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About Art's Automotive in Longview, WA

Steve Hixson - Owner and General Manager of Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Steve Hixson - President/General Manager

Steve has owned Art's since 1991. Steve was practically raised in the business, accompanying his grandfather Art to the shop on Saturdays starting when he was about 12 years old. Since then he has worked in all areas of the shop, from sweeping the floors to rebuilding starters and alternators, and delivering batteries. Moving into management in the late eighties and eventually owner.

Steve is a certified technician himself and he is personally involved all day to day operations of the business. Steve has lived in Longview all of his adult life, and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and many outdoor activities.

Reuben Byman Service Manager of Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Reuben Byman - Vice President/Service Manager

Reuben has been with Art's Automotive since 1995. He is responsible for helping the technicians, improving the workflow, and generally the go to guy when there is a problem of any kind. Reuben is a Certified Master Technician, with a "L1 Advanced Diagnostics" Rating. Reuben took two years off from Art's Automotive to live in Finland for two years. He was employed at a very large shop with over 50 employees as an Auto Technician and Electrical Rebuilder during that time. He is trained and experienced with most European cars including, VW, Mercedes, Volvo and others.

Reuben enjoys spending time with his wife and four young daughters. Fishing, boating, camping, and traveling to Finland to visit family.

Melissa Higgins of Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Melissa Higgins - Service Writer

Melissa has been on Art’s Automotive’s team for over a year now. Her extensive sales experience was acquired working in the RV industry for close to ten years. Melissa was raised in Cowlitz County, and attended RA Long High School. She shares her life with fiancé Matt, daughter Kendall who is 8, and her future step-daughter Maddy who is also 8. She loves animals and has two dogs; Molly and Beans and a "couple" cats. When she is not working, she likes to spend time with her family camping and riding quads. She likes to hunt, fish, and assist Matt as a deck hand on his commercial fishing boat, and getting her kids to practice. She also enjoys hiking, caving, and just about anything else the northwest has to offer. Melissa especially enjoys working and helping people in the same community that she grew up in, and takes pleasure in seeing people she knows every day at Arts Automotive.

Shelly Cress Office Manager of Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Shelly Cress - Office Manager

Shelly came on board with us in 2006, she is responsible for all office related functions. A/P A/R Payroll supplies etc. etc. If you have a billing or related issue, she is the one to talk to. She has been keeping books for a variety of businesses for the past 15 years. Shelly lives in Longview and enjoys spending time with her husband, traveling, fishing, walking, and visiting her son and daughter who are both in college.

Patrick Marsh Service Writer at Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Patrick Marsh - Service Writer

We welcomed Patrick to our organization May of 2012, not long after he retired from the Navy as a Senior Chief!

As a Service Writer, Patrick is always busy, scheduling appointments, creating estimates, finding parts, and doing everything possible to ensure that your car repair goes smoothly, and is finished on time. It takes the right kind of individual to excel in this position, and Patrick is a great fit.

Patrick was born and raised in Longview, graduating from Mark Morris High School before joining the Navy in 1985. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys restoring his classic, and hotrod cars, attending car shows, and heading to the dunes with his wife Cheryl to ride their modified quad four wheelers.

Jeff McIntyre Master Technician at Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Jeff McIntyre - Master Technician

Jeff has been with Art's since 2007. Jeff has been in the Industry for over 25 years working in a variety of shops, from dealerships to independents, as both a technician and Manager. He took auto shop in high school and continued his education earning his associates degree in automotive technology from Arizona Automotive Institute, and currently holds an ASE Master Certificate. He brings a strong background in computer controlled vehicles to the table, and thoroughly enjoys diagnosing complex problems on modern vehicles. Jeff and his wife live in Kelso and spend their free time cooking, fishing, working around the house and tending to his orchard of fruit trees and berry bushes.

Travis Wynn Technician at Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Travis Wynn - Technician

Travis has been with Art's automotive since October of 2015. He has worked in independent shops and dealerships as a journey level Line Technician. Prior to joining our team Travis was working as a Factory Certified Volkswagen Technician at a Vancouver VW Dealership. He is also very experienced with most German made vehicles, such as BMW, Mercedes, and of course Volkswagens.

Originally from the Tacoma area, Travis and his family recently moved to the Rose Valley area from Vancouver. Travis is also a car enthusiast, and enjoys spending time with his young family.

Angel Herrera-Perez Certified Technician at Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Angel Herrera-Perez - Certified Technician

Angel joined the Art's team in January of 2013, after graduating from college.

Angel was raised in the Longview-Kelso area attending Mark Morris High School, and graduating from the Lower Columbia College Automotive Program in 2012 with his Associate's Degree in Automotive Technology. Angel is a Certified Technician, and is one test away from being awarded his Master Technician Certification! Way to go Angel!

Angel is a true car enthusiast, continuously modifying, and tuning his stable of high performance sports cars, and attending local car drifting events.

Angel also loves spending time with his wife Allison, and their daughter Lilly.

Soukanh Sisovanh Electrical Rebuilder at Art's Automotive automotive marine, truck service and repair in longview WA

Soukanh Sisovanh - Electrical Rebuilder

Soukanh started working at Art's in 1986. He is the guy we hand most of the antique, farm, and small industrial units to. He can rebuild any starter or alternator that is put in front of him.