Answers provided by Jim Allen, the founder and proprietor of Allen Motors. Allen is a 25-year resident of Thousand Oaks.

Q: When was your business founded? How many locations do you have? How many people do you employ?

A: Allen Motors opened in 1993.The company has one location and currently employs around eight staff members.

Q: What inspired you to start the business?

A: It was my love for cars. As a kid and as a teen, I loved dealing with cars. I always have.

Q: In a few se...

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