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Readers Tell Readers Where to Find the Best Corvette Technicians

Jan 1, 2002

Corvette Fever readers frequently e-mail or write us, asking if we know a good repair shop in their area. Of course, we have our Corvettes serviced locally, and have very little firsthand knowledge about shops elsewhere. We've responded with the portion of our Corvette club list that applies to their regions and advised them to check with local members. It was good advice, but we felt compelled to do something more proactive. Thus was born our campaign to solicit recommendations directly from you. Initially, there were some areas that were not represented, so we called, wrote, or e-mailed clubs all over the U.S. to get more information. The whole process took longer than we'd anticipated, but resulted in a more comprehensive listing. (It also resulted in shops wanting to advertise in our pages, but we accepted ads only from those that readers had recommended.) We inadvertently dropped some readers' names from their e-mails, but have otherwise listed those who recommended each shop.

If you haven't sent us the name of your favorite shop, it isn't too late; e-mail us at Look for updates in Inside Track. We'll also be posting and updating this listing on our Web site. We hope you'll find it a useful tool.

A caveat: All shops have been recommended by fellow enthusiasts, whose names we've listed and whose praises we've quoted directly. Based on their experiences, these businesses are trustworthy, but Corvette Fever accepts no responsibility or liability for any work they do. We will, however, accept information regarding unresolved problems readers may have, and reserve the right to remove repeat offenders from the list. Given the origin of the information, we don't expect to get many complaints. Enjoy the ride.

-Ronnie Hartman

The Vette Shoppe
Ken Carollo
625 S. McClintock Rd., Ste. 3 & 4
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 945-9030
Recommended by Randy Okerlund

2018 E. Front
Chester, AR 72934
(501) 369-2551
Recommended by Wayne Wood

Auto Electric & Fuel
Kerry Donovan
2655 Monument Blvd., No. B
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 680-2888
Recommended by Dave Spellman

Circle Automotive Service
John Carlson
137 N. Sunnyside Ave.
Clovis, CA 93611
(559) 325-9585
"Good work on Corvette rearends and trannys."
-Greg Peterson

Connell Chevrolet
Wayne Doddridge
2828 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 546-1200
"The Best Shop for Corvette service."-Ron Wymer

Corvette Express
Joe Mosby
5139 Quinn Rd., Unit G
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 446-8595
Recommended by Greg Peterson and Kimberley Hills
"Good for trailing-arm rebuilds."
-Greg Peterson

Fortney Auto Body
292 Larkin Ave.
Clovis, CA 93612
(559) 292-0776
"Best Body shop I've found in Central Valley."
-Greg Peterson

O'Brien's Brake Service
George O'Brien
1515 Merced
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 266-0631
"Good for Corvette brakes and especially Corvette alignments."-Greg Peterson

Precision Automotive
25417 Mission Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94544
(510) 886-0789
Recommended by Steve Grodin

Race Street Rally
1995 Lafayette St.
Santa Clara, CA
(408) 980-0866
Recommended by "Forrest"

Auto Weave Upholstery West Inc.
787 Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80215
(303) 232-6222
Recommended by John Marsico

Corvette Connection
Rich Lenhart
5380 N. Washington
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 298-8388

R'Good's Autowork Inc.
7015 Julian St., Unit 10
Westminster, CO 80030
(303) 426-5551
Recommended by John Marsico

Seyfer Automotive
4501 Harlan St.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(303) 422-2864
Recommended by John Marsico

The Corvette Center of Colorado Springs
931 Motor City Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 596 2345
Recommended by John Henry

Corvette Connection
72 Johnson Rd.
Bolton, CT 06043
(860) 645-0184
Recommended by Jason Smith, Jeanne Brelsford, and Bill Rooney

J & M Corvettes
David Caine
299 Broad St.
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 645-6389
Recommended by Mark B. Shaw, East Lyme, CT

Ask Auto Inc.
Corvette Service and Sales
10999 S. Federal Hwy.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
(561) 335-0420
"I've been around auto mechanics for a lot of years, but have never known anyone who knows more about Corvettes than Karl Sterner of Ask Auto Inc." -Steve Welch, Stuart Corvette Club

Classic Corvettes Inc.
Lenny Puglio
3810 W. Osborne Ave.
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 876-6438

