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About Us

Regular maintenance is one of the best investments you can make. Finding and fixing problems before they happen cuts costs and saves you downtime and expensive repair. Fat Boys Fleet Services ensures quality work by employing excellent, ASE-certified staff.

Most of our technicians hold additional specialty certifications as well. We employ a master truck technician and a specialty automotive technician to make sure that your vehicles are in expert hands. Whether you follow OEM guidelines or another service plan, Fat Boys is ready to help!

Fat Boys Fleet Services

Jim Carter, owner of Fat Boys Fleet Services JIM CARTER

OWNER

Jim has been with Fat Boys since 1990 - before it WAS Fat Boys. He bought the business from Dave Wagner in 1990.

Jim's background is in engineering and operations. He's been around equipment, welding and fabrication all of his working life.

He has a degree in Business from City University, has attended seminars on fabrication, equipment and mechanical repair and is an Accredited Automotive Manager.

Jim enjoys working on his 1950 Chevrolet Pickup Hot Rod. He is active in his church and is on the Board of Directors for Camp Prime Time. He has two stepsons and a Chow named Charlie.

Cathleen Bigelow, service advisor at