Our Owner, Office Staff and Service Technicians


Jim Carpenter - Owner

Jim Carpenter Owner

Columbus State Community College - Auto Repair Certificates. Management Success.- Automotive Management Training Certificates. CinRon Marketing Seminars. ASE Master Certified

As the owner of AIS I would like to take a few minutes of your time and introduce my staff. I'll start with myself. Born in 1954 growing up in the 60's I never got to be a hippie. My Dad believed in hard work and more hard work! After all the hard work I volunteered the draft in the early 70's. Spent six years in the U.S. Army, were I learned even more about hard work and discipline. After the Army I worked for the State of Ohio as a Correctional Officer. Between the Military and the Prison system I learned a lot about people. I learned how to communicate with a wide range of people. Since working on cars has always been a passion of mine, I left the Prison system for a job manufacturing cars. This allowed me several years of experience diagnosing production problems and resolving them through feedback. I decided to utilize this knowledge in a business of my own. I invest in my business by taking the time to attend seminars, the information learned, is invaluable to my clients.


Joseph (Joe) - Lead Technician

Joe Carpenter AIS Lead Mechanic

University of Northwestern Ohio Associates Degree Auto High Performance. Management Success - Automotive Management Training Certificates. ASE Master Certified

Joe is Jim's son and he spent his childhood working in the shop with his father. His last two years of high school were spent at a Technical School in the automotive program. Joe was selected to represent the school in the State troubleshooting contest and graduated, Outstanding Senior. Upon graduation he attended University of Northwestern Ohio and received an associate of applied science in automotive high performance. While at Northwestern Joe was selected as a troubleshooting finalist. Joe is ASE master certified in automotive.


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