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.
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 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."
The honesty and confidence they give me is why I keep going back!
Cuyahoga Falls Ohio
Ron Carrell of Cuyahoga Falls Ohio
"I have been going to Jim’s transmission for several years. The honesty and confidence they give me is why I keep going back! Excellent service and the communication is top notch. I will be a long time customer!"
I highly recommend them and would NEVER take my car anywhere else!
Diane Wilson of Stow Ohio
"I can't thank you guys enough. I had taken my car to another very reputable transmission shop and was told I needed a new transmission that would cost me $4,500.00! I took it to Jim and Sons Transmission for another look (which they did for free. I had to pay 260.00 to the other place to check it out and flush out the fluid!) Max called and said not only did I not need a new transmission but that I could get it done for free! He knew of the problem and knew that there was an extended warranty put on it for that specific problem. He had all the paperwork ready for me to take the car to the dealer and it was repaired in an hour free of charge. They were so knowledgeable, friendly and honest. I highly recommend them and would NEVER take my car anywhere else!"
His shop is incredibly clean and his staff is great. I can not say enough about Jim, except that I would like to steal him and have him here in D.C.
Washington District of Columbia
Mary Manzari of Washington District of Columbia
"Once again, Jim has come to my rescue. I live in Washington, D.C., and whenever I am in Akron I have Jim service the transmission on my 2004 Honda Odyssey (200,000 miles). Whenever I have an issue or question about my transmission, I call Jim. Actually, I call Jim whenever I have a question regarding my van. ... I call him from the Honda service dealer as well ... Even though I am in D.C. he is always there, professional and ALWAYS helps me. I really trust him. In 2003, Jim rebuilt the transmission on my 1998 Grand Voyager. His shop is incredibly clean and his staff is great. I can not say enough about Jim, except that I would like to steal him and have him here in D.C."
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."
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.."
I would recommend Jim & Sons to everyone.
Tom Callihan of Akron Ohio
"I would recommend Jim & Sons to everyone. Thought I had a transmissions problem for several months, afraid to go to the dealer!!!They got me right in, great service & excellent price. Was not a transmission problem at all!!! Thank you everyone at Jim & Sons!"
Excellent service, knowledgeable people, great customer service! 5 Star service across the board.
Walton Hills Ohio
Michelle Santantonio of Walton Hills Ohio
"Excellent service, knowledgeable people, great customer service! 5 Star service across the board."
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"