Jerrod Spicer has always loved cars.
“It’s been my passion and my hobby,” he explained. “Might as well make it my career.”
Spicer has served as a mechanic, service writer and other functions in an auto repair shop.
Now, he can add another title: owner. Spicer started J-Rod’s Automotive in November at 180 Judd Street in Marine on St. Croix, the site of the former Ostlund’s Marine Garage.
“It’s been wonderful,” he said about his short time so far. “I’ve had plenty of cars of to work on and I’ve really enjoyed the people in this town.”
Spicer, who grew up in Ely, but came down to the Twin Cities area for college 20 years and never left, now calls Chisago Lakes home. He stated he was drawn to Marine on St. Croix thanks to going on road trips with his wife, which usually consisted of supper at The Brookside.
“The area is gorgeous,” he said.
He was also a fan of the location and building of his now business.
“I want to make sure the customer is satisfied from beginning to end,” he said about his goals as an owner. “I enjoy talking to people and taking care of them the right way. That’s the real enjoyment for me. “
He said the shop could handle oil changes along with full-service repairs.
When not in the shop, Spicer said expect him to be riding snowmobiles, or driving motorcycles or classic cars depending on the time of the year.
Spicer said the shop would be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. For additional information, call 651-433-2038.