George was honored and respected by his employees, many of whom were with him from the day he opened in Pasadena. One of them said that George never beat around the bush -- he was always straightforward and spoke the truth. His son Armen said: "Our father was one of those hard working fathers that always got his way. His words were the law in our house. We used to fear him but we didn't realize he was already teaching us one of the most valuable lessons in life: "Stand up for what you believe in! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise." As we grew older we slowly understood why he treated us like that. And we also discovered that he was a very compassionate and kind person. We learned that one of the most important things that he had was us, his family. Although he may have never said it out loud, we know that he was really proud of what we have become. We are who we are because we had a father like him."
Georges's wife noted that he truly enjoyed helping others. He believed that: "If you help others obtain their goals and desires, you in turn will obtain your own." The unusually aesthetic and elaborate Douglas Auto Body facility is solid evidence that George did reach his goals and obtain his desires. He continued to work at them right until the end. As Armen, his oldest son said: "He showed strength until the end and still had some enlightening words for us. We promise that we will continue what our father has started. We know we'll be filling huge shoes, but with God's help we can do it."