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 certifications, training and experience. Our shop 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:

Mike Kennedy
Service Manager
Introduction

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.

Experience
  • 2009 - Joined Hoover Street Auto
  • 2001 - Service Advisor, Firestone, Ann Arbor MI
Education - Certifications - Awards
  • Extensive corporate training
  • Clinton High School graduate
Background

My free time is filled trying to keep up with our family activities, lots of baseball with our three boys and now softball with their little sister. 2010 brought the addition of a beautiful baby girl whose glowing smiles and big blue eyes can render the strongest among us defenseless. Our children have inspired me to become a “hobby” photographer so, be sure to ask to see pictures of my kids when you come in…. I have lots to show you.

Ed Sponseller
Service Advisor
Introduction

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.

Experience
  • 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
Skills - Specialties - Expertise
  • ASE Certified:
  • Service Consultant
  • Parts Specialist
  • Automotive Brakes
Education - Certifications - Awards
  • Extensive corporate training through Firestone, Walmart & now Hoover Street Auto
  • Spring Arbor University, Organization Management Master’s Degree
  • North Adams-Jerome High School graduate
Background

Ed grew up on a small farm in North Adams, Mi.  In 2017 he, his wife and four children moved to their own small farm in North Adams.  The whole family is very busy raising hogs, cattle, chickens and occasionally turkeys.  They’re also registered breeders for “mini fainting goats”.  No, that’s not a typing error, they actually raise “fainting” goats.  When the family needs a break from the farm, they all love to head up to Mackinaw for a summer vacation.

Johnny Musa
ASE Master Certified Auto Repair Technician
Introduction

Johnny graduated from the WCC with an Associates in Automotive Technology and has been working as a professional Automotive Technician ever since. He started with us in 2004 as an entry-level tech however, he “soaked up” knowledge and gained wisdom so quickly, he soon advanced to our top level. In 2015, he became our lead technician.

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

Johnny grew up in Dexter on Strawberry Lake and now lives in on a lake in Hartland. He graduated from Dexter High School, highlighted with playing Alto Sax in marching band for 4 years Alto Sax. Johnny has lived on a lake most of his life, he loves boating, fishing as well as summer drives in his 1977 Corvette. In 2016, Johnny & his wife had their first child and in 2018, their second child They certainly seem to be enjoying their “new” phase in life very much.

Jon
Auto Repair Technician
Introduction

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

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

Jon grew up in Canton Mi, moved to Dexter in 2015 with his wife and three active boys. Jon is an avid reader, for both learning… and pleasure. He’s also very fascinated with the history of his ancestors who were blacksmiths, so much that he built a blacksmith shop in his garage at home. Jon’s sees automotive problems as a big puzzle to solve, he finds the problems & solutions to resolve them intriguing. And of course, the challenges that come with 3 growing, active boys are very “intriguing” as well.

Andy Amstutz
Automotive Technician
Experience
  • 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
Education - Certifications - Awards
  • Extensive “continued education” courses over the years to remain current
  • Glenburn High School, North Dakota Graduate
  • St Francis, Ann Arbor for Grade School (with Jim Hardbaugh)
Background

Andy’s family moved to North Dakota when he was in 6th grade however, after graduating high school, he moved back to Ann Arbor. He’s an avid Michigan football fan and tailgates with a spread of food that’s the envy of many. He also loves classic cars & “Hot Rods”… and more than happy to show you pictures of his collection, past & present.

Phil Sullivan
Automotive Technician
Introduction

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.

Experience
  • 2018 – joined our team at Hoover Street Auto
  • 2015 – Chevrolet Dealership, auto technician
  • 2013 – Ford Dealership, auto technician
Education - Certifications - Awards
  • Manufacture training from Ford & Chevrolet
  • 2013 – UTI, Universal Technical Institute, Associates in Automotive Technology
  • 2010 – Chelsea High School Graduate
Background

Phil grew up in Chelsea however, in 2019, purchased a house in Stockbridge where he now lives. Now, most of his free time is spent with house projects.

Jeannie Muse
Administrator
Introduction

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

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

Born and raised in Ypsilanti with exception of three years of childhood living in Florida. Received my associate degree in Accounting from WCC. I joined the Team back in 1999 when we were still on the Eastside of Ann Arbor, known as Golfside Shell.  I had worked for a similar company for 13 years prior to that.

I married my husband Bill in 1988, Bill, now retired from UPS, and works part time for NAPA Auto Parts until we both start winding down toward retirement.  We have a son who joined the Air Force in 2007 & making it his career. Two daughters who graduated from EMU, one in 2013 with a Major in Communications, Minor in Theatre Media.  The other in 2015 Majoring in Speech Pathology, Minor in Communication and 2017 Masters in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

My “hobby” for over 12 years was “Volleyball Mom”.  However, with all the kids out on their own, my time has shifted to more travel with Bill back and forth up to Gladwin and to Florida plus… helping Brian keep the accounting & finances in order.  Have “laptop will travel”!   Bill & I also spend time assisting our aging parents.  Soon, I’ll be looking for new hobbies to enjoy with my forth coming retirement lifestyle.

Brian Hogue
Owner / Business Manager / Team Builder
Introduction

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.

Experience
  • 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
Background

During my free time, I enjoy golf, tennis, water and snow skiing. I’m also a beginner in ballroom dancing and love to sing… not to be confused with a “talent to sing”… however, I do great job with background vocals for familiar songs on the radio.

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