WICHITA — When Mark and Summer Guerrero opened After Hours Auto Repair three years ago, they figured the corner of 47th Street South and Seneca would be the perfect place for their business.
“We wanted the corner so bad and figured it would be a great start,” Summer Guerrero says. “We’ve watched businesses come and go, and we wanted to bring something great to the south side of Wichita.”
Now they’re going, too, but not far.
The shop is moving to 3,500 square feet at 2606 W. Pawnee near Pawnee and Meridian.
Adam Clements of Builders Inc. handled the deal.
“We can see our dream coming true more so” in that spot, Summer Guerrero says.
The current shop, which is in a former gas station, is “just a lobby and two bays,” she says.
The new shop has six bays, a “wonderful parking lot,” two offices, a lobby and a bathroom strictly for customers.
Guerrero says she’s thinking of her female customers in particular.
“When they come in our shop, I want them to be comfortable.”
Guerrero is a firefighter. She says the repair shop, which handles all kinds of automotive repairs, is her husband’s dream.
“Mark is such an honest and good mechanic,” she says. “I see that this is his gift.”
His mother, Evelyn Fleming, also works at the shop.
“She’s their counselor,” her daughter-in-law says of Fleming helping customers. “Seriously, when you’re waiting, you’re just so stressed out.”
The new shop will open June 1, and there will be a grand opening celebration on June 18.