Austin, a lifelong car enthusiast and naval veteran, started his career fixing diesel equipment in the US NAVY. After serving his term in the military, he started working for the business he currently owns at only 22 years old. At a young age, Austin knew he wanted to make a career in the automotive industry and purchase Import Auto Repair at age 28. Austin’s goals are simple. Allow his business to stand out for not only its integrity but a transparent repair process that all customers can understand and relate to. He hopes that Import Auto Repair will not only continue its legacy for being the first Import specialty shop in Alpharetta but the most professional yet personable shop around.
Stephen is a military veteran from the Marines and Army of 11yrs. Stephen also worked for the DOD post his military career. After his private contract expired, Stephen decided to get into Automotive racing, where he landed an Automotive racing degree from Lanier tech. Stephen has done an excellent job taking Import Auto to the next level. Additionally, he has been a service manager at multiple Independent Shops adding up to 10 years’ experience. He was also a part of engineering our current shop software, including our transparent repair process that makes us unique.
Shop Foreman / Japanese Specialist
David, our most veteran technician, has over 43yrs experience. David is an l1 ASE certified technician and was awarded the first-ever World Class certification directly from GM. David has since transferred his expertise to Import vehicles after being a Shop Foreman at multiple GM dealerships early in his career. David has three children and has been married for 37yrs. David’s extraordinary asset is he can train and create a lucrative career for the upcoming young technicians. Import Auto Repair is honored for David to be a part of our team.
Andrew Mepham (AKA Andy)
European Master Technician
Born and raised in London, UK, Andy has become an excellent asset for Import Auto Repair. His European background has caused us to exceed in the European repair market. In addition, he is NVQ 4 certified (ASE master tech equivalent in the US), a comprehensive and rigorous certification process for European cars. Andy also has a degree from Wycombe and Amersham college for sports science before pursuing his career as an Automotive mechanic. Andrews’s robust suite consists of electrical and diagnostic repairs. Andy’s hobbies include motor racing on the weekends and spending quality time with his wife and 11-year-old daughter.
Born and raised in Gainesville, GA. Parker joined the team in 2022. He is a 2023 Graduate from Lanier Technical College with an associate’s degree in Automotive technology. His love for turning wrenches started at a young age when he would help his Dad and Uncle tinker with older Motorcycles. When he grew older, he decided to use his mechanical inclined skill and apply it to Auto Repair. Parker’s most valuable trait is being a fast learner and his willingness to help. We are incredibly fortunate to be a part of Parker’s growth and the beginning foundation of his career.
Don't let his mustache fool you; Owen, a Marine veteran and fuel service specialist, has pushed and stored millions of gallons of Jet fuel in his Military career. Due to our affiliation with G.I. Garage (a non-profit organization to help veterans in need), we met Owen. Owen was helping low-income and disabled veterans maintain a working vehicle at no cost. After speaking with Owen, and based on his upbringing in Pennsylvania, we knew he would be our Service Advisor. We love hearing Owen's story in which he and his grandfather found an abandoned Motorcycle in their barn and were able to restore it. After hearing the story, we understand where his fascination with mechanics and motorcycles comes into play. Owen still considers his daily driver a Harley. We are very fortunate to have Owen at the front of the house and to be able to interact with customers daily. His passion and willingness to help people is bar none!