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Meet Our Staff

The staff at our Pioneer Park Transmissions service and repair center are all highly trained and certified technicians with one common goal in mind - quality service at honest prices. Our transmission center is diligent in applying the ATRA Member Code of Ethics to all of our transmission repair and diagnostic services for the purpose of better assisting our customers with their repair needs and concerns. Adherence to the ATRA Code of Ethics also helps ensure that when you bring in your vehicle for transmission service or repair you know that you are receiving honest and professional service from our technical staff. Our transmission technicians are always polite and courteous in their effort to provide you with the quality of service you want and deserve.

Corrie Alexander - Transmission Technician

Corrie Alexander

Newest member of the team is Corrie Alexander with 10+ years experience wrenching on cars and now specializing in transmissions!

John Skender - Owner

John Skender

With over 40 years of transmission experience, John opened Pioneer Park Transmissions in 1996. John got his start in the automotive business from Terry Doyle at Doyles Automotive in 1980. After several years of doing major engine and transmission repair John was motivated to start his own shop. John is the father of 3 beautiful children, Katy, Liz and John, 2 beautiful step daughters, Cass & Kara and 11 wonderful grandkids, Braedon, Rylan, Tristan, Liam, Mary, Clare, Owen, Nolen, little John Skender #5, baby Logan and newest addition Jackson! When not busy fixing transmissions you will find John on his Indian Roadmaster with his wife Cindy!

Sassy & Hank - Office Managers

Sassy & Hank

Sassy was a 15 1/2 year old female Shepherd/Malamute mix (RIP 11/11/23) and our newest addition "Hank" is a 6 year old male German Shepherd/Australian Shepherd mix keeping a watchful eye on the office!

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Ann from Peoria
Great customer service and knowledgeable staff. Also, there is very nice dog at the office.
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