Highly trained technicians:

Our Certified Master Technicians have extensive training in all areas of automotive service and repair. They can quickly resolve even the most complicated problems. And they fix it right the first time!

Dave Vandre, Esty's Auto Center

David Vandre, General Manager

David received his Associates Degree in Automotive Technology from the Universal Tech Institute of Phoenix in 1992. Since then, he has received his Master Technician Certificate with Advanced Level Specialist rating, with certificates in advanced Engine Performance, and Light Duty Hybrid/Electric Vehicles. He has worked exclusively in general automotive repair for the last 24 years as a lead technician, giving him the knowledge and experience that is essential in today’s high-tech auto repair world.

David lives in Longview WA with his wife and two children. In his spare time David enjoys spending time with his family and working on classic and hot rod cars.

Tim James, Esty's Auto Center

Tim James, Master Technician

Tim was born and raised in the Longview Kelso area, graduating from Kelso High before enrolling in the Automotive Technology program at Lower Columbia College, where he graduated in 1986 with an Associate’s Degree in Automotive Technology.

Since then Tim has been working full time as a journey level automotive Technician. Tim has also completed the testing and other requirements to earn his Master Technician Certificate.

In his spare time Tim enjoys spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors, and visiting the Puget Sound area, including many weekends on Hoods Canal.


Taylor McCormick, Service Writer

Taylor was raised in Cowlitz County, and Graduated from Kelso High in 2010. She was a four year varsity letter recipient for soccer, gymnastics and softball.

After Graduation Taylor joined the Army! She finished basic training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, spent a year and a half in South Korea, and eventually stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. In her spare time Taylor loves spending time with her young son Chandler, shopping, traveling, duck hunting, and spending time outdoors.

You will normally find Taylor at the front counter, answering the phone, creating estimates, ordering parts, and all of the other many tasks that are required of her. She always does whatever is possible to get your car repaired on time, on budget, and repaired right the first time!