I have been a part of this company since our dream was realized in the summer of 2004 when Knucklebusters was born. The business plan behind what Knucklebusters does was developed from an idea Mark devised. The name Knucklebusters was an idea I developed in late 1990.
Since almost as far back as I can remember, I've been taking things apart. Some of them I was actually able to put back together. Sometime in the late 80's I got mixed up with cars, the way all teenagers got mixed up with cars during the 80's, through muscle-cars. My first car, a '72 Dodge Dart, was, uneventfully, born the same month and year I was. Of course I customized that car with performance upgrades, like an Accel Super Coil and Holley carburetor, yes, I said "carburetor", and body customizations that were not always planned. Over the years I've bought and sometimes sold vehicles, from Vega's to de Ville de Elegance's, and everything in between. During this period, I took a liking to General Motors' vehicles, specifically, Chevrolets.
Sometime in early '92, I got a position at Monro Muffler. There I was required to secure ASE's in suspension and steering, and brakes. I opted to get all of the ASE's necessary to be a Master Technician and I've been recertifying since. So I've been working on and repairing vehicles for more than 35 years and have been ASE Master Certified for more than 25 of those years.
In 2000, I changed gears, pardon the pun, and took a job in a little mom & pop transmission shop. Those two old timers were patient while I learned how to tear down transmissions and fix what was wrong with them, asking countless questions. So in 2004 when Knucklebusters materialized, my dream of being a business owner was becoming a reality. However, it wasn't what I wanted. Selling used auto parts was a means to making a living, but my heart lies with repairing vehicles, installing the parts that I check for fitness or remanufacture. Now that is what Knucklebusters does as a primary business, and that brings a smile to my face.
So what about me. My hobbies include building things, mostly. I enjoy dabbling with fixing smartphones; I love photography; and I enjoy learning new things, like code writing and web design. In fact, I've built this entire website under my "ABMoosE Designs" nameplate. Sometimes I think I enjoy doing this more than working on cars. Cars could easilly become a hobby.
Below are some photos of our beginnings, the reverse, hand painted window sign. Enjoy and thank you for checking out my page and my website.
Thanks for looking at my pics. And don't forget: feel free to contact me using the links below if you're stuck with a repair issue. I live to help people, you included.