TeamJim & Sons Transmission is pleased to introduce the team responsible for making ours the best automotive transmission repair shops serving the Cuyahoga Falls, North Canton and greater Akron Ohio community. Our two Akron area shops are dedicated to ensuring our customers are completely satisfied and know that our technicians repaired, serviced, or rebuilt their transmission correctly. Jim & Sons Transmission strives to hire only the best auto transmission specialists in Cuyahoga Falls, North Canton, and Akron. Our technicians and rebuilders are professionally trained, ASE Certified, and regularly attend transmission industry seminars to keep up with constantly changing automotive technologies. To learn more about the technicians and other team members working at two Akron area shops in Cuyahoga Falls and North Canton, click on any team member listed below. Please feel free to request a price quote or schedule an appointment at any time using our online forms.
- Jim Currier
- Dan Currier
- Max Currier
- Beverly Watson
- Paul Posze
- David Lorentz
- Chuck Eakin
- Donny Gillette
- Tiffany Kolar
- James Penny
- Rick Novotny
- Jake Adams
Jim got his start in the transmission business in 1960, sweeping the floors in his fathers shop. Transmissions have been in his blood ever since. He is married and had 4 children and 2 step sons. His hobbies are boating, snowmobiling, and restoring his 1956 Chevy.
Dan is 3rd generation and is Jim's youngest son. Dan started working at Jim & Son's as a little kid getting instructed by the builders on where to place check balls in valve bodies and scrubbing floors. From there, he worked his way through the ranks and gained a complete knowledge of the transmission industry. Dan is currently our Shop Foreman and Lead Diagnostic Technician. Dan and his fiancé Erin welcomed home a baby boy, Riley, who was born on November 2010 and daughter Kinsley, who was born august 2015. In his free time, Dan stays busy by building street rods, spending time with his family and also loves to go boating and anything outdoors.
Max is a Service Advisor and is Jim's middle son. With over 20 years of experience, Max has worked his way through the ranks of the company, from doing clean-up to rebuilding transmissions. He has a vast knowledge of the business. Max is a true people's person. He enjoys meeting new customers and building friendships. Many of our current and long time customers stop by just to say hi and have conversations with him, even if it isn't car related! Max is happy married to Rachael. Together they have darling 8 & 2 year old girls named Fiona and Jaida. In Max's free time, he enjoys working out, riding 3-wheelers, jet skiing, camping, and napping with his daughters on the weekends.
Beverly is our Office Manager. She is responsible for all the bookkeeping and accounting related functions in the office, as well as answering the phones, setting up appointments and providing our customers with the highest standard of customer service. Bev was born and continues to live in Cuyahoga Falls and is married to Donald also of Cuyahoga Falls. In her free time, Bev enjoys walking with her canine-kids, Trudy & Rocky, bowling, softball, photography and the Cleveland Indians. She & Jim are 1st cousins bringing additional family into the business.
Paul has been employed with us since the summer of 2002 and is one of our Transmission Rebuilders. He has worked in the transmission industry for 24 years. When not at work, Paul enjoys old muscle cars and is also an avid firearms collector.
David, Jim's stepson, has been with the company for 9 1/2 years. He is a very hard worker and enjoys being a Driveline Technician very much. He feels it is very important to remember to treat a customer's vehicle like you would your own. David loves winter but hates snow. In Daves free time he umpires for multiple baseball leagues.
Chuck is the Converter Specialist and keeps very busy rebuilding all of the torque converters. He has been with Jim & Son's for 12 years and has been a machinist for the past 33 years. He enjoys the diversity of duties including sales, welding, fabrication, maintenance, deliveries, all machine shop work, and building torque converters for our converter division Maxim Converters. Chuck's greatest achievements include being an Eagle Scout, bowling a perfect 300 game, having a beautiful daughter Jen, and getting his wife Joan, of 25 years, to marry him. In his free time, Chuck likes to go boating and camping, building cars, motorcycling, and spending time with his family.
Donny is another one of our Rebuilders. He has been with us since he was a junior in high school. He is the father to two boys, Cameron and Damon. Donny enjoys building classic cars, 4-wheeling, and spending time with his boys.
