Meet & Greet

Sometimes it's nice to put a face with the person who is taking care of such a crucial part of your daily commute, so please allow us to introduce ourselves.

Jim Thompson Jim Thompson- Founder of J & T Auto service in early 2004. Jim has over 40 years of mechanical experience. Jim is an ASE Master Certified technician. Being a mechanical thinker, Jim enjoys working out tricky problems that other may find hard to crack! While not at the shop, Jim finds himself being very involved in his parish and Knights of Columbus council. Married for over 40 years with both of his children managing the family business, Jim is looking forward to being able to enjoy more leisure time with his wife and grand kids!

Darren Thompson Darren Thompson- Joining the family business in 2006, learning most everything from Jim, Darren learned quickly and caught the car fever just like his father. Several certifications later, he has moved up from technician to the shop manager with a fresh perspective for the business. Living in Spring Hill, Darren has become a local in the community. He enjoys his outdoor time biking, canoeing,spending time at local parks with his children, and being on the water. Among his many accolades, his proudest is from 2008 as the Spring Hill Festival hot dog eating champion.

Diana Roth Diana Roth- Joining the family business in 2012, Diana brought her sales background to help with the customer service side of the business as well as bringing the company into today's modern world.From upgrading operating systems to streamlining productivity, Diana is a key asset to the business. She loves to play volleyball and bake while her two daughters keep her busy at home as she attempts to juggle work, family, & faith in a delicate balance.

Mark Sherman Mark Sherman- With us since 2011, Mark started as an intern and worked his way up to an ASE certified technician.Mark is a shining example of education through hard work. Constantly educating himself and growing his scope of work puts him on track for great success and a valued part of our team. Mark is a local who graduated from Spring Hill and found his niche in auto repair. Mark follows the work hard/play hard philosophy in life, he loves snowboarding, four wheeling, driving his drift car and camping!

Cory Miller Cory Miller- Cory has been with us since 2017. His back ground in the automotive industry is vast and spans 15 years between dealerships and independent repair facilities . Cory specializes in complex repair and is our go-to problem solver for Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep products. However Cory’s skills do not stop there. Cory’s dedication to his craft makes him a true asset to the J & T family. When Cory gets free time he enjoys outdoor activities, such as fishing and football. Most importantly spending time with his family.

Brandi Vietze Brandi Vietze- In 2018, we were blessed to have grown enough to need more office staff. Brandi's background in administrative and office support have been an asset to our team. Her attention to detail and customer service skills are a perfect fit for serving our community and making everyone feel like family. In her time away from the front desk, she likes to play and coach competitive volleyball, spend time with her family, and relax poolside.

Noah Hunt Noah Hunt- Noah came to the J & T in 2018. He settled in as one of our lube technicians after school and on weekends. His drive and enthusiasm as a young technician is awesome. He currently has plans to continue his education and become a technician after high school.

Robby Malkames Robby Malkames- In 2019 we had grown enough to require a full time service adviser. Robby has an extensive background in the automotive industry. In 26 years Robby has moved from tire technician, to repair technician, to fleet manager, to service adviser. With so much experience in so many fields of the industry, Robby comes to the J & T as a trusted adviser. When Robby can get away from work he enjoys vacationing with his family in the great outdoors.

Brian Proctor Brian Proctor- Brian joined our crew in 2019. Coming from Michigan, he brings a new perspective from a different climate. He has shown that he cares about our customers vehicles and safety. Turning wrenches for over 5 years and continuing to hone his craft through education, makes him a great fit to our family. In his free time he likes tinkering around the house, playing with his two cute dogs, and is an avid enthusiast in the European car club, KCH2O.


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