Sedona Motorcycle Repair
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Will McMillen III
ASE MASTER CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN, WILL MCMILLEN III
Meet Will "in his natural habitat." Originally from Baker City, OR Will grew up in Boise ID. where he took 3 years auto shop in high school and was employed at Tune-X as an entry level technician. After graduation he moved to Phoenix AZ to attend Arizona Automotive Institute. While attending, he was employed at Pep Boys and then a couple independent auto repair shops before migrating to the Verde Valley and became the lead technician at a nearby repair shop for over 13 years before we were lucky enough to have him join our team. Will is dedicated to continued automotive education and training and has proven skills to properly repair and maintain any vehicle that rolls into our shop. His high level of customer satisfaction and integrity makes him a perfect fit in our establishment.
When not working, Will enjoys spending quality time with his wife, dogs and close friends relaxing by the pool or listening to live music. (A die-hard dead head)
So for your next automotive service or repair need, come in and let Will's magic hands make your vehicle perform at its best.
SERVICE ADVISOR, MICHAEL WERNER
This outstanding, handsome young man is a real superstar when it comes to professionalism, dedication, politeness, integrity, compassion and a genuine concern for the customer and quality of work that comes out of our shop. A true team leader with an inherent desire to be the very best at whatever he does
Expecting nothing less from the rest of our team he has absolutely no fear in verbalizing it when he thinks we can all do better. Michael is a solution finder and will go out of his way to solve problems and to provide each and every customer that walks through our doors with the highest level of respect and commitment possible. His integrity cannot be matched. He takes each and every job personally, as if each customer were his own family. There are no challenges for this young man. Only adventures. Each obstacle in his life is met with a wide open throttle attitude to adapt, conquer and overcome.
Michael was born in Bellmore, Long Island NY. and has lived in many states but considers Palmer Alaska home, where he graduated high school and taught himself to snowboard and ride motorcycles. He loves fishing, camping, hiking, riding motorcycles and spending his off time in nature with his girlfriend. He loves the environment and the native american culture.
He is attending college for an associates degree and he has plans to go to M.I.T. for business as he intends to one day own this company.
CUSTOMER SERVICE, ANNA ANDRE
This pretty lady is a great help when it comes to our commitment to provide the best customer service possible. Eager to be of service, Anna can be counted on to drop whatever she may be doing to provide customer shuttle to and from work or home, deliver and pick up vehicles and parts. cleaning the office and waiting areas and even getting grease under her nails and in her hair in order to help our team. Thanks to her you can count on fresh coffee, cold spring water in the cooler, and well stocked supplies. Unlike her husband, Owner Bill Raper, she is very organized and helps keep the paperwork in order.
Anna has been in the automotive industry for many years working in rental car, dealerships, parts suppliers and delivery of automotive parts.
Anna enjoys spending time with Bill riding with him on his motorcycle, hiking, painting and crafts. She also enjoys making small meaningful improvements around the shop that seems to add a homelike atmosphere.
Born in Cottonwood AZ. and graduating high school in Oregon she came back to the Verde Valley and has been here ever since and is a true asset to Red Rock Auto & Cycle.
TECHNICIAN, KIMBALL WEBSTER
Kimball is the newest member on our team and is quickly earning his place as a well respected and permanent family member with a wide range of talents. Familiar with automotive repair and service along with knowing his way around motorcycles and metalwork, Kimball stays pretty busy all the time.
Originally from Greensburg IN. Kimball's first job at age 15 was pumping gas at a full service gas station where he became interested in automotive repair. After high school he completed Hunter alignment school in St. Louis and went on to work for an NHRA Pro-stock dragster team and then made his way to managing a repair shop in Pittsburg CA.
As he worked his way west for many years he gained experience in welding, fabrication, construction and wind-power generators.
With a strong passion for old muscle cars and motorcycles Kimball has learned what it takes to make horsepower and performance.
He told me "I love anything with a spark plug"
His time off is usually spent playing music as a drummer and was even an Olympic gold metal winner for his skill as a billiard player.
OWNER, MASTER CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN, BILL RAPER
Owner and lead technician, Bill Raper is ASE master certified. and grew up in and around Sedona. In High school, Bill was in the top of his class in auto shop and welding. He kept his first pickup truck and several motorcycles running by trial and error. He probably made every mistake possible but fortunately learned from them. He worked at a full service gas station in the Village of Oak Creek pumping gas and checking fluid levels and tires. He then went to work at Sedona Chevron doing the same thing when his employer noticed the true desire that Bill had of becoming a mechanic. He sent Bill to the Arizona Automotive Institute in Glendale Arizona, Moving him, his new wife and the first of four children. While attending trade school at night Bill worked as an entry level technician at a dealership and then an independent repair shop. Shortly after graduating Bill moved back into the Verde Valley area where he eventually became lead technician in a local dealership. While employed by dealerships Bill attended extensive training and education and has continued to do so ever since. His life long dream has been to own and operate his own repair shop bringing into it all that he had learned. That dream came true in 2005 when he took a leap of faith and opened his first shop (NOSHO'S AUTO & CYCLE) in a rented 700 square foot building with a borrowed $1500. Bill has managed to turn that tiny little shop into what Red Rock Auto & Cycle is today by sticking to his motto. Honesty with Integrity, Fair pricing, quality workmanship with a warranty.
CERTIFIED MOTORCYCLE TECHNICIAN, DERRICK KREIS
I met Derrick in May of 2008 through a group of friends. He and I hit it off as best friends almost immediately. We share many of the same interests and talents. I was just getting my business rolling when he started hanging around and we built a couple motorcycles together. I noticed how extremely talented he is and that he is also a certified welder.
Derrick grew up in Main and New Hampshire, riding snowmobiles and dirt bikes, and like myself, he had to learn to repair them if he wanted to keep riding.
This guy is an absolute wild-man on a motorcycle and quad. racing professionally in many types of motorsports for several years Derrick has traveled nationally and his riding skills are tough to match. He is a total blast to ride with and is always looking for a reason or excuse to get in the wind with anyone who thinks they can keep up.
After High school, Derrick moved to Phoenix where he attended MMI and became certified with Yamaha, and Polaris. Later, while employed at another motorcycle repair shop he became a certified Victory technician.
Mechanically talented and a true desire to please each and every customer Derrick has earned a permanent position at Red Rock Auto and Cycle as a top rated motorcycle technician.
As a newly-wed Derrick enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and his kids. Riding motorcycles is his passion for fun. (Written by owner Bill Raper)