All of our techs are on an ongoing training and education program schedule and all are ASE certified. The crew include’s master ASE certified technicians.
Josh Colman, Owner
When I was young I was always interested in mechanical objects and item’s that could be disassembled and put back together. I had built bicycles to minibikes before I was twelve. I had schooling in drafting and enginering (cad cam) but had become bored once I had a job doing this.
I took a part time position in a local dealership (GM & Toyota) in the parts deptartment. I spent eleven years there until leaving to further my horizon’s at Mathewson’s, which I have been with for 20 years.
I have recieved schooling and certification in automotive management operations, various customer handlings, GM and Toyota parts management and general automotive repairs.Also ASE certified. I have always enjoyed this industry and found it to be very rewarding.
Recently retired 2013 Brent had been in the automotive industry since 1969. also previously owned Honest Performance from 1977 to 1994.
Larry Webb has recently retired in 2012,After a 60 year career in automotive.Larry will be missed as part of the Mathewson’s team.
Jeff Montgomery is the shop team leader at Mathewson’s. Jeff also helps out on the service counter when needed. Graduating from Stadium High School in Tacoma, he attended Bates Vocational College.ASE certified
Jeff’s mechanical career began when he was seven years old. He began by disassembling his bike and the family’s lawn mower and chainsaw. He has been at Mathewson’s for twenty eight of his thirty-two years in the automotive business and is ASE certified. drive-ability specialist and also specializes in tuning the many high performance and specialized vehicles that show up at Mathewson’s front door.
I have lived in the Renton area all my life. I graduated from Renton High School in 1975, and then attended Renton Vocational Technical College for 2 years, obtaining my automotive certificates. I was hired at Mathewson’s at the age of sixteen in 1973 and have worked there ever since. Over 40 year’s.ASE certified, My hobbies are skiing,NASCAR ,tropical fish tanks. I have been married for over 30 years to my wife Cheryl, and have two children.
Jeff was born in Seattle, and raised in the Kent/Renton area. After graduating from Lindbergh High School, he recieved a diploma from the Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. He has been in the automotive industry for twenty five years.He has been at Matheweson’s over 14 year’s.ASE certified, In his free time he enjoys camping, fishing, riding, drag racing, boating, and just going fast on land, water.
Dennis came to us from a long running shop in the seward park of area Seattle(Rex’s Service)that had closed .He is skilled in many area’s that suit this team well to better serve our customer’s need’s.He has been part of the crew 8 year’s and is a ASE master technician.
Ken with over 30 year’s of professional technician experience is a recent addition to Mathewson’s.His ability towork on the vintage as well as current vehicle’s is a great fit for this team.
JohnPaul came to us from starting his career in tech. school and from recent work thru a national chain. He is a good fit to become a great automotive technician and is thriving here with us.