butitta. In the late 1970s, Sam’s son Mark joined the company. Originally located in downtown Rockford on Madison Street. “Rockford Radiator” was founded on quality repairs, cleanliness, and legendary service. In 1984 the company moved to a 15,000-square-foot facility on South Alpine Road. As Rockford Radiator continued to grow, we expanded our service and facility to accommodate all automotive and truck repairs and took on the new name of Mark Butitta Automotive. Fast forward to 2012, under Marks ownership, we re-branded as Marks Auto Service. This is also when Mark brought his son, Tad Butitta, back into the family business.
Marks Auto Service is proudly run by a third-generation owner, Tad Butitta. Tad began working for the company in the late 90s. After realizing his passion was in customer service, over mechanics, Tad left the family business to work in big box retail stores. In 2012 Tad returned to the business as General Manager and helped it grow into tintothe proud company it is today. The customer support staff of Marks Auto Service offers extensive knowledge and experience while holding strong to the beliefs of the company that was founded almost 70 years ago. In late 2017, Marks Auto Service made the jump to a second location on Loves Park, with plans for continued growth.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our technicians provide! We have years of experience working on all Foreign and Domestic cars and trucks, and we can work with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives. Many of our technicians are ASE Master Certified, and are continuously seeking education and investing in the latest and greatest equipment to keep up with the fast-changing technology in the vehicles on the road today.