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!!!
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!
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.
The "Leader in Chief" at Orion Auto (it's actually Michael but Rich likes the title). For the past seventeen 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. We welcome you to a great automotive service experience at Orion.
Becky Cox, BSN RN, works full time at the U of M Health Systems. Not involved in the day to day with Orion, she does contribute weekly, transporting customers and helping wherever necessary.
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..
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.
Huxley the dog is awesome! He is mister sweetheart and has taken over the job of chewing on Miles the cat.
Dustin Copp ( concierge)
Dustin Copp is your automotive concierge and Orion’s facility manager. He is proud of making every guests car sparkle and keeping the shop looking perfect. In the summer he is an avid fisherman.
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