Eugene Auto Repair

(541) 485-8226
Mon - Fri: 7:45 AM - 5:30 PM

We bring a whole lot of combined experience!

George Rode

President and Owner

George Rode - President and Owner | Euro-Asian Automotive George has been working on cars since 1970. He found in high school that he had unsurpassed mechanical skills with electric devices. After graduating from high school, he went through two years of college, financing it by working on cars in his home garage. He then got a job at a Subaru, American Motors dealer and quickly moved up to the head technician position. He excelled at the technical schools and was very well respected at the Subaru School . He took and passed all 8 of the nationally certified ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) tests becoming a master technician in 1973. He has taken advanced training at Bosch and has done extensive factory training. Having owned EuroAsian Automotive since 1975, he bought Autohaus in May 2003 because of his passion for business and auto repair.George enjoys playing with his dogs, Sheba and Cosmo, who goes almost everywhere with him, traveling, RVing, gardening, home improvement, cooking, home automation and playing tennis with his wife, Janice.He is very active in Rotary as Past-President of the Southtowne Rotary Club, Eugene Chamber of Commerce, he is a counselor with S.C.O.R.E  He is the president of McKenzie Personnel and Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras, both nonprofit organizations. George enjoys delivering for Meals on Wheels.  He is a member of the Police Advisory Board and is a Eugene Police Commissioner.  He was the president of the Automotive Board at Lane Community College along with being one of 6 Bosch Service Council members in the US.  He has been on the board of the American Cancer Society, Woman Space, Nextstep Recycling, Greenlane and the budget committee of LTD.In June , George was the winner of the 2012 Oregon Ethics in Business Award. 

Bryan Cole

General Manager

Will Calkin - Technician | Euro-Asian AutomotiveBryan has many years of automotive service experience. Bryan started his career at Sheppard motors in 1985 as a lot boy,  he quickly moved up the ranks.  He then opened Swedish Engineering in 1999.  In 2001 Bryan moved to Mercedes Benz of Eugene in the parts department.  He continued to grow his knowledge and from the parts department he moved to the service side of the business and spent 3 years as the service manager.  He then moved back to being a service advisor for the last 5 years.  Bryan was raised in Eugene, graduated from Churchill High School.  In 1990 Bryan married the love of his life Wendy.  They have been host family to 10 high school exchange students over the years and really enjoyed that.  Bryan has been refereeing high school foot ball since 1985, he has a great love of football especially our Oregon Ducks.  When he's not working or refereeing, Bryan enjoys snowmobiling. 

 

Will Calkin

Technician

Will Calkin - Technician | Euro-Asian AutomotiveWill has been tinkering on cars since 1993. He began helping his father with repairs to their family vehicles and then building engines for the local import performance community. He has worked for himself and a local Quick lube and repair shop before coming to Autohaus in 2006. He is ASE Certified, and has been to specialized training for alignments. His passions are alignments, services and brake work.Will has been a Eugene resident his whole life, graduating from Thurston High school where he took AP classes. He became an Eagle Scout in 1998. When Will isn't working, he enjoys golfing (handicap of 8), working on his house with his wife, Tami, playing softball, tennis, volleyball, hunting and all kinds of fishing.  Will enjoys spending time with his son, Reece; born in 2013 and his daughter born in 2015.  His other love is his two dogs, Foster and Merle. Will is past - President of McKenzie after Five Rotary Club.  

Travis Minyard

Technician

Travis Minyard - Technician | Euro-Asian AutomotiveTravis Minyard has lived in Lowell his whole life except for a stay in Arizona where his attained his knowledge and love for cars. He has been with Euro Asian since 2003. Travis has a passion for vehicle service, he is ASE Master Certified. In his spare time Travis likes traveling to the coast to ride his four-wheeler and camp. Travis enjoys spending time with his three daughters and son, playing and watching them grow up. He also tries to fit some seasonal hunting in every year. 

 

 

Steven Gurney

Technician

Travis Minyard - Technician | Euro-Asian Automotive

It was a warm morning in Rogers, Arkansas on the day of April 10th 1992 when the legend Steven Gurney was born.  He was over Ten pounds and the second child of three for David and Katie Gurney. Stevens Father worked for Walmart then Hewlett Packard and his mother was a vocal and piano instructor.  While in Arkansas Steven was a model for Johnson and Johnson and Walmarts children attire.

Steven moved to Vancouver Washington at the tender age of three. As a child Steven enjoyed playing sports and participating in boy scouts. He was an area wrestling champion, football and baseball star during his time in Washington.

