Quality Truck & Tire service trucks

Get to Know the Truck Repair Shop that Cares in Clare, MI

Meet Our Owner

Marlin Fox opened Quality Truck & Tire in Clare on October 15, 2007. For years, he had dreamt of opening his own business, and working on large trucks and buying and selling equipment were his passions.

Marlin has always enjoyed taking things apart to see how they work. From an early age, he dreamed of being a mechanic. At 19, he took the first steps toward that dream by landing a job repairing wrecked trucks and putting them back together. At 27, he bought an empty building in Clare Michigan. He started out with zero customers but, through hard work and long hours, he gained work from many local fleets and farmers as well as customers coming off the interstate. Having that same passion for his work and an outstanding team has made Quality Truck and Tire a respected and thriving shop in Clare, Michigan.

Marlin Fox - Owner of Quality Truck & Tire and his family

Our Clare Truck Repair Team

Quality Truck & Tire hires expertly trained technicians and truck mechanics in the Clare, MI area. They take part in intensive training on the latest truck technology. We give our team members the tools to succeed at their jobs, and get out of their way so they can run with it. Since our team members are the most important part of our business, we invest in them by giving them a great place to work and providing ongoing training.

Truck and Diesel mechanics at Quality Truck & Tire

Here are the valued members of our team:

  • Don CluteChief Operating Officer

    Don Clute studied business at Davenport University, and his skills in leadership and business bring a new level of talent to the team at Quality Truck & Tire. Since he came on board as COO, Don oversees business management and new growth opportunities. After work, Don spends time on his hobby farm, or goes hunting, fishing, or mountain biking.

  • Pete PriceParts Manager

    Pete Price has worked in the parts industry his whole life, and his knowledge is evident in the excellent way he manages the parts department. In addition, Pete works in outside sales, making contact with the truck customers in the community. When he’s not working at Quality, Pete spends time with his grandchildren, works on motorcycles, and goes deer hunting or hunting with beagles.

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    Heath BaumannBuild Shop Manager
    Heath is our truck build shop manager. From hooklifts to vacuum trucks, Heath makes sure trucks get completed in a timely manner. He studied diesel technology and graduated from WyoTech in Laramie, Wyoming. Heath’s calm, efficient manner makes him an excellent service writer. Outside of work, Heath enjoys hunting, farming, and going to auctions, truck pulls, or tractor pulls.
  • Nate WernetteLead Service Writer
    Nate Wernette graduated from Grand Valley College, and later joined Quality Truck & Tire, starting in the parts department. A couple years later, Nate was promoted to lead service writer. Nate gets along with everyone and stays calm in demanding situations, an essential ability for a service writer. Whether talking to technicians or customers, Nate does a great job communicating on each service order. Nate enjoys time with his family, sports, hunting, and riding ATV.
  • Curtis SmithService and Equipment Sales
    Curtis Smith studied psychology and coaching at Central Michigan University, and his exceptional skills in leadership and sales make him a valued member of the Quality Truck and Tire team. Aside from sales he has been know to jump in the shop and help out the guys in the build shop when needed given his history with building trucks and jeeps. His business statement is a quote from Scott Stratten, “ If you believe business is built on relationships, make building them your business”. With his free time Curtis likes jeeping, camping, ice fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.
  • John MarshallLead Diesel Technician

    John Marshall has been a mechanic most of his life. His experience provides a wealth of information on difficult truck problems. John is our go-to man for any diesel questions.

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    Lewis StutzmanTow Truck Operator / Roadside Service Tech
    Lewis Stutzman answers all after-hours call for towing and road service. Lewis is willing to work at any hour, and is skillful in recovering wrecked or broken-down trucks. When he’s not fixing trucks along the road, Lewis works in the shop as light-duty technician. Outside of work, Lewis can be found on his hobby farm, spending time with his family or hunting.
  • Paul LehmanTow Truck Operator and Roadside Repair
    Paul is a man of many talents. Paul is one of our heavy wrecker operators and aside from lewis, he handles much of the daytime road emergencies as well as our building maintenance! When he is not at work he loves the outdoors and enjoying nature. Whether it is camping, hiking, or anything that involves water. Paul has a passion for serving and has spent a significant time in Africa and Liberia as a mechanic in the mission field. His hard work and dedication to serve truly echos through and shows in his quality of workmanship working for us.
  • Buddy ThompsonRepair Technician

    Buddy graduated from Northwest Business College, and has 37 years of experience in truck, heavy equipment, and construction maintenance. A big asset to the team at Quality Truck & Tire is Buddy’s knowledge of propane tank repairs and inspections, as well as his careful, detailed work in regular truck mechanics. Buddy enjoys fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and being with family and grandchildren.

  • Zach WhitneyBuild shop Mechanic
    Zach Whitney graduated from the University of Northwest OH Automotive Technology and works at the rebuilding shop. His previous experience in building proto-types was good preparation for his current work in building trucks.
  • Michael Hathaway - Rebuild Mechanic
    Michael HathawayBuild Shop Mechanic
    Michael Hathaway earned a technical degree from Penn Foster in heavy-duty truck maintenance. For years, Michael worked on garbage trucks. Since he joined the team at Quality Truck and Tire, he works in the truck sales department, preparing trucks for the sales lot by diagnosing electrical issues and changing brakes and tires.
  • Jay PetersHeavy Duty Diesel Mechanic
    Jay Peters is a graduate of Rosedale technical college and this diesel mechanic is a rising star in this field. With his knowledge of diesel aftertreatment diagnostic and repairs, he is helping pave the way at Quality Truck and Tire for future mechanics. When he’s not at the shop he enjoys motorcycling, hot rods, and anything else that can be made to go faster with motor.
  • Todd KirchenLight/Medium Duty Mechanic

    Todd Kirchen with his experience in top level research and development programs has become a growing asset to the Quality Truck and Tire team. His drive an determination has helped pave the way to our growing light and medium duty repair part of the business. In his spare time enjoys attending car shows, fishing, and spending time with his sons.

  • Tyler WarnerShop Apprentice

    Tyler Warner is the grandson of our lead diesel technician, and works part-time during the school year and full time in the summer. Tyler details trucks for the sales lot and works beside the other technicians on tires and brakes. Because of Tyler’s eagerness and willingness to learn, the team at Quality Truck & Tire looks forward to Tyler being a part of them for many years.