repair shop profile

  • John Crowder has a tendency to dive into things; he certainly took the bull by the horns upon entering the auto repair industry. One caveat -- he had a background in that in 1970 his father bought out Bradham Automotive, and Crowder was raised around this institution of Alexandria, Va.
    Robert Bravender
  • Brothers Scott and Sean Webster worked as technicians for Network Alignment and Brakes in the San Tan Valley region of Arizona when it was a sister company of a national tire retailer (hence the Network name). In 1995, when the tire company decided to divest itself of this shop, the Websters partnered with their father, Carl Sikes, to help capitalize a buyout. 
    Robert Bravender
  • There must be something about Cary, N.C., beyond its location in the state’s famed research triangle, its massive growth in the new millennium and its incredibly low crime rate. It also must have some of the best automotive repair facilities in the country.
    Robert Bravender
  • Two simultaneous events once threatened to close Mark’s Auto Service: the financial crisis of 2008 and the passing of Mark Buttita’s father. But he was able to overcome that and prepare to expand to other locations.
    Robert Bravender
  • As President/CEO William Hill — better known as Bill — puts it, he built up his business based on superior consumer relations.
    Robert Bravender
  • Brothers Scott and Sean Webster worked as technicians for Network Alignment and Brakes. In 1995, when the tire company decided to divest itself of this shop, the Websters partnered with their father, Carl Sikes, to help capitalize a buyout.
    Robert Bravender
  • Walk into any repair shop and you’re likely to spot an example of Ramon Elder’s work sitting right there on the counter, mounted on a piece of Plexiglas. 
    Robert Bravender
  • Tarvin Auto Service started off as a three-bay facility in 1988, but by 2004 had moved into a bigger facility.
    Robert Bravender