Here at Hometown Garage in Portland, CT, we are a family-owned business delivering honest and professional automotive repair and services to the people of Portland and surrounding areas. The quality ASE certified technicians at Hometown Garage employ today’s latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic vehicles.
John Guilmette, our owner, and operator purchased Hometown Garage in 2013. He has been in the automotive field for over 25 years. John graduated with an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology from the Gateway Community Technical College in 1994. From there, John immediately started working at Gallagher Buick where he studied to rebuild transmissions. In 1998, he took a new job at Ride-Away that specialized in handicapped equipment, where he installed wheelchair lifts, lockdowns and did custom modifications and fabrication to vehicles to assist handicapped drivers.
In 2001, John took at job at Valley Oil working as a fleet mechanic, where he would handle all the maintenance and repairs of 25 gas and diesel service vans, as well as assisting with oil delivery truck maintenance. John stayed at Valley Oil until he decided to purchase Hometown Garage in 2013. He is an ASE Master Technician including ASE L1 certification for Advanced Engine Performance.
John has always enjoyed cars and automobile technology. He decided to purchase Hometown Garage to help repair the strained reputation of the auto repair industry. He believes in absolute honesty in auto repair, even when a mistake is made. He is also a skilled welder and uses only stainless steel wiring when welding exhausts to prevent the repairs from rotting out. He takes pride in providing his customers with the best quality repairs possible.
When you need professional and trustworthy automotive service and repair, give us a call here at Hometown Garage or stop by our shop today.