Russ and Cindy Reason have joined the Front End Shop family as the new owners in 2017. They are excited for this new adventure in life. They are also looking forward to meeting and caring for all of our wonderful customers and friends as the Front End Shop carries on it’s long held tradition of providing top quality repair and service to Fairbanks and the Interior area.
Growing up in farming and agriculture, Russ developed a lifelong history of building, racing and restoring vehicles. After serving many years in the USAF, four of these years he was assigned to the 18th Fighter Squadron at Eielson AFB. He left the Air Force in 1995, and began working with Napa Auto Parts at their North Pole location. Russ then went on to work for several other auto repair and tire companies, and for the last 8 and a half years, has been working as a heavy equipment mechanic with a local mining company.
Cindy is a lifetime Fairbanksan. She graduated from Lathrop High School in 1984, worked as a travel agent for 13 years, and has been working at Denali State Bank for the last 14 years.
When the opportunity to purchase a local automotive business arose, Russ and Cindy both felt like it was the right move, at the perfect time!
Here is a word from Russ and Cindy:
We love Alaska, and are currently living in North Pole, and also have a cabin on the Chatanika River. We enjoy boating, snow machining, fishing and spending time with our family. We have two adult children and one granddaughter. Cindy’s family lives in Alaska and Russ’ family is primarily living in the Midwest, from Kentucky, through Wisconsin, Indiana New York, and down to North Carolina, but Alaska is our home. As new owners of The Front End Shop, it is our goal to provide our customers with the same high quality service, education and repair that has always been the standard here. High quality work, performed by the same great crew you’ve come to trust through the years! We have some exciting ideas for the future so we hope that you will continue to follow us as we make updates to the business and add new services in an effort to constantly grow and meet more of your needs. Please check in on our Facebook page to keep up with news and repair information!! We look forward to meeting you, and providing the finest service, chassis, suspension and brake repair in the Alaskan Interior!
Thank you for your business from all of us here at The Front End Shop,
Russ, Cindy, Atileo, Scott, Jackson and Brian
The Front End Shop