Certified Transmission understands the importance of finding a well-trained & qualified automotive transmission technician in the Kansas City area. This is why our expert transmission technicians are professionally trained and certified. Each automotive specialist on our team strives for excellence in every repair and service performed at our shop.
- Nick Rocco
- Carmen Klaber
- Brent Brown
- Randy Byrant
Nick, a Kansas City area native, joined the team at Certified as the manager of our transmission shop in Overland Park. Bringing with him several years as a service adviser at another automotive repair shop in the Kansas City area, Nick is committed to making sure those trusting Certified for their transmission repair needs get the service they expect and deserve.
When not at the shop, one might expect to find Nick doing what he loves most, that being enjoying the great outdoors. Nick loves to hunt and fish, as well as taking his Harley-Davidson for a cruise around the Kansas City area.
Carman is the diagnostician at Certified's transmission shop in Overland Park Kansas. Carman is originally from Shawnee Kansas and has over 25 years of experience servicing and repairing vehicles. In addition to being a diagnostician, Carman is also a transmission rebuilder. Carman joined the Certified team of transmission professionals in 2003 and is an ASE Certified Technician. When not at the shop in Overland Park, one might find Carman and his wife enjoying a camping trip together.
Brent is originally from Oklahoma City and joined the Certified Transmission team in 2018. Brent is a diagnostician at Certified's transmission shop in Overland Park. When not diagnosing transmission problems on cars and trucks one will likely find Brent spending time with is lovely wife, three sons and daughter. Brent really enjoys reading and sketching in his free time.
Randy is the diagnostician at the Liberty transmission shop and has been with Certified Transmission since 2013. Randy has been in the automotive industry for 26 years and is an expert R&R technician and also a transmission rebuilder. When not at the shop in Liberty, Randy enjoys spending his free time working on cars.
- Andrew Hardisty
- John Arriaga
- Kevin Brown
Andrew is the manager of Certified's transmission shop in Olathe and has been with Certified since 2013. Happy married for over 10 years, Andrew has 3 dogs named Oscar, Tyson, and Spud. One of Andrew's favorite things to do when not at the shop in Olathe is to take long road trips on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle or go on a hunting trip.
John brings over 15 years of automotive experience to our team here at Certified and is the diagnostician at the transmission shop in Olathe. John has a skill set that provides him the ability to diagnose transmission's complex electrical systems. John and his wife Susan have been married for 20 years and have 4 children that they love spending time with. When not at the shop in Olathe diagnosing transmission problems, John is a certified scuba diver, enjoys boating, and building unique vehicles. Nirvana and the Beach boys are his favorite bands, and he enjoys traveling to warm destinations. Jeep Wranglers are his favorite vehicle.
Kevin been working in the auto industry for over 20 years and has been with Certified Transmission for over eight years. Kevin started working at Certified's Gladstone transmission shop and was transferred to the Olathe location. Kevin has experience with every make and model of vehicle that comes into our shops and is an ASE certified technician.
- Anthony Kinder
- Sean Mahoney
- Daniel Skinner
- Loc Lam
Anthony is the store manager at Certified's transmission shop in Liberty and has been in the automotive industry for over 10 years, having joined Certified Transmission in 2011. Exceptional service is Anthony's top priority. In Anthony's free time he enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and working on his Ford Lightning.
Sean started working for Certified in 2012 and is the service adviser at the transmission shop in Gladstone. Sean enjoys the rewards of being the service adviser as it brings him great satisfaction in knowing he is helping Certified's customers with their transmission problems and service needs. Sean constantly looking forward to learning something new and when not at the shop enjoys spending time with his family.
Dan attended Longview Community College for the automotive technology program. He grew up in family-owned machine shop and owned a general auto repair shop for 15 years. Dan has over 25 years experience in the automotive repair field. Hobbies include drag racing, classic car restoration, Restomod fabrication, hunting, and fishing.
Loc is an ASE Certified Automotive transmission technician, and has been in the transmission industry for over 15 years. Loc is an excellent technician that takes pride in his work. Loc can also road test and diagnose vehicles when necessary. Loc was recently married and just returned from Vietnam with his new bride. Loc is fluent in English and Vietnamese. He likes to travel and spend time with his family on vacation. He has great family values and like to do everything he can for them.
- Jacob Morrison
- Zack Harkins
- Duane Brown
Jacob is the manager for Certified's transmission shop in Grandview MO. Having recently joined the Certified Transmission team in 2020, Jacob brings with him 21 years of automotive experience. Prior to Certified Transmission, Jacob's employment included working for various Kansas City area automotive companies, to include but not necessarily limited to Ford, BMW, and Hyundai where he attained Master Level as a technician, adviser, and manager. Additionally, Jacob graduated from the Ford Asset Program not to mentioned the Automotive Program at Longview Community College in Lees Summit Missouri.
Jacob has been married to his beautiful wife for 12 years and together they enjoy 2 wonderful children. When not at the transmission shop in Grandview, often times one might find Jacob and his family working on their farm, tending to any one of several various animals, including chickens, turkeys, and horses.
Ask Jacob what he likes most about his job and the response is likely to be the high ethical standards of Certified Transmission.
Zack has 4 years in the automotive industry with a background in general repair. He has been a member of the Certified Transmission team for over a year as a diagnostician. Zack is focused on customer service and satisfaction. In his free time, he enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.
