What started out as a passion for off-road vehicles and motor vehicles in his free time, Justin used to build his career in the Automotive Industry. Justin (JD) has worked alongside top-performing Companies in the Industry for the last 18 years. Justin began his career with Bridgestone Americas Inc. in a part-time role to get through the last year of college. That role quickly became the challenge he needed to fuel his passion for the industry. Justin quickly joined leaders at all levels of the Company growing as a professional for what would end up being a 15-year tenure. Justin served in many leadership roles throughout the stores across the Snowy and Cold Twin Cities communities of Minnesota starting in Coon Rapids, MN, and working all the way south to Chanhassen, Minnesota.
In 2019 Justin was introduced to Troy Kaplan, Founder and President of TGK Automotive Specialists, and Troy Deluca, his business partner and owner of Steph’s Garage and Dependable Auto, at the time. In a few short meetings, Justin knew that his values, mission, and visions aligned with the desired growth plans and culture of TGK Automotive. This introduction led to a steadfast partnership and allowed Justin to own and operate his own store alongside his partners. Justin quickly took the store by the reigns and joined many of the same industry leaders from earlier years at TGK Automotive, in celebrating an award-winning culture. Their teams immediately earned a spot on the Star Tribunes Top Workplaces in Minnesota, year after year. TGK Automotive’s award-winning culture and unbeatable service, have continued to grow from 11 stores in 2019 to 25 stores throughout Minnesota and Arizona in 2022.
As of January 9, 2023, Justin is set to open Nashville’s newest automotive service shops located near the Nashville Zoo right on Nolensville Pike. Automotive RX will be the home of digital inspections and updated technology for solving everyday issues and difficult situations. The shop houses 9 fully functional automotive bays to service all vehicle makes and models. Justin’s mission is to create a place the community can count on and trust through building lasting relationships.
Automotive RX welcomes all of the Precision Tune customers back to check out their fresh look and say hi to our best-in-class mechanics. If you are in the area, stop in for a hot cup of coffee and meet the new Owner.