Meet the Team



Mike Leahy – Service Manager

Mike Leahy began working on cars in 1987, working on his personal car in high school. He began his career in the automotive industry in 1990 as a technician at a Ford dealership. He transitioned from automotive technician to management in 1999 and has continued to serve in this role in both the automotive and RV industries for over twenty years. When Mike is not at work, he enjoys time with his family in Northern New Hampshire.

Dawn Dufresne – Service Advisor

Dawn Dufresne has been involved in the automotive industry for eight years. She began as a parts driver and eventually became the parts sales manager, a position she held for over five years. She transitioned from the parts management and became a service advisor, which she has now been doing for the last three years. Dawn takes great pride in her customer satisfaction and their well-being. When Dawn is away from work, she enjoys spending time with family and her four dogs. She enjoys working on projects around the house and spending time at her camp. Dawn is a big sports fan; her two favorite teams are the New Patriots and the Boston Red Sox.

Mike Sargent – Technician

Mike Sargent joined the Marine Corps in 1980, and attended many mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic schools. Mike spent ten years in the Marine Corps. Many people do not know that the Marine Corps has fighter jets, helicopters, and other types of aircrafts. Mike worked on the tow trucks, generators, and air conditioner units in support of those aircrafts.

Mike left the Marines in 1990. He was offered a job in Memphis, Tennessee to work for a man who owned multiple full-service gas stations. Mike was able to put the skills he had learned in the Marines to use working for Mr. Holt. He performed all levels of repairs. As a mechanic, Mike has moved to many different places throughout the country, finally ending up back home in Maine in 2013. Mike has worked for Central Park Garage for the past 4 years. In total, Mike has over forty years of experience working on various cars, trucks, and military gear.

Mike has always known that he wanted to be some sort of mechanic, as he took great interest in taking things apart and determining what makes them work. Even now, Mike finds enjoyment from learning new things about cars and trucks. He is amazed at how quickly technology is advancing. One of his favorite aspects of the business is the variety of items there are to work on, there is always something new or different to work on, figure out, and learn from.

Clayton Bennett – Technician

Clayton Bennett is from a family of stock car racers going back many generations, in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire. His love of cars came from watching his father, brother, and uncle race and work on their racecars. As a young boy, all Clayton wanted to do was work on racecars.

Clayton has twenty-four years of experience in the automotive industry. He started out changing oil and tires, working his way up to major repairs and diagnostics. He has also worked in sales and management in the automotive industry. Clayton has several ASE certifications as well as a TIA certification (tire industry association).

Clayton has been happily married for twenty years with two daughters and a son, and his beloved dogs. He loves to golf, ski, work on cars, spend time with friends and family, and he loves to visit the beach as much as possible.

Joe Hemond – Technician

Joe Hemond started his career in the automotive industry in 2001 at a quick lube facility, where he learned to perform basic maintenance services. In 2003, a friend got Joe into the professional repair industry at an independent shop. He has been performing repairs on vehicles ever since. Joe enjoys working on vehicles and the knowledge he has accumulated as it allows him the ability to adapt those skills to almost anything that requires repair. Over the course of his career as an automotive technician, Joe has acquired 11 ASE certifications.

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