Company: Lonsbury Garage
Location: Angola, Indiana, United States
Stephan D. Cairl, Owner at Lonsbury Garage, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in automotive management.
Interested in automobiles from a young age, Mr. Cairl was inspired to enter his industry through his childhood passion for riding four-wheelers and dirt-bikes. Through an apprenticeship with Lonsbury Garage in Angola, Indiana, he decided to choose the automotive industry as a career path. At the inception of his career in 2005, he was a shop supervisor and mechanic for Ryder System, Inc. for two years before serving Rush Enterprises, Inc. in Indianapolis as a shop foreman and mechanic from 2007 to 2015. Rejoining Lonsbury Garage in 2015, Mr. Cairl served the garage as a diesel technician from 2015 to 2016 before being promoted to the rank of general manager in 2015. In 2017, he took over the company as owner.
As general manager and owner, Mr. Cairl is esteemed in his field for his honesty and productive work style, in which he succeeds in maintaining his staff who deals with clients in an on-hands manner. Over the years of working in a management position, he has also maintained a customer-oriented environment, noting that he has created a new standard for what his customers should expect from his business in a time-efficient and affordable manner.
Prior to assuming his first automotive role, Mr. Cairl attended Lincoln Tech Indianapolis where he received an Associate of Science in diesel management in 2006. Since then, he has become certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and also holds a Cummins ISX certification and a Navistar Master certification. Civically involved as well, Mr. Cairl maintains affiliation with the Angola Area Chamber of Commerce and Fairview Missionary Church, as well as several organizations within his trade, such as the Shopfix Academy and the Automotive Training Institute.
In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Mr. Cairl received the Half Century Award from the State of Indiana and was nominated for Best Customer Service in 2017 and Small Business of the Year in 2018. He attributes his success to hard work and dedication to his job, as he is notable for his ability to achieve his goals in a timely manner, noting that it allows him to strive toward reaching more professional growth. In five years’ time, Mr. Cairl intends to expand his business across the county by opening more garages.
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