Dunnellon Auto Repair


Back around 1965, at the age of 3, little did I know Kelly's Auto Repair was going to be founded. How you ask? When I was in my 20’s, after working for my dad a few years, he told me stories of how I followed him around whenever he was working around the house so I could help him. So he let me help. He told me how he couldn't believe how at 3 years old I could screw nuts and bolts together as well as other intricate things. I didn't realize at the time that he was grooming me for a life of fixing things. When I look back I understand why I grew up intrigued with taking things apart, figuring out how they work and putting them back together.

After working for my father in his auto repair business for 15 years and then moving to Dunnellon I realized I wanted to follow in his footsteps in this respect. To repair cars as well as him and to deal with people as respectfully as he had taught me. And so, 30 years later, in 1995 Kelly's Auto Repair & Service was born.

With the help of my parents I began working out of a local body shop to get established and within 2 years we bought a piece of property where I proudly say my father and I built our shop with our own hands.

Our business has seen a lot of changes in the past 20 years. Sadly, my father passed away in 2006 and my mother had to leave the business due to having a stroke. But since then I've had the privilege of working side by side with my beautiful wife Amy and my oldest son Justin.

To all of customers past, present and future we say ‘Thank you!’ for all of your support.

Kelly Michel