Markert Motor Works Staff

Dave Markert - Founder / Engineer | Markert Motor Works

Dave Markert

Founder / Engineer

Education: Greater Atlanta Christian School of 2005, Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering Clemson University Class of 2011, Eagle Scout, ASE Master Technician

Dave began working on cars in 2007. He utilized his college townhouse garage as his first shop while studying for his Industrial Engineering degree at Clemson University. Quickly growing out of the townhouse garage, Dave opened his first shop in Pendleton, South Carolina outside of Clemson. Upon graduation, Dave moved the operation down to Georgia where he previously called home. Despite all the great opportunities his engineering degree presented Dave career wise, Dave stuck to his initiative on building a trustworthy and successful automotive service business in the metro Atlanta area. Today, many of Dave’s dreams have come true from his humble beginnings in Clemson, but he believes the dream has only begun.

Rob Eskew - Owner / Team Driver | Markert Motor Works

Rob Eskew "Reskew"

Owner / Team Driver

Education: Cum Laude Milton High School Class of 2006, Cum Laude Business Administration from Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia 2010.

Rob Eskew- "I've been in the repair business since 2005, before graduating from Milton. I made spare money during college performing service and upgrades on BMW + other European makes. After college, I worked in commercial construction, but still had the passion for working on cars, which lead me to partner with Dave and Markert Motor Works in 2012. I currently enjoy coaching my team and holding them to high standards."

Likes: Adventures, Club Racing and coaching performance driving, working at MMW, meeting new people + seeing new places.

Ray Herbertson - Engine Builds and Swap Specialist | Markert Motor Works

Ray Herbertson

Engine Builds & Swap Specialist

Ray was the first hired technican at Markert Motor Works, joining the team full time in 2012. Ray has been an avid car enthusiast and member of the car community since he began driving. His mechanical aptitude earned him a position along side Dave in the early days of the company. To this day, Ray is known for his attention to detail and positive attitude during any service, repair, or upgrade. Ray has been extremely valuable to the success of MMW with long days and nights in the shop, doing what it takes to be the best and take great care of our customers and their vehicles.

 

 
Tyler Kirwin - Racecar and Fabrication Specialist | Markert Motor Works

Tyler Kirwin

Racecar & Fabrication Specialist

Tyler has been a car and motorsport enthusiast since before he can remember. Tyler worked as a valet before joining the team at Markert Motor Works as a full-time technician in 2013. He followed a similar path of Dave and Rob by tackling large scale jobs on cars out of his parent’s garage for fun and spare money. Tyler came aboard and immediately shined for his attention to detail and thoroughness with every repair. He now specializes in general service and maintenance, fabrication & welding, custom wiring, alignments, and more!

 
David Dubiel - Service and Repair Specialist | Markert Motor Works

David Dubiel 

Service & Repair Specialist 

David began working on automobiles in 2005. He started his own shop in South Carolina with a partner in 2012. After working there, he joined the team at Markert Motor Works in late 2016. David helped bring a lot of great processes for efficiency and help to raise the bar amongst the team. We are happy David has made MMW his home.

 
Samantha Andrews | Markert Motor Works

Samantha Andrews

Client Manager

Sam, short for Samantha, first began working in the automotive industry selling cars in 2007, right after high school. Since then, she has held a variety of positions in customer service, honing her people skills in all types of industries, including retail, service hospitality, and more. Through the years Sam realized her knack for making people feel at ease and decided to focus on a career that centers around providing excellent customer service. Sam joined the team in the Fall of 2017 as the Customer Service Representative, and began training for sales shortly thereafter. In Spring of 2018, Sam accepted the role as Local Manager for MMW and focuses on leading the team to provide the best services and experiences for our customers. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her three young boys and freelance photography.

