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 technician staff is professionally trained and certified. Each transmission repair expert on our team strives for excellence in every automotive repair service our company offers.
- Marquis Ross
- Todd Laprad
- Carmen Klaber
- Randy Byrant
Randy is the Diagnostician at the Liberty location. He has been with certified transmission since 2013 and in the automotive industry for 26 years. Randy is also an expert R&R technician and has also been a rebuilder. He also enjoys spending his free time working on cars.
- Andrew Hardisty
- John Arriaga
- Kevin Brown
I have been with Certified Transmission since 2013. I am happily married and have been with my wife for 10 years. We have 3 dogs (Oscar, Tyson, and Spud).I enjoy taking long road trips on my Harley Davidson and hunting as much as possible.
John brings over 15 years of automotive experience to our team here at Certified Transmission as our Diagnostician. John has a skill set that provides him the ability to diagnose the complex electrical systems that we work with in todays automotive environment. John and his wife Susan have been married for 20 years and have 4 children that they love spending time with. John is a certified scuba diver, enjoys boating, and building unique vehicles. Nirvana and the Beach boys are his favorite bands. John also enjoys traveling to warm destinations and 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 our Gladstone location and three years ago was transferred to our Olathe location. Kevin has experience with every make and model of vehicle that comes into our locations. Kevin is an ASE certified technician.
- Anthony Kinder
- Sean Mahoney
- Daniel Skinner
- Loc Lam
Anthony is the store manager at the Liberty location. He has been with certified transmission since 2011 and been in the automotive industry for 12 years. Exceptional service is his #1 goal. In his free time he enjoys riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and working on his Ford Lightning.
Sean started working for Certified Transmission in 2012. He really enjoys the challenges of being a diagnostician at Certified and is constantly looking forward to learning something new. He 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 was a general auto repair shop owner for 15 years. In total Dan has 24 years 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 and 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 M
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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.
- Mike Prendergast
- Sean Dunn
- Richard Hart
- JR Shivers
- Austin Brown
Sean is a happy father and husband who enjoys spending time in nature. His son and him like hiking the new trails and camping.
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 loves fishing, bowling, target practice as well as hanging out with friends. He also loves learning about cars.
- Benjamin Dorsey
- Kevin Wayne
- Noe Acuna
- Joel Edwards
Benjamin graduated from Universal Technical Institute and the Ford FACT program with an Associates Degree in automotive technology. He has been in the automotive field for over 10 years and joined the Certified Transmission team in 2019. Benjamin enjoys riding motorcycles, spending time outdoors, and most of all spending time with his family.
Kevin is the diagnostician at the Liberty location.He has been with the company since 2014.Kevin has been in the automotive field for 24 years, specializing in engine, transmission and electrical diagnostics. He is an ASE certified master technician with L1 advanced level diagnostics certification.Kevin has been happily married for the last 20 years and is the proud father of four children.He 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. He is also a good addition to the Certified Team.
- Eric Unrein
- Sterling Umstattd
- Brent Brown
Started in the automotive industry in 1984. Starting out as a Technician. After figuring out I really enjoy working with customers I took a new position as Service Advisor, Manager, General Manager and eventually owned and operated 6 Automotive repair shops in Kansas. Year later, after moving to Missouri I took a Manager position with Certified Transmission in 2019. Loves spending time with family, kids and granddaughter.
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I hope I don't have to have another transmission replaced, but if I do I will continue to be a very happy repeat customer!
It is refreshing to see integrity in action there. May God bless you all there and your business!
Lees Summit MO
Unexpected breakdown like mine are extremely stressful and everyone at Certified Transmission was great! They do excellent work and I am very happy with the results at an affordable price!
Kansas City Missouri
I was told I needed a new transmission by another shop, costing thousands of dollars. Austin and the great team here fixed the problem for hundreds of dollars and had the work completed the same day! Highly recommended!
Kansas City Missouri
I wanted to stop and take time to let you know how impressed I was when I had my Tacoma pickup in your shop in Kansas.
The job was completed in a timely manner and we felt blessed to have found someone who is customer service oriented. Thanks you both him and his crew.
I will recommend this company to anyone who needs a new transmission. The price was good, the service is excellent. Car runs great.
Kansas City MO
Nice friendly service and Bobby did good in keeping me posted on replacing my transmission.
I had no idea when I randomly selected your Grandview transmission repair shop from Yellow Pages that I would have such a wonderful transmission repair experience.
Certified Transmission took really good care of us from start to finish. Got our car towed, diagnosed and repaired in 2 days!