Meet Our Staff At Jake's AutoCare Center
Howard Wilde III
Howard has been ASE Certified for over 40 years, since 1978! Howard has owned Jake's Radiator since 1983. Fun fact about Howard, he likes being involved with the community and the Norwalk Area United Fund.
In 2018, Jake's Radiator was recognized as a NAPA Gold Certified AutoCare Center. NAPA Gold Auto Repair Shops place a higher emphasis on Autotech training and ASE Certifications. Better workmanship allows Howard to offer his customers the NAPA Peace Of Mind 36/36 National Warranty. Offering such a Great Warranty gives Howard's customers confidence that they've chosen a shop that has been recognized as the very Best by the National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA).
Sharon is our go to person. She answers the phone, does the accounting, schedules appointments and helps order parts supplies. She started with Jakes in May 1995 coming from a local car dealership. Howard has known Sharon since the 70's when they were members of a local van club. Outside of work Sharon enjoys spending time with her kids, grandkids, siblings and exploring all Ohio has to offer.
Our longest term employee, Jeff has now been here for 30 years. Jeff started out one summer painting the building and ended up with an internship in radiator repair. Jeff was a quick learner and enjoys his trade. He is one of only a few people left who still work at this trade.
Jeff thoroughly enjoys the antique/classic car radiator restoration. He is quite proficient in not only radiator repairs but entire cooling systems. Outside of work, Jeff enjoys Harley Davidson motorcycles and classic cars. On any given weekend you will find him at a car show anywhere in the state of Ohio. His favorite vehicle is his 1968 Chevy Panel Truck. He also enjoys time with his family and friends.
Roy began working at Jake’s Radiator while a student at EHOVE Career Center in the Auto Tech program.
Upon graduation in June 2012 Roy came to work full time at Jake’s
Roy has taken many technical training classes and has received numerous certificates. He is a ASE Master Certified Technician.
Roy and his wife Kailey have welcomed Roy III to their family.
Mark is ASE Certified technician who began working at Jake’s Radiator in 2020 coming from another NAPA AutoCare Center.
Mark began his automotive career at EHOVE Auto Tech program in 1992 for 2 years then post secondary where he took 2nd place in the skills competition. He won a scholarship to Northwestern College where he got an associates degree. He worked at several shops and in 2006 operated his own shop until 2011.
Mark has two daughters, aged 15 and 17
I grew up in Arlington, Ohio which is a small town south of Findlay Ohio. Over the years I have worked in restaurants, factory, sales, and delivery. My wife Leslie and I have been married for 38 years. We have 3 children..2 daughters and 1 son. We (Nana & Poppy) like spending time with our 9 grandchildren and look forward to meeting number 10 sometime this spring. I enjoy working in our garden, doing yard work, fishing, golfing & going out to Summit Motorsports Park to watch the races.