Tiffany is happily married and has a son. She is patient and has great communication skills. She goes out of her way to help whenever needed, which provides excellent support to our repair shop team. In her spare time she likes spending it with her family.
James is happily married and resides in the Akron area. He has a special interest in trucks and loves to work on our customers trucks.
Rick is happily married to Laurel and they reside in Newton Falls. Their hobbies include farming and raising horses. Rick brings over 30 years of Transmission experience to our team.
This year 2019 marks the 36th anniversary for Wayne as a member of the Jim & Sons team. We are very privileged to have such a dedicated and knowledgeable transmission specialist with us. He currently is the center Manager of our Transmission Repair Shop in Canton. Wayne attends many seminars and classes to keep current with this ever-changing trade. Wayne has been married to his wife, Laurie, for more than 20 years. They have two children, Douglas and Grant. Both boys keep them busy with sports, band, and boy scouts. When not at work, Wayne enjoys participating in his son's Boy Scout troop activities, being a member of the German American Club, and taking care of his rental properties.
Scott is our Lead Driveline Technician, with over 20 years of experience in the auto repair industry and 17 years specializing in transmissions. He has been ASE certified in transmission repair for over 10 years. Scott is also an avid dart player. He has been competing at darts for over 20 years. Scott is a loving and devoted father to his five children. He is currently married to Corrina and resides in Akron
Dawn is the office manager at our North Canton shop. She brings a beautiful smile and cheery disposition along with 20 years of customer service experience. Recently, Dawn married into the family of Jim and Sons (married Max's father in law). She is the mother of 2 boys and 11 beautiful grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys camping, vacationing and spoiling her grandchildren.
Gordon has been employed in the automotive industry for 28 years. Gordon and his wife Robin are the proud grandparents of five beautiful grandchildren. They enjoy traveling and hope to make it to the South Pacific one day. In his spare time, Gordon enjoys golfing and doing home remodeling projects.
Over all I must say that I am very thankful for their service and their professionalism and I feel like they cherish their customers and are passionate about doing a good job.
Lionel Nwike of Wadsworth Ohio
"Came in to Jim & Son's per referral to fix my broken manual transmission. I was aware that it would not be cheap to get it replaced so initially I asked for an estimate. Dan and Max accurately quoted the job and answered all the questions I had. I dropped of my car and was given a rental for for the week that they needed to complete the work. In the end Max was able to rebuild my transmission which saved me some money and I was given a good warranty with job. I came back once again to change transmission fluid, because it shifted a little unsmoothly in cold weather, which they gladly took care of. Over all I must say that I am very thankful for their service and their professionalism and I feel like they cherish their customers and are passionate about doing a good job. Thanks to the whole team and to Beverly in front for your help. I strongly recommend Jim & Son's for any future customer."
I cannot express enough of my gratitude to these people who not only treated me fairly, efficiently and professionally but with more kindness than I have ever experienced from total strangers who cared enough to make my life safe.
B.J. Webb of Stow, Ohio
"I cannot say enough good things about Jim & Sons Transmission Specialist! I got in my car to go to work and my gear shift was a wet noodle. I stood in my drive in total dismay. I called Jim and Sons to ask for help. Within 20 minutes, Beverly had a tow truck in my driveway and to top that off he was not only professional but kind. That was my first indication that I had called the right person. After I got to work Max called to give me an update. The next morning, I received another call from Max giving me the morning update and expense report. By the afternoon I got a call saying my car was ready for pick up. I am a senior citizen. I cannot express enough of my gratitude to these people who not only treated me fairly, efficiently and professionally but with more kindness than I have ever experienced from total strangers who cared enough to make my life safe. God answered my prayers...Jim & Son cares for you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. B.J. Webb Stow, Ohio"
If Jim & Sons were a religion, I would sign up.
