Jim Clark - President, ASE and GM Master Technician
Jim is a Double ASE Master and L-1 Advanced Drivability Certified Technician who also has numerous General Motors Master Certifications and over 30 years hands on experience repairing
and restoring vehicles. We have an entire wall displaying about 1/4 of the credentials and certifications he's earned over the years. He spends most of the day in the shop providing top quality repairs and helping
the guys get our client's vehicles back on time and on budget. Jim served as the Shop Foreman for several General Motors Dealers
and was a leading Service Manager for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
He grew up in Chicago and moved to Kansas City nearly a decade ago, but somehow still has the Chicago accent. Feel free to pick on him, or at least, make fun of 'Da Bears.
Brian Peck - Director of Operations
Brian handles our back end business operations most days, but he's out in the shop when we're busy or when the European cars show up. Brian attended Ohio University as a double major in Business Administration and Telecommunications. He is an ASE Certified Parts Specialist and repaired, restored, and raced Porsche, BMW, Audi, VW, Volvo, and Mercedes vehicles at the International Performance Center in Atlanta. He held positions as a Parts Manager for a General Motors dealership and worked as a General Manager for Advance Auto Parts in the Kansas City market. He previously held licenses as a commercial transportation insurance adjuster and spent over 10 years directing and producing in the radio broadcasting industry. He's also our tech and electrical guy. If the computers aren't working, blame him; or if we fix a crazy electrical problem on your car, thank him! He's a pretty good scapegoat, so really, blame him for anything.
Dan Kliethermes - Service Advisor
Dan is our service advisor and one heck of a nice guy. He attended Longview Community College and focused in the Automotive Technology Program. More often than not, he is the voice you will hear when you call or the face you see first when you visit our shop. His role as service advisor is to help
you to understand what our technicians recommend for repairs and services in a language that isn't shop speak. He's worked in the automotive industry as a service advisor for most of his life - in small and large shops
as well as dealerships. His commitment to honesty is just like the rest of ours - sometimes he gives good news, sometimes he gives bad news, but he always gives the truth.
Mike Archer - Master Technician
Mike, our Shop Foreman, is ASE Master Certified in Automobile, Light Truck, and Diesel Engine and has a large
number of General Motors Master Certifications. Mike has more than 40 years experience in the automotive industry and has taken a focus on overseeing shop operations
and helping to diagnose the really hard jobs. Many other shops
use us to handle their difficult work because of Mike's dedication to quality and his superior diagnostic abilities.
Dylan Kliethermes - Heavy Line Technician
Dylan has evolved into our Heavy Line Technician since joining us nearly 10 years ago. He was a student of the General Motors ASEP training program and continues to gain advanced certifications through ACDelco NATEF.
He's very knowledgeable about Mitsubishi, Volvo, BMW, Audi, Mini, and Mercedes vehicles. He continues to learn about the modern electrical and communication systems
that are becoming more frequent in todays vehicles.
Jacob Capek - Apprentice
Jacob joins us from Fort Osage's CTC program as an apprentice. Like a few of his peers before him, he's a great worker and eager to learn the industry. So far he's managed everything we've asked while juggling school and life as a young man. We're looking forward to seeing him learn the new fleet of electric and hybrid smart vehicles.