Staff

How can we help you?

Our experts have over 50+ years experience specializing in engine & diagnostics. Our caring team of advisors & certified technicians are dedicated to providing the highest level of service for both your vehicle & you.

Rick Barber

RICK

Shop Foreman

Rick is new to our team, but not to the automotive field. He has 36 years of experience.

His interest in cars developed from watching neighbors work on racecars. At the age of 15, he got his first job at the neighborhood Shell Station. His career in the industry gradually expanded, landing him jobs at big dealerships, such as Ford and GM. He even briefly owned his own business, but Rick’s passion for working on cars was bigger than working behind a desk, so he gave that up to be back in the shop.

Luckily for F&M Auto, this landed him here at our doorstep! Since then, Rick has shown great leadership and initiative, so we have promoted him to Shop Foreman!!

Certifications:

  • ASE certified
  • Ford certified
  • GM certified
  • Saturn certified

Rick specializes in:

  • Engine & electrical diagnosing
  • Transmission services
  • Brake services
  • Steering & suspension
  • Welding

Rick strives on getting the job done right the first time. His top goal is to keep customers leaving and returning satisfied, assured that their vehicle is repaired and safe for the road again.

Frank - Lead Mechanic

FRANK

Lead Mechanic

Frank, our head mechanic, has a special ability for diagnosing automotive problems & with our state-of-the-art equipment, he is untouchable. He began working on vehicles when he was just 15 years old at a local garage, so he could save to get his own car. Once Frank was 18 years old, he branched out on his own to enhance his knowledge in the automotive industry leading him to become a successful mechanic at shops such as, SEARS, WESTERN AUTO, and PEP BOYS. Frank has accomplished many achievements in his time being a mechanic. He has been certified for:

  • HVAC (A/C Refrigerant)
  • Brakes
  • Alignment (Steering & Suspension)
  • Welding
  • Drivability & Solutions
  • System Diagnosis & Repair
  • LifeSafer Installation & Monitoring
  • and more…

Throughout Frank’s Career as a mechanic, he has received all of his ASE Certifications. In the automotive field, diagnostic and repair is second nature to him. When it comes to auto repair, Frank is one of the most trustworthy and accurate mechanics you will ever meet.

DAVE - Master Mechanic

DAVE

Master Mechanic

Meet Dave, our Master of ALL Master Mechanics! THE master of electrical diagnosing & troubleshooting. An A+ certified computer networking genius. Dave’s lifelong passion for cars began when he was just five years young. He worked alongside his father for many years, reaching above and beyond to earn his achievements. His talent brings a lot to our team!

  • Electrical Diagnosing & Troubleshooting
  • A+ Computer Networking
  • Electronics & Programming
  • Engineering
  • Body & Fender
  • Welding
  • MD State Inspector
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Wheel Alignments
  • and many more!
ELI (C-level Technician)

ELI

C-level Technician

Eli started learning the basic skills of automotive when attending High School in the Virgin Islands. After graduating and joining the Navy in 2015, he really dug deep into working on vehicles. Eli is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined our team at F&M Auto Repair in 2016 to further his growth in the mechanical field.

He is fast and very competent! Eli takes every job seriously and insists on treating our customers as if he was working on his own vehicle.

  • Certified in interlock installs,de-installs & monitoring
  • Can perform many services from oil changes to brakes
Nicole

NICOLE

Service Manager

Having Joined the F&M team over 3 years ago, Nicole began as a part-timer performing interlock services, taking messages, etc. She eventually took on a service writer position after receiving her Service Advisor Certification through ATI. Today, Nicole is the General Manager at F&M AUTO REPAIR.

She understands how it feels to have car problems. That’s why her goal is to provide you with the best customer service, at a price you can afford and quality you love. Nicole has a strong relationship with her customers. Her trust & hospitality is one of the many reasons our customers continue to come back.

Nicole also performs services such as oil changes and is certified by LifeSafer to perform monitoring services and installations on Ignition Interlock devices.

NIKKI (Service Advisor)

NIKKI

Service Advisor

New to the automotive industry, anxious to enhance her skills and apply her professional knowledge to a new beginning at F&M AUTO REPAIR. She has already succeeded & achieved her service advisor certificate at ATI (Automotive Training Institute). Nikki is a firm believer of F&M’s reputation, with the philosophy of “The Customer Always Comes First, ALWAYS!” Customer satisfaction is a trait she has carried throughout her entire career. When you come to F&M, Nikki will make you feel exactly that, satisfied!