Pat Saueressig of Stow Ohio
"If Jim & Sons were a religion, I would sign up. At 4:30 on the Friday afternoon before a holiday weekend my transmission failed while towing a camper. A local dealership recommended J&S's. Tiffany assured me they could handle the job but not until Tuesday following Memorial Day. She provided me a recommended tow service that was able to come get the vehicle (out-of-town) on Sunday. They called me on Tuesday and promised an estimate by Thursday. They called Wednesday with the estimate and promised I'd have the vehicle back on Monday or Tuesday the following week. I was elated when they called on Friday morning to tell me the vehicle was ready to pick up with no surprises about my bill. They worked out all the details with the warranty company so I didn't have to get involved at all. These folks know how to provide customer service! Very prompt and professional and a great warranty to boot! "
I recommend them. It’s very hard to find good service these days!
Matt Rogers of Massillon Ohio
"Took my 1991 Chevy Truck to Jim and Son’s transmission in North Canton. The staff was Very friendly,courteous, and truly cared. Wayne took care of my vehicle and kept me updated the whole time. He went above and beyond, fabricate a system for my gas tank to hold in place! I recommend them. It’s very hard to find good service these days!"
I would also like to say thanks for telling me the charges for your work which were 100% less than I had anticipated.
Bob Doherty of Akron Ohio
"Thank you for your excellent work you did stopping the transmission on my car from leaking fluid. I appreciate the manner in which you took my car in, inspected it and repaired it. I would also like to say thanks for telling me the charges for your work which were 100% less than I had anticipated. I'm wishing that you will continue to have the best of success in your business. "
My experience with Jim and Son's Transmission was awesome.
Robert Gingerich of Minerva Ohio
"My experience with Jim and Son's Transmission was awesome. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Wayne and Amber. In two days the transmission in my 2007 Chevrolet 3500 was rebuilt and it was back on the road. On a scale of 1 to 10, I rate this business a 10."
Should I ever have another issue I would definitely return to either of these shops. Definitely impressive.
Arlene Guynn of Massillon Ohio
"I dealt with both locations. They provided excellent service and customer care including a loaner vehicle. Everyone I dealt with was friendly knowledgeable and concerned about my issues. They also were very honest with me which in this day and age is extremely important. Should I ever have another issue I would definitely return to either of these shops. Definitely impressive."
I was treated well, and I highly recommend this shop for any drivetrain repairs you need.
Ray Woods of Akron Ohio
"I had a serious noise in the rear differential of my 2002 Blazer. With 205,000 miles on it, I was not surprised. These guys were great. Free diagnostics, and they gave me two options for the repairs. I chose and they fixed. The cost was much less than I expected. Now it is ready for another 100,000 miles. I was treated well, and I highly recommend this shop for any drivetrain repairs you need. "
I would strongly recommend Jim & Sons to anyone in upper Ohio.
Rock Hill South Carolina
Coy Cruse of Rock Hill South Carolina
"February two years ago I found myself in your community due to a lose in our family. While there my transfer case locked up and rendered my Tahoe immobile, four states away from home. Jim & Sons took fantastic care of my needs and had me back on the road within hours. Max Currier was my service advisor. He, Bev and the entire staff were caring of my situation, courteous and very professional. I would strongly recommend Jim & Sons to anyone in upper Ohio. Thanks again, Coy Cruse"
Without a doubt the most impressive experience I have had at an auto repair shop ever.
Mike Thompson of Akron Ohio
"I found Jim and Sons on the internet was very impressed with the reviews I read. I called every other shop imaginable and was not impressed by a single one. Called and talked to Max and came away very impressed. Scheduled the tranny service for my KIA. Had a load of questions and concerns and was not only assured it was the right thing to do, but I also came away with a vast amount of knowledge about these newer tranmissions and how they fuction and why they need regular serviceing. At a very reasonable price. I felt very comfortable there. I have read a lot on the correct procedure on how to service a tranny and i can tell you Jim and Sons does it the correct way. It was amazing to me how nasty the fuid coming out of a transmission with less than 50,000 miles was. The car shifts buttery smooth now; the difference is astonishing. Beverly is a real cool cat. Without a doubt the most impressive experience I have had at an auto repair shop ever."