Giuseppe Risi is the owner of Ferrari of Houston. He is also the Founder and Team Principal of Risi Competizione, the most successful Ferrari GT Racing Team in American history. He has forty years of experience in international competition, racing everything from F1 cars to sports prototypes and GTs and over thirty years of experience as a Ferrari dealer. Risi is known for his extremely high standards in every facet of any automotive enterprise he is involved with, and he demands the highest professional and knowledge standards on the sales floor as well as the deepest technical education and experience on the shop floor.
Giuseppe Risi’s belief in doing things the “right way, all the time” has created one of the great Ferrari dealerships in the world, one which is vertically integrated and has the technical capability of handling everything from engine rebuilds to major bodywork and restoration. Why make the investment in extra services like a state-of-the-art body shop or multiple machine shops and engine/gearbox rebuilding rooms? Because both clients and cars deserve the very best in terms of capabilities and knowledge. Further, by keeping such key services in-house, under one roof and management, it is possible to tightly control the quality of the work at Ferrari of Houston and Risi Competizione and that quality are one the trademarks is one of the trademarks – maybe THE trademark – of a Guiseppe Risi dealership.
Parts and Accessories Department
The Parts Department maintains one of the largest inventories of Ferrari Parts in North America. Over the last 35 years the dealership has amassed a wide range of parts from bodywork to carburetors, for vintage model Ferraris, dating all the way back to models from 1975. The Parts department is connected via computer direct to Ferrari of North America so parts orders can be sourced and delivery times confirmed with a few keystrokes. The dealership is also connected to other dealers throughout the U.S.
Only factory authorized, new Ferrari parts are sold. Ferrari of Houston provides a limited number of Ferrari parts to private clients and certain specialist garages as well.
Body Shop Department
Ferrari of Houston opened one of the very first Factory Authorized Body Shops in America in 2002. The body shop, built specifically to meet the needs of Ferrari, Maserati, and other high performance car owners, can handle every type of body repair, from complete restoration to re-spraying a bumper or taking out a dent. All work is carried about by Factory trained technicians, using the same tools and equipment that are used at the factory: Carbench frame machines, Accu-Draft negative air pressure paint booths, PPG computerized paint mixing systems, and TIA Mig alloy welding equipment.
The Body Shop even has the capability to custom build (or repair) fiberglass, Kevlar, and carbon fiber body parts and accessories in our own composites workshop.
Ferrari of Houston has an experienced, factory-trained staff of Ferrari Technicians, including two Ferrari “Master-Level” technicians, who have completed training and testing at Ferrari’s highest level. Most of our technical staff has been with the company for decades. All of our technical staff have been involved in our racing efforts, and we bring the same level of perfection to our clients as we do to preparing a car to race the 24 Heurs du Mans. We have the latest state-of-the-art Ferrari diagnostic and test equipment, and an unmatched investment in our staff’s ongoing training in the latest Ferrari service techniques.
Online Financial Tools
The ability to walk into a dealership ready to make a purchase is one thing, but having the process before you step onto the showroom floor is another. To make the buying process more simple than ever before are a few tools that are available to Ferrari of Houston buyers. Both the online Trade-In Form and Finance Application will get the ball rolling.
The staff at Ferrari of Houston is composed of experienced, educated and trained automobile professionals. One of the guiding principals of management at Ferrari of Houston is to always recruit, hire, and retain the smartest and best people available. This philosophy not only ensures a smooth-running, innovative dealership, it’s also a necessity because our clients are among the smartest and best people in Houston. People who always expect the best. Our staff’s job is to meet or exceed those expectations.