May 21, 2024

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J and R Transmission stays in the family

Standing at a work bench, Joseph Stein (left) and Uchenna “Drake” Amadi of J and R Transmission disassemble a transfer case. Provided by Kennedy Bowling

J and R Transmission ushered in the new 12 months with new entrepreneurs.

Right after far more than 20 yrs of assistance, Monroe citizens Joseph and Roberta Stein are experiencing retirement and handing over the keys to the store to their niece and her partner, Angel and Uchenna “Drake” Amadi.

“A prolonged time ago, I realized I was going to have my individual business. At initial, I considered it was likely to be a daycare,” Roberta claimed. “I wasn’t truly positive what the organization would be. I’m a Christian and was ready for guidance.”

It was over coffee at a cafe when Joseph and Roberta understood they have been likely to open up a transmission company in Monroe and its title would be “J and R Transmission.”

Former owners of J and R Transmission, Roberta (left) and Joseph Stein hand the keys of the shop over to new owners, Uchenna “Drake” and Angel Amadi with their four-year-old daughter, Madi. Provided by Kennedy Bowling

Whilst Joseph, a accredited mechanic, would operate in the store fixing cars and trucks, Roberta would deal with the business. It was essential to the Steins to open up their company in the community they lived.

In 2000, the Steins released their maintenance shop on S. Custer Rd. (M-50) before transferring to its current location, 504 S. Monroe St.

“We commenced with one particular bay, but within a yr our organization grew and we had to uncover a larger sized room,” she stated. “We moved to our recent locale where by we have five bays. It is a wonderful small business to have a repair shop and be capable to help other individuals.”