Turbo Tim

Tim Suggs

“Turbo Tim”
“Some Guy Who Works Here”
Pronto Smart Choice ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year
ASE Certified: A1-A9, C1, L2

Hey it’s Tim, “Turbo Tim” the proud owner of Turbo Tim’s Anything Automotive and the Pronto Smart Choice/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year!  This guy loves helping people get their cars fixed at a reasonable price.  Education opportunities are huge here, helping owners learn more about their cars helps them make good decisions for them and their cars.  The goal is for customers driving out of the shop to feel good about their experience and enjoy driving their cars!

Despite his love of cars, commuting by bike to work is something he does whenever possible.

You’ll often hear his classic catchphrase, “DO IT BIG!!!” and the occasional comedic bellowing of an employee’s name.  Some say the echoes of his booming voice ring through the halls of Turbo Tim’s Anything Automotive for hours, if not days, if not eternally, beyond the bounds of time and space.  A truly majestic creature to behold!

Drive safe out there and have fun!!!

Turbo Rachel

Rachel Grewell

“Turbo Rachel”
PhD: Community Engagement

Rachel has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Minnesota focused on Community Engagement. Women’s workshops and community building events are the the kind of work that drives this she-beast.  The only thing that can slow down this Supermom is her kryptonite, silly memes.

Auto Repair ASE Mechanic Dave

Dave Carlson

“Squirrel Master”
Shop Foreman
ASE Certified: A1-A9, F1, L1-L3

What up? Dave here… to work on your car, your mom’s car, your brother’s car, your best friend’s car.

Keep it in the family.  Any family, really.

Auto Repair ASE Mechanic Max

Max Hazelmyer

“Max Everything!”
Auto Repair Mechanic
ASE Certified: A1-A8

Max is the best and everything he does, he does to the MAX. He is our master here. He knows that scan tools can lie and scopes tell the truth.

Max also smokes a classy pipe because he’s a classy guy, so stick that in your pipe and smoke it!


Sean Isaacson

“Sean Michaels”
Auto Repair Mechanic
ASE Certified: A1-A8

Sean lost his hand in a freak car repair accident, or was it an intense wrestling match?  JK folks, he just looks handless because he’s going for that hard-to-reach bolt that will stop the rattle in your front end. Sean’s got skills, and two hands to prove it.  Not that he needs hands, he can actually fix your car with only his feet!  We asked him to just stick with the hands though because that’s kinda gross.

Auto Repair ASE Mechanic Nate

Nate Thill

Auto Repair Mechanic
ASE Certified: A1-A8

Nate has determination. He’s also basically Mr. Popular at the shop, all the homies like hanging in Nate’s garage bay at the end of a long day for some laughs and deep conversation.  If Turbo Tim’s had a prom king, it would be this dude, no doubt about it!

He owns Lifted Optics a pretty sweet wood framed sunglasses company committed to sustainability.  What a champ!  Get some today!

Auto Repair ASE Mechanic Justin2

Justin Kendall

Auto Repair Mechanic
ASE Certified: A4-A6, A8

Justin 2, Justin II, Justin Two… Justin Too!  This guy works hard and cares about your car, what more can you ask for?  He may be the second Justin to roll through the shop but he’s number one in our hearts, JK! all techs are equally loved here, to the maximum level!  Justin also has the dopest beard in town, how can you beat that style?  The answer is you can’t, don’t even try.


Justin Good

Auto Repair Mechanic
ASE Certified: A1-A9, G1, L1-L3, X1

Justin is not your uncle but feel free to call him that. He’s the singer for That’s My Uncle. They played live for our Art-A-Whirl event in 2018.

He’s hard working and likes to have a little fun!  Not too much, just the exact right amount of fun.

Auto Repair Mechanic Mike

Mike Cornish

“Corny Mike”
Auto Repair Mechanic
ASE Certified: A1-A8

Mike isn’t actually corny and nobody actually calls him that, but ya gotta start somewhere!  Also, he doesn’t eeeeever want his picture taken, so his picture is a picture of a picture, picture that!


