About Staff

The success of Warren Secord Automotive & Tire Factory is attributed to our talented employees and their commitment to Your satisfaction.

Our staff possess an impressive list of certifications, training and experience. All of our shop technicians are certified as well as some whom are ASE Master Certified Auto Repair Technicians and Washington State emission certified. They hold a wide variety of qualifications and over 100 years of combined experience!

We work hard to be your professional Auto Service and Tire Store in Kent, WA.

Warren Secord Automotive Kent, WA staff group photo

Chris A - 5 Stars
"[My company has] been working [going to] Bill and his crew for years. They take care of our company trucks and many personal vehicles. I honeslty have nothing but good things to say about this crew. It's nice to be able to have a shop you can trust. I send friends and family here with zero hesitation. Keep up the good work guys!"

Bill Winans
Business Owner

Started with Warren Secord Automotive in 1998. Worked as Auto Repair Technician and Service Advisor for 10 years before buying business in 2007.

Experience
  • Involved in auto repair industry for 45+ years
Training & Certifications
  • ASE certified Master Auto Repair Technician for 20+ years
  • Certified Washington State Emission Specialist
  • University of Washington
  • Rainier Beach High School graduate
Employee Background

Born and raised in the Seattle area and have never left. I started working on lawn mowers when I was 12 and the next thing I knew, everyone wanted me to fix theirs. It was then that I knew if it had an engine on, or in it, I could probably make it run again. Next came cars. I started working at a neighborhood service station when I was 16, pumping gas when full serve was really full serve. I never dreamed I would own my own shop someday.

Ken
Service Advisor

Ken is good at what he does, he is a people person, seems to be able to find those extremely hard to find parts for those special jobs, he is highly intelligent, with a good sense of humor, and highly entertaining at times.

Experience
  • Service Advisor for over 15 years
Employee Background

Ken likes collecting cars, driving his hot rods, just doesn't like working on them. He likes traveling especially Hawaii, and spending time with his family.

Lee
Service Advisor
Experience
  • Lee has been a Service Advisor for over 15 years
  • Started at Warren Secord in 2013
Skills & Specializations
  • Lee is definitely a people person, an excellent communicator, and very good at what he does.
Employee Background

Lee likes his hot rod and Jeep, he is an avid 4 wheel drive enthusiast, playing off road whenever he can, likes camping, and spending time with his family, friends and dog.

Stu
Auto Repair Technician
Experience
  • Auto Repair Technician since 1988
  • Has been working on cars since he was 13 years old
Skills & Specializations
  • Stu is an extremely talented electrical diagnostic technician, he can find that broken wire or bad connection when no one else can. And he doesn't give up until the problem is solved. He is always willing to share his knowledge with all of the other technicians in the shop, he wants every one to be better.
Training & Certifications
  • ASE certified Auto Repair Technician
  • Washington State Emission Certified
Employee Background

Stu likes to spend time with his family, friends, and dog. He also likes to cook, garden, and go antiquing with his wife. Stu is an active city counsel member in his home town, he is trying to make a difference in his community.

Florin
Auto Repair Technician
Experience
  • Has been with Warren Secord Automotive since 1991.
  • Automotive technician since 1990.
  • GM dealership experience.
Skills & Specializations
  • Special Skills: Suspension repair, brake repair, wheel alignment, custom wheel selection and mounting.
  • Exceptionally clean and careful worker with high level of attention to detail.
  • Race tire technician for the Nascar NW series, SCCA races, and Vintage Car races for many years.
Training & Certifications
  • Renton Technicial College grad 1993
Employee Background

Florin enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, camping, hiking, church, PTA, and volunteering as a Watch Dog at his children's school. He is a very generous person.

John
Auto Repair Technician
Experience
  • Started with Warren Secord Automotive in 2010.
  • Auto Repair Technician for over 20 years.
Skills & Specializations
  • 4x4 lift kits
  • lowering kits
  • high performance modifications
  • big horsepower enhancements
Employee Background

John realized at a young age that auto repair was his calling and it has been full throttle to repair or service almost anything with an engine ever since. He took auto shop in high school and started working with his father who taught him the basics of automotive repair.

Today John has a special interest in vehicle performance modifications. He is always up for any new challenge with lots of attention to detail. John finds the rapid change in automotive technology interesting and attends training whenever it is offered.

Outside of work John likes to spend time with his wife, his hot rod, and RC car hobby.

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