By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
A few years back, Jordan Durose threw his possessions in the car and started west. When his car broke down in Santa Fe, it was the beginning of a new life.
Durose found a job as a mechanic at Metzger’s Automotive, met his future husband Sean Williams and settled down in Los Alamos. When Metzger’s closed its automotive shop, Durose went to work at Metzger’s Hardware while he looked around for an opportunity to start his own automotive business.
That opportunity came when Mike Cutler, owner of Automotive Professionals decided to retire to Texas. As of March 1, ownership of the business was transferred to Durose, who plans to retain the name.
“Mike has owned the business for 22 years,” Durose said. “He’s planning to stay on for a year or so while we get on our feet.”
The shop will continue to do general automotive repairs, including brakes, transmission and engine work on both domestic and foreign vehicles. Durose studied electrical engineering for two years and his expertise in electronics will make electrical issues a specialty at Automotive Professionals, he said.
For now, Automotive Professionals will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Once things get more settled, the shop may open on weekends as well, Durose said.
Unlike most Los Alamos auto repair shops, Automotive Professionals will take walk-ins as well as appointments, which should prove useful in emergency situations.
Automotive Professionals is at 99 DP Road. Call 505.662.6929 to make an appointment or get more information. Durose invites former clients and future customers to stop by the shop.