Meet the Staff

Garrett Troff

Garrett was born and raised here in Houston Texas. As long as Garrett can remember he has enjoyed taking things apart and putting them back together.  As a kid Garrett’s hobbies were soccer, little league baseball, swimming and boating. Garrett was also very involved in Boy Scouts where he achieved the Rank of Eagle Scout.

While Garrett attended Bellaire High School, he excelled in Auto Repair Shop classes. It was these classes that would shape the rest of Garrett’s life. Garrett decided he was interested in pursuing Automotive Technology as a career. Garrett understood the importance of education so Garrett chose to attend Wyoming Technical Institute where he could earn his Associates Degree.

After graduating from Wyoming Technical Institute, Garrett took a job with BMW in Houston. Within a year BMW sent Garrett to BMW STEP program, a 6 month training program, to become BMW Master Technician. Garrett earned the Certification of ASE Master Technician at the age of 20.

Garrett eventually left BMW and began working with two partners. After Two years the partnership started to come apart and Garrett went out on his own to provide better service to his customers. In March 2013 Garrett started Chimney Rock Car Care, LLC. Garrett’s focus has been outstanding customer service since the beginning.

In 2015 Garrett married Erin Troff. Garrett and Erin have a daughter Robyn Troff and a son Fritz Troff. 

 

Juan Torres

Juan was born in Brownsville, TX. At the tender age of 3, his parents decided to move to Houston in hopes of a better future and they have lived here since then. Juan enjoys playing soccer and watching any soccer game on TV. He was also very involved in his high school soccer team even after he graduated. 

After graduating from Hightower High School in 2009, Juan was unsure of what he wanted to pursue as a career. He decided to give the restaurant business a try. He worked himself from dishwasher all the way up to certified line cook. After 6 years, Juan decided that the restaurants weren’t really for him. In 2015, Juan then began working at a local Ford dealership as valet and worked nights/weekends at Advance Auto Parts as a Commercial Manager. 

After learning a lot about vehicles while working both jobs, he decided to take it a step further and applied as a Service Advisor at Chimney Rock Car Care. He has been here since 2018. Juan is fluent in both English and Spanish. He also has three ASE certifications and is striving to achieve more. 

Juan is happily married to Sinahi Torres. They’ve been together since 2011 and got married in 2018. 

 

TRAVIS HESTER 

Travis was born in Galveston and has been a Texas native his whole life. Travis has always had a fascination with technology and how things operate. His hobbies include fishing, playing music and spending time with his wife and 2 year old son.

Travis graduated from Brazoswood High School in 2005 and went to work in the car industry. Travis has been in sales, service, collision, and inventory management over his 14 year span in the vehicle industry and his main focus is to provide customers with exceptional customer service.

Travis is happily married to Kristy Hester, and they share a 2 year son, James Levi Hester.

 

JOSE VEGA 

Jose was born in Mexico, in a small town near Guanajuato and Queretaro. At the age of 4 his family decided to come to the US in search of a better way of living. Jose was always fascinated with cars, especially the way the exhaust notes changed or varied.  Jose played a lot of car video games and grew to love anything car related. Jose decided to work landscaping and irrigation with his father, and although grateful for his father’s job and the labor it required, Jose slowly found out he wanted to be in a different kind of field.

After graduating high school, while working in landscaping and irrigation with his dad, Jose decided to go to automotive school at Universal Technical Institute. Jose earned his Associates Degree in Automotive Technology from UTI; graduating with honors and perfect attendance. Jose joined Chimney Rock Car Care in 2021. Jose is currently working his way from a lube tech to Service Tech.

 Jose enjoys attention to detail, making sure jobs get done right. Jose is working towards attaining his ASE Master Technician certification and building his knowledge on anything automotive.

Jose likes to spend time with his family, but also loves spending alone time skateboarding around his neighborhood on the weekends. Jose’s music taste is diverse enough to jump from classic Mariachi to Electronic Dance Music. Jose also enjoys playing video games with his brother.

 

BRENNEN GOUDE

Brennen Goude is from Rush City, Minnesota. He grew up around a family who loved the outdoors. From the time Brennen was old enough to walk, he spent several weeks during the summer at his grandparents’ property where they were building their summer cabin.  When they weren’t working on the cabin, they were out fishing, building bird houses, or riding ATV’s.

When Brennen  was a teenager, he saved up his money and bought his first gas- powered mini motorcycle. From there, he began working with small engines. Brennen began upgrading to larger ATV’s and  working on other people’s machines for spending money. When Brennen joined the workforce, he got his first truck. From there he learned he had the passion to wrench on vehicles.

In high school, Brennen was presented with the opportunity to enroll at Universal Technical Institute. Once he did and was accepted, Brennen decided to attend the campus in Spring TX. At UTI, Brennen met Jesse Pena, where they became very good friends. Jesse encouraged Brennen to apply at Chimney Rock Car Care, where he was accepted in October of 2020. Brenned received his degree from Universal Technical Institute in March of 2021. Brennen started working at Chimney Rock Car Care  as a Lube Tech, and is currently working his way up to an automotive tech role. Brennen is the youngest service tech currently employed at Chimney Rock Car Care.

Brennen is a State Inspector, and has obtained multiple ASE's with the goal of becoming an ASE Master Technician.

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