Owner/Licensed Technician/Tow Truck Operator
Joel started working at his parents’ shop, Morin’s Auto Service, when he was strong enough to lift a tire. Changing oil, mounting tires, what ever he could do, he would do. He became a registered apprentice in 2001 while still in high school by joining the Registered Apprenticeship Program. He completed his first and second year of apprenticeship under his father, Roger, at Morin's Auto, then took a short time off from the trade in 2005 to explore commercial electrical and construction with Pyramid. Realizing his passion for mechanics, he left Pyramid and joined the team at St. Albert Dodge. In 2006, after completion of his third year of apprenticeship, Joel decided to rejoin Morin’s Auto Service in preparation of taking over the business. He successfully completed his training as an automotive service technician in October 2007, receiving his license as well as his red seal certification. Joel is also a Level 3 Wreckmaster, upgrading on a yearly basis.
Tow Truck Operator/Licensed Carpenter
Steven is the full time tow truck operator at Morins Towing & Transport. While attending NAIT for his 3rd year carpentry, Steven decided to try his hand at being a Tow Truck Operator. Under the watchful eye of Joel Morin, Morins Towing & Transport owner, Steven has learned how to operate the trucks, the basics of winching, tire changes, and unlocks, as well as other jobs associated with emergency roadside assistance. His first job, starting at age twelve, was at Morin's Auto Service performing yardwork and the odd tire change. He eventually moved on to oil changes and other small jobs. Steven has now finished his training in carpentry and is thinking of starting an apprenticeship as an automotive service technician. He has completed the Wreckmaster Level 2/3 course and looks forward to the next session.
Licensed Technician/Tow Truck Operator
Roger started out his automotive repair training with Ron Hodgson at age 17. After receiving his license, he set out on his own, at first managing a garage in Wastineau, then Trades Automotive in Edmonton. He ended up in Morinville in the early 1990's starting his own business, Morin's Auto Service. After successfully operating his business for 17 years, he sold it to Joel and Melissa Morin. Roger also brings over 20 year of towing experience to the towing team at Morins Towing & Transport.
2009 St. Valentine's Day Hair Massacure
$1600 Raised for the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation
Morins Auto Service Inc began in September of 1991 as Morin's Auto Service, owned and operated by Roger and Doris Morin. It originally opened as a Gas 'N Go station at 9915-100 Street in Morinville. In 1994 the gas pumps were closed in order to concentrate on what they did best: automotive and small engine repair. Throughout the course of 16 years, Morin's Auto Service prided itself on being a 'One Stop Shop' - doing all repairs from air conditioning to wheel alignments as well as offering a 24 hour towing service. Always considered a family business, Roger and Doris' three children worked there from an early age. Their oldest, Michelle, went on to become a teacher, while Melissa and Joel both completed their automotive apprenticeships under their parents. When the sale of the property was made in June of 2007, Roger and Doris retired from the business, and their children, Melissa and Joel opened Morins Auto Service Inc. at their present location, 11204 100 Street.
Tow Truck Operator
Derek is the most recent addition to Morins Towing & Transport. His interest in the towing industry came about when Joel performed a service call for one of Derek's friends in the winter of 2010. He started training 2 weeks later and has now also completed his level 2/3 in Wreckmasters
Brandon started out in the automotive industry during high school, participating in the Work Expierence Program. He first worked at Lacombe Park Certiguard familiarizing himself with the automotive trade. He moved on from there to tire and lube shops, gaining hours of experience. He started his apprenticehip at Robin's Precision Auto, as well as completed his first 3 years of schooling during employement. He then decided to change career paths and try out Heavy Duty mechanics. Brandon worked at Gateway Truck and Trailer for one year before deciding it truly was Automotive Mechanics that he loved. In october 2010, Brandon approached Morins Auto inquiring about a position. By noon that day, he was hired. He finished his 4th year of schooling at NAIT in October 2011 and is now has his licence.