Duane took two years of Vocational-Technical Automotive Mechanics in high school and he also worked on Hot Rods as a kid. Duane spent 26 years in the concrete industry and then decided to move into the transmission world. Since 2012, Duane has been in the transmission business. He started by removing and reinstalling transmissions and then he started building them, which he really loves doing.
- JR Shivers
- Austin Brown
- Tommy Manley
- Sean Dunn
JR is a happy father of 5 and husband. He likes spending time outdoors with his family and reading about his faith. He's been in the auto repair field for years and plans on retiring working at Certified Transmission.
Austin is a transmission technician at Certified's transmission shop in Independence MO. When not working on transmissions, one is likely to find Austin fishing, bowling, doing target practice, or just spending time with good friends. Austin also loves learning about cars.
Tommy, the manager at the Independence transmission shop location, joined the team at Certified Transmission in 2020 and in doing so brought with him over 25 years of valued experience repairing & servicing vehicles. When asked what he likes most about managing the transmission shop, Tommy will tell you it's all about working with Certified's customers in servicing their vehicles or diagnosing and fixing their transmission problems.
Tommy has been with his beautiful wife for 25 years, married for 23 of them. When not at work one might very well find Tommy on the golf course or practicing any one of several martial arts!
Sean is the service adviser at Certified's transmission shop in Independence MO. Sean joined the Certified team in 2018 after having worked as a manager in a local Kansas City home improvement store. Bringing with him years of customer service experience, Sean quickly learned the various intricacies of automotive transmissions that is necessary to help Certified's customers solve their transmission problems and scheduled maintenance needs.
Sean has been happily married for 11 years. His wife and he have wonderful young son and as of the writing of this profile are expecting another child. When not at the transmission shop in Independence one might find Sean in the gym lifting weights or somewhere out Kansas City's countryside discovering new trails and hiking with his son.
- Mike Prendergast
- Kevin Wayne
- Noe Acuna
- Joel Edwards
Mike manages the transmission shop in Liberty MO and joined the Certified team in 2006. With over 20 years of experience working with customers and their vehicle service and repair needs, Mike will be quick to tell anyone who will listen that his greatest reward of working for Certified Transmission is the continued opportunity of helping people keep their cars & trucks running safely on the roads of Liberty and the greater Kansas City area. Mike completed the Accredited Master of Automotive Management Program offered by AMI and is an ASE C1 Service Consultant.
When not helping customers at the transmission shop in Liberty one might find Mike at home listening to some favorite music or watching a classic movie.
Kevin is the diagnostician at Certified's transmission shop in Liberty, has been with the company since 2014, and has been in the automotive field for over 25 years. He specializes in engines, transmissions, and electrical diagnostics. Kevin is an ASE Certified Master Technician with L1 Advanced Level Diagnostics certification and has been happily married for the last 20 years. He is the proud father of four children. When not at the shop, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family at the lake on their boat.
Noe is the newest addition to the Certified Team. He started working on cars as a hobby and enjoys it. He is now specializing in transmissions and is also a great addition to the Certified Team.
Certified Transmission is currently updating our profile for Joel Edwards who works at our transmission shop in Liberty MO
- Eric Unrein
- Adam Engnes
- Sterling Umstattd
Eric is the manager for Certified's transmission shop in Blue Springs Missouri and started his career in the automotive industry in 1984 as a technician. As Eric realized how much he enjoyed working with the public he took a new position as a service adviser, then manager, and finally a general manager. Eventually Eric owned 6 auto repair shops in Kansas. When not managing the shop in Blue Springs, Eric loves spending time with his wife, children, and granddaughter.
Adam is originally from Plattsmouth MO and just recently came to work for Certified Transmission in 2021. Ask Adam how long he has been working on vehicles and the answer will be "a long, long time". Over 25 years to be more specific. Adam is the diagnostician at Certified's transmission shop in Blue Springs MO and has former ASE Master Certification as well as a GM Global Diagnostician Certification. Currently Adam is ASE Certified for Engine Repair, Automatic Transmissions, Suspension & Steering, and Brakes. Adam is the proud father of 4 children and when not turning wrenches at the shop he enjoys drag racing.
Sterling is originally from Blue Springs Missouri and joined the Certified Transmission team in 2019. A graduate from Linn State Technical College of Missouri with degrees in General and Hybrid automotive repair, Sterling works as a technician at Certified's transmission shop in Blue Springs MO. When not fixing cars at the shop, one will find Sterling enjoying the outdoors to include fishing, camping, boating, fishing, and hunting.
Great service. On time as promised.
Overland Park KS
They were upfront and honest about the pricing, and I feel these specialists did a wonderful job.
I have been to other transmission shops around Kansas City and found out that I was overcharged and the work they charged me for was not what they did. Every auto mechanic I know in greater Kansas City recommends Certified Transmission!
Kansas City MO
Eric and the crew at the transmission shop in Blue Springs got us right in for a diagnostic of our transmission problem, and although it took a lot of work to find the problem, they did a great job in getting us up and running.
I am happy to say Eric and his team were very honest with us, he didn't try to upsell us in any way
Blue Springs MO
They were professional, courteous, and very knowledgeable. I will be taking my cars there from now on for any transmission needs.
Overland Park KS
We are glad there are still honest people in the world. Certified Transmission was excellent.
It is great to find real integrity and great mechanical service.
Excelsior Springs MO
These transmission specialists were great. They helped me deal with the warranty company, and did a great job with the transmission installation.
Lee's Summit MO
Austin and the great transmission experts here fixed the problem for hundreds of dollars and had the work completed the same day! Highly recommended!
Kansas City MO