Married for over 20 years, Joe and Shannon Cardinale opened Joe’s Automotive Repair in January 2005. And, as a family, Joe, Shannon and their daughters continue to be heavily involved on a day-to-day basis.
Bellingham natives, Joe and Shannon both attended local high schools, Joe graduating from Sehome and Shannon from Bellingham High School. After school, Joe attended Bellingham Technical College, earning his degree in Automotive Repair and has since become an ASA Master Technician.
Joe is a well-known referee for middle and high school football and has added both semi-pro team official as well as the great accomplishment of NCAA college official to his resume. To say he is passionate about football is an understatement for this 20-plus year Seahawks season ticket holder.
Shannon works behind the scenes to make the business a success and is there as often as she is needed. Most importantly, she’s “Mom” to Joe and their three daughters: Ali, Izzy and Josie.
Ali, a recent graduate of Squalicum High School, can also be seen around the shop helping out along with sisters Izzy, a junior at Squalicum High School and Josie, a 6th grader at Shuksan Middle School.