After your first service experience, you'll probably want to call them Michelangelo, or Leonardo, but here are our mechanics' real names and experience;
Norman Rutland, -Shop Owner
"When I was a teenager in Cinncinnati, Ohio, I figured out how to put a small block V8 into an Opel Cadet. The first time I popped the clutch, the torque of that small block twisted the uni-body frame of that little Opel. Since then I've been hooked on automobiles my whole life." At an early age, Norman was exposed to the production of Pontiac Firebirds at the GM assembly plant in Norwood, Ohio. "I learned a lot just seeing how everything fit together. It gives you a better perspective of every part's function within the complexity of the entire vehicle". After that he spent a few years selling Mack trucks then moving on to selling automobiles. "Norman puts incredible passion into everything he does. From selling the car to now repairing them for 40 years now." Says fellow Pontiac dealer Bob Schoppert. As Norman puts it "It is more than just fixing a car. We want to solve problems. So many people fix something not addressing that there might be a larger underlying problem causing the need for the repair in the first place. THAT's what we want to fix. That's the way to truly repair something."
Morris Mewbourne - Shop Manager
Morris is married and lives in Trussville with his two children. He has been exposed to anything and everything mechanical since the beginning. He grew up around every sort of repair you can think of and has been in the automotive industry for the past twenty-five years. When he isn't crafting the art of repair, you'll probably find him with his family or behind a fishing rod somewhere.
Justin Crim – Technician
Married and living in Montevallo, Alabama, Justin is a father of five children and has eleven grandchildren. He is a Christian and is a member of Wilton Baptist Church in Shelby County. Justin has been a mechanic for sixteen years. His passions (besides fixing a faulty water pump or stubborn A-Arm bushing) are hunting, fishing and mission work.
Lee Drummonds – Technician
Lee is married and lives in Moody, Alabama with two children. He became a professional mechanic in 1995. His experience is with cars, light trucks, larger diesel vehicles, heavy equipment, small engine and commercial moving equipment. He especially enjoys restoration work. When he isn't giving new life to old cars, he enjoys spending time with his children, and of course—drag-racing.
Timmy White – Technician
Timmy is single with two children and lives in Birmingham. Timmy has been employed with Auto & Truck Services for thirteen years. He is especially partial to General Motors vehicles—especially LS engines and all types of mechanical repairs. When his head isn't under the hood of a car, you might find him under the hood of a stove as he loves cooking, as well as tennis.
Howard Brock – Technician
Married and living in Springville,Alabama, Howard is retired USNavy – Nuclear Submarine. He has two children that are both following in his footsteps by serving in the Navy. Prior to joining the service, He worked in his father's auto shop in Leeds. Howard has been employed with Auto & Truck Services for seventeen years. When he isn't creating a new masterpiece of repair, you'll find him back at his other great love—the water, fishing.
Ken is married and lives in Hoover. He has three children and 3 grandchildren. Ken has been an auto mechanic since 1975. He enjoys working on old automobiles. He loves music, playing piano, and gospel music. He has teaches 5 year olds at Green Valley Baptist Church in Hoover, AL.
He loves his family, as well as camping, fishing, and "helping friends in need and asking for nothing in return".