Junction Auto Services has been in Alexandra since 1999. It was originally located on Centennial Avenue before moving up to Boundary Road in 2003 where two years later, current owners Jackie and Tony Smith took over the reins. Having outgrown that facility, in April 2021 another big move took place to 65 Centennial Avenue where a larger workshop and showroom has given them space to expand.
Jackie and Tony live in Clyde and have two daughters. Originally both from Southland, they have called Central Otago home since 1996 and can't imagine living anywhere else! As a family, the Smith's enjoy the outdoors, 4-wheel driving, boating, anything that involves a little adrenaline and getting away from the hustle and bustle of town.
Tony has been tinkering around with vehicles since he was a teenager and went straight from school into training to be an Automotive Technician. Now with 30 years' experience under his belt, he is not only A grade qualified, but extremely experienced in all aspect of the trade. He has discovered a love for 4-wheel driving and is really in his happy place up the back of beyond taking in the magnificent scenery that can sometimes only be accessed with a set of big tires and some mud chucking. Tony has immersed himself in all that is 4-wheel driving and is the go-to person for any questions on the best gear to kit out your truck with loads of choices to fit all levels of experience, or even if you want suggestions on places to go - he is your man!
Jackie has always been involved in customer service or office management for most of her working life and whilst working most of her day at the local Council, she takes care of making sure things are ticking along in the background and the making sure the team have everything they need to make the place hum.
Steve Hills has been with Junction Auto Services since 1999. He has more than 40 years in the industry and really knows his stuff! He may be an Aussie by birth, but as an avid 4-wheel drive enthusiast, he has probably seen more of our local landscape than many who were born here. Steve loves model train making, he is a Scout Leader and loves to tinker with anything and everything that has an engine!
Quentin Annan or ‘Q’ as he is called has been with the team since 2018 but he is certainly not new to cars. He started in the trade in 1979, had a break truck driving for few years and has been back on the tools since. Q was born and breed in Central Otago and he and his wife Kerrin have two grown children and are now very proud Grandparents. Q is a keen rower and mountain biker and you will find him on the lake most mornings, all year round. They are both keen caravanners taking lots of trips to the McKenzie country especially if there is a rowing event on.
Jon Morrow came to us in early 2020 and has been a great fit since day one. With an easy nature and great sense of humor, he certainly became one of the team very quickly. Jon has been working on vehicles since 2013 and is working on obtaining his Warrant of Fitness authentication qualifications. Jon is a Central Otago local and along with his partner Emma, enjoys trips into the hills in his truck, testing out the latest tweaks he has made and enjoying the great outdoors. Jon is also an avid motor cross and mountain bike rider.
Kerry Earland has been the steady rock in the office since 2010 and as Office Manager she keeps the operation running in the background like a finely oiled machine. Along with her husband Ward, Kerry spends her time chasing her twin daughters around with all their sporting endeavors.
Tonia Kraakman joined the team in 2021 as Office Assistant and quickly became one of the family. Tonia has marketing, media and photography experience having her own successful business. Tonia is originally from Russia and is married to a Kiwi lad William. Along with their two big dogs, they have recently built their own house and have set down some roots in Central Otago.
Making sure their customers are totally satisfied is the main focus for the team at Junction Auto Services and they pride themselves on their customer service and making sure they maintain a high standard of work at a fair price.