Auto Cosmetics of Albany, Inc was established in 1981. Robert Varsanyi began this business after graduating from high school. However his real passion for cars began when he was 14 years old. He started by repairing cars in his parents’ garage. Rob’s parents later encouraged him to find a new location to begin his business.
Rob’s first shop was located on Chrysler Avenue at Burbank motors in Rotterdam. He operated his business for a short time and then realized he wanted to be located in his hometown of Guilderland. He moved to Tri-City Towing on Western Avenue in Guilderland. Auto Cosmetics began to grow rather quickly, requiring him to hire employees for both body repair and towing.
After a few years Rob decided to purchase the European Auto works building in the Village of Altamont. Rob was somewhat reluctant to make the move to Altamont; however he was very pleased that his customers from all over the area followed him to Altamont. Auto Cosmetics has been successful in Altamont for more than 25 years.