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ABOUT

Jim has been a car enthusiast for most of his life. He remembers growing up as a teenager with images of a neighbor’s Ferrari 308 GTB hoping that one day he would be able to own one. While practicing cardiology in Naples, he was blessed to be able to acquire various cars including an Acura NSX ( his first “exotic”) and a Lotus Esprit Turbo. Later on he would experience the love of the Ferrari brand.

 

Jim was a member of the original Ferrari Club of Naples and is now a Board Director with Ferrari Club of America - Naples Chapter. He has displayed his vehicles on the Cars on 5th annual charity event in Naples and has headed up multiple charitable events. His track experience includes Sebring, Homestead-Miami, PBIR, Daytona, Circuit Mont-Tremblant, and COTA. Cars he has tracked include the Porsche Carrera GT, Porsche GT4 Clubsport, Ferrari F12, Ferrari 812 Superfast, Ferrari 488 GTB, and the recently acquired Ferrari 488 Challenge car. He will be racing in the Ferrari Challenge Series in North America for New Country Competizione in 2022 as a driver representing Ferrari of Naples.

 

He is a graduate student of the Ferrari Corso Pilota driving school having completed all levels, and is a credentialed IMSA race driver.

On a personal note, Jim(Dr B) is a board certified cardiologist who provides care for those without health insurance and are at the poverty level at the Neighborhood Health Clinic in Naples, Florida. He has two boys; James, who is a Sheriff's Deputy obtaining his Master's in Criminal Justice, and Joshua, who is a recent college graduate currently working on obtaining his finance degree.  

Jim Buonavolonta, M.D.

President & CEO

Ultimate Garages, LLC

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Born in Cherry Hill, NJ, Jovanna has been in customer service and hospitality service for over 30 years. Initially she began working in her parent’s pizzeria, “Big G’s” serving tables. She then went on to bookkeeping and catering. In 1993 Jovanna moved to Naples, FL and managed the accounts for a property management company. This led to opening her own business “Maid-2- Serve, Inc” for 5 years. This was followed by working at “The Home Depot” as a cashier. She progressed there until she finally retired after 26 years as Specialty Associate to Supervisor. Jovanna was always intrigued with holistic healing and various healing modalities. Jovanna received her Massage Therapy license in 2008. Open her own business “Allow Yourself to Heal”. Jovanna continues to help her clients with her healing touch and heart and the health benefits that bring peace to the mind, body and soul.

Jovanna had the opportunity to meet Jim Buonavolonta as a customer at the Home Depot. Giving great concierge service. He has now given her the opportunity to work for Ultimate Garages, LLC as Office Manager. “It’s never to late for new beginnings in your life”

Jovanna continues to love and learn new things. Maybe even driving a car on a racetrack some day! Her other interests are cooking for friends and family, arts and crafts, volunteer work at Domestic Animal Services, volunteer at Unity Church, walking in nature and meditating, listening to music, watching sunsets and counting her blessings.

Life always has twist and turns. Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.

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Jovanna Giordano 
Office Manager
Ultimate Garages, LLC

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Ty was born and raised in Naples, Florida and has lived here his whole life. His passion began with cars since he received his first sports car at the age of 16. His parents had gifted him a 1996 Mustang Cobra. After graduating high-school he began his career with cars at Naples Luxury Imports as a Car washer. Since then he has been promoted in many different positions at multiple car dealerships that include a Technologist Lead at Audi/VW of Naples, and also a Service advisor at Naples Infiniti.

 

His hobby outside of work consists of riding and filming Motocross. Every Sunday he is out at the track spinning laps on his 2021 Yamaha YZ250F and once he gets done he will film and edit videos for other riders. 

 

Ty's life motto is "Love what you do and you'll never work a day in your life" and which is why he is extremely thankful to be working with his passion with cars at Ultimate Garages. "It all starts with a vision, and a goal." His goal is  to grow the business  to a point that Ultimate Garages will be globally known.  "With all of the amazing events, charities, and huge social club for all types of car enthusiasts, there is no reason for it not to be!"  

        Tyler "Ty" De Bo

 Director of Storage Operations & Media

            Ultimate Garages, LLC

Leo Oliveira

Director of Marketing and Product Line

Manager of Racing Simulator Division

Ultimate Garages, LLC

Leo was born in São Paulo, Brazil and moved to Naples at the age of 9. His passion with cars started at a very early age from watching Formula 1 races with his father. His first few cars were Volkswagens which he modified himself with his friends, from performance modifications to suspension setups. He attended car shows from Naples, FL all the way to Helen, GA.

 

His automotive career began with sales at dealerships and his main hobby is photography. From automotive (where it all began) to portraits and landscape. He still passionately follows Formula 1 and doesn't miss a race. Leo also specializes in building racing simulators, from simple and basic setups, to advanced semiprofessional setups. 

In his free time he loves spending time with his family, whether it's watching movies or going out to try a new local restaurant,  as long as he's with his family and friends, he's having a great time.

 

His favorite quote is from Jeremy Clarkson which is “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly coming to a stop, that’s what gets you.”

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Sebastian Saavedra has been brought on as Jim B's racing coach in the Ultimate Garages Racing Division on team New Country Competizione and Ferrari of Naples in the Ferrari Challenge North America Series. He is Columbia's 3rd generation of professional race car drivers after Roberto Guerrero and Juan Pablo Montoya.

 

Seb's bio is extensive, winning the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in 2019, named Indy Lights Rookie of the Year, Indy driver on teams Andretti Autosport and Chip Ganassi, World Go-Karting Champion, and European Formula 3 driver. He has 1 pole and 4 top-10 finishes in IndyCar.

We are excited to welcome Seb to the Ultimate Garages family!

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Sebastian Saavedra

Racing Coach

Ultimate Garages, LLC

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Troy St John

        Director of Detailing Services

            Ultimate Garages, LLC

Troy was born in rural Northwest Ohio. His grandfather worked for GM and that’s where Troy’s love for cars all started. At the age of 17 Troy was racing at the local drag strips and road courses in his Mustang GT. He landed his first detailing job at 18 and has never looked back. 

 

Troy continued he career in the auto and marine industry detailing throughout the years. He was detail shop manager at Sutton Ford until he moved to Indiana where he was the detailing manager at Dry Dock Marine Center. Form there he went on run his own company, Pro-Tect detailing and styling. His company was actively involved with the community, from working with people with autism to the "keels and wheels", boat and auto shows. Troy brings over 25 years of professional detailing experience in the automotive and marine industry. He holds multiple certificates for detailing, and has installed over 1000 paint protection film (PPF) applications on cars and boats.

 

Troy and his wife and son moved to Southwest Florida over a year ago to be close to family and enjoy the great climate (no more shoveling snow). He loves spending time fishing with his son Gage, working on their reef tank, and sharing his love of cars with his son. Cars are a way of life, without other peoples passion for them he would not be who he is today.