This year OED is recognizing and celebrating Frederick County’s young professionals who are leaders in their industry, give back to the community and add significant value to their company and its culture. Join us as we get to know our Top 50 Under 40.
Laurel Caurvina, 30
Churchill Auto Care
299 Bucheimer Rd Ste 1, Frederick
In the fall of 2014, Laurel Caurvina and her father purchased Churchill Auto Care (keeping the name “Churchill” to smooth the transition for established clientele). Since then, Laurel discovered that her true passion in life is helping people. Through many, many customer testimonials, Laurel recognized a severe trust issue in automotive services. In the past seven years, Laurel has been the driving force (pun intended) behind creating a transparent and reputable resource for automotive maintenance and repairs to serve the Frederick community.
What is your greatest professional accomplishment?
In the first 3 years of owning the business, we tripled sales. Our favorite accomplishment as easily been growing the business enough to move to a larger location and provide more jobs!
Name one award you are most proud to have received.
Before becoming the Director of Fundraising for the Safe Ride Foundation (with a mission is to stop drunk driving in Frederick County), I received "Volunteer of the Year in 2018." Volunteering and making the community a better and safer place is one of my favorite things to do.
What is your experience with volunteering and civic engagement?
I am the Director of Fundraising for The Safe Ride Foundation, Treasurer for the Urbana Food Bank, multiple committees of The Rotary Club of Frederick (Interact Club, Fireside Chats,) BNI, Frederick Chamber, and I frequently host free Car Care Clinics for the community.
What was your first job?
I was a concession stand attendant and life guard at Raystown Lake Resort.
What do you like to do for fun in Frederick County?
Anything that involves live music, visiting breweries and wineries, trying new foods at all of the restaurants, and searching for cool gifts at the many shops.
Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work and why?
My father, by far! Going into business with him has been extremely rewarding. He taught me everything I know about auto repair and maintenance and allows me the freedom to expand my knowledge and create a better client experience.
What is your favorite leadership book?
Dare to Lead - Brené Brown
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success and why?
My sense of humor and problem-solving abilities. I've learned that looking past the immediate problem helps to recognize importance and be able to figure out a reasonable solution. Practicing this has eased so much anxiety when a difficult situation presents itself.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Working remotely so I can travel the world!