Bo Posey: An Early Fascination
By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter
SONOMA — Even from a young age, Bo Posey seemed destined for a career in the automotive industry. “My dad was a machinist and always did his own car maintenance, so I was introduced to automotive work early on,” he recounts. “I’ve always been fascinated by cars. Even before I started working on real ones, I was fixing remote-controlled cars for kids in my neighborhood.”
As soon as he was of age, Bo dove headfirst into a professional automotive career. “Right out of high school, I began working as a mechanic for a trucking company, maintaining and repairing big rigs. From there, I took a job at a Land Rover dealership in San Rafael, and over the next 16 years I worked in various capacities and establishments throughout the Bay Area, including a two-year stint at Mercedes-Benz.” Eventually, Bo decided it was time to go into business for himself, so he purchased Metric Motors in 2017.
Today, Bo says his favorite part of his job is the satisfaction he derives from taking care of his customers. “We primarily work on European and Asian vehicles, which gives vehicle owners in the Sonoma Valley an alternative to dealerships. It’s a good feeling to know we’re doing quality work and giving our customers a good value for their dollars.”
A resident of Sonoma (where he lives with his wife, Beth, and stepson, Spencer), Bo spends his time outside of work engaged in a variety of active pastimes. “I’m into motorsports—I like riding motorcycles and off-roading with quads. During the summers, our family spends a lot of time at Lake Berryessa, where we do a lot of off-roading and boating. Also, my stepson and I are really into sports, so we enjoy watching games together, and Beth and I attend his school sporting events.”
When asked about a personal philosophy, Bo cites the wisdom of the Golden Rule. “I try to treat people how I’d want to be treated,” he says. “That’s the way I was raised, and that’s the way I try to do things in both my personal life and my business. At the shop, that means being honest with customers, making them feel comfortable and explaining things in ways they can understand.”
When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Bo says he’d take a vacation. “I could use a vacation—it’s been a while since I’ve had one. I’d probably go to Hawaii. My wife has been wanting to go, so I’d probably take her over there and spend some time relaxing.”
Ask Me Anything!
Q: What’s your favorite sports team?
A: The San Francisco Giants
Q: Coffee or tea?
Q: If you could time travel, would you go to the past or the future?
A: I’d go back to the ’60s or ’70s, just because they had way cooler cars back then.
Q: What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
A: I usually end up in the garage, working on a car or cleaning up. I go a little stir crazy.
Q: What’s your favorite snack?
A: Beef jerky.
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