Truck repair shop in Whitmore Lake, MI

About State Street Auto Service in Ann Arbor Michigan

About Staff at State Street Auto Service

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 12 miles north of Ann Arbor MI, we are fortunate to be a leading choice for the service and repair of light trucks and auto repair in the Ann Arbor area.

What truly separates us from other auto truck 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.


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.


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.