Mechanics and staff at Allen's Automotive

The Story Behind a 40+ Year Auto Repair Tradition in West Rutland, VT

Allen's Automotive was established in 1977 in West Rutland, Vermont by the Allen family. After 40 years in business, and building a great reputation in the community, the Allen's decided it was time to retire. Brian Notte purchased the shop from the Allen's on January 1, 2017—officially starting a new year, a new chapter for himself and his family, and a new life for the Allen's. In honor of the Allen's legacy and hard work building the shop from scratch, Brian decided to keep the name Allen’s Automotive and bring a 40-year-old auto repair shop into the future.

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Bringing an Old-School Auto Repair Shop into the Future

Before purchasing Allen's Automotive, Brian spent two decades working in a dealership, gaining all the training and knowledge of modern automotive technology that come with working at the dealer level. However, after 20 years, he was ready for a change and thought about how he could combine his automotive skill and education with the vibe of a hometown auto repair shop. When he talked to the Allen family about taking over Allen's Automotive, he saw his opportunity. He and his family would become the next generation of local auto repair in West Rutland.

Meet the Auto Repair & Service Team at Allen's Automotive

  • Brian Notte
    Brian NotteOwner & Master Auto Repair Technician

    Brian Notte has over 25 years of auto repair industry experience. He attended the Auto Tech program at Stafford Technical Center from 1993 to 1995 and graduated from Vermont Technical College with a degree in Auto Technology in 1997. From 1996 to 2016, he worked at Kinney Motors (12 of those years as a shop foreman), becoming a Master Guild Audi Technician and an ASE Master Technician with advanced level certification. Brian bought Allen’s Automotive in January 2017 and looks forward to carrying forward a 40-year auto repair tradition in West Rutland.

  • Sarah Rogers Business Manager
    Sarah RogersBusiness Manager

    Sarah had over five years of auto industry experience, working as the Assistant Service Manager at Formula Ford Lincoln, prior to joining the Allen’s Automotive team in 2017. She also has over 15 years of customer service experience and over nine years of accounting experience. From 1998 to 2000, Sarah attended the Business Management program at Randolph Area Vocational Center. When not at work, you may find her spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors, taking in the sunshine, laughing, cruising the dirt roads and/or traveling.

  • Felicia NotteService Advisor

    As a young child, I always enjoyed watching my father tinker in the garage and work on his and his friends automotive projects. Because of that passion, I studied Automotive Technology at Stafford Technical Center in 2015, where I learned the basics of vehicle maintenance.

    During my free time, I enjoy reading and playing my guitar. My heart will always want to help people and make sure they are safe. My father would not let me drive away in something unsafe and that is why I chose Allen's Automotive, to spread that same care to our customers.

  • Chris Hartman
    Chris HartmanAutomotive Technician

    I was born in Texas but later moved to Pennsylvania. I graduated from Upper Dauphin High School in Elizabethville, PA in 2012. My family moved to VT in June of 2018. I have always had a passion for cars; my interest in cars started with working with my father on his own vehicles and then eventually on my own. On my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking and woodworking. I started my career at Allen's Automotive in November of 2018. ASE Certified Technician.