Valley Auto and Truck Repair was started by 2 guys who have been in the industry their whole lives.
“I like long walks on the beach with my girlfriend. That is until the acid wears off and I realize I’m dragging a stolen mannequin around the Wal-Mart parking lot.” -Jeff Ayer
It all started in 1998 for Jeff Ayer, when he started piecing together Volkswagen’s with his cousin and building stock cars with a family friend. That’s when the itch began. Jeff graduated from Northwest Kansas Technical College in 2002. From there he worked at Goodyear as a Technician for a couple years. He then moved on to Laidlaw Transportation as a Fleet Tech on school buses for 3 years. After that, Jeff spent a year with Union Pacific as an Industrial Diesel Tech before he decided to move over to Tri-County Water Conservancy District for 7 years performing maintenance and repairs on heavy equipment, dump trucks, pickups and cars.
“My name is Robert Cashon and I’m a recovering alcoholic. I tried AA but ended up with AAA providing auto assistance to broke down motorists stranded on the side of the road til some one turned me in for being drunk when I showed up then stole all their booze out of their motorhome.” -Robert Cashon
Okay, so maybe that’s not true.
Robert was a stripper through high school–Maybe we better describe it as a Parts Dismantler–for a Salvage Yard while in high school. After he graduated, he moved to Goodland, Kansas to attend Northwest Kansas Technical College (NWKTC). When he graduated in 2002, he went to work for Harchelroad Motors Chevrolet Dealership in Imperial, Nebraska. Robert became ASE and GM Certified and worked for GM for 3 years. He then moved to Scottsbluff, Nebraska to work and settle in at Floyd’s Truck Center which is an authorized dealer for Freightliner Trucks and Western-Star Trucks. That is where he became Freightliner, CAT, Cummins, Detroit, Allison, and Eaton Certified. After working at Floyd’s for 11 years, he then moved to Montrose, CO to start Valley Auto and Truck Repair with his current Business Partner, Jeff.
And that is the backstory and beginning of Valley Auto and Truck Repair.