At Plantation Tune Tech, we’re only as good as our staff. Our team consists of highly trained and experienced technicians and customer support specialists. Here are our employees:
Kelly Fearnley has 25 years of experience in the truck rental industry, first with Ryder for 10 years and then with Budget at Plantation. He has worked at Plantation since 1997 and purchased the business in 2009. At plantation, Kelly oversees the use, booking and maintenance of a fleet of between 10 and 40 trucks. In his space time, Kelly likes photography, aviation and reading and collecting old books. He has earned an Automotive Service Consultant training certificate.
Ed Guild. Ed came to Plantation in 2005 and helps people evaluate their problems and steers them to the correct service. Ed has been an auto technician since 1983 and has worked in truck and fleet maintenance, auto dealerships and independent shops. He is an ASE certified service adviser and has hundreds of hours in training for Cadillac, AC Delco, Oldsmobile, GMC, NAPA and other brands. Ed is the former owner of Boise Radiator Shop and was a US Navy radioman. One of his more unusual jobs was working on the heat exchangers for the Hagerman Dam generators, basically 10-foot-tall giant radiators. Ed lives in Boise .
Tom Kloess. As an ASE Certified Master Auto Technician, Tom has more than 35 years of experience. He studied diesel mechanics in high school nd worked for four years as a front-line repair technician in the U.S. Army, fixing everything from jeeps to tractor-trailers while stationed in Korea, Alaska and Kansas. He’s worked at independent shops and dealerships and holds an L1 certification for advanced diagnostics also from the ASE and has been trained in design technologies. “I like the diagnostic end of it,” Tom says. “It’s a challenge and a lot of times these are vehicles that other people haven’t been able to repair.” Tom is originally from St. Louis Missouri but moved to Boise to be closer to his two daughters and grandchildren. He enjoys outdoor activities, including fishing, camping and hiking,
Sandy Bright has worked at Plantation Tune Tech since 1989 and specializes in helping customers have the most efficient, safe and affordable move possible. She is trained in the operation and use of all our Budget Truck Rental vehicles for one-way, local and cross-town moving. She educates customers on various types of protection coverages for the rented equipment and the customers’ belongings. Coverages include physical damage, liability and personal cargo. She also advises customers on the proper use of hand trucks, padding, boxes and tie-downs.
Tom Lenan is an advanced apprentice auto technician, working toward his ASE certification. He started with in the US Army from 2000 to 2003, where he maintained Humvees and heavy trucks. He learned engine work, electrical, heating and cooling, suspension and other systems. Tom also completed the auto technician program at North Valley Occupational Center in California and worked at GM dealerships. Tom lives in Eagle with his wife and three children and moved here because Boise is a better place to raise a family. For fun, Tom likes doing things with his family and working on cars. He has expertise in installing car stereo systems, air lift bags in show cars, and other aftermarket modifications.
Ed West is certified in engine and transmission rebuilding and brakes from General Motors. He served in the U.S. Navy, where he worked as a welder heavy equipment technician (Machinist’s Mate). He worked on turbine-generated propulsion, boilers and steam generators. He grew up in Missouri near a salvage yard, developing an early interest in autos. “I’d hang out there for entertainment and they discovered I could turn a wrench, so they’d let me work on things. Back then, a person could work on a car very easily.” ” Ed has worked at many independent shops and also enjoys building and repairing custom motorcycles and trikes. He is a member of The Brothers of the Third Wheel, a Pocatello-based club for trike enthusiasts. Ed likes to camp and fish and ride across the country. He is active in Bridging The Gap, a group of motorcyclists who travel to regional penitentiaries and work with inmates on improving social skills and adopting sober and constructive life habits.