Meet the Team at Rockport Automotive

The automobile repair and service market has been a changing and evolving market.  It used to be that every car owner could service and repair their own car.  Today's “typical” cars are high technology marvels with many computers controlling the engine, systems, and subsystems.  Computer modules control and coordinate ignition systems, fuel injections, suspension, air conditioning and heating, automatic transmission, cruise control, braking systems, air bags, sun roof, power windows, and more. Some of these high-tech vehicles use control systems that are almost as sophisticated as military stealth fighters!

Our ASE Certified Technicians will take the time to SHOW you what's up with your vehicle and to assist you in making the best decision for your repairs.


Our mission is to be the first and foremost independent repair facility in the mid-coast region of Maine. 



Jan Abendroth, Owner

Jan is a native of Rockport, Maine.  Her parents owned Seven Mountains Motel that is now known as the Starlight Lodge.  She has been with Rockport Automotive since 2011, buying the business in 2013 and becoming the sole owner in 2018.  She believes that customer service is our #1 priority.  As a team, we believe that education is the foundation of a great service experience!


Welcome to Rockport Automotive!


Annie Rose

Annie Rose is our shop dog & will keep you company while you wait!



Andrew Lappin, Shop Manager

Andrew is our Shop Manager.  He has an Associate's degree in Automotive Technology from University Technical Institute in Massachusetts.  He oversees the operations in the shop including inventory & shop safety.  He is a Master Technician L1 in the ASE Certification Program and has completed all levels of certification!  Andrew holds a Maine State Inspection License and a Safety & Emissions License.  Andrew graduated from a Dale Carnegie class and easily transitions to help out on the front desk.


Andrew joined our team in April 2012.



Justin Holmes, Service Manager

Justin is our Service Manager.  Justin comes to us following a 22-year career with Stetson Saab in Warren.  He will most likely be the voice you hear when you call to make an appointment.  He handles all service writing, warranty administration, inventory & parts.  His attention to detail to and thorough execution will assist you in making the right decision for your repairs.  Justin has completed the Service Writing ASE Certification.


Justin joined our team in December 2012.



Kristin Lappin, Office Manager

Kristin is our Business Office Manager.  She graduated from the University of Maine, Augusta in 2012 with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration concentrating in management.  She plays an integral role behind the scenes.  She is responsible, in part for Human Resources, OSHA Safety Compliance, Payroll, AR/AP, and all other clerical duties.  Kristin is our morning Courtesy Transport driver and loves to hear about how you became a customer of Rockport Automotive.


Kristin joined our team in July 2018.



Michael Cormier, Technician

Mike is a 2011 graduate of Georges Valley High School.  He completed 2 years of education at MCST in Automotive Technology and finished his degree at EMCC Automotive Technology Institute in Bangor.  Mike holds a Maine State Inspection License and ASE Certifications.  Mike grew up in Mid-Coast Maine and is happy to be in the area with his wife and two sons.


Mike joined our team in April 2015.



Kyle Turffs, Technician

Kyle is a native of Maine and a 2019 graduate of Mid-Coast School of Technology's Automotive Program.  Kyle is the youngest member of our team and brings a strong desire to learn and succeed!  He is working on his Maine State Inspection License and is enrolled in our ASE Certification program.  He is following his grandfather's footsteps in the Automotive Industry.


Kyle joined our team in April 2019




Hours & Location
SaturdayBy Appointment Only

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