About Fenski Automotive Center in Sugar Hill, GA

Fenski Automotive Center owner Joe Fenski began working on cars when he was 15. They fascinated him, making him to want to know everything about how they worked and how to repair them. His passion led him to pursue a career in the auto repair industry. He began by working for two years as an apprentice mechanic with his local municipality’s repair shop. Later, he joined the U.S. Army as a construction equipment mechanic, a post which he held for five years.

After serving his country, Joe continued his journey at UPS, serving as a technician for six years before being promoted to automotive supervisor. Eventually, Joe decided he wanted to channel his time-honed skills into helming his own business.

Since the beginning, Joe wanted to own an honest and trustworthy auto repair shop; a safe place where people can bring their vehicles for repair. Serving the community for the past 13 years has been very personally fulfilling for him, and he plans to continue helping customers get the most from their vehicles. And his dedication has paid off: people from all over Gwinnett bring their vehicles to Fenski’s for trustworthy service.

Fenski Automotive Center Crew

Mission Statement

Fenski Automotive Center exists to help its customers care for and extend the life of their vehicles.

We deliver this by providing superior customer service and exceeding customer expectations with a team of automotive professionals who are dedicated to exceptional service and auto repair. Our goal is to foster customer enthusiasm and loyalty.

It is our pleasure to educate our customers about the condition of their vehicles and to advise them on the best vehicle repair and maintenance options.

All of our mechanics are ASE certified and undergo continuous education and training to stay current with our industry.

All of our labor and repairs are backed by industry-leading warranties that protect your investment.

At Fenski Automotive Center, we strive to build a long-term relationship based on trust with all our customers.

Meet The Crew

Joe Fenski, Owner at Fenski Automotive Center, car, truck & SUV repair shop in Sugar Hill GA

Joe Fenski — Owner

Joe had an extensive background in auto mechanics and fleet maintenance before he decided to open Fenski Automotive Center. Joe was a mechanic and supervisor during a five-year enlistment in the U.S. army. He was also a supervisor and mechanic for UPS for 15 years. While at UPS he developed and implemented service schedules and routine repair procedures. Joe was also recognized many times for his outstanding effort and unequaled achievement as a mechanic for UPS.

Joe took his knowledge of mechanics and maintenance—along with his ASE Master Automotive Technician Certification—and started a company called On the Spot in 2001. After realizing he could better serve his customers from a permanent address, he opened Fenski Automotive Center right here in Sugar Hill, GA in June 2004.

Joe prides himself on his ability to help customers get 300,000 useful and enjoyable miles from their vehicles. He understands the value of preventative maintenance and strives to offer informative, educated, and valuable automotive consultation to his customers.


Lori Fenski, Owner Fenski Automotive Center, car, truck & SUV repair shop in Sugar Hill GA

Lori Fenski — Owner

Joe’s better half came to Fenski Automotive after a 20-year career as a designer of printed circuit boards. She manages all of the accounting and helps with the marketing and legal aspects of the company. While she has never been involved in the automotive field, she has learned quite a bit by working at the shop full time.


John Dobbs, Service Advisor Fenski Automotive Center, car, truck & SUV repair shop in Sugar Hill GA

John Dobbs — Service Manager

John has been in the auto industry for six years. He is very knowledgeable about the service industry and loves helping his customers solve their problems. He chose a career in the auto industry due to his love of cars and helping others. John holds numerous sales and customer service training certifications.

When John is not at work he enjoys spending time with his daughter, lifting weights, and hiking. John and his family love riding horses, and even have a horse named Chicka.


Jimmy Saxon, Service Advisor Fenski Automotive Center, car, truck & SUV repair shop in Sugar Hill GA

Jimmy Saxon — Sales Manager

Jimmy has been in the automotive industry for 12 years. He was a technician for several years and then moved into management and customer service for the last 7 years of this career. Growing up Jimmy always liked cars and was fascinated with how things went together and how everything worked together. As a Sales Manager, he enjoys guiding people thru the process of having their vehicle repaired and wants to be a positive influence in the automotive industry.

When not at work, Jimmy enjoys spending time with his wife of 3 years, Sara, and their 2 dogs & 2 cats. He enjoys hunting, gaming, building things, watching movies, listening to music and being outdoors in general.


Eric Radford, Technician Fenski Automotive Center, car, truck & SUV repair shop in Sugar Hill GA

Eric Radford — Technician

With over 15 years invested in the automotive repair industry, Eric is our skilled lead technician at Fenski Automotive Center. In addition to being an excellent mechanic he is a very proficient welder with an eye and ear for fabricating custom exhaust systems. Eric is a hard worker who enjoys building relationships with the owners of the vehicles he is repairing. For Eric, being an automotive technician is a very rewarding career, one that he feels God has called him to do.

Eric is ASE certified in engine repair, suspension and steering systems, and brake systems. He has been an employee of Fenski Automotive center since we opened and we are very blessed to have him.

Eric is married with three children and loves his family very much. In addition to fixing things, Eric enjoys listening to music. He is a member of Brown’s Bridge Community Church.


Matt Sutton, Technician Fenski Automotive Center, car, truck & SUV repair shop in Sugar Hill GA

Matt Sutton — Technician

Matt has been an automotive technician since 2003. He got started helping his dad as a kid. Growing up he enjoyed repairing cars so much he decided to turn it into a career. Matt likes the challenge that comes with being an automotive technician and still thinks it's fun. Matt is ASE certified in brakes, steering, and suspension systems, as well as electrical systems and electrical performance.

Outside of the shop, he loves playing with his toddler son and likes to take him on train rides. Matt is a local of the Gwinnett County area and enjoys serving his community.