For years Roberta and Joe kept the idea
and a name in the back of their heads, gathering office
equipment and tools. Roberta inspected a building
location unaware by Joe. Upon seeing the location she
liked the building and without much hesitation signed
the lease for the beginning of J&R Transmission.
Later that evening Roberta took Joe to
see the location and he approved that it would be a nice
building to start their dream, she then gave him the
news that is was theirs.
"I'll never forget Joe's face,
Roberta said when she told him that they had the
building for their dream of a transmission shop."
Roberta had been teaching mechanics to a
local home-school network, and Joe had been a
transmission mechanic for years. Their combined
experience and dislike of automotive shops that were run
poorly and without good customer service influenced them
in their decision and the DBA name "J&R Transmission"
Due to local news, family,
friends and word of mouth referrals, Joe and Roberta out
grew their first location in only a few short months. In
January 2000 they moved to their current location on 504
S. Monroe St., Monroe, MI. 48161