Our History

In 1958, Jay's grandfather, Warren Myers, opened a Gulf Oil gas & service station (and later Union Oil in 1978) that resided at 320 E. Wooster (where Taco Bell is now). Bill Sockman began working for Warren in 1958 and his brother, Tom, joined them in 1964. Bill and Tom then opened Sockman Automotive in 1981 at 425 Ridge St. Finally, in March of 1993, they moved their business one final time to its current location at 425 Grant St. Both Bill and Tom have since retired and their sons have taken over the business.


Jay Sockman

Auto Technician & Managing Partner

Jay is an ASE certified automobile technician with 25 years of experience. He specializes in steering, suspension, and alignment.


Brent Sockman

Auto Technician & Managing Partner

Brent has been with the family business for 33 years. He can do just about anything, as he has seen just about everything.


Charlie Haas

Auto Technician

Charlie has 21 years of experience and studied Automotive Technology at University of Northwestern Ohio.