Founded in 1985, Shepard Service Center started as an automotive repair and gasoline service station under the banner of Exxon, in Finksburg. Shepard’s Exxon, as it came to be known, successfully operated as a gas and go operation, developing a loyal customer base from their location on the heavily traveled Baltimore Boulevard until 1997.
In 1998, they decided to devote all of their time to automobile and light truck repair and sold the Exxon franchise. The business was moved to 2950 Industrial Park Drive in Finksburg, where a four bay service center with waiting room and bathrooms allowed Shepard’s to deliver superior customer service and top-notch automotive service.
In 2010, they were presented with an opportunity to purchase the land and building at a new convenient location, 3226 Baltimore Boulevard in Finksburg. Shepard’s relocated once again to continue serving their customers the best they could. This location put them back on the busy corridor between Baltimore and Carroll counties. The current repair facility has been substantially renovated with numerous amenities and is equipped with all of the latest diagnostic tools and equipment for automotive repair.
Shepard’s highly qualified technicians continue to attend training institutions to maintain knowledge of the latest systems and their A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) Certifications. These certifications include engine performance, computer diagnosis, anti-lock brake systems, suspensions, wheel alignments, vehicle emissions and many other areas concerning today’s complex vehicles. Shepard Service Center enjoys repairing automobiles and they warranty all parts and labor. All makes and models, foreign or domestic, cars or light trucks, Shepard’s has the diagnostic and repair systems for all vehicles.
Meet the Business Owner: Judd Shepard III
Judd Shepard III grew up fascinated by cars and everything motorized. As a young child, he remembers watching sprint and other racecars on trailers pass by their home on the way to Lincoln Speedway for Saturday night races. Judd dreamed to drive those racecars one day, and at the age of 11 he began racing WKA and WKC go-karts. His dream to be a racecar driver started to become realized. Numerous wins and top finishes were compiled, and at the age of 17 Judd strapped into a full size sprint car. For the next 20 years, Judd raced and won against the Pennsylvania Posse’s very best.
As one can imagine, this passion and addiction for cars carried over to his daily work life. Judd has worked for his dad, founder of Shepard Service Center, since he was just 15. Starting as a helper, and eventually, after many hours of training and classes, Judd became a certified Automotive Technician. Working closely with his dad, Judd took over the family business in 2006 and has built the company to what it is today.
If you are looking for a great place to take your car or truck for service, look no further than Shepard Service Center! You can visit their website or contact them for more information. As one of our business partners, we highly recommend for you to check them out and see what they have to offer.