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#1 IN TRANSMISSION REPAIR SINCE 1991

Our Team

Duane Rister 

ABOUT DUANE RISTER

Duane Rister started working on cars in his parents’ garage about the age of 12. Neighbors would bring Duane their cars to change oil, brakes, etc. Around the age of 14, Duane started rebuilding transmissions and repairing vehicles for family and friends.

After completing high school, Duane attended Ranken Technical College and received his associate’s degree in automotive technology. He worked briefly as an automotive tech and in 1991 he and his wife Candy opened a small two-bay shop on Milton Rd. Business continued to grow, and the Risters built a 4500 square foot addition housing four additional bays and a dedicated transmission rebuilding area. He is an ASE Master Certified Technician.

candy rister 

ABOUT CANDY RISTER

Candy is our Service Writer and Office Manager, and has worked here since 1991. She is ASE certified, as well.

Candy is also Duane’s wife and the Co Crew Chief of the Race Team. The Risters have 3 children: Derek, who attends SIUE, Abbie, and the next generation of automobile technician, Trevor.

Abby Rister 

ABOUT ABBIE RISTER

Abbie Rister, daughter of Duane and Candy, performs administrative duties in the office and is also the Videographer for the Rister Motorsports Race Team.