Owner, Master Technician
Eric is an ASE certified master automotive technician, a former Maryland State Inspector, and he holds a Certificate of Competence as an Advance Level Specialist (L1) in advanced automobile engine performance. Eric believes that experience is the key to any profession, and his experience and knowledge set him apart from other technicians in the field.
Eric has always been interested in how things work, and exploring that curiosity over the years has helped shape his career. What started as a hobby in 1992, with a beat up Dodge Aspen, evolved into a passion for cars and eventually into a career.
With a lot of reading and trial and error, he started understanding the basics of how cars work. The more he learned, the more he wanted to know. He spent much of his free time working on his car, consumed with finding ways to make it faster. As his comfort level and interest grew, he decided to sign up for automotive classes at Montgomery College.
After a few semesters of training there, he sat for the two ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) tests needed tp become a master technician. Having passed both tests, he applied for his first job in the industry, that of a technician’s helper. Over the years sicne then, Eric has wored at both dealerships and independent shops, learning the ins and outs of the business along the way.
Eric hopes to share his experience and knowledge with you and your car at EPR Automotive. It is his goal to provide dependable and honest automotive repairs at reasonable prices.
Family: Married to Corie for over 20 years, two kids - Drew and Grace, and their golden retriever Charlie
Years Turning a Wrench: 27
Fun Car: 1971 Dodge Demon
Other Fun Car: Jeep SRT8
Mike Shelton is an ASE certified master technician bringing over 25 years of experience to EPR.
Prior to his years at APR, Mike worked for 14 years maintaining a large fleet of vehicles and an even larger fleet of small engine equipment and more for a local landscaping company.
Mike and Eric have known one another since 1993. Their love for muscle cars is what originally brought them together. As a matter of fact, they are currently working on restoring a 1972 Plymouth Duster, which you may see in progress in the shop.
Mike likes to start his day with a morning walk, a cup of coffee, and his favorite saying, “You can’t just stand there. DO SOMETHING!”
Family: WHAT IS MIKE'S FAMILY?
Years Turning a Wrench: 25+
Daily Cars: Honda CRV, Chevy Sivlerado, Honda Odyssey, Dodge Dart
Future Car: 1972 Plymouth Duster
Hobbies: Looking at Eric in the Rearview
Charlie has been with the team for only a couple of years, but that is over 14 dog years… so he knows what’s up.
He brings to the table many important things including tennis balls, chew toys, and things from the yard that he should not be trying to eat.
Charlie’s commitment to tail-wagging is exceeded only by his obvious enthusiasm for head scratches and playing tug-of-war and catch. His enthusiasm for cars is only dampened by fun car rides that turn out to be trips to the vet. That is just not cool.
Family: The Reuschleins
Education: ASE Certified in Obediance
Hobbies: Catch, Walks, Treats