Jim & 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.
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 CurrierShop Manager
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.
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.
Tiffany KolarService Adviser
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.
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.
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.
David, Jim's stepson, has been with the company for 13 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 17 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.
Jake is another family member that has joined Jim and Sons. He has a big family that includes: his mom, dad, sister and two brothers. In his spare time he loves spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, and riding his dirt bikes and four-wheelers.
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.
James is happily married and resides in the Newton Falls area. He has a special interest in trucks and loves to work on our customers trucks.
Chris is a long time technician that brings alot of total car repair experience to our team. Chris is a super upbeat and positive team member giving out high fives and smiles to the entire team daily. Chris is happily married to Shelley and together they have one son Chris jr. Chris spends his free time with the family,, playing with his dogs and going on camping trips with his Christian Mens Church group.
Grant's bio is being updated.
Wayne SavageShop Manager
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.
Heidi LeisureOffice Manager
Heidi joined our team at the end of 2020. Heidi has years of experience in customer service. She is a true people person and is as caring and genuine as they come. Heidi is happily married to Frank, and together they have 4 kids. Heidi is a accomplished photographer and enjoys spending time with friends and family. On a nice sunny day you will catch Heidi on back of a motorcycle enjoying life with her hubby!!
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.
Steve has been with us since 2018. He has vast previous experience and knowledge in the automotive field. We are proud to have Steve here on our team and he has turned into a great addition to our family. Steve is super meticulous when it comes to repairs. He prides himself on thoroughness! Steve enjoys working on and riding four-wheelers and Harleys, and most importantly, spending time with family!
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