Corvette Clinic
701D Cornwall Rd.
Sanford, FL 32772
(407) 323-7804
Recommended by Michael LaFevre and Matt Taravella "After an interrogation of fellow owners, the same name kept coming up-Chris Petris at the Corvette Clinic. I just had a bunch of maintenance and repair work done there on my '94 coupe and I couldn't be more pleased."-Matt Taravella, Orlando, FL

Corvette Masters
Robbie Hooper
8615 N. Orlando Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
(407) 831-3990
Recommend by Ernest J. Fritz, Matt Cochran, Clay Ormsbee, and Steven Franco

Corvette Shop & Supplies Inc.
Michael Silvester
609 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 872-6907

Corvettes West
Thomas Moller
Clark Industrial Park
6175 Clark Center Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34238
(941) 922-2300
"Competent to handle any job on a Corvette. The owner of the shop has built some pretty exotic cars and boats for competition."-Fred Stewart, Punta Gorda, FL

Dixie Buick
David Hayes
S. Cleveland Ave. or U.S 41
Ft. Myers, FL 43557
(941) 489-0600
"The best place for Corvette repair, especially classic. David Hayes is the lead mechanic and is the very best in this area for Corvette repair."-George Hislop, Ft. Myers, FL

J & J Auto Body
Raymond Stone
410 N. Railroad St.
Bunnell, FL
(386) 437-0041

Phil Lites Automotive
Phil Lites
801 N. State St.
Bunnell, FL
(386) 437-3656
Recommended by Dennis Dumas

Stanaland Upholstery & Body Shop
Russell Stanaland
7526 Lithia Pinecrest
Lithia, FL 33547
(813) 685-1738
Recommended by Jim, Tampa Bay area

Robert Tau Auto Service
5417-B Sun Valley Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32505
(850) 432-2250
Recommended by Ron Giza

The Three Craftsmen Inc.
Rick Mazo
2245 W. McNab Rd., Bay 38/40
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
(954) 978-3077

Vinci Hi Performance
Roger Vinci
105 Candace Dr., Unit 101
Maitland, FL 32751
(407) 478-VETT (8388)

American Corvette
Brent Bressner
P.O. Box 53
Powder Springs, GA 30127
(800) 377-6793

John's Corvette
John Green
4212 Old Clyattville Rd.
Valdosta, GA 31601
(229) 241-0081

Motorsport Creations Inc.
Jim Schultz
2925 Ledo Rd., Unit 15
Albany, GA 31707
(229) 436-3883

MTI Racing
Reese Cox
1190 Hayes Industrial Drive
Marietta, GA 30062
(770) 919-7774
Fax: (770) 919-7974

Corvette & European Repair Doug
Rte.12 and Quentin
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
(847) 438-3600
Recommended by Elvis Valla

Kane Automotive
Ron Kane
3010 E. Ash
Springfield, IL
(217) 788-5263 - (217) 544-3855
"I've owned 12 Corvettes, and Ron is the only guy I will let touch my car! He's worked on most of my cars, from late-model fuel-injection (which is probably his forte) to full new suspensions, which he just put in my split-window a couple weeks ago. Every Corvette owner I've sent to Ron has thanked me."-Steve Giannangelo, Springfield, IL, Senior Instructor for Bloomington Gold Corvette Workshops

Performance Technical Center Inc.
Geoff Skorupa
55 Gaylord
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 228-7256
Recommended by Clifford Grill, Bruce A. Berg, Tim Ganas, Stephen Kwon, and Jim Sarver
"This shop was recommended by my other mechanic...when I modified, Geoff gave a good understanding as to what I was really looking at and he delivered as he promised. He was only off by 3 hp at the wheel."-Stephen Kwon

The Vette Wrench Inc.
Brian Schmidt
10 S. 183 Schoger Dr., Unit 103
Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 820-7400
Recommended by John Robatto and Tom Chang
"I've seen Brian install anything from simple bolt-on modifications, heads/cam, transmission repair and upgrades, supercharger install, to total engine restoration."-Tom Chang

Vetteran Automotive
Joe Seputis, owner
7218 Teckler Blvd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 455-6565
Recommended by Keith W. Peters

Xcaliber Auto Restorations & Collision Repair
14523 W. Edison
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 462-4600
Recommended by

Allen Stainless Steel (Allen's Custom Vettes)
Mike Allen
P.O. Box 736
Logansport, IN 46947
(219) 722-7272

