Meet AutoWorks Owner and Technician

Andrew Engel

Like many young men, Andrew always had an affinity for tinkering with cars and their engines. After moving to Delray Beach, he finally put his hobby into working practice.

In 2013, he completed the two-year auto technician program at Lincoln College of Technology in West Palm Beach. After Lincoln, Andrew worked at independent auto centers until the summer of 2014, when he decided to go off on his own.

In October 2014, Andrew purchased Automotive Inc., a well-known and respected independent auto repair shop, and renamed the company AutoWorks.

Andrew is in the process of obtaining his ASE certifications.

In addition, Andrew has a degree in Hospitality from Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI.

Andrew grew up in Yardley, PA, and has been a resident of Delray Beach since 2011.

His primary language is English and he is learning Spanish.

Meet AutoWorks Technician

Reginal Chin

Reginald has been with AutoWorks since 2020 and since that time has shown great enthusiasm and proficiency in fixing cars.

He has more than 6 years of experience in the automotive field, both working in independent shops and dealerships.

In 2017, Reggie graduated from Edison Job Corps Center, where he studied Automotive and Machine Repair.

Reggie is in the process of obtaining his ASE certifications.

Reggie was born in Brooklyn, NY, but has been a resident of South Florida for most of his life. And now resides in Lake Worth, FL.

Meet AutoWorks Service Manager

Gordon Hummel

Gordon has been in the automotive industry for more than 40 years, working in his own shops, corporate-owned shops, and dealerships. He is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of the automotive industry, including repairs, maintenance, and service and parts and components. In addition, he has a great deal of experience in customer service and business operations.

Gordon is a skilled custom exhaust specialist and welder. Over a period of 17 years, Gordon operated two of his own muffler shops in Colorado.

Gordon was born in Fairbury, NE, and came to Florida in 2014. He is a resident of Boynton Beach, FL.

Meet AutoWorks Business Manager

Karl Engel

Karl brings more than 45 years of business, public relations, and advertising experience to AutoWorks. He started as a radio announcer in Pittsburgh, moved to public relations in New York City, and then on to account management in a New York-based advertising agency. In 1981, he ventured out on his own and he and his wife, Styliani Engel, founded and operated a successful publishing company, Engel Publishing Partners, located in the Philadelphia area.

Karl was President and CEO of Engel Publishing Partners and the publisher of Med Ad News, a magazine that he co-founded with his wife in 1981. The publishing company focused on publications directed to the pharmaceutical industry. The company was sold in 1994 to Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, which is a division of the UK’s Daily Mail.

In October 2014, Karl ended almost 10 years of retirement taking on a new job: managing the operations of AutoWorks, an independent full-service auto repair center in Delray Beach, FL. At that time, AutoWorks was acquired by his son, Andrew Engel.

Karl was born and raised in Philadelphia and has a BA degree from Temple University. As a young man, Karl joined the US Navy and served as a medical assistant in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

Karl and his wife live in West Palm Beach, FL.


Meet AutoWorks Office and Shop Manager

Styliani Engel

Styli, as she is known to her family and friends, brings more than 35 years of business and publishing experience to AutoWorks. She started out as a secretary on Madison Avenue in New York and ended up co-founding and building a successful publishing company, Engel Publishing Partners, in the Philadelphia area.

Before retiring from Engel Publishing in 2004, Styli was executive VP of Engel Publishing Partners and the editor in chief of Med Ad News, a magazine that she co-founded with her husband in 1981. The company focused on publications directed to the pharmaceutical industry. The company was sold in 1994 to Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, which is a division of the UK’s Daily Mail.

In October 2014, Styli and her husband, Karl Engel, came out of a 10-year retirement to manage the operations of AutoWorks, an independent full-service auto repair center in Delray Beach, FL, that was acquired by their son, Andrew Engel.

Styli was born and raised on the Greek island of Chios and emigrated to the United States with her family in 1967.

She has a degree in journalism from City College of New York.

Styli and her husband live in West Palm Beach, FL.

Meet AutoWorks Shop Dog, Labrador Retriever

In Loving Memory of Buddy

Buddy, a black Labrador retriever, spent 5 years at AutoWorks. At the age of 7 years, Buddy passed away suddenly in 2021.

AutoWorks would not have been complete without its day-resident dog: a black Labrador retriever whose name everybody knew. Buddy joined the team when he was a little over 2 years old. Buddy greeted all our customers with a high degree of enthusiasm. He was big and strong and full of energy. But most of all, he was the friendliest dog you could ever meet (unless, of course, you meet another Lab).

True to the temperament of his breed, Buddy had a kind, pleasant, outgoing, and tractable nature. He was fiercely loyal. He instinctively enjoyed holding objects and hands or arms in his mouth, which he did with great gentleness.

Buddy spent most of his day in the air-conditioned office and resting in his bed, moving with much excitement when a customer came into the waiting room and when he smelled food. We miss him every day.