Meet the Staff
Jeff was born and raised in the Angier area where his shop has become a permanent fixture in the local community. He got his start in the automotive industry working at local service stations and independent repair shops while still in high school. He has over 38 years of experience. He graduated from Wake Technical Institute with a degree in Automotive Repair. After 10 years of working in dealerships and independent repair shops he decided to venture out on his own.
He started his business by working at nights and on weekends in a two bay shop he built in his back yard. Soon his business began to grow and he added another bay to his shop. By this time business had grown so rapidly that Jeff quit his day job and opened his shop to the public on a full time basis. In 1988 Jeff Barnes Auto Repair was born. By the early 1990's Jeff saw the need for additional room so two more bays were added to his shop. In 1993 Jeff Barnes Auto Repair was incorporated becoming known as Jeff Barnes Auto Repair, Inc.
In 1995 Jeff married his wife, Susan Barnes, who has become a valuable partner in his business. She handles the customer service and financial portions of the business. She too was born and raised in the Angier area where she worked at a local bank for 13 years with experience in commercial lending. Together they have five children and three grandchildren. They have tried to instill in their children the importance of good work ethics by employing all of them at the shop ona part time basis while in school.
In 1996 they saw the need to expand their services to include 24 hour towing. This was a service they noticed being used by their customers through other businesses and felt that they could provide this same service to their customers at an affordable price. In 1998 they expanded into the tire market. This provided their customers with the convenience of a more full service shop.
In 2002 they saw the need for a larger facility with greater visibility than their current location, so plans for a new 10,000 sq. ft. building at a new location were underway. In July of 2003 Jeff Barnes Auto Repair, Inc. opened up at its current location of 8441 NC Hwy. 210 N. in Angier, NC.
Jamie Barbour - Front End Specialist
Brian Newton - Technician
Having worked at some of the bigger corporate independent shops, he decided there had to be a better way to operate in this industry. This decision led him to join our team here at Jeff Barnes Auto. Brian enjoys major mechanical diagnosis and repair. He and his wife have a young son and they enjoy going to local events together. In his spare time he enjoys target shooting and iRacing.
John Pero, III - Technician
He spends his weekends and some evenings performing service and repair on lawn maintenance equipment with his son as well as ATV and scooter repair.
He has been married for 32 years and has five children and five grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and family, ATV riding and target shooting.
Tony Williams - Technician
Tony has been married for over 23 years and enjoys spending time with his wife and their pets. He likes antiques of all kinds, estate auctions, tractors and music. Tony is very creative, always making new inventions. He enjoys the challenge of making something work better. He served on the team that developed the original prototype school bus front safety arm.
Robert "Bob" Juda, Jr. - Technician
|Meaghan Barnes - Office Assistant|