History of Randall Automotive
Randall Automotive originated in 1995 when the previous owner and founder, Steve Wentworth, purchased three local Precision Tune franchises. In the late 1990’s, Steve made the decision to move away from the dedicated tune up shop and expand into a more generalized auto repair business model. He consolidated the personnel and equipment from the original three locations down to the Martin Luther King and Kalamazoo Street stores and changed the company name to Randall Automotive, in reference to one of Steve’s family members. By the early 2000’s, the shops were running smoothly enough that Steve was able to manage the business from home, entrusting the day to day operations to the shop managers. Steve indicated his desire to retire in late 2010 and plans were put in motion for the two shops to be sold individually to their respective managers. The sale of the Martin Luther King shop was finalized in January of 2013 and included retaining the business name. The Kalamazoo location was sold later in the year and continued operation under a new name.
Randall Automotive truly is a family business. Craig Fountain is the Owner and the ASE Master Certified Lead Technician. He co-owns the business with his wife, Lori, who handles personnel and human resource duties. Longtime family friend, Debbie Holcom, is the Office Manager/Service advisor, who handles the day-to-day front of the shop operations. Technician, Derek Brough, is the newest member of the Randall Automotive team.