Jordon | Markert Motor Works

Jordon Montione 

Client Manager

Born in upstate New York, Jordon moved to Atlanta during the Summer Olympics in 1996. Jordon has been a Gwinnett county native since his move south. When looking for a long term career opportunity, Jordon’s best friend and Master Technician at a local dealership got him a position in customer service back in 2005. Jordon has since worked at both BMW and Mercedes dealerships since that time, honing his skills in customer service before joining the team here at MMW in 2017. Jordon enjoys spending time with his wife and studying vehicle specs in various automotive enthusiast magazines. We are happy to have Jordon on board at MMW trusting he takes great care of our customers and their needs when it comes to service and repair.

 

Nathan | Markert Motor Works

Nathan Wood

Service & Repair Specialist

Nathan was born in Jacksonville, FL and moved to Roswell, GA in the late 1970s. Nathan then moved to Gainesville, GA in 1992, where he attended high school. He got a Jeep CJ5 during his senior year, only to have the engine later fail due to a lack of preventative maintenance. This immediately prompted his passion for properly taking care of cars to prevent such heartaches in the future. When Nathan married his wife, his father-in-law was already a Volkswagen Master Tech. Nathan credits his father-in-law for introducing Nathan to the VW / Audi brand and industry as a career. Nathan started working for the dealerships in 1998 and maintained a long and successful career before joining the MMW family in 2017. We are very pleased to have Nathan as a teammate here at MMW.

 
Stephanie West | Markert Motor Works

Stephanie West

Customer Service Representative

Being born in Lawrenceville, Stephanie has been in and around Gwinnett county for 28 years. She has a 4 year old son and fur child, Zeus the German shepherd. On her time off she enjoys anything outdoors with her boys. Stephanie joined our team in December 2017 as our Customer Service Representative. She has a lot to offer with having 10 years of administrative support experience. In addition to her position with us, she is also in the process of getting her degree in Business Administration. Stephanie truly enjoys her role in the company and is happy to be a part of our wonderful team.

Alex Fuller| Markert Motor Works

Alex Fuller

Shop Foreman / Master Technician

“Megaton”
As a second generation European car technician, Alex started working professionally in 2002. In 2005 with a desire and passion to learn more, he started school at UTI. Graduating at the top of his class, Alex received a scholarship to the BMW STEP program. After 10 years of working at the dealership, Alex joined our team to further pursue his tuning and performance skill set. Specializing in factory dme tuning as well as being a BMW Master Technician, we are thrilled to have him on our team.

Amir Hoti| Markert Motor Works

Amir Hoti

Service Technician

Amir started out as a huge car enthusiast since he moved to America. He started working on his parents cars at the age of 15 and then started doing work for others at his parents house. He became a team member for MMW in December of 2017 and his attitude and work ethics shine for the company.

Derwin| Markert Motor Works

Derwin

Shop Hand

Ricky Phosai | Markert Motor Works

Ricky Phosai

Client Manager

Ricky has been in the automotive industry since 2005, gaining experience in both dealership and independent repair shops. As a Georgia native, Ricky met Dave Markert early in their high school days, which sparked their journeys into the automotive industry. Ricky enjoys learning as much as he can when it comes to automotive repair and performance, as well as spending time with his wife and two daughters. Joining the MMW family in January of 2018, Ricky values not only making sure MMW customers are well taken care of, but also values working with a passionate team.

Alex Bloom | Markert Motor Works

Alex Bloom

 

John Jovaneli | Markert Motor Works

John Jovaneli

John has been working in the automotive industry since 2011 after graduating from Clemson University. After spending a couple years cutting his teeth in the independent market in Charlotte he decided he wanted to go back to school to learn more about every facet of the automotive world. He obtained a degree in High Performance Automotive at UNOH, worked for two race teams during his tenure in Ohio. After moving back from Ohio John settled in Charleston, S.C. and worked for Mercedes-Benz of Mt. Pleasant for the past 3 years. Being a big European car enthusiast, John drives a single turbo 2008 335i and was originally a customer for MMW until Dave and Rob extended the offer to come work for them. Since a majority of his background is in high performance, this was a great opportunity that he jumped on. Now John is here to help with all of your go-fast and service needs on your European vehicle.

Turner - Shop Dog | Markert Motor Works

Turner

Shop dog