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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: Volkswagen Tiguan
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 likeminded 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!
Auto Technician VW/Audi/TDI Specialist
Born: Spokane, WA
Drives: 2000 A4 1.8T Quattro
Hobbies: Cars, stereos, Legos (he has kids), models (the hobby kind), hiking, the list goes on and on and on...
Automotive Industry Experience: 10 years
Career Goal: To become one of the best automotive technicians in the industry
Interesting Tidbit: LOVES Volkswagens and so do his kids!
Born: Lewiston, MT
Drives: A lot of different things and (almost) all of them have wheels
Hobbies: Guns and ammo, camping, hunting, riding ATVs, fishing, oh and he works on cars every now and then
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.
Automotive Technician GM/Ford/Dodge Diesel Specialist
Born: Phoenix, AZ
Drives: Subaru and Ford Excursion
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, and his wife (she's reading this website)
Automotive Industry Experience: 25 years
Career Goal: To satisfy all that he serves
Interesting Tidbit: Shane is hardheaded, stubborn, yet satisfying (interesting, but not all that surprising).
Automotive Technician Mercedes / BMW / Audi Specialist / Shop Foreman
Born: San Jose, CA
Drives: 2000 Audi S4
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, snowmachining, skydiving, Triathlons, Iron Man
Automotive Industry Experience: Over 25 years
Career Goal: To be fluent in all vehicle makes and models
Interesting Tidbit: He has seven dogs and two cats.
Josh (Hutch) Hutcheson
QuickLube Specialist / Shuttle Driver
Born: Danville, IN
Drives: 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Hobbies: Welding, rebuilding trucks, reading, hiking, and wearing hats.
Automotive Industry Experience: Underneath the shades of Alaskan trees, classes through the school district.
Career Goal: To join the Local 302 Union and to be a playboy millionaire to afford all the Ford trucks he wants (not to mention the repairs that will be needed).
Interesting Tidbit: He wears lots of hats (see Hobbies) and can play the guitar fluently.
Born: Palmer, AK (he didn't get very far)
Drives: His boss crazy.
Hobbies: Fishing, 4-wheeling, boating, dirt bikes, playing with his son, and fiddling with Mopars.
Automotive Industry Experience: Certified automotive service consultant, repairs and maintenance on personal vehicles.
Career Goal: To be able to retire.
Interesting Tidbit: He swears that there is nothing exciting or interesting about him, but we suspect he is lying.
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Born: Shaktoolik, AK
Drives: Nothing. I'm a dog.
Hobbies: Wagging my tail, eating, and sleeping.
Automotive Industry Experience: My entire life.
Career Goal: To meet a real life Hawaiian.
Interesting Tidbit: Despite being a dog, I would really prefer to be woman's best friend.