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. 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 girlfriend Erin welcomed home a baby boy, Riley, who was born on November 15th, 2010. They will be welcoming their second child soon. In his free time, Dan stays busy by building street rods and also loves to go boating.
Max is a Service Advisor and is Jim's middle son. With over 15 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! In March of 2015, he will be celebrating his 9 year wedding anniversary to his wife Rachael, a Speech Pathologist. Together they have a darling 5 year old girl named Fiona. In Max's free time, he enjoys working out, riding 3-wheelers, jet skiing, camping, and napping with his daughter 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 6 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.
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 2015 marks the 32nd 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 our Lead Rebuilder and 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. Grant is now working at the shop cleaning up. 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. She is happily engaged, soon to be an official family member of Jim and Sons. 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.
THANKS GUYS for saving me another car payment and giving new life AND VALUE to my CRV!
Heath Katy & Nolan Taylor
Cuyahoga Falls Ohio
Heath Katy & Nolan Taylor of Cuyahoga Falls Ohio
"Thank you for the resurrection of my Honda CRV. The transmission went out on it and after getting an estimate from another garage I had it brought into Jim & Sons. They towed the car, diagnosed the problem, gave me an estimate and even had it towed back to my house. At first we were going to just sell it as the cost was hard to swallow for a 2001 with 175K miles BUT with their estimate was a comment that the rest of the car was in very good shape and would last as long as the transmission. After deciding on the fix they towed it back to the shop - FREE OF CHARGE - and advised me of the updated estimate after then got into it. The fixed it in record time and even fixed a couple of other issues for the cost of the parts only. The car runs and handles like new. THANKS GUYS for saving me another car payment and giving new life AND VALUE to my CRV!"
I will be back and I will also share with everyone I know how happy I am I went there and trusted them with my car.
Jim Marsteller of Brimfield Ohio
"Just fantastic and caring customer service!! I researched Jim & Son's before I took my classic car there- after reading all the other reviews I know I made the right choice- I had the same excellent experience- from the phone call to make the appointment, thru the service to the pick up- all just excellent - HONEST RELIABLE IN AND OUT AS PROMISED with no extras- no up selling- just what the car needed and what I asked for- no surprises. Now the most honest shop I have ever been to in my 50+ years. If you are reading this and deciding whether to take your car here or elsewhere read what all the customers say. I will be back and I will also share with everyone I know how happy I am I went there and trusted them with my car."
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."
Great service and people
Tim McMahon of Stow Ohio
"Great service and people. Max even cleared the snow and ice off my windows when I started my truck up to leave."
Jim and Sons Transmission is a very honest and professional shop.
Ryan Meffley of Homerville Ohio
"Jim and Sons Transmission is a very honest and professional shop. My family has been satisfied customers of Jim & Sons since 1985. Jim has rebuilt and serviced transmissions in many vehicles over the years for my dad. I currently live an hour away, but still bring my vehicles to Jim for service. I even brought my vehicles to Jim for service when I lived in Cincinnati for 8 years. Jim has done all the transmission, transfer case, and differential services on my 2005 F150 with 173,000 miles on it. Jim's shop overhauled the rear differential in 2010 and most recently replaced the clutch pack assembly in my 2005 F150. I have been completely satisfied with all the work, and appreciate the honesty from all of Jim's employees. I highly recommend Jim & Sons in Cuyahoga Falls or Canton for any transmission or driveline repairs or service. You won't find a better shop."
I would recommend Jim & Sons to anyone, and I told my mechanic that he should feel confident doing the same.
Mark M. of Hudson Ohio
"The fact that Jim & Sons is a family business was clear throughout my experience: everyone was friendly, professional, straightforward, and willing to work with my schedule. My transmission was rebuilt within the estimated cost and time frame that were given after the assessment, and Max even went above and beyond by spending a significant part of a day fixing a problem with the car stereo code that was a flaw of the car, not the service. I would recommend Jim & Sons to anyone, and I told my mechanic that he should feel confident doing the same. "
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."
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."
Outstanding customer service, reasonably priced, and quality work characterize Jim & Sons Transmissions from my experience.
Dave P. of Baltimore Maryland
"Outstanding customer service, reasonably priced, and quality work characterize Jim & Sons Transmissions from my experience. I took my 2000 Honda Accord to them nearly two years ago to rebuild the transmission, primarily because they provided the lowest estimate and because of the good reviews I saw. I was not disappointed. They fixed the transmission for the price stated and everyone on their staff was a pleasure to work with. They kept me informed of the progress and finished the work on time. They also back their work. Most recently I had a different, intermittent issue with the same car. Although I live more than 300 miles away, I took my car to them again. They worked with me to find a rental car while they troubleshot the issue. They showed their expertise in finding and fixing the problem and were extremely fair, even though the car was outside warranty. This impressive family run business seems to care about integrity first, over profit. I wish more businesses were run like Jim & Sons Transmission."
They are very informative, honest, and make the process as painless as possible.
Laure Gauntner of Ravenna Ohio
"We all dread having our transmission go on our vehicles, but if you have to have it repaired go to Jim & Sons Transmission Specialists. They are very informative, honest, and make the process as painless as possible. Everyone that worked there was very friendly."
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