Ann Arbor Auto Repair Shop

About Staff

The success of Hoover Street Auto Repair in Ann Arbor MI is attributed to our talented employees and their commitment to your satisfaction. We work hard to be your professional auto service facility!

Our staff possess an impressive list of training, certifications, and experience. Our service technicians are certified and they hold a wide variety of qualifications and decades of combined experience!

These are the people who make it all happen:

Service Advisor

Ed is an awesome addition to our team at Hoover Street Auto.  As his degree would suggest, he brings excellent organization skills, management ability and relates very well with both our customers and technicians.

Expertise - Skills - Specializations
  • ASE Certified:
    • Service Consultant
    • Parts Specialist
    • Automotive Brakes
  • 2018 – Joined our team at Hoover Street Auto
  • 2016 – Service Manager – Firestone, Jackson Mi
  • 2008 – Manager – Walmart, Mi
  • 2005 – Service Advisor – at an independent auto shop
Training - Certificates - Education
  • Extensive corporate training through Firestone, Walmart & now Hoover Street Auto
  • Spring Arbor University, Organization Management Master’s Degree
  • North Adams-Jerome High School graduate

Service Advisor
  • Livonia Chrysler Jeep
  • Monroe Brake & Tire
  • FTI Transport Trucking
  • Safeway
Training - Certificates - Education
  • Master Mechanic (ASE Certified)
  • Automotive Associates Degree – Henry Ford Community College
  • Small Business Associates Degree – Schoolcraft Community College
  • Global Supply Chain & Logistics – Devry University

Mike Kennedy
General Manager

During my career I’ve been through an extensive list of corporate training classes. Those classes have covered everything from administration operation to people skills and from automotive maintenance needs to computer software systems. I also have a lot of expertise in automotive tires. Let me know if you have any tire questions, or any other auto related questions, I’ll be happy to help.

  • 2009 - Joined Hoover Street Auto
  • 2001 - Service Advisor, Firestone, Ann Arbor MI
Training - Certificates - Education
  • Extensive corporate training
  • Clinton High School graduate

ASE Master Certified Auto Repair Technician

Johnny graduated from the Washtenaw Community College with an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology and has been working as a professional Automotive Technician ever since. He started with Hoover Street Auto Repair in 2004 as an entry-level auto service technician however, he “soaked up” knowledge and gained wisdom so quickly, he soon advanced to our top level. In 2015, Johnny became our lead auto repair technician.

  • 2004 joined our team at Hoover Street Auto Repair
  • 2001 started career as an Automotive Technician
Training - Certificates - Education
  • Extensive "on-going" training (32 hours minimum per year)
  • ASE Master Certified Auto Repair Technician:
    • Automatic Transmission
    • Brakes
    • Electrical/Electronic Systems
    • Engine Performance & Emissions
    • Engine Repair
    • Heating & Air Conditioning
    • Manual Drive Train and Axles
    • Suspension and Steering
  •     WCC Automotive Service Technology Associates Degree
  •     Dexter High School graduate

Auto Repair Technician

Jon is our auto electric / auto electronic system problem solving expert.

  • 2015 – joined our team at Hoover Street Auto
  • 2010 – independent auto repair shop
  • 2008 – Midas
  • 2006 - Firestone
Training - Certificates - Education
  • Extensive training through industry seminars & classes
  • ASE Certified Technician:
    • -Electrical Systems
    • -Suspension & Steering
    • -Brake Systems
  • High School Graduate from Starkweather Academy, Plymouth Mi

Automotive Technician
  • Moved to Hoover Street Auto from our other shop, State Street Auto
  • 2016 – Joined State Street Auto through the transition from Jourden’s Automotive
  • 1994 - Jourden’s Automotive, which was changed to State Street Auto in 2016
  • 4 years with Ann Arbor Muffler
  • 2 years with Loveland Auto Supply Machine Shop
  • 4 years with BJ Maynard’s Service
Training - Certificates - Education
  • Extensive “continuing education” courses over the years to remain current
  • Glenburn High School, North Dakota Graduate
  • St Francis, Ann Arbor for Grade School (with Jim Hardbaugh)

Automotive Repair Technician

Phil received his Associates degree from UTI, one of the best schools for technical training. He has 2 years Ford & 3 years Chevrolet experience giving him a great start in the auto service industry. Phil fits in very well with our team at Hoover Street Auto, an excellent addition.

Expertise - Skills - Specializations
  • Manufacturer training from Ford & Chevrolet
  • 2013 – UTI, Universal Technical Institute, Associates in Automotive Technology
  • 2010 – Chelsea High School Graduate
  • 2018 – joined our team at Hoover Street Auto
  • 2015 – Chevrolet Dealership, auto technician
  • 2013 – Ford Dealership, auto technician


Jeannie manages finances & record keeping for our three repair facilities: Hoover Street Auto, Stadium Auto Service, and State Street Auto Service.

  • 1999 - Joined our team as administrator of our two Shell service stations
  • 1990 - Started as administrator in the auto service/retail fuel industry
Training - Certificates - Education
  • Accounting Associate Degree, Washtenaw Community College

Brian Hogue
Owner / Business Manager / Team Builder

During my High School years, I had a dream of owning my own auto service business. Eight months after my Air Force tour, I achieved that dream when I opened my Shell “Auto Care” Service Station on the east side of Ann Arbor. In 2002, after 22 years with Shell service stations, I bought the building on E. Hoover Avenue in downtown Ann Arbor and moved my repair business to focus on auto repair in Ann Arbor without the fuel sales business. In 2013 I put a team together to open a second Ann Arbor auto repair shop, Stadium Auto Service. And in 2016, opened the third Ann Arbor auto repair shop, State Street Auto Service. Other than 4 years in the Air Force, I’ve been an Ann Arbor / Saline resident since 1971.

  • Owner/Operator providing Auto service & Repair in Ann Arbor, MI since 1980
  • 2016 - opened State Street Auto Service
  • 2013 - opened Stadium Auto Service
  • 2002 - opened Hoover Street Auto Repair
  • 22 years Shell service station owner/operator
  • US Air Force service