Bob Thomas Automotive

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Meet the BTA Team!

Since 1997, Bob Thomas Automotive has grown from a 4 bay, 2 technician shop to a 10 bay, 5 technician shop. In 2010, BTA expanded our facility to include a new 6000 sq. ft. shop and added 2 new technicians to our staff to serve the needs of our customers better. It allows us to focus on our expanding fleet customer base in the new 12-bay shop, while still giving all of our customers the service and attention that they have come to expect at Bob Thomas Automotive.

The Friendliest Mechanics

BTA is privileged to have some of the best ASE certified technicians in the valley working at our shop. As a matter of fact, we were voted ‘Car shop with the Friendliest Mechanics’ in the Rogue Valley. You can trust that your car will be well taken care of with our experienced and knowledgeable staff. Read what others think!


Brian Thomas


Brian joined our team in June of 2013, and has over 14 years of experience in customer service and over 6 years in the automotive field. He has a genuine care about helping our customers with their service and repair needs, and wants to make sure they are being taken care of! We are happy to have him on our team and look forward to having his past experience benefit our customers.


Loren Aubuchon

Shop Manager/Service Advisor

Loren joined our team in August of 2011 and has over 15 years of automotive experience. He achieved Honda Certified Service Advisor status in 2005 and became an ASE certified Service Consultant in 2016. Loren grew up in the Rogue Valley and loves helping people, trying to give them a positive experience even in a bad situation. We’re excited to have Loren as part of our BTA team!


John Oberhauser

Service Advisor

John is a dedicated Service Advisor at Bob Thomas Automotive, where he brings years of experience and a passion for helping customers with their automotive needs. John ensures that every customer receives personalized service and leaves feeling confident in their vehicle’s maintenance or repair. Whether it’s scheduling appointments, diagnosing issues, or recommending preventative maintenance, John is always ready to go above and beyond to exceed customer expectations. His friendly demeanor and expertise make him a trusted resource for Bob Thomas Automotive valued customers.


Ricky Van Griethuysen

Shuttle Driver/ Lube Technician

Ricky is a dedicated shuttle driver and skilled lube technician with a passion for ensuring smooth operations and exceptional customer service. With years of experience in the automotive industry, Ricky possesses a keen eye for detail and a commitment to maintaining vehicles at optimal performance levels. Known for his reliability and friendly demeanor, Ricky takes pride in his ability to efficiently transport passengers while also providing expert maintenance services. Whether behind the wheel or under the hood, Ricky’s professionalism and expertise make him an invaluable asset to our team.


Victor Mackay

Automotive Technician

Victor has been with us since July of 2006. He was promoted to technician assistant in 2013 and achieved his ASE Certification in 2014. He is one of our Fleet dedicated technicians and he continues to grow and learn in his field. We’re so proud of his accomplishments and work ethic!

Steven Paul - 2019

Steven Paul


Steven joined BTA in July 2012 as our lube technician. He graduated from Penn Foster’s Automotive Certificate program in 2018 and achieved ASE certification in Maintenance & Light Repair in April 2019. We’ve very proud of the work he does and look forward to his continued growth!

Sam Scott - 2019

Sam Scott

Master Technician

Sam rejoined our team in April 2018. He has almost 20 years of automotive service experience and became a Master ASE Technician in 2014. Sam is such a positive employee and an incredible asset to the team, we’re glad to have him back!


Isaac Thompson

Automotive Technician

Isaac is a skilled automotive technician with two-year tenure in the auto industry. His passion for cars ignited at a young age, leading him to gain hands-on experience in working with vehicles. With a background rooted in early exposure to automotive mechanics, Isaac is developing his technical expertise and deep understanding of various car systems.

His two years of dedicated work in the auto industry reflect his commitment to delivering high-quality service and maintaining a keen eye for detail. Isaac’s proficiency in troubleshooting and repairing vehicles makes him a valuable team member to the Bob Thomas Automotive family.


Adam Turnbeaugh

Automotive Technician

Adam is an experienced auto technician with a rich background spanning 25 years in the automotive industry. His expertise extends across both gas and diesel engines, showcasing a comprehensive understanding of various vehicle types. Throughout his career, Adam is honing his skills in diagnosing and repairing automotive issues, ensuring optimal performance and safety for countless vehicles.

His dedication to the field and extensive hands-on experience make him a valuable member to the Bob Thomas Automotive family.