Ray’s Automotive Center is a family-owned and operated, independent automotive service center. The company was started in 1968 by Ray Barnhorst and is currently owned by his son Stuart Barnhorst.
Ray Barnhorst is the founder of Ray’s Automotive Center. His career in the automotive industry began when he opened Ray’s Marathon on the corner of Beam Road and 25th Street. He was a successful business owner because he believed in personalized customer service – the driving force behind the company’s culture today. By 1978, Ray had grown his service station business to include three locations. In 1999, Ray left that business to focus solely on Ray’s Automotive Center.
Stuart Barnhorst is the Owner/President of Ray’s Automotive Center. His love of cars began at a young age with his first job working the drive for his dad at Ray’s Marathon. Stuart has over 40 years of automotive experience including 20+ years with Toyota and Lexus. Stuart is a graduate of the Automotive Management Institute, the Atcon College Series through Toyota, and Toyota’s Quality Executive Program. Stuart is ASE Certified and was Master Certified with both Toyota and Lexus. In 2006 Stuart purchased the business from his father.
Anne Barnhorst is the Vice President of Ray’s Automotive Center. She is a graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation and a minor in Psychology. Anne has over five years of automotive experience including a summer internship with Chrysler Group where she worked as a Service and Parts Area Manager intern out of their West Business Center in Phoenix, AZ. Anne is ASE Certified and is working towards her Automotive Management Institute degree. She will be the third generation to own and operate Ray’s Automotive Center.