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.
Though i didn't need any serious work, your honest estimate speaks volume about your company.
Anthony Lee of Akron Ohio
"Went to Jim and sons expecting a transmission rebuild in my F150. Turns out all I needed was a quart of transmission fluid! Though i didn't need any serious work, your honest estimate speaks volume about your company. Thanks"
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 will be recommending Jim & Sons to everyone I know.
Cuyahoga Falls Ohio
Ashley W of Cuyahoga Falls Ohio
"I will be recommending Jim & Sons to everyone I know. Best investment so far, was coming here to have my truck worked on. Its running like its brand new. Best customer service ever. Again, thank you guys so much."
Their pricing was MORE than reasonable. Hopefully I will not need their wonderful service on a routine basis but if I do, I will not hesitate to return to them.
Barb Knupp of Akron Ohio
"Normally when one hears the word "transmission" it is asscociated with the phrase "national debt"! This is certainly NOT the case with Jim and Sons. I found them to be very friendly, honest and accommodating in our dealing. Their pricing was MORE than reasonable. Hopefully I will not need their wonderful service on a routine basis but if I do, I will not hesitate to return to them. Thanks guys!!!"
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."
The work was flawless. My car drives like a dream now, the attention to detail...well is just unheard of anymore!
cuyahoga falls Ohio
Hugh mclaughlin of cuyahoga falls Ohio
"Had a very expensive Avanti updated with a five speed transmission. The work was flawless. My car drives like a dream now, the attention to detail...well is just unheard of anymore! Nice to do business with professionals... they are the best.."
Fantastic! Did the job well for a great price. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
Nathan Swift of Cleveland Ohio
"Fantastic! Did the job well for a great price. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I won't take my car anywhere else. Would recommend to anyone!"
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."
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."
I will not go anywhere else based on my first experience!
Cuyahoga Falls Ohio
Matt Beck of Cuyahoga Falls Ohio
"I just wanted to let you know what a pleasant experience I had when I had the unfortunate event of my transmission completely failing in my 1994 Lexus ES300. First of all, this all started with me being stranded 30 miles away from home while away at work. The transmission had been acting up so I called to get an appointment for a check-up later in the week. I didn't make the appointment needless to say, the car would not move, except in reverse! I called Jim's and talked to Melissa explaining the situation and she promptly sent out a tow truck to retrieve my car. Upon delivery of the car to the shop, it was inspected and Max called me to explain that the transmission had failed and would need to be rebuilt. Understandably, with a car that had 184k miles on it, that it was time for some repairs to a transmission I never did anything to, except have the fluid replaced at regular frequency. Max explained the process, the timing of the repairs, the cost and answered my questions regarding the transmission and car. The transmission was repaired on time, as specified in the estimate, good as new. The staff at Jim & Son's Transmission were professional, courteous, and had me back on the road again as promised. I would recommend anyone that is experiencing transmission difficulties to pay a visit to Jim & Son's Transmission. I subsequently taken my two cars for transmission maintenance and I will not go anywhere else based on my first experience! Thank you Melissa, Max and staff."