Mann's Corvette
13644 McKinley Hwy.
Mishawaka, IN 46545
(219) 256-1981

Miller's Body Shop
Chip Smith
454 W. Kyger St.
Frankfort, IN 46401
(765) 654-6977

Premier Automotive
Bill Lux
2 Lions Dr.
North Liberty, IA 52317
(319) 626-7725
Recommended by Bill Dorst

Warren's Automotive
1420 Willow Creek Ct.
Iowa City, IA 52246
(319) 354-4554
Recommended by Bill Dorst

Don Freely Auto Clinic
Dan Craft
6210 Marty Ln.
Shawnee Mission, KS 66202
(913) 432-1080
Recommended by Paul Sapenaro
"For suspension, engine, all mechanical."-Kansas City Corvette Association

Hunt & Knight Automotive Technicians
Patrick Knight
2701 Watterson Trail
Louisville, KY 40299
(502) 267-5145
Recommended by Jeff Buckler, Mark Villier, and Dan and Judy Downard
"This is our second Corvette and we would not let anyone else touch either one."-Dan and Judy Downard

Bowtie Automotive
Mike Poupart
200 Dilton Ave.
River Ridge, LA 70123
(504) 738-5659
Recommended by Michael T. Wetzel Jr.

Corvette Repair & Restoration
Skip Wagner
1009 Rose Anne Rd.
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
(410) 760-6379
I highly recommend Skip for repairs both mechanical and body. I trust him with both my '74 and '96. I've always been very satisfied with his work. I've been using his shop for about seven years now."-Robert Beke

Corvette Specialties of Maryland
Pat Olden
1912 Liberty Rd.
Eldersburg, MD 21874
(410) 795-3180
Recommended by Joseph W. Demko

KLJ Corvettes
Michael Warden
7505 B Connelley Dr.
Hanover, MD 21076
(410) 760-4272 or (410) 760-4054
Recommended by Robert Rawlinson

Tony's Corvette Shop
Tony Avedisian
7500 Rickenbacker Dr.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(301) 987-0565
Recommended by Chris Aston and Jim Wynne <

Corvettes & Classics
Michael Barrows
44 Winthrop St.
Taunton, MA 29780
(508) 823-6150
Recommended by John Marsico

Earl Chevrolet
Rte. 18
Bridgewater, MA 02324
(508) 697-6000
Recommended by John Marsico

Ron's Auto Restoration and Sales
Ron Bunnell
21 Willow St.
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-6159
Recommended by Tim Maga

HiTech Motorsport
13915 Radium St., Ste. C
Ramsey, MN 55303-9144
(763) 712-9088
Recommended by Penny J. DuPont

Timm Fiber Glass Automobile Body Repairing & Painting
RR 7, Box 315
North Mankato, MN
(507) 388-7143

Wardsports Automotive Services, Inc. Corvette Specialists
Doug Ward
801 North St.
Anoka, MN 55303
(763) 427-5402
Recommended by Shawn Hanna and Lee Martin
"While he services all Corvettes, Doug Ward is especially skilled with big-blocks and preparing performance engines. He did an excellent job with my '69 convertible."
-Lee Martin

Corvette Specialists
Steve Sheddrick
Blue Springs, MO
(816) 229-2005
"For body and paint."-Kansas City Corvette Association

Robin's Auto Service
Robin Mountaine
Blue Springs, MO
(816) 228-1584
"For suspension, engine, all mechanical."
-Kansas City Corvette Association

Classic and Vettes by Fred
Fred Kohlerss
4030 Hwy. 93
North Stevenville, MT 59870
(406) 777-5588
"Fred's knowledge and helpful hints have made building my Corvette an enjoyable experience. I would recommend Fred's Classics and Vettes to all desiring restoration work or everyday repairs."
-William De Walt, Darby, MT

Flawless Collision Repair Center LLP Jeremy Myers
P.O. Box 6044
Great Falls, MT 59406
(406) 727-8611
Recommended by Electric City Corvette Club, Great Falls, MT

Mechanix Unlimited Inc.
5001 49th St. SW
Great Falls, MT 59404
(406) 761-0128
Recommended by Electric City Corvette Club, Great Falls, MT

Miller Auto Interior
900 6th St. S.
Great Falls, MT 59401
(406) 761-3900
Recommended by Electric City Corvette Club, Great Falls, MT

