Our Team

Tim Riggs

Tim Riggs is the owner/operator. He started in business in 1986 when he purchased a Meineke Muffler franchise in Atlanta, Ga. In 1988, he purchased a second Meineke and in 1989 he sold both of them and returned home to LaGrange to raise his family. Later in 1989 he opened Quality Muffler of LaGrange. He is a graduate of LaGrange College. Tim is very thankful for the good people of LaGrange who have supported him and trusted him over the years. After 27 years in the under car business Tim decided to buy Andy's Import Service from his good friend and tenant Andy Phillips. Tim combined it with his business to form Quality Import Automotive. Tim and Andy together have been in business over 50 years in the west Ga. area and both are trusted names in the automotive repair business.

Andy Phillips

Andy is an ASE master mechanic and our head technician. He has more experience repairing foreign cars than anyone in the LaGrange area. Andy worked for local dealerships where he gained valuable training and knowledge. He owned his own business for many years known as Andy's Import Service. Andy is one of the most trusted and reliable mechanics in the West GA area.

Ron Hopek

Ron is an Airforce veteran and an expert in automotive service management. He is also a certified master mechanic. In the past Ron has served as a service manager and parts manager for a local Mazda dealership. Ron has been a trusted and valuable employee for many years and has over 25 years of training and knowledge in automotive service.

Jay Alto

Jay worked as a mechanic for Marta in Atlanta for many years and before that received in depth training from local dealerships. He is also a very trusted mechanic with an extensive background in every aspect of mechanical repair. We are proud to have Jay on our team.

Renee Riggs

Renee is the office manager of our family owned business. She is also a lifelong resident of LaGrange, a graduate from Columbus College and a retired dental hygienist. For 29 years she has run the office and administrative details.