Calhoun auto repair shop ranks as top 100 facility | Mclean County

Joe’s Transmission & Vehicle Maintenance, a restore store situated on Kentucky Highway 1046 in Calhoun, was just lately honored by Jasper Engines & Transmissions as a single of the top rated 100 independent repair service facilities.

Joe Butterworth, operator, and his son and technician Dallas Butterworth had been fired up to obtain the news.

“It feels really good,” Dallas Butterworth, 24, reported. “(We want) to go up while. Which is our objective. …We’re blessed for wherever we’re at.”

The store was earlier in the top 100 in 2019 and 2020.

The store has also gained a variety of awards for spending $25,000 value of Jasper Engines & Transmissions sections and solutions for repairs, even with the organization coming down to prepare dinner the staff steak dinners and have been rated shop of the month due to the fact November for their providing district.

For the adhering to a long time in advance, Dallas Butterworth hopes to eye a top rated 15 placement.

The shop opened up in May possibly 2003 just after Joe Butterworth, 57, finished up performing at the Ford dealership in Livermore for 20 decades seeking to consider some thing distinctive but did not anticipate the shop’s results.

“All I wanted to do when I opened up this spot was to be all around to greet the kids when they obtained off the faculty bus and that was it,” Joe Butterworth explained. “I really didn’t see nearly anything like this, interval. And all of the sudden, it (took off).”

“There’s not several counties we really don’t do in this article,” Dallas Butterworth mentioned.

The Butterworths mentioned most of the higher position stores are found in Texas because of to the measurement of tasks and repairs they work on.

And Joe’s Transmission & Car Repair service is made up of 4 employees — the Butterworths, along with John Butterworth’s brother Jack Butterworth and Trevor Wood.

Joe Butterworth also owns a tire shop in Calhoun that his other son Dylan Butterworth runs even though serving to out with compact repairs.

“When you search at the quantity of workforce we have vs . some of the other shops, and where by we’re at — I imply, we’re rural — I signify, it is a big offer,” Joe Butterworth claimed. “…We have received a superior crew. These fellas really don’t choose off they really don’t go household ill they never contact in they are often here early, fighting it (and) keeping late. …I couldn’t make it without them.”

“The recognition is deserved, especially for as quite a few hours that we all place in,” Dallas Butterworth claimed.

Joe and Dallas Butterworth experience that the store has been capable to obtain these accolades and focus dependent on main values they focus on.

“Honesty and … answering the telephone,” Joe Butterworth mentioned. “ ‘I’m on the telephone six (to) 7 hrs a working day and I’m regularly getting messages …. I’m definitely major about answering the mobile phone and contacting folks again.”

Joe Butterworth also reported the shopper services and the top quality of do the job are important factors to the shop’s ongoing success.

Joe Butterworth mentioned he has strategies for Dallas Butterworth to just take about the shop someday, who has been with his dad’s store since he was youthful.

“When he began, most of it was mechanical and not electrical,” Dallas Butterworth stated. “Now it’s turn into so a lot program and whatnot …. It’s just the point that the finding out curve for both of us and (we) get to learn jointly is just awesome ….”

Nonetheless, Dallas Butterworth plans to have Joe Butterworth adhere about.

“…I never want to see him go any place,” Dallas Butterworth explained. “This is his little one.”

Regardless of how the shop ranks in the coming a long time, Joe Butterworth is thankful of the assistance that the shop has continued to acquire.

“I recognize what the community does listed here and what everyone does,” Joe Butterworth claimed. “I value their loyalty and them coming back.”