I am Jerry Heirigs founder and co-owner of J&M Transmission & Auto Service, with my Bride of 39 years Mary Ellen. We have 2 sons Joshua and his wife Rachel and a very happy grandson Jack. They live in Stewartville MN. Our youngest son Jeremy, he is an auto body tech living in Sioux Falls SD.
I am a South Dakota farm boy, I am one of 7 children, we grew up raising cattle and pigs on a large farm, we learned how to work hard and work as a team. I have been in the Auto repair industry for over 40 years, and a shop owner for 30 years.
When I decided to pursue a career as a mechanic, I always had it in the back of my mind to own my own shop. Probably because growing up, we worked for ourselves. My parents worked the farm and the kids helped out.
I went to trade school, they did a good job of laying a foundation to build on. But I always knew the real knowledge would come from working the job. So I worked in a variety of jobs, from fixing farm tractors and construction equipment, but I found my niche when I started to fix automatic transmissions. I found great satisfaction in taking something as complex as an automatic transmission apart, fixing it, upgrading it and having it work like a dream on the test drive.
That is why the company was started as a specialty transmission shop. As time went on, we needed to fix all of the other parts of the vehicle that affected how the transmission worked. From there it just made sense to fix and maintain the entire vehicle.
So now we are a full service repair shop.
I decided to build a shop where we care about our customers, by keeping their vehicles safe, reliable and long lasting.
We do that by taking care of our employees, to make sure they have an environment where they can grow and thrive, a place filled with teamwork and opportunity. A place where bad behavior is not tolerated.
We take care of our customers so they can live life, get to work, dance classes, volleyball, soccer, football, weddings, funerals, and new births. And everything else life gives us.
We are here to help, Please give us a call 605-777-7736