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About Wilmington Motor Works

  • Wilmington Motor Works has served the southeast corner of North Carolina since 2009. Founder and CEO Tim George studied automotive technology at the Great Oaks Institute of Technology and was named TOP GUN in 2002 and 2004. Our factory trained technicians share a combined 50 years of experience with BMWs, Mini Coopers, and Mercedes Benz. We strive to not only complete our work with 100% dependability but also to make sure our customer is fully educated about our process and their vehicle itself.
  • We fully understand and respect the quality and craftsmanship of these vehicles and take every step to match that attention to detail throughout their operational lives. Many of our technicians own BMWs themselves and understand what it takes to keep them running smoothly. We use only OEM quality parts and name-brand tools and chemicals because we know only the best will do for your car.
  • Each member of our tech team is equipped with a tablet so we can send you up-to-the-minute updates about the repair or upgrade of your vehicle, complete with photos. We’ll also keep your information on hand and send automatic notifications to you when it’s time for your vehicle’s next tune-up or oil change. We also offer a comfortable waiting room and kid’s area with a TV and free WiFi, or we’ll take you where you need to go while you wait for your vehicle. We strive to provide complete satisfaction and convenience for our valued customers.
  • Going beyond the satisfaction of our valued customers, we also love giving back to the community. We host monthly charity events such as raffle drawings and donation drives to support local groups such as Paws Place Animal Rescue, Topsail High School, and others. Follow us on Facebook to keep up with our latest updates and participate in our monthly events.

OUR STAFF

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    Tim George

    CEO

    Tim studied automotive technology at Great Oaks Institute of Technology and graduated in 1999. He completed a BMW co-op training program at a dealership in Cincinnati, Ohio and in 2001; he relocated to Wilmington NC and joined the team at a local BMW dealership. Tim has been to numerous BMW training courses and was named TOP GUN in 2002 and 2004. In 2009, Tim branched out on his own, to form Wilmington Motor works.

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    Dan Vinson

    SERVICE ADVISER

    Dan earned a Business degree from UNCW in 2009 and joined Wilmington Motor Works in 2010. Dan worked for several local dealerships while attending college. He has received training in parts distribution, computerized scheduling and customer service excellence programs. Dan currently owns 2 BMWs.

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    Travis Martin

    MASTER TECHNICIAN

    Travis is a Master Star Certified Mercedes-Benz technician as well as a BMW Master Technician. Travis began working for a BMW dealership in 2004. Some of his formal BMW training courses include: Advanced Diesel Technology, Chassis Dynamics, Undercar Technology and E71 complete Vehicle Systems. Travis has been with the Wilmington Motor Works team since 2010.

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    Mike Hardee

    MASTER TECHNICIAN

    Mike is a native to the Wilmington area. He is a BMW factory trained Master Technician with over fifteen years experience. Mike has been crew chief for several local race teams and also enjoys playing bass guitar on the weekends with his band. Mike’s first car was a 1967 Chevy Impala.

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    Rodolfo Rico

    MASTER TECHNICIAN SPECIALIZES IN MERCEDES BENZ

    Rico started his career in Chicago, IL where he completed the automotive apprentice program at UTI. He went on to graduate from the Mercedes Benz Elite Program in 2002 and moved here to Wilmington later that year. Rico’s first car was a 1985 Pontiac Grand-am.

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    Chris Moser

    SERVICE ADVISER

    Chris was born and raised in Greensboro, NC. He relocated here during college where he received a film degree from UNCW. Chris has been working in the automotive industry since 2007. His current project car is a 1976 Toyota Celica.

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    Tim Farmer

    CERTIFIED DIAGNOSTIC  TECHNICIAN

    Tim graduated from Cape Fear Community College  with an associate degree in Applied Science. In 2003 he joined the local BMW dealership were he was factory trained and certified. Tim was the first employee at WMW just shortly after we opened in 2009.