History Of Galveston Automotive Professionals

Housed in a former antique auto museum, we like to think we're making the previous owner's proud. While the cars that previously filled our 6,000 square foot shop represented some of the greatest achievements of the world's automotive minds past and present, the work we do today ensures our friends, family and neighbors can depend on their vehicles for getting them to work, school or the airport in time for a holiday flight. All mechanics will tell you that they're honest and trustworthy. All mechanics will tell you that they do great work. However, not all mechanics have built and nurtured positive relationships with their communities for three decades. We have.

Learn about the team at Galveston Automotive Professionals and their dedication to keeping your car in good repair.

The team at Galveston Automotive Professionals is made up of a friendly, tight-knit group of professionals who love what they do. Team members include:

John: The owner of G.A.P and a professional automotive technician with a passion for mechanical work
Gerald: Our Head Service Writer who offers a calm voice and honest explanation about mechanical issues
Jesus: Our ASE-certified Master Technician who takes pride in accurately diagnosing and repairing vehicles
Lynn: Our Business Manager who keeps the office running smoothly and handles bookkeeping and labor relations within the company
Andy: Our youngest team member and Junior Technician who handles many of our routine maintenance services
Mike: Our "Jack of All Trades" person at G.A.P who also keeps the shop spotlessly clean.

John Eanes started G.A.P. as a one-man business in a small area behind an automotive parts business because he loved working on cars. Today, after over 30 years in the automotive service industry, he still loves working on cars and is proud to be the power source behind Galveston Automotive Professionals.
John's wife, Lynn, joined the team as its business manager in 2018, using her financial and customer service experience to help ensure a positive experience for both customers and employees at G.A.P.

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Team Members

  • John
    JohnOwner & Technician

    John is the owner of G.A.P., and he loves working on cars. Being a mechanic is the only career he has ever had or wanted. Now with 30 over years of experience, he’s proud to run the premier automotive repair shop in Galveston, where his family has lived for four generations. John values all of his customers and takes the extra step to ensure every person who brings a vehicle to G.A.P. has a pleasurable experience because he understands when your car breaks down your anxiety level goes up. Experience, honesty, and commitment to customer service are what make John unique among auto repair shop owners. He’s here every day ensuring Galveston Automotive Professionals is the place you want to bring your car.

  • Gerald
    GeraldService Writer

    Gerald is the head service writer at G.A.P., which means he will usually be the first voice you hear on the phone and the first face you see when you bring in your car. He has worked in the automotive industry for over 18 years, and will help you understand what is wrong with your car and present the best repair options to you. He knows how unfamiliar many people are with how their cars work, so he takes the time to discuss with you the repairs and the cost involved to correct the problems. His quiet, southern demeanor will put you at ease as he explains the repairs needed for your vehicle. He is truly one of the best reasons to bring your car to G.A.P.

  • Jesus
    JesusASE Certified Master Technician
    No one has a better working knowledge of car mechanics than Jesus, our ASE Certified Master Technician. A mechanic his entire career, he will get repairs done on your car accurately and on time. His goal is always to fix it right the first time, and he loves to see happy customers go home with their beloved cars running smooth as silk. When you come to G.A.P., you may not see Jesus (because he’s in the shop handling repairs), but rest assured you are putting your car in good hands when Jesus is working on it.
  • JamesTechnician

    Meet James, the newest Technician to the Galveston Automotive Professional team. James has more than 15 years of experience in the automotive industry. He started out as a Tire Tech and through education and work experience has become a Lead Technician. He has great testing and diagnostic skills and works on all makes and models of vehicles in our shop. James can tackle the simplest of jobs like changing your oil, or he can handle the most complex ones such as replacing your engine. James is always dedicated to repairing your vehicle correctly the first time and has great attention to detail. His experience and expertise are a huge addition to the G.A.P. team.

  • Andy
    AndyJunior Technician
    Andy is our Junior Technician. The youngest member of the G.A.P. team Andy handles all standard repairs and maintenance services that keep your car running smoothly such as Oil Changes, Brake Inspections and Repairs, Heating and Cooling repairs and Transmission services, to name a few. He has a smile of his face every day and loves working on cars, whether handling routine repairs or assisting one of the senior technicians with more involved repair services. He has a great attention to detail and doesn’t make the mistakes that many junior technicians make when working on routine maintenance services. Andy is a shining example of a young person dedicated to learning his craft and working toward becoming a Master Technician.
  • EDCustomer Service Assistant

    Ed is the newest member of the G.A.P. team and most likely the first person who will greet you upon your arrival at our shop. He’s a super friendly guy that will make you feel welcome as soon as you come into the shop. Ed will assist you in checking in, take your vehicle’s history and speak with you about any problems you are currently having with your car or truck. He has many years of experience in the automotive industry, and he works closely with Gerald, our Service Advisor and will make sure that all your concerns are addressed. He will update you, either by text message or phone call, on the progress of your repairs so you know when everything is completed. Ed is here to assist you in every way that makes your visit to Galveston Automotive Professionals a 5-star experience.

  • Lynn
    LynnBusiness Manager
    As John's wife, Lynn has been involved with G.A.P. for many years but, in 2018 she joined the team as the full-time Business Manager, handling all Financial and Statistical reporting, HR and Employee Relations and Business Operations. Her financial experience as well as her many years in business and customer service enables her to efficiently manage the daily business operations of G.A.P. and its employees while John focuses on managing repair production and increasing efficiency of vehicle flow in the shop. Lynn and John are a dedicated team of owners committed to offering the best automotive repair service for G.A.P. customers while providing a positive and rewarding work environment for their employees.

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