Steven then took his talents to south beach and moved to south Florida when he was Eleven. In middle school Steven was active in skateboarding, boy scouts, football, and wrestling earning a 2nd place finish and the state tournament.  Steven was a Varsity athlete playing Lacrosse and Hockey for his High School. Steven received his Eagle Scout at age 15 after completing over 1000 hours in community service and his Eagle Scout Project.  Steven has training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Thai Kick-Boxing studying under Team Nogueria of West Palm Beach, FL.

After High School Steven moved to Tallahassee Florida to attend college.  After graduating with Honors from Tallahassee Community College with a degree in Business, Steven transferred to the University of Oregon.  After two years at UO Steven then transferred to Lane Community College where he graduated with an Associates of Science degree in Automotive Technology.

Steven is an avid Sports Fan and roots for The Ducks, Blazers, Mariners, and Seahawks. Steven is currently a Volunteer Head Basketball Coach of the North Eugene 6th grade basketball team.  Steven now enjoys spending his time working on cars especially any car with a wankel rotary engine. He also enjoys the outdoors, hiking, biking, longboarding, camping, boating, gardening, playing sports, drifting cars, taking his beautiful dog Django on walks, and cooking delicious meals.

Cynthia Kallunki

Business Manager

Cynthia Kallunki - Business Manager | Euro-Asian AutomotiveCynthia first came to Euro-Asian at the age of 5 in 1981. Her mother was the bookkeeper at EuroAsian Automotive (European Auto Repair then) while going to school at LCC and then U of O. She moved to California in 1985, graduated from high school there and then worked managing retail shops and was an office manager for an insurance broker. She moved back to Eugene in 2003 to go to work at Autohaus and EuroAsian Automotive and attend school. She went to school full time until the spring of 2007, when she graduated from LCC with an Associates degree in accounting. She loves dealing with customers and making sure the flow of both shops goes well.Cynthia enjoys working on her house with her husband, Nick, playing with her daughter, Alyssa, taking pictures, attending car shows, spending time with her family, helping Papa (that's George) with projects while learning all she can about being a homeowner.Cynthia is very active in Emerald Valley Rotary Club of Eugene where she is the community service chair.  She is also on the United Rotary Club board, and a member of the Rotary Raffle steering community. Cynthia has taken on the role of Troop leader for her daughter's girl scout troop.

Rob Soares

Assistant Business Manager

 

Rob started in the automotive industry as a delivery driver for Napa Auto Parts, in a small town in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California in 1997.  He quickly moved up the ladder to a Counter Sales Position and worked the at Napa Auto Parts until 2002 where he was approached by one of his largest customers and offered a position as the Service Manager of a high demand shop in the Sierra Foothills.   Rob held this position until 2006 and then relocated to the Sacramento Valley where he was the Service/Parts Manager of another high demand shop.   Rob worked as a Service/Parts Manager for 5 years and then decided to return to the San Francisco Bay Area where he was born and raised.   After returning to the Bay Area Rob was hired on with a 5 Star German repair shop in San Francisco and ran that shop as if it was his own for 6 years until deciding to get away from the big city and move to where his partner, Bill was born and raised the wonderful state of Oregon.  

After making the BIG MOVE to Oregon, Rob became part of the George Rode Repair Shop’s family and was hired to assist the business manager of Autohaus, Euro-Asian and Stadium.  He occasionally fills in for the General Managers running their shops when they need time off; he also assists with general business management.  

Rob and Bill are  what’s called “Skoolie’s” they own a 1999 Blue Bird school bus that they are living in and converting into their home on a beautiful piece of land in the Marcola, Oregon. Rob and Bill love to spend time hiking, camping, fishing and gardening also spending time with their 2 dogs; “Kiva and Jasper” and of course home improvement on their school bus.

Cosmo & Sheba Rode

Client Reception

Cosmo & Sheba Rode | Euro-Asian AutomotivePictured Sheba (Left) and Cosmo (Right)

Sheba is my 3rd standard poodle; she was born January 29, 2007.  Our newest addition to the family is Cosmo.  He is my 4th standard poodle; born in February of 2014.  

Sheba has been a great mentor for Cosmo, showing him the ropes of proper etiquette and canine behaviors.

They both love to chase tennis balls (and each other) and traveling in the motorhome.  They get along fabulously, but each has its own personality.   Sheba might be a little standoffish but warms up quickly, where Cosmo is a love with a big wagging tail.   They both love meeting all of the customers that come visit.

Hope you get a chance to meet both of them when you come by.