At Skeeter’s Auto Service, we have a tremendous passion for the automotive industry. For over 43 years, we have been involved in the automotive service business. Skeeter began as a young boy, working on cars in his driveway with his father. Skeeter quickly learned the basics and his life’s passion was born. His knack for working on cars was passed down from his father; who was a master mechanic and carpenter.
Skeeter married his high school sweetheart, Eraina. The Vietnam Conflict was raging at the time he proposed, and he was drafted. He served a 15-month tour as a mortarman in the U.S. Marine Corps and was awarded a purple heart. Immediately upon his return home from duty, he married Eraina. He worked for a local distributing company and worked on friends’ cars in his driveway in order to make ends meet.
In those early days, Eraina would crawl under the vehicles and pitch in. In 1976, he began his career as a fulltime mechanic at a shop known as Jimmy’s Auto Service. He was quickly promoted to the service department due to his work ethic and true dedication to customer satisfaction. His heart’s desire since those early days has been to help people solve their car problems. He worked for Jimmy’s for 16 years in the hope of one day owning his own shop. The customer relationships he built in those days, have endured to today. Many times, his customer relationships have been passed on, through generations, to the children and grandchildren of happy customers.