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
    Sarah RogersAuto Service Manager

    Sarah has over five years of auto industry experience, working as the Assistant Service Manager at Formula Ford Lincoln of Rutland before joining our team at Allen’s Automotive in January 2017. She also has over 10 years of customer service experience and over six years of accounting experience, working at local businesses such as Vermont Castings, Tozier’s Restaurant, and Marker Volkl USA. From 1998 to 2000, Sarah attended the Business Management program at Randolph Area Vocational Center.

  • John Stewart
    John StewartAuto Repair Technician

    John brings more than 30 years of auto repair experience and dealership training to Allen’s Automotive. As a kid, he started working for Polcaros Getty, and he went on to work for Filo’s Garage, Automobile International, and Alderman’s Chevrolet. John has been with Allen’s Automotive since 2001.

  • Cliff Jagodzinski
    Cliff JagodzinskiAuto Repair Technician

    Cliff attended Stafford Technical Center from 2008 to 2011 before becoming an automotive technician at Kinney Motors Volkswagen and Audi, where he worked from 2011 to 2014. He then accepted a position at Formula Ford Lincoln of Rutland and stayed there from 2014 to 2017. In May 2017, Cliff joined our team at Allen’s Automotive. He also has diesel repair experience.