John Porter began Porterís Automotive as a classic ďservice
stationĒ in 1976, running a Sunoco franchise. Over the years
he operated in various locations and as numerous brands,
including BP, Shell and Boron. Porterís moved to the current
location on Williamson Road in 1989. In 1991 Porterís
converted from a gas service station to a full automotive
service center, eliminating gasoline from the business.
Throughout the years, while the brand, location, and services
have changed, the service, integrity and pride in performance
has remained consistent. Porterís has also put an emphasis on
education and the almost continuous upgrading of equipment to
stay current with the changes in technology and industry
regulations. John has also focused on retaining the best
talent possible as it is his people who make the business.
Porterís has enjoyed and appreciated long term customer
loyalty as a service provider they can trust.
In 1995 John opened Select Auto Sales, Inc. directly across
the street from Porterís Automotive, selling high quality used
cars, with 30-40 cars in inventory. In 2001, he combined all
operations into Porterís Automotive, Inc. While the car
inventory is smaller today, Porterís maintains the same high
standards in their automotive sales as in their service.
Porterís has always specialized in computer and performance
issues as well as all general repair and maintenance. In 2007
with the addition of an automatic transmission specialist,
service was expanded to include computerized transmission
diagnostics, repair, rebuilding and overhaul. Porterís enjoys
one of the most highly skilled and sophisticated teams of
technicians in the valley and the best team in their history,
providing the highest quality of service in the valley.
Porterís is a partner with the Better Business Bureau and has
zero complaints registered over their entire history. In
addition to superior service, Porterís Service Center is
affiliated with the AC Delco TSS (total service and support)
program to maintain high standards of training and high
quality of parts.
Porter, Owner and President, ASE Master Certified Technician
John has been an ASE Certified Technician since the inception
of his business in 1976 and achieved the then relatively
uncommon ASE Master Certification in 1994. In 1995 John
obtained a Car Dealerís license and joined the VIADA (Virginia
Independent Automobile Dealers Association). With the VIADA
John has served on the Board and/or held an officer position
for the last 10 years. John served as the local chapter
president for 2 years and is currently the First Vice
President at the state level. John works with the VIADAís
political lobbyists to monitor and influence the VA General
Assemblyís Transportation Committee for laws that affect the
consumers and dealers in Virginia. John also chairs the
Publication and Events committee overseeing conventions and
their statewide magazine. John enjoys teaching, both in the
public school system and with apprentice technicians in his
shop. When not at work, John enjoys time on the tractor caring
for his small horse farm, watching the birds gather around the
feeders, and spoiling his 3 Dachshunds.
Patty Murrell, Assistant Service Writer, Receptionist
Brent Woodford, Office Manager