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Meet Our Staff

The staff at  Henderson Transmission 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 a 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 the quality of service you want and deserve.

Rick Smith - Owner

Rick Smith

Rick has been in the automotive repair business for over 41 years with 39 of those years repairing automatic transmissions and transfer cases. Like his father before him, Rick has been working on cars since he was a very young boy. At age 12, Rick worked on a pit crew, drag racing a 1965 Ford Mustang and later, a 1969 Mustang Boss 302. At age 16, Rick obtained a part-time job, after school, performing general repair for Ed's Automotive in Hollywood, CA. Starting July 8, 1974, Rick accepted a position at Ted's Transmission in Glendale, CA. Rick was removing, repairing and installing transmissions and performing transmission services. After work and on lunch breaks, Rick would read shop manuals and trade publications for "fun." In 1977, Rick started attending Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA) seminars. These seminars discuss transmission problems and provide solutions and updates. Annually, he continues his transmission education to stay up-to-date on what is happening with transmissions of all makes and models. In October 1981, after managing Ted's Transmission for two years, he started his own transmission repair business by the name of Montrose Transmission in Montrose, CA. Wanting to leave CA, he sold his very successful transmission business in November, 1989 and moved to Henderson, NV along with his family. From February, 1990 to September, 1990, Rick worked for Expert Transmission. Rick felt that he could provide the high level of service that he was use to providing if he started his own business again, thus, in October, 1990, opened Henderson Transmission. In 1996, needing to expand due to increased business, Henderson Transmission moved to its permanent and current location in the Sun Pac Industrial Park. To this day, Rick continues to read shop manuals and trade publications online for "fun," and likes to get his hands dirty working on cars. In his spare time, he enjoys restoring Ford "Broncos."

Steve Harris - Transmission R&R and Builder

Steve Harris

Like his father before him, Steve has worked on cars since he was a young boy. Raised in Henderson, Steve graduated from Basic High School and attended ATTC (Area Technical Trade Center). At a Drag Racing high school-sanctioned event, Steve placed first (1st) place in his division. In 1994, at the age of 17 years old, Steve started working for Henderson Transmission and purchased his first car from Rick Smith-owner. Steve is celebrating his 20 year anniversity at Henderson Transmission and enjoys working in an experienced transmission shop where everyone is "honest, fair, professional, and everyone knows what they are doing." Steve has a vested interest in performing his job always with excellence, since one of his long term goals include purchasing the Henderson Transmission business a "long time from now."


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