Jaret Salmonson

Auto Repair Mechanic
ASE Certified: A1-A8

Jaret is cooler than the rest of us.  He has a sweet motorcycle and likes to race cars.  He’s definitely not a one-hit wonder though, he doesn’t just race cars, he fixes them too!


Josef Wieber

Auto Repair Mechanic

Check out Weebz!  He’s actually in a BAND!  Look at him SLAP that bass!!!  What’s the name of his band you ask?  Socktopus is the name of this dude’s band!  Huh?  We’re not even gonna ask.

When Weebz isn’t on the stage rocking or in the shop wrenching, you’ll probably find him around the cities, enjoying live music to the MAX!!!  We think that’s pretty rad.


Forrest Spille

“The Voice of Truth”
Service Advisor

I live in St. Paul.  I like farming and summer outdoor activities. I’m going to start bee keeping soon and have enjoyed taking over the front desk at Turbo Tim’s.  I’m so cool, they made a t-shirt with my face on it.  Limited Edition.


Martin Fossum

“Man with the Plan”
Service Advisor

Not to be confused with Martin Lawrence of the 90’s sitcom ‘Martin,’ OUR Martin is even funnier!  He’s also a legitimate novelist, check out his catalog!  That takes some serious talent and commitment!

He’s the man with the plan at the front desk of Turbo Tim’s. He’s got you covered.


Taylor Besser

Service Advisor

Some call him Taylor, some call him TayTay, whatever you call him it’s probably going to be “sweetie” after you get off the phone with him. This guy is the nicest!  Whenever Tim hears him talk to customers his heart just melts.  Once he said he rode a bike but no one actually believed him so now he just spent his whole tax refund on a bike. We keep telling him you still got to ride the bike, but you’ll most likely find him cruising around Turbo Tim’s on one of the shop scooters.

Office Manager Tracy

Tracy Molm

“Ms. Demeanor” / “Turbo Red”
Office Manager

Tracy brings humor to Turbo Tim’s.  If getting your car fixed isn’t funny, then what is?!  She’s a friendly face, a serious community activist, and a big reason why this shop is running so smoothly today!  What would we do without her?  Probably crash and burn and cry for our mommies.


Nick Payne

“Bring the Payne”
Parts Manager

Nicholas or Nick, as you will, is hot off the service industry grill, masterfully switching gears to service writing and PARTS MASTER! He keeps Turbo Tim’s stocked and organized so the filters are on the correct shelf!

Building Manager Jon

Jon Buswell

“The Booze”
Building Manager

“The booze” nickname comes from his last name, not his fondness for craft beer, git your head out of the gutters!  Jon is the building MANAGER, he manages this physical brick and mortar with extreme gentleness and grace.  He loves the oil burners, he loves the tire machine, he loves the garage door openers, he loves a puzzle and this shop has turned him into the MacGyver of 2823 Central Ave NE.  He keeps us warm in the winter, cool in the summer and is constantly researching the next new cool improvement to our shop!  None of this would be possible without his service here!

Wild Card Kevin

Kevin McGrath

Social Media Manager
Assistant Building Manager
Premium Chicken Tender

A professor, a CEO, and a Maintenance Man are in a forest when they discover a lamp.

After rubbing on it, a genie pops out!

The genie says “I will give you what you most desire if you do someone else’s job for a day.”

The professor says “I’ll be an elementary school teacher. What can be so hard about teaching a bunch of 6-year-olds how to read?” so he is teleported into a classroom. After a few minutes, all the kids’ screaming gets to his nerves, so he throws all his supplies and gives up.

The C.E.O says “I’ll be a waiter. All you do is carry food back and forth. This’ll be a breeze” so he is teleported to a restaurant. After about an hour, all the annoying customers drive him insane, so he smashes his plates on the ground and gives up.

Kevin says “I’ll be an artist” so he is transported to an art facility. He glues all the classroom supplies and shattered plates to a canvas, then sells it for a billion dollars. The genie asks the maintenance man how he was so clever.

Then Kevin says “I got a masters degree in art.”