Employee Profile: Don Hunter

Airdrie Auto Repair


Hiring an older/experienced technician can go one of two ways. Some techs that have been in the trade for decades are getting tired of it; their skills have fallen behind, and they are just looking to get another 5-10 years out of the tools and knowledge they already have. On the other hand, some older techs are still passionate and still love their job. They’ve kept themselves current, and when you combine a strong technical understanding with that many years of experience, you end up with the ultimate person to tackle any automotive problem. That’s what we got in Don Hunter.

Don is a very skilled technician, and a very caring one too. He knows many of our customers’ names, and remembers more about their vehicles than we do sometimes! Kind, quiet and soft-spoken, Don is instantly likeable as you immediately sense that he’s just a “good guy”. He’s also a very hard worker, and it’s not unusual to see Don still at the shop one or two hours after closing time.

Here are Don’s vital statistics!

Position: Journeyman Automotive Service Technician

Shop nickname: “Mr. Nice Guy”

Years in the trade: 35

Previous employment: Woodman’s Garage (Glovertown, Newfoundland), Crossroads Pontiac (Gander, Newfoundland)

Curently lives in: Calgary

Born in: Gander, Newfoundland

Specialty/favourite automotive work: Don is super versatile and it’s tough to pick a specialty, but his favourite work is steering & suspension diagnosis and repair.

Least favourite automotive work: Heater/evaporator core replacements (that involve 6+ hours of instrument panel disassembly).

What attracted him to Tools in Motion: Don came to us from Glovertown, Newfoundland. Considering moving to the Calgary area, he asked some friends who already lived here where he should apply for a job. One of them recommended Tools in Motion, and after learning more about him, we were happy to make him part of the team!

Airdrie mechanics

Favourite part of working at Tools in Motion: The people he works with every day, and the wide variety of repairs that come through our shop.

Least favourite part of working at Tools in Motion: “Having to get out of bed in the morning!”

Favourite car brand: Chevrolet

Favourite colour: Red

Hobbies: Reading, and playing hockey.

Cats or dogs? Dogs!

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