Growing is Good...
Its been a while since I have given and update. Mostly because things have been taking off like crazy as the only Toyota specific shop in the Midwest! We are stocking more and more items and have more vendor contacts that ever before. We are having monthly events like our annual off road 101 event. We got to show those that were new to off road travel the ins and outs of what their awesome Toyota trucks are capable of. Another big part of our growth is the addition of a new team member.
Please help me welcome Rick Vance! Rick got his start in this business by attending school and becoming a certified Toyota mechanic! From that experience he moved out of dealer work and on to private auto repair on all makes and models before settling in here at Chitown4x4.
His calm demeanor and great attention to detail makes him a great fit for dealing with all kinds of personalities and customers that we run across every day.
Some of Ricks favorite things, Mt, dew, Cheetos and cigars, he is always appreciative of customers that bring him goodies, not that he needs a bribe to do great work, but it never hurts ;-)
Mr Vance loves life and is always pondering the philosophy of business and success. He is always game for talking about what keeps this world turning and what motivates him every day.
Never one to pass on a good cigar with friends and customers!
Ricks other passions lie in a strong knowledge of auto repair and modification, Astronomy, art and graphic design, motorcycles, Cigars and music. Ohh and he loves turbos, they make him melt... you want to see a man smile, talk about turbos.
This is ricks first Toyota, he picked a good one, this picture was the day he grabbed it up on April Fools day 2017! Can't wait to see what this beast turns into!
Rick is going to be quite the asset for Toyota owners in this community. He has taken a real working knowledge of what he does every day, catalogs things methodically and learns new things every job and writes them down for future tech articles and enthusiast help. Also with his knowledge of other platforms we are starting to branch into servicing the the big 3, land rover, and Nissan trucks as well. We are beyond happy to have him on board, now stop on by and say hi!.