Owner and Master Technician Andy Pattle was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts. As a child, he and his family traveled around northern New England. Andy spent his teenage and early adult years living in northern California, where he first began to show interest in vehicles as a student in his high school automotive vocational program.
After high school, Andy had the opportunity to gain experience while working in a number of automotive-related jobs including; a body shop, a welding and metal shop and several automotive repair shops. He also joined the Army National Guard and today, after 27 years of service, is a retired First Sargent.
After marrying his wife Teresa, Andy spent two years as the head mechanic for a well-known winery in California, where he managed a shop with the responsibility for over one hundred pieces of equipment including; pumps, mechanized equipment, and a large vehicle fleet.
Andy and his wife had an opportunity to visit Maine in the mid-1990s, they talked about relocation and decided to settle in Maine to raise their family.
Andy spent several years working in and volunteering with the fire services in California and Maine. Because of his mechanical background and fire service affiliation, Andy began working on emergency vehicles and working to obtain his Emergency Vehicle Technician certification for several types of vehicles.
Today, Andy and his family currently reside on a small farm known as the “Patriot Ranch” in Harrison, Maine. Aside from his farm duties, Andy also currently serves on the board of directors for The Summit Project.
Andy currently holds the following most notable certifications:
ASE Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician
ASE Master Truck Equipment Technician
ASE Automotive Technician
Ford Power Stroke Diesel Update
GM Duramax 6600 Diesel Engine Update
EVT Master Fire Apparatus Technician
EVT Master Ambulance Technician
E-ONE Aerial Apparatus Level One