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All Makes & Models auto repair shop moving to larger Jackson facility

JACKSON TWP. – Justin Smock said his automobile repair shop on the township’s west side is growing to the point where a major move is necessary, so he’s prepping to uproot to a larger, more visible locale.

All Makes & Models Auto Repair — tucked in the Irish Square plaza at 7993 Hills & Dales Road NW — has plans to move into a fresh $700,000 home in late August or early September at 5257 Fulton Drive NW.

Smock’s new facility is being built behind the former McDonald’s restaurant property on Fulton Drive. His tract spans 2.82 acres, which are adjacent to and just west of Fishers Foods grocery store.

“We’ve been growing through the years,” said Smock, who opened the auto repair business in 2015. “This (move) takes us from a three-bay shop to eight bays and will better accommodate our workload.”

The auto shop has four full-time workers. Smock said he’ll add a fifth employee once the business reopens at its new site. Shop workers conduct repairs on between 10 and 15 vehicles per day.

Workers from Scheetz Building Corp. install siding Friday on a new building under construction at 5257 Fulton Drive NW in Jackson Township. All Makes & Models Auto Repair is relocating to its new home adjacent to Fishers Foods in late August or early September.

“It may go up by two more (workers) if we grow like expected,” Smock added. “It was also important to stay close to our customer base (by staying in Jackson).”

All Makes & Models offers maintenance and repair for foreign and domestic vehicles. Some services include tire sales, oil changes and wheel balancing, engine diagnostic checks, as well as brakes and transmission repair.

“We pretty much do everything but body work,” said Smock, a 2001 graduate of Washington High School.

Construction on the approximately 6,600-square-foot structure began in March, according to the Jackson Zoning Department. A mezzanine will be part of the new brick structure, assistant zoning inspector Pat Primack said.

Employees from Scheetz Building Corp. work Friday on a new building for All Makes & Model Auto Repair at 5257 Fulton Drive NW in Jackson Township.

Including the property purchase and new building, Smock said the price tag will total more than $1 million. He purchased the land from Fishers Foods.

The contractor for the building project is Scheetz Building Corp., which is based in Jackson.

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All Makes & Models Auto Repair shop will have a new home later this summer along Fulton Drive NW in Jackson Township.

About All Makes & Models auto shop

Owner: Justin Smock

Current location: 7993 Hills & Dales Road NW in Jackson Township

New location: 5257 Fulton Drive NW in late August or early September

Employees: Four; increasing to five or more once the new shop opens.

More details: Call 330-880-4900, or visit www.amamauto.com

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