Auto Repair and Service

Anderson captures U.S. Auto Tech Nationwide Championship

By Daybreak Hatfield

GREENVILLE — Tyler Anderson, proprietor of Elite Truck & Auto Restore at 5250 Meeker Highway in Greenville, has earned main bragging rights within the automotive restore business after incomes first place within the 2022 U.S. Auto Tech Nationwide Championship final month. The nationwide competitors held in Tampa, Fla., is one which “showcases the unbelievable abilities of auto technician professionals and college students throughout the nation.”

Anderson, a Darke County native, grew to become ASE Grasp Licensed shortly after graduating from Arcanum Excessive Faculty in 2015. By 2016, he had established himself as a neighborhood entrepreneur by opening Elite, a full-service store specializing in automotive restore, customized and efficiency work, alignments, and extra. Elite Truck & Auto Restore can deal with any car kind, together with gentle vans, medium-duty vans, and fleets.

Anderson’s dedication “to deal with drivers and their autos and carry out high quality work each time” is proudly displayed on the corporate’s web site, and buyer scores and evaluations attest to this.

Anderson’s curiosity in automotive restore began lengthy earlier than he opened his enterprise, nonetheless. Anderson mentioned, “I at all times labored in my dad and mom’ storage with dad’s software set, fixing mowers, four-wheelers, snowmobiles, and, lastly, automobiles beginning about age 15.” Anderson credited his father, Tim Anderson, and his uncle, Todd Anderson, for educating him fundamental abilities early on and for serving to him develop a love of automotive restore. “It’s actually the one factor I’ve ever performed or needed to do,” Anderson mentioned.

Whereas he walked away with the last word win this yr, Anderson wasn’t a first-time competitor. Within the 2021 U.S. Auto Tech competitors, Anderson felt he let himself down. “Final yr, I tousled on one thing I’ve performed a thousand occasions and spent the following yr kicking myself within the butt for that mistake,” Anderson recalled. Explaining he was competing towards his personal nerves in addition to towards different professionals’ occasions, Anderson mused, “I’ve by no means realized a lesson the straightforward manner in life.”

Extra decided than ever, Anderson entered the 2022 competitors with a severe drive to take residence the title. The yr had already been a big one. Anderson had married his “primary true believer,” Hannah (Rhoades) Anderson, in June, and the newlyweds had been about to search out out they’d expect a child Anderson to reach in June 2023.

As a prime winner, Anderson wouldn’t solely win the title of 2022 U.S. Auto Tech Nationwide Champion, but in addition take residence a big money prize. What could possibly be extra useful to a younger, entrepreneurial household with two companies to run? Like her husband, Hannah can be a enterprise proprietor who operates Higher You Boutique on South Broadway Avenue in Greenville, a retailer that carries “the trendiest ladies’s kinds.”

After qualifying throughout an in-person competitors in Michigan within the fall, Anderson superior as one among 16 professionals (and 16 college students) to the Spherical of 32 the place each competitor went head-to-head on a timed quiz overlaying whole car information. Lastly, Anderson and 15 different professionals with the very best scores from the Spherical of 32 digital quiz met in Tampa to compete for his or her share of $140,000 in money and prizes: first place—$40,000, second place—$20,000, and third place—$10,000.

Anderson got here residence the first-place winner, saying, “This was an absolute blast to be part of. I wish to give an enormous shout out to all the individuals who have helped me study and develop on this business and to all of the individuals who have supported my enterprise by way of the years. It means the world to me—actually was a blessing to carry residence first place. Thanks to my largest supporter, Hannah Anderson!”

Spouse Hannah shared on Fb Nov. 4, “So pleased with you, Tyler, and couldn’t be extra grateful for you!” She went on to explain her husband’s “ardour and dedication to the business,” which builds belief along with his purchasers and supplies them consolation of their Elite selection.

Anderson was fast to thank God, his spouse, and his household for his success. A person who does what he can to assist others out, Anderson mentioned, “The group has helped us attain our desires—always remember the place you got here from.”

The Anderson household allotted among the winnings to buying a “mother automotive” for Hannah and might be contributing to their investments, resembling farming and actual property.

The 2022 U.S. Auto Tech Nationwide Championship aired Dec. 23, 2022 on CBS Sports activities Community at 8 p.m.

Go to Elite Truck & Auto Restore at elitetruckandauto.web and Higher You Boutique at or comply with each companies on Fb for info on their companies and choices.

Attain Each day Advocate Reporter Daybreak Hatfield at [email protected] or 937-569-0066.

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