TERRY, Owner & President started at LRE in 1998 as the Service Writer. Terry started his career at a small repair shop in Highland after high school. He worked as a mechanic at a dealership for 7 years, then as a service writer for an independent automotive repair shop for 5 years prior to LRE. Terry has experience in working on everything from small cars to large tractors. He grew up on a family farm and continues to farm about 1400 acres outside of Highland with his family. Terry purchased LRE Automotive in October of 2008. Terry and his wife Nicole reside in Grantfork, IL and have two children.
Most of our technicians are ASE Certified and we have 2 Master Level Certified technicians. All of the technicians and service writers are MACS AC certified as required by section 609 of the clean air act. Our technicians attend training monthly to keep up with the latest technologies in today’s vehicles.
In September 2005 Alex began working at LRE, after previously working as a technician at another repair shop during school. Alex works on steering and suspension problems and does most of the engine and transmission repair. Alex has 3 ASE Certifications and a certificate in Automotive Repair from Lewis and Clark Community College. Alex and his family reside in Moro, IL.
In 2007 David joined our team to help with light repair work and shop clean up. In 2012, David received his degree in Automotive Technology from Ranken Technical College. Davie helps us with the steering and suspension repair and under hood repairs. David lives in Staunton, IL.
Danny began working at LRE in May 2013 after graduating from St Louis Community College – Forest Park with a degree in Automotive Technology. He is certified as a Master Technician with ASE. Previously Danny worked for 2 years at an independent repair shop in Missouri. Danny currently helps us with computer diagnostics and engine evaluation and repair. Danny and family reside in St. Louis, Mo.
Josh began working at LRE June 2016. He has worked in automotive repair shops for over 10 years. He is currenlty helping us with alignments and suspension work, but has experience in all areas of mechanical repairs for domestic and import vehicles Josh lives in Worden, IL
Mark started working at LRE in May of 2015. His passion for cars began at a young age working alongside family members at a family owned repair shop. He graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a degree in Automotive Technology. He helps with most of the under hood repair, but has experience in all areas of mechanical repair. Mark and his family reside in Edwardsville, IL.
Debbie has been working at LRE since 2001. Debbie has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from SIUE and takes care of all the financial management and accounting areas of the business. She also assists with other business operations, such as customer service, web and computer technology. Debbie and her husband, Jason, are raising two boys and live just outside of Worden, IL
Greg began working at LRE in January 2011. Prior to LRE he worked in the parts industry for over 20 years. He assists Terry with all of the service writing duties. He is available to answer any questions, explain, and provide estimates on any repair work needed on your visit at LRE. Greg and his family reside in Troy, IL.
In Loving Memory Jeff McNeilly July 1967 – November 2009 In August 2008 Jeff McNeilly joined our LRE team after working in the parts industry for 23 years. Jeff assisted Terry in the office as the Service Writer. Sadly, in August 2009 Jeff was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and suffered through a tough battle. November 6, 2009 Jeff lost the battle with cancer and is deeply missed. In the short year Jeff worked at LRE everyone gained valuable knowledge and a deep friendship that will forever be treasured.
PAST EMPLOYEE, Walter began working at LRE in 1993 after working at Butler Chevrolet for 19 years. After High School, he received a certificate in Automotive and Diesel Technology from Bailey Technical School. Walter did all of our large engine and transmission repairs. In October of 2011, Walter retired from LRE. He is now enjoying some well-deserved free time.
PAST EMPLOYEE, Robert joined the LRE team in June 1996. Robert was our Shop Manager and oversaw all of the repair work. He helped train and assists all of the other mechanics as needed. He graduated from Ranken Technical College with a degree in Automotive Repair. In September of 2013, Robert left LRE to pursue a teaching job at Ranken, we wish him the best of luck.
PAST EMPLOYEE, Jay started working at LRE in April 1999. Jay focused on engine performance drivability, computer controlled systems and emissions failure repair. October 2014 Jay left LRE. We wish Jay the best of luck on his new adventures.
Eric joined the LRE Team in October 2009, after we purchased a new Hunter Alignment Machine as our alignment specialist. Eric also worked on other under car and under hood repairs. January of 2016 Eric left LRE to pursue a new career, best of luck to Eric.