James has been in the automotive repair industry for 35 years. In 1977 he started as a mechanics helper in the family business, Bracken Motor Company. He learned the automotive service trade from his father and uncles. In 1984 James went to work as a RV mechanic for Wayne’s RV. James started Advantage Automotive in 1987 as a mobile repair service. In 1990 he moved the business into a 4-bay warehouse near Eubank & Central. As demand for RV repair grew, he built the current 8,000 square foot facility at Juan Tabo & I-40 in 2002. James is an ASE certified Master mechanic. He is also a Workhorse Custom Chassis certified mechanic.
Outside of work, James enjoys woodworking and, after several years, now has a complete woodshop. He spends his weekends there building cabinets and furniture for his home and office.
As a young man, James always liked fast 1960’s muscle cars. He fell in love with his Uncle John’s 1967 GTO, so much so that his first car in high school was a 1968 GTO. He is now a truck guy and owns several Dodges, a 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4, a 2004 Dodge Ram SRT 10, and a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi.