When you begin with just a beeper, a truck and a box of tools, you learn that friendly, competent and trustworthy go a long way.
If you do it right and keep at it, 20 years later you’ll have some of the same customers you started with, and be able to talk proudly about those long relationships. People will follow you from a two car garage on Moseley, to a hidden redoubt west of town. You can grow bigger and better.
As far as making you our customer goes, probably nothing we can say on this website will work as well as you calling us or driving in. Give us the chance to talk with you. Come see how we’ve made our out-of-the-way location into an environment that’s pleasant and relaxing. Introduce us to your car to see if we get along. We’re life-long professional car guys. We’ve been making and fixing things since we were kids. We constantly update our diagnostic equipment and skills to stay on top of our game and provide you the best service.
our exceptional staff
Michael is awesome! Michael joined Orion in 2009. He is at your service and his goal is to provide an excellent experience at Orion Auto.
Michael holds a degree in Environmental Sciences from Michigan State. (We have both kinds at Orion, blue and Green!!)
Michael and his wife Lesley are the proud managers of Skinny Farm. A localorganic vegetable farm. He brings a little more life to Orion Auto with his starter plants and herb gardens right inside the shop, year round. Michael and Rich start all the plants that we give away with every visit each spring!! Coming for spring and summer of 2012 ORION's FARM STAND!!!
Jason Ferrer (Parts Specialist)
If Jason’s happy were all happy here! Jason finally said yes and joined the team in 2015. Rich and Becky asked him to join Orion for years and one day he finally said sure! Jason was a parts specialist at Howard cooper VW/Audi for 23 years. Jason handles all of our parts flow and keeps things running smooth.
He and is his wife are the proud parents of Lukas. He enjoys camping with his family.
Michael Miller (Service Consultant)
Mike joined Orion in early 2018 to help out with guest services and to give Rich more time for climbing and Micheal Rod more time for farming. Before joining the team he was a service consultant for a Lexus dealership, so he brings a great deal of knowledge of Asian luxury vehicles. He also spent years in domestic luxury dealerships, Cadillac and a Lincoln.
He genuinely cares for the the guest experience at Orion, he has drunk the exceptional service kool-ade.
He has young twin daughters who are very involved in Horse competitions. He’s is a happy horsey daddy when not at the shop.
The "Leader in Chief" at Orion Auto (it's actually Michael but Rich likes the title). For the past 25 years Rich's only goal has been to build a company he can be proud of. A company that takes care of its customers the way he likes to be taken care of, personalized, professional service! He is happy to lead a top-notch crew of automotive service professionals.
He started Orion Auto in 1992 with a beeper and a mobile service truck. Several years later he obtained a small two car garage in which to grow and build relationships with customers that last to this day. 1999 brought Rich a big new building where he is happy to have a good roof over his head and a great crew by his side. Fast forward to 2013 and good fortune brought him the Parkland Plaza building, Orion’s once and for all home. After a complete renovation and all new state of the art equipment Orion now has the exceptionally spotless facility to match it’s top notch customer service! The gardens are really starting to pop too!
We welcome you to a great automotive service experience at Orion.
Dave Meabon has been with Orion since 2001. He is a member of the new generation of technicians who has been trained in the latest automotive technologies. His attention to detail is one of the reasons you will love working with Orion Auto.
He is an ASE Master Technician with expertise in Volvo, BMW, Audi and VW and many other import nameplate. He has spent most of the past 11 years working almost exclusively on BMWs at Orion. He is also well-versed in custom applications such as aftermarket suspension mods, radios, etc.
Dave and his wife Amanda are the parents of two super cute daughters.
And yes, that is a John Deere license plate on his 3 series!
Mike Pisarski (Master Audi/Porsche Technician)
We are very lucky to have such a seasoned pro like Mike join our team!
Mike is an Audi Technical Specialist and has been an Audi Master Guild Technician since 2005. He has 24 years of Audi dealership experience and was shop foreman for a Michigan Audi and Porsche dealership before joining Orion. Mike started with Audi in 1990, he is a State of Michigan Master Tech, Master ASE tech, and ASE L1 certified.
He is the father of three and is an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, biking, and road trips on his Harley.
Casey McCracken (technician)
Casey McCracken joined Orion Auto way back in 2005.He is a master tech with an emphasis on American and Asian vehicles. When not taking excellent care of our guests vehicles he can be found outside usually. He is an accomplished Moto-cross racer and mountain biker.
Tim Nienciarini (Technician)
Tim is awesome! Tim joined the team in March of 2016 and is our wonderful apprentice technician. He shares our values of quality and cleanliness and fits right in.
He is an accomplished soccer player and lives with his girlfriend.
Scott MacInnis (emeritus)
A veritable chick (chicken) magnet, proficient in both tomfoolery as well as spectral diagnostics. He actually has no applicable skills with cars, but is our in-house Chef. In this role, he is unparalleled and will happily talk your ear off about pretty much anything. Seriously. It's kind of spooky.
Our trusty customer support specialist… Kilgore Trout Cox the third comes from a long literary background. He is the third cousin of Philip Roth's beloved Snowflake and was named by his godfather, Jim Harrison after Kurt Vonnegut's legendary character.
Trout recently finished a book tour to promote his latest self help book "Be the> Ball" . A book he wrote in one sitting, longhand (Greek of course), in a cottage on Majorca while on sabbatical after winning his third Macarthur genius grant.
He is is a member of the United States canine racket ball team, he has been captain since 2004. He holds a PHD in Theoretical Widgets and enjoys doing Yoga and chewing on Miles the cat..
Huxley is a real sweetheart. He apprenticed with the incomparable Trout. He has graduated to Primary Guest Service Director. He is our greeter and smile bringer. He has also taken over the roll of chewing on Miles the cat.
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