A CHILDHOOD PASSION BECOMES A PROFESSION
As childhood friends, Eddie Cleveland and Angelo Roberson shared a passion for figuring out how things worked; specifically motorcycles and cars. More to the point, they spent a lot of time figuring out why something didn’t work. Like most passions, it was only a matter of time before it became a profession. In 1983, Eddie and Angelo formed Rob'e Mans Automotive Service, working as mechanics servicing only Honda vehicles. When Honda introduced the upscale Acura line, they started servicing the Acura line.
As time passed on, health concerns drove Angelo to retire. Eddie continued to run the ever-growing business, concentrating on maintaining the kind of personal and professional service that has earned Rob'e Mans Automotive Service a stellar reputation. In 2006, after numerous customer requests, Rob’e Mans decided to extend their services to include Toyota and Lexus, purchasing the building next door to their existing facility to accommodate the newly added lines. In 2010, Eddie’s wife Trish joined the team. In 2012, by popular demand and customer request, Rob'e Mans Automotive Service added Nissan and Infiniti to their service and repair lineup. At that time, Eddie decided he needed to hire a personal assistant to help keep up with Rob’e Mans growth so Kenny Krackenberger join the team. Kenny has continued to grow within the company moving from Eddie’s personal assistant to his current role as General Manager. In 2013, after unprecedented growth, Rob'e Mans Automotive Service decided to extend their service and repair lineup to include Hyundai and Subaru.
Today, Eddie Cleveland and the staff at Rob'e Mans Automotive Service continues to provide the kind of customer-focused service that started back in 1983, earning and keeping the trust of his customers by providing quality services with a personal touch.
So … where did we get our name?
There is not a week that goes by when we are not answering that question. Here’s the story:
Angelo had gone from a rather slim build to a more “robust” size while working at a Honda dealership. His co-workers put robust and Roberson together and gave him the nickname…..Rob’e Man. It was suggested at the beginning of the business as the company name and the rest is history!