Since 1957, Russell Auto has been providing the New Hampshire area with the highest quality of Driveline Service possible. Backed by the knowledge & skill that comes from the three generations of this family-run business, Russell Auto has a proven record of getting its customers back on the road in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
Wayne grew up in the business having the opportunity of hanging around the shops as a youngster. Working part time and summers, transmissions became a way of life. Wayne graduated with honors from Memorial High School and went on to Lowell Tech as engineering major. After a year of college, he decided to go to work full time with the company. He’s been here ever since!
The business in 1965 was located on Alpheus St. and later expanded to So. Willow St. Currently our offices, customer service, parking and bays are located on the popular and easily accessible street. Currently we have 7 bays and lifts, with our latest truck bay capable of vehicles up to 38’ long!
Over the years, Russell Auto became active members of the Automatic Transmission Rebuilder's Association. Wayne founded the Northeast Chapter, became the president of the chapter and later served as a National Director for ATRA. Russell Auto still maintains a leadership role today in the association. ATRA GEARS Magazine featured the company in the April 2005 issue to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Russell Auto Inc
In 1997, Tory Russell joined the company and worked as parts manager. Tory is Wesley’s grandson and Wayne’s nephew. Like Wayne, he spent early years working after school and summers at the company. Tory has progressed in his duties and currently manages the shop operations and serves as Vice President.
Wesley Russell sold the business to Wayne in 1997. However, he still spends a great deal of time around the shops! He handles many early transmissions for us and helps around. All of us appreciate the years of knowledge he has and we tap this often. The future? Tory is next in line to carry the company on. What about the fourth generation? Dylan and Justin are in training now! We’ll see how the DNA works in the years to come!