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.
Andrew Lappin, Owner/General Manager
Andrew co-owns Rockport Automotive with his wife, Kristin. He is also the General Manager of Rockport Automotive. He has an Associate's degree in Automotive Technology from Universal 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.
Kristin Lappin, Owner/Office Manager
Kristin co-owns Rockport Automotive with Andrew. She also runs the business office. Kristin graduated from the University of Maine at 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 for Human Resources, Payroll, and bookkeeping. Kristin joined Rockport Automotive in July of 2018.
Kristin joined our team in July 2018.
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.
Michael Cormier, Service Writer/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 including his Service Writer ASE Certification. Mike grew up in Mid-Coast Maine and is happy to be in the area with his wife and children. You may also see him at the window helping customers or be helped by him when you call.
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 holds a 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.
Justin Mahoney, Courtesy Driver/Office Assistant
Justin is currently studying at Husson University, working towards his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration & Public Health. He works with us seasonally helping out with picking up customer vehicles, filing in the office and filling in where ever he is needed.
Justin joined our team in December of 2020.
Chica, Shop Dog/Security
Chica is our shop dog. You will see her as she rides along in the shop vehicle where ever her favorite human, Kristin, goes. She is more heard than seen, as she has quite a loud bark for such a little dog.