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Edmonds Import Auto in Palmer, AK
Kevin and Tobi Edmonds, owners of Edmonds Import Auto, first opened up shop in October of 2008. Prior to that, both Kevin and Tobi each had a decade of experience in the automotive industry. Kevin had been a VW/Audi/Isuzu technician, and Tobi had been a Parts and Service Advisor.
Kevin’s auto repair background focused primarily on European and Asian vehicles, including VW, Audi, Mercedes, and Isuzu. He grew up working on, repairing, and maintaining cars, and soon found that doing so was his life’s ambition. Tobi, on the other hand, has worked with most all vehicle manufacturers in the parts and service department. She began her automotive career while in college, shipping and receiving for a Toyota dealer, and wound up developing a passion for the industry. Kevin and Tobi’s combined automotive experiences created a strong, highly knowledgeable foundation for Edmonds Import Auto!
Mechanics Who Help You Get the Most from Your Vehicle
Edmonds Import Auto is a NAPA AutoCare and Bosch Certified Service Center and has several auto repair certifications, including ASE, BBB, and AskPatty.com. All of our professional technicians are ASE Certified and thoroughly experienced in auto repair and maintenance services. While we specialize in imports, we also welcome domestic vehicles. Our shop is digital and offers a customer service guarantee.
It's Our Pleasure to Serve Palmer, AK and the Mat-Su Valley
If you live in or around Palmer, please call or stop by Edmonds Import Auto for all your automotive needs. We won't settle for anything less than your car's excellent performance and your 100% satisfaction!
Meet Our Auto Repair Team
Born: Palmer, AK
Drives: Toyota Tacoma
Hobbies: Camping, welding, traveling, and reading
Automotive Industry Experience: 6 years
automotive parts, 8 years service advising and management, 4 years shop owner, ASE Certified Service Consultant, Master of Shop Management
Career Goal: To use the success and presence as a local business to give back to our community. To work with other like-minded individuals to further the value of the automotive repair industry on a local and national scale. She would also like to provide guidance and encouragement to young people pursuing a career in automotive repair through schools and organizations.
Interesting Tidbit: Her hair is not actually blue!
Born: Lewiston, MT
Drives: A lot of different things and (almost) all of them have wheels
Hobbies: Guns, ammo, camping, hunting, riding ATVs, fishing, and every now and then he works on cars!
Automotive Industry Experience: Since 1983 (he was born in 1981)
Career Goal: To complete as many project cars as possible.
Interesting Tidbit: If you cut him, Kevin bleeds engine oil. Swear--we saw it one time.
James A. Dechman
Born: Monteagle, TN
Drives: 1997 GMC K3500, 6.5L Turbo Diesel
Hobbies: Working in the garage with my wife and daughters.
Automotive Industry Experience: 24 years as a USAF Fleet Manager.
Career Goal: To ensure customers are provided honest, friendly, and quality service.
Interesting Tidbit: I’ve traveled the world and have had many great adventures, but I’m glad that I now get to spending time with my family.
Born: Anchorage, AK
Drives: 2004 Ford F150, 4.6L V8
Hobbies: Shooting guns down range, riding motorcycles, off-roading, video games, tinkering on personal vehicles.
Automotive Industry Experience: 3 years experience in different areas of the automotive world and counting.
Career Goal: To progressively excel at whatever it is I set my mind to, better myself for the future, and the future of my family.
Interesting Tidbit: Cannot stand things that don't work but love it when things do work.
Born: Anchorage, AK
Drives: 2000 Audi TT 1.8T FWD
Hobbies: Camping, hiking, gaming, relaxing.
Automotive Industry Experience: 3 years of parts sales. and research
Interesting Tidbit: Intensely focused.
Master Technician--VW/Audi/BMW Specialist
Born: Spokane, WA
Drives: 2001 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro
Hobbies: Cars, stereos, Legos (he has kids), models (the hobby kind), hiking, the list goes on and on.......
Automotive Industry Experience: 15 years
Career Goal: To become one of the best automotive technicians
Interesting Tidbit: LOVES Volkswagens and so do his kids!
Born:A long time ago in galaxy far far away
Drives:All kinds of trucks and cars
Hobbies:Fishing, fishing, fishing, fishing, fixing vehicles, fishing, fishing and sometimes fishing.
Automotive Industry Experience:&Fishing, fishing, fishing, fishing, fixing vehicles, fishing, fishing and sometimes fishing.
Career Goal:One day retire so I can work on cars and go fishing…Never mind, I can do that now.
Interesting Tidbit:Salman are the fruit of the sea…You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, sauté it, can it, grill it, smoke it…