Originally from Detroit, Michigan, I grew up with a great interest and desire to fix things. Whether it was a bike, go-cart or just helping my dad in the garage, I just always felt like “I belonged doing this."
In 2001 I attended the Chrysler Apprenticeship Program at Macomb College. This was a two year program where I would go to school full time and work in a Chrysler dealership part time--blending technical training with hands on training.
Over the years I went from dealerships to independent garages for a more challenging atmosphere. In 2007, I took a break from it all and became a missionary in the Philippines. It was on the mission field that the love that I once had for automotive service was reignited.
Over the next few years, I started to work with local men, teaching them the trade of auto repair. This took off faster than I expected, and soon I was teaching repair, fabricating, and general maintenance.
In 2013, My wife and I returned to the States to start a family and pursue what God had put before us. For the past seven years we have been growing Zima Automotive, not only as an auto repair company but also as a service to the community.
Now, my wife, Janice, and I have expanded our business (and our family--two kids; Hezekiah and Kathalia) and service several vehicles per day. Our team is continually growing and we are astounded by God's favor on our business. We believe one thing that sets us apart is our devotion to customer service. We are constantly figuring out new ways to make automotive services more convenient and affordable for our customers. We even pick our customers' vehicles up, while they're away or at work! This is a huge stress relief for so many. We even teach our customers how to do preventative maintenance.
These are things we are committed to continue, as we put our customers first and prove to them just how much we appreciate them for choosing Zima Automotive!