Bourne's Service Center started as a two-bay station in Stowe, Vermont some 32+ years ago. Rene Bourne opened the shop with every cent he had to his name (and a few besides) with one technician and himself. Two years after opening—and thoroughly enjoying the challenge, success, and people of Stowe—Rene had the opportunity to come to South Burlington and take over a larger station. He couldn't pass up the chance to grow his business, and three decades later, Bourne's Service Center is still going strong.
It's been a thrill ride serving drivers in South Burlington, and it continues to bring me great satisfaction. My background is in engineering with a degree in math and science, but growing up my family operated a service station. While I never thought I'd make a career out of auto repair, my background has led me happily here.
The people I've been able to meet and work with at the shop have greatly influenced my life, even enabling me to meet my wife, Sharon, of over 25 years. My family has and continues to be a great resource for me, at home and on the job. In my spare time, I play golf, and Sharon and I enjoy traveling whenever we can.
Steve recently relocated back to Vermont from Ohio to be closer to his family. He has numerous General Motors certifications for diesel engines, light trucks, and cars. He's also MAC (Mobile Air Conditioning) certified, and is now an ASE "Master Automobile Technician" and has even conquered the elusive "Advanced Level Specialist" ASE certification!!
Steve's many years of automotive and light truck repair experience at dealerships and independent shops make him a valuable part of our team here at Bourne's. He enjoys the challenge of those pesky electrical problems as well as those troublesome drivability issues. With his experience, he's comfortable working on all makes and models.
Brandon grew up in Enosburg Falls, VT. He's been around cars all his life; from working with parents, friends, he's had lots of hands on experience. Took rust/collision repair in school and is a skilled welder. He currently has ASE Certifications for Brakes, Steering, and Suspension, and is studying for future certifications. Brandon is also trained in Contruction Technology and HVAC.
His free time is spent fishing, camping, auto racing, four-wheeling, getting his hands dirty on his own equipment, fixing and customizing cars, and spending time with his family.
Steve grew up in Chittenden County, went to automotive tech school during and after high school, with a lot of hands on automotive experience. Has been ASE certified in Brakes and Steering & Suspension. Steve is always willing to take training seminars that have become available, brakes, steering, tune-up, electrical. He's worked at a VW dealership as a service advisor. He's also worked with Ford in all areas of repair.
Steve has also spent time in the heavy truck industry; working with Cummings Eaton, Kenworth, and 10 other manufacturers. His free time is spent with his wife camping, going to races, woodworking, working at craft shows, and golfing.