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Jeff, Tim, Kirk, Steve, Tom, and David. H&I Automotive Mesa Team

Portrait of Spencer

Spencer Doucet-Owner/ASE Master Technician

I started H&I Automotive in 2009.   I became a technician in 1998 and my experience includes several manufacturers; Toyota, Infiniti, Mazda, and I reached World Class Technician status during my tenure with General Motors.  I operate H&I in the same manner I conduct my personal life, with honesty and integrity.  I’ve always wanted to help people and when the opportunity arose to create a service experience with my standards, I didn’t hesitate to get started.  I’ve lived in the east valley my entire life.  In my free time, I can be found on the municipal softball fields or spending time away from it all camping and having some fun in the sand dunes.

Portrait of Danny

Danny Grant-Owner

I was born and raised in Mesa, AZ and spent a career serving the community as a Captain/Paramedic for the Town of Gilbert. When the time came to retire, I partnered with my long-time friend Spencer Doucet, to help open H&I Automotive’s Gilbert location. This was an easy decision considering I was already a customer and experienced the customer-first attitude of this organization. My wife Sherry and I have started a new adventure in Tennessee but still find time to visit our beloved Arizona.

Portrait of Paul

Paul Garcia-Owner

I met Spencer Doucet in 2009 and have been a customer of H&I ever since. His honesty, work ethic and customer service philosophy reminded me of the care I give the community while serving as a full-time firefighter for the past 20 years. In 2016 I was offered the opportunity to join the H&I team and jumped at the chance. I too was born and raised in the east valley. My wife Jenna and our 2 boys enjoy traveling and experiencing new adventures, whether it is a weekend trip to Northern Arizona or a cultural experience in Europe.

Portrait of Chris

Chris Marini-Operations Manager

I have lived in Arizona since 1987 and have spent the last 20 years working in the automotive service industry. I worked with Spencer several times during my career and was excited to work for him starting in 2013. Giving our customers a unique service experience and the best overall value is my top priority. My wife Toni and I enjoy dining out and spending time with the fur babies. I can also be found attending a multitude of automotive enthusiast’s events around the valley and being an integral part of the car community.

Portrait of Steve

Steve Buchmeier-Mesa Store Manager

I grew up in the automotive industry. My father and grandfather retired from the industry and my career started in 1989. I truly enjoy giving honest advice and repairing vehicles with integrity. My amazing wife DeAnn and I reside in Chandler with our 2 beautiful kids. When I am not spending time with the kids, attending sporting and creative activities, you will find me enjoying my passion for motorsports. I am an avid drag racer and have been a member of the NHRA since 1991.

Portrait of Kirk

Kirk Shira-Service Advisor

I was born and raised in Queen Creek Arizona, have three wonderful kids and an amazing wife. I met Spencer on the softball field many years ago and have been friends ever since. He is that person that just makes you want to help others and be a better person because that is who he is. Knowing and sharing the same beliefs and morals that he has, made it a goal of mine to be apart of what he is and what he has created through honesty and integrity. Now that I have experienced it, it has been what I imaged and so much more. The customers first attitude that this company was build on makes it an easy decision to build a lifelong carrier in this company. On my off time Spencer and I still play softball together and I love spending time in the wilderness camping, fishing, and hunting with my wife and kids.

Portrait of Tim

Tim Meyer-ASE Master Technician

I am an Arizona native and my wife and I live in Tempe. I became a technician in 1993 and through the years earned my Master Technician certifications for ASE, Nissan and Infiniti. I love my pets even tough they may be unconventional. One is a Bearded Dragon and the other is a Tegu(you may have to Google that one). When not at work I enjoy rides on my motorcycle and visiting the local shooting ranges.

Portrait of Tom

Tom Booth-ASE Advanced Engine Performance Specialist L1

I am originally from the San Francisco Bay area but moved to Arizona in 2004. My automotive career now spans over 20 years. Learning new technologies and staying up on the latest developments is very important to me, as vehicles keep evolving and you have to keep pace. I take pride in doing a good job because it reflects who I am as a person. My wife Alex blesses me each day and I really enjoy playing video games with my son and attempting to keep up with my fearless daughter.

Portrait of Jeff

Jeff Daniels-ASE Master Technician

I have spent over 40 years as an automotive technician including the last 12 here is Arizona. I love working with and training inexperienced technicians and imparting my knowledge and expertise that I have accumulated over the years. I love spending time with my wife Linda and my boys. My passions are roller skating and repairing and rebuilding electronics. Maybe one day I’ll build a roller skating robot!

Portrait of David

David Dugan-General Service Technician

I am proud to say I was Spencer’s very first employee and have had the pleasure of watching H&I become one of the premier repair facilities in the east valley. Working side by side with a true Master Technician has been invaluable to my success as a service provider. Spencer always taught me the right way and not the easy way. I am a Hawaiian native but have been in Arizona since 1994. I spend most of my free time mountain biking or at one of the local firing ranges.