From Scott Hasty
I am a fourth generation mechanic and shop owner. I worked for our family business for 20 years. My great grandfather and grandfather started an automotive repair shop / gas station in 1949. My father, Bill Hasty, worked there his entire life. The shop was his everything and he taught me everything I know – how to be honest, treat customers fairly and keep a loyal customer following. I spent a lot of time as a kid with my dad at the shop hanging out on Saturdays and in the summers. You can still find me wrenching on cars at Hudson’s.
Amos started Hudson’s Automotive and Bike Services in 2001. Amos and I became friends about five years ago. Last fall, when it was time for me to move on from my family business, Amos gave me the opportunity to buy Hudson’s. While Amos wasn’t quite ready to retire he felt this was his opportunity to start heading into retirement. Amos will still be around a couple years. We share the same belief in treating our customers like they are family.
I understand the importance of having a reliable, dependable car as well as a mechanic you can trust. We have a six year old boy and 3 year old girl who keep us busy. Our son is in first grade at Springfield and our daughter is in preschool at a local daycare. We love attending community events and supporting local businesses.
When we bought Hudson’s they were closed on Saturdays. I have always worked Saturdays so this was a huge change in our lives. I have been able to spend a lot more time with my family, something my dad wasn’t able to do. So for now, we have decided to stay closed on Saturdays, not only for us but to also allow our employees to spend time with their families.