New Hampshire
Corvette City USA
Second St.
Manchester, NH 03103
(603) 623-1771
Recommended by Norm Bouley

New Jersey
Corvette Paramedics Inc.
Ron Nowacki/Ed Lieb
2693 Rte. 206
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
(609) 265-2702
Recommended by Earl Grell, Ralf A. Edwards, Thomas Quinn, and Jim Brodowicz
"Great service...quick responses...large inventory...very friendly...personable."-Jim Brodowicz, Jackson, NJ

New York
All Brothers Auto Body
27 Sands St.
Staten Island, NY 10304
(718) 447-9255

Corvette Connection
Honey Teich
1531 Lakeland Ave.
Bohemia, NY 11716
(631) 563-1328
(631) 563-2310
Recommended by Ben Merendino, Mike Benson, Port St. John, FL, Art Brieva of Kings Park, NY, and Chris Thole, Northport, NY.
"A woman named Honey runs this shop. She is an NCRS judge and is very knowledgeable...Michael, the mechanic, is excellent and treats the cars he works on like they were his own. I found that she stands behind the work and parts she sells."
-Ben Merendino, Shoreham, NY

Corvettes Etc.
Steve Eichas
5129 S. Livonia Rd.
Livonia, NY 14487
(716) 346-6188
"The Best Corvette shop I've experienced."-David Clar

Corvette Repair Inc.
Kevin Mackay
132 E. Fairview Ave.
Valley Stream, NY 11580
(516) 568-1959
Recommended by Jerry and Karen Quinn, Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Mangino Chrovelet
David Grosbeck
4447 Cohwy 30
Amsterdam, NY 12010
(518) 843-5702
Recommended by Wes Muddle

The Vette Doctors
26 Elm Place
Amityville, NY 11701
(631) 841 0779
Recommended by Edgar Perez

Vette Dreams Inc.
1004 Peconic Ave.
West Babylon, NY 11704
(631) 661-4613
"Honest, quality work, delivers as promised, dependable. Excellent restoration work."-John Blaha, Atlanta, GA

Vette Works
Sergio Fernandez
126-19 20th Ave.
College Point, NY 11356
(718) 359-3069
"They did a complete restoration on my '63 split-window (car scored a 98.6 and scored an NCRS Top Flight the first time out)."
-Richard Ferro

North Carolina
Ed's Corvette Shanty
125 Griffith Plaza Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
(336) 794-0224
"The Best Shop in North Carolina, no question."
-Greg Hiott

North Dakota
Ryan Chevrolet
Vickie Simonson
1800 S. Broadway
Minot, ND 58701
(701) 852-3571 or (888) 546-7926
"They can do a four-wheel alignment even after it has been rebuilt with poly bushings."
-Ron Major


A&H Auto Air Conditioning
625 S. Sunnylane
Del City, OK
(405) 672-2385
Recommended by Wayne Wood, Oklahoma City

Al's Tire & Alignment
10500 NE 23rd
Nicoma Park, OK
(405) 769-7843
Recommended by Wayne Wood, Oklahoma City

B&P Plating Inc.
Howard Edger
115 N. Council
Oklahoma City, OK 73127
(405) 787-5155

Elliott's Transmission Service
10500 NE 23rd St.
Nicoma Park, OK
(405) 769-5689
Recommended by Wayne Wood, Oklahoma City

Folks Automotive Machine
541 NE 12th St.
Norman, OK
(405) 329-2287
Recommended by Wayne Wood, Oklahoma City

Loomis Automotive
1101 W. Reno
Oklahoma City, OK
(405) 232-4028
Recommended by Wayne Wood, Oklahoma City

Norman Body Works Inc.
Jim Wilson
315 E. Gray
Norman, OK
(405) 364-6477
Recommended by Wayne Wood, Oklahoma City

Powerhouse Performance
Bryan Snead
2831 S. Douglas Blvd., Bldg. B
Midwest City, OK 73130
(405) 737-8264

Rogers Auto Upholstery
1304 SW 29th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73119
(405) 632-3000
Recommended by Wayne Wood, Oklahoma City

Steve's Plating Inc.
115 N. Council
Oklahoma City, OK
(405) 787-5155
Recommended by Wayne Wood, Oklahoma City

Bairs Inc.
316 Franklin St.
P.O. Box 278
Linesville, PA 16424
(814) 683-4223
Recommended by Danny Egger

Corvette Technicians
Paul Lutz
1406 Old Greensburg Pike
North Versailles, PA 15137
(412) 823-2833
Recommended by Nancy House, Joann Garfolo, and Dan Miller
"My highest recommendation of all the shops in Pittsburgh, and I have tried many! For '53 through '01 models, they are the best."
-Dan Miller

County Corvette Sales, Service & Restoration
Jim Steumpfle and Jim Jordan
315 Westtown Rd.
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 696-7888
Recommended by Dan Soldano, Doug Derr, Joe Giannovario, Jerry Wildeboer, Beth Jones, Pat Bush, Blair Hellebush, Howard L. Cohen, Ed Britton Chester, NY, and
"They not only have the skill, they have the integrity that makes a good shop a great shop. The engine rebuild they did on my '66 big-block convertible was flawless."
-Joe Giannovario, past president, Chester County Corvette Club

HarborVette Inc.
Brad Goetz
4443 Iroquois Ave.
Erie, PA 16511
(814) 899-8898
"Brad Goetz, owner, is very knowledgeable about Corvettes, especially the older models. My husband and I bought our first two through him ('72 convertible and '65 coupe), and I'm sure they won't be the last!"-Donna Bell

Owens Automotive Service Inc.
David Owens
375 W. Glenside Ave.
Glenside, PA 19038
(215) 884-0378
Recommended by Jim Ward

South Carolina
D.J. Duvan
731-E Sandy Ln.
Surfside Beach, SC 29575
(843) 477-1613
Recommended by Colin Dunning

Chevrolet Young Performance Parts
9301 E. R.L. Thornton Frwy.
Dallas, TX 75228
(800) 328-6675

Corvette Corner
Rich Koehler
3206 Main St.
Rowlett, TX 75088
(972) 412-2325

Corvettes of Dallas
Jeff Ames
1810 I-35 E.
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 242-7665

Corvettes of Houston
Matt Willoughey
15350 I-45 N.
Houston, TX 77090
(281) 821-1222
Recommended by R. Matthew Duran

Mid-Cities Classics
10728-A S. Pipeline Rd.
Hurst, TX 76053
(817) 685-9433
Recommended by Roy Allen, Ft. Worth, TX

Performance Motorsports
2720-C Hancock Dr.
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 371-9950
Recommended by Dat Quach

Performance Restorations
Gary Young
6610 Topper Pkwy. No. 2
San Antonio, TX 78233
(210) 599-8377
Recommended by Stacy G. Dunn, Randolph AFB, TX

South Texas Corvettes
Todd Forbes
9501 Summerbell
Houston, TX 77074
(713) 777-5100
Recommended by Jerry Pena

The Corvette Shop Inc.
11235 Stemmons Frwy.
Dallas, TX 75229
(972) 243-3033
(800) 328-6675

Broad Street Auto Service
Buddy Harris
2120 Lake Ave.
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 285-8707
Recommended by David Dolan

Springfield Motorsport
John Dega
8532 W. Terminal Rd.
Lorton, VA 22079
(703) 339-3780

Tidewater Corvette
Bob Dick
9923 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA 23605
(757) 595-1967
"Custom built me a new motor with the carb/fuel injection system. Great people. Superior knowledge of Corvettes."-Joseph Peck

Corvette Alley
1103 B. 23rd St.
Anacortes, WA 98221
(360) 299-9303 or (360) 929-3741
Recommended by Clint Stroebel

Bill's Auto Tech
4737 S. 108th St.
Greenfield, WI 53228
(414) 529-8324
Recommended by Gene Neils, Ozaukkee Corvette Club

Corvette Sports
720 Forest Ave.
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
(920) 467-2833
Recommended by Eddie Hermann

Northern Performance Ltd.
Peter Mills
516 Parkdale N.
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
(905) 549-2206
Recommended by Bud Hollings

Redline Automotive Inc.
Eric Latino
4736 Sheppard Ave. E.
Scarborough, Ontario
Canada M1S 3V6
(416) 292-1431 or (416) 292-1839
Recommended by Howie Wolchok, Pickering, Ontario

Wayne Cuthbert Limited
60 Finkle St.
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada N4S8C2
(519) 537-8401
Recommended by Garry Littlejohns

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