Thom Marshall first became an auto repair shop owner in 1978 with Marshall Motors. His sister, January, was his partner, and together they raised the bar in the automotive repair industry by providing a very personal level of service that was unparalleled in the Dallas area. Marshall Motors became known as the dealer alternative for German and Japanese cars, and maintained that reputation for over 35 years. In 2015, Thom and January closed Marshall Motors, allowing January to retire, and giving Thom the opportunity to establish Bengal Automotive.
Today, Bengal Automotive carries forward the torch lit by Marshall Motors. We offer expert German and Japanese auto repairs, and operate at a level of excellence that makes everyone happy. Our mechanics are ASE Master certified, and we all work together to provide you, our customer, with the very best in automotive service and repair.
Richard is a very talented and gifted artist of mechanical knowledge who also happens to be the Lead Technician and Shop Foreman at Bengal Automotive. He and Thom Marshall have worked together going on 20 years now, and Thom always says Richard is a joy to work with and know. Richard especially loves and drives Audi, but he is extremely well-versed in every vehicle we service.
Richard and his wife, Shannon, knew each other in high school, but it wasn’t until after high school that they ran into each other again at Dave & Busters, sparks kindled, and the rest is history. Their son, Andrew, is now 8 years old and the apple does not fall far from the tree between father and son. Andrew is turning into a “mini-gearhead”.
Josh Mininger is another very talented individual working at Bengal Automotive, and his primary interest is helping people. Perhaps what gives Josh his people skills are being dad to three beautiful girls, husband, and recently Grandpa to a special "little man”. He would say what really fuels his drive for success is his family. With six years of experience in all aspects of the car business, the reason he gives for being with Thom is "because it’s all about honesty and family here".
Our service writer, Thaddeus, is a real jewel of a person. He began in the automotive repair business literally from the ground up. Almost 10 years ago, he took a job as a part-time shop helper and cleaner for Thom and January Marshall at Marshall Motors, Thom’s previous shop. This quiet, soft-spoken guy has done just about every job there is to do in the auto repair business: everything from sweeping the floor and helping the mechanics to picking up and delivering parts and customers, answering the phones, filing, and estimating. You name it, Thaddeus has done it.
January used to joke that she would fire Thaddeus at least twice a week, but he just keeps coming back. When it comes to trust, Thaddeus is your guy because he is always our customers’ best advocate. He will go the extra mile to make sure you and your car get what you need.