Truck repair shop in Whitmore Lake, MI

About State Street Auto Service in Ann Arbor Michigan

We have have moved just north of Ann Arbor.

State Street Auto & Truck
6628 Whitmore Lake Rd
Whitmore Lake MI  48189
734-761-8006
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About Staff

We are proud that the staff at State Street Auto Service has earned such a stellar reputation among Ann Arbor vehicle owners. Our ASE certified technicians are dedicated to providing our clients with exceptional auto & truck repair and service. Conveniently located near the University of Michigan, we are fortunate to be a leading choice for the service and repair of light trucks and auto repair.

What truly separates us from other auto repair shops in Ann Arbor is our empathy, honesty, and fairness. Our staff is looking out for your best interest, and we are proud to boast such a caring and passionate team. These are the people who make it all happen:


Kris

Service Advisor

Introduction

Kris brings a lot of experience in management and customer service to our team. He has an excellent customer rapport.  Stop in and introduce yourself, I’m confident you’ll agree. 

Work Experience

  • 2019 – Joined our team at State Street Auto
  • 2014 – Service Advisor, Ford dealership, Jackson Mi
  • 2012 – Service, Manager-Dodge/Jeep dealership, Cadillac Mi
  • 2001 – Service Manager, Ford dealership, Kalkaska Mi
  • 1998 – General Manager, Wayne Van & Truck Shop, Wayne Mi

Training - Certificates - Education

  • Extensive Ford & Chrysler training
  • John Glenn High School graduate, Westland MI

Background

Kris lives on a lake near Chelsea, he loves zipping about on his Sea-Doo or cruising with his family on their pontoon.  Kris and his wife were married in 1997 & have a daughter and two sons.  He and his wife enjoy the experiences of traveling.  They’ve been to Italy, Mexico, Hawaii, Jamaica and Haiti to name the most memorable.  And, they have their “sights” set on many over places to see.


Brandon

Service Advisor

Work Experience

  • 2017 – Joined our team at State Street Auto
  • 2014 – Chrysler Dealership Parts Manager
  • 2013 – Napa Auto Parts
  • 2011 – Technician at an Independent Repair Facility
  • 2006 – Dodge Dealership Parts Advisor

Training - Certificates - Education

  • ASE Certified
  • Chrysler Academy Certified
  • Madison High School Graduate, Adrian Mi

Background

During his free time Brandon loves to play basketball in the local rec league.  He also enjoys camping & hanging out at the lake.   His son is a very active, happy guy which keeps Brandon “on his toes”.   I’ve seen videos, and I’m sure you can too, just ask Brandon.


Dan

Auto & Light Truck Technician

Introduction

Dan grew up tinkering on cars with his Dad who owns an Automotive Machine Shop.  However, Dan’s first career adventure was as a chef for 10 years.  Somewhere in the midst of cooking, he decided to make Auto repair his career and attended LCC to get his associates degree.

Work Experience

  • 2017 – Joined our team at State Street Auto
  • 2014 – Lead Technician, Linden Complete Auto repair

Specialties & Awards

  • Auto & Light Truck repair

Training - Certificates - Education

  • Michigan State Certified – Auto & Light Truck repair Technician
  • Automotive Technology Associates Degree, Lansing Community College
  • Howell High School Graduate

Background

Dan fills his “non-working” time with home improvement projects, fishing and coaching a youth football team.  However, he loves his time cruising the countryside with his gal on his Harley.


Kevin

Auto & Light Truck Technician

Introduction

Kevin has fit in very well with our team. He’s not one to sit and wait, always wanting to do whatever he can to keep the shop workflow moving smoothly. Kevin is a great asset to State Street Auto!

Work Experience

  • 2019 – Joined our team at State Street Auto
  • 2015 – Auto Tech, Independent Firestone, Adrian Mi
  • 2012 – Auto Tech, Buick-GMC Ann Arbor Mi

Specialties & Awards

  • Auto & Light Truck Technician

Training - Certificates - Education

  • Michigan State Certified - Auto & Light Truck Technician
  • Adrian High School Graduate

Background

When Kevin’s not at work, he loves doing things with his wife & kids.  Also, an avid fishing & hunting enthusiast.


Jared

Diesel Technician

Work Experience

  • Eight plus years of varied experience at auto dealerships and independent repair centers.
  • Atchison Ford
  • Brighton Ford
  • Esper’s Auto
  • National Mechanic

Specialties & Awards

  • Diesel truck service and repair.
  • Ford Powerstroke diesel truck service and repair.

Training - Certificates - Education

  • Applied Science, Auto Mechanics, Washtenaw Community College.
  • Belleville  High School, Belleville, MI

Background

Jared enjoys working on cars and says its “very therapeutic” comparing it to people who like walk on the beach. In his free time Jared enjoys camping , racing RC cars, or working on the family farm.


Chance

Diesel Technician Assistant

Work Experience

  • Belle Tire
  • H&H Repair

Training - Certificates - Education

  • Associates Degree, diesel repair, University of Northwest Ohio.
  • Adrian High school, 2016, Adrain, MI.

Background

When Chance is not working on cars and trucks he enjoys spending time outside hunting and fishing with his friends. He also enjoys working on trucks because “there is something new to learn everyday".


Jim

Shop Maintenance

Introduction

Jim is our “can do guy”.  He does it all, shuttles customers, picks up parts, maintenance of our equipment, building and grounds.  Always with a smile and can-do attitude.


Mike

Service Manager / Invested Partner

Introduction

Mike is our Service Manager for both State Street Auto and sister shop Hoover Street Auto Repair. He has extensive knowledge of auto service and repair, and automotive tires. Mike would be happy to help if you have any tire or auto service questions.

Work Experience

Mike has worked in Ann Arbor as an automotive service consultant/advisor since 2001. He joined Hoover Street Auto Repair in 2009, and has been involved in State Street Auto Service since day one.

  • 2017 – Became an Invested Partner of Hoover Street Auto
  • 2016 – Became Service Manager for both State Street Auto Service & Hoover Street Auto Repair
  • 2013 – Became Service Manager of Hoover Street Auto Repair
  • 2009 - Joined Hoover Street Auto as Service Advisor
  • 2001 – Started working as a Service Advisor at Firestone Corp

Training - Certificates - Education

Mike has an extensive list of industry related and personal growth training classes. Those classes have covered everything from administration operation, people skills, automotive maintenance, and computer software systems.

Background

Mike's free time is filled trying to keep up with the activities of his three boys. 2010 brought the addition of a beautiful baby girl whose glowing smiles and big blue eyes can render the strongest among us defenseless. His children have inspired him to become a “hobby” photographer so, be sure to ask to see pictures of his kids when you come in… he has lots to show you.


Jeannie

Administrator

Introduction

Jeannie manages finances & record keeping for all our three repair facilities: State Street Auto Service, Hoover Street Auto, and Stadium Auto Service.

Work Experience

  • 1999 - joined our team as administrator of our two Shell service stations
  • 1990 - started as administrator in the auto service/gas industry

Training - Certificates - Education

  • Accounting Associate Degree, Washtenaw Community College

Background

Born and raised in Ypsilanti other than three years of living in Florida, Jeannie received her Associates Degree in Accounting from WCC. Married in 1988 to husband Bill who is now retired from UPS. They have a son in the Air Force who is planning to make it his career and two daughters. One daughter with a degree in Communications, minor in Spanish from Eastern Michigan in 2011. The other daughter with a degree in Speech Pathology from Eastern Michigan in 2013.

Jeannie's “hobby” from 2000 until 2011 had been “Volleyball Mom”. Now that husband Bill is retired and the girls have moved on to a new phase in their life’s… Jeannie is doing the same. Her new “hobby” is travel… either up north to the family cabin, or down to Florida to family condo. With the convenience of a laptop, she’s able to keep up with her work responsibilities and enjoy the travel flexibility that Bill’s new retirement allows them.


Brian Hogue

Owner / Business Manager / Team Builder

Introduction

Other than 4 years in the Air Force, I’ve been an Ann Arbor / Saline resident since 1971. During my High School years, I had a dream of owning my own auto service business. Eight months after my Air Force tour, I achieved that dream when I opened my Shell “Auto Care” Service Station on the east side of Ann Arbor. In 2002, after 22 years with Shell service stations, I bought the building on E. Hoover Avenue in downtown Ann Arbor and moved my repair business, renaming it Hoover Street Auto Repair, to focus on auto repair in Ann Arbor without the fuel sales business. In 2013 I put a team together to open a second Ann Arbor auto repair shop, Stadium Auto Service. And in 2016, opened the third Ann Arbor auto repair shop, State Street Auto Service.

Work Experience

  • Owner/Operator providing auto service & repair in Ann Arbor, MI since 1980
  • 2016 - opened State Street Auto Service
  • 2013 - opened Stadium Auto Service
  • 2002 - opened Hoover Street Auto Repair
  • 22 years Shell service station owner/operator
  • US Air Force service

Background

During my free time, I enjoy golf, tennis, water and snow skiing. I’m also a beginner in ballroom dancing and love to sing… not to be confused with a “talent to sing”… however, I do great job with background vocals for familiar songs on the radio.