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About Joe

Joe Fairbanks is originally from just outside Syracuse, NY. Growing up with a father who was a mechanic influenced Joe to follow in his footsteps. For 13+ years he has been refining his skills and knowledge of the automotive world, and providing excellent customer service.


  • Wyotech Automotive – degree received in 2009 for mechanical repair with specialty training in custom automotive fabrication

  • Joe moved to Philadelphia, PA where he worked as an automotive technician at a couple shops before finding a home at Woodlawn Foreign Car Service where he gained experience with German brands. Whenever Joe returns to Philadelphia he visits with his friends and mentors at Woodlawn.

  • The west coast called Joe and his wife Takara and they moved to Portland, OR in 2013 to live in a smaller city closer to the outdoors

  • Joe joined Freeman Motor Co where he honed his skills on European vehicles - primarily Porsche, Audi, BMW and Mercedes

  • Vintage vehicles always being a passion for Joe – he decided to move to Modern Classics Auto Service in Tualatin. Here Joe learned advanced tuning skills (dyno-tuning) and worked on a number of complex conversion projects from custom air conditioning systems, complete rewiring, and air ride suspensions to LS engine swaps

  • Joe then decided to break out on his own and did some customers projects for friends. He also helped his friend Dan Crandall, owner of DC Tech Auto Repair in Oak Grove, whom he had befriended at Freeman

  • In Feb 2019 – Joe took over the location and clientele from Dan, and Fairbanks Automotive was born

  • Joe has been dedicating himself to his clients ever since. Providing the best quality service at affordable prices. Joe prides himself on being honest and upfront with all his customers, going above and beyond to help them

Want fantastic customer service? Give Joe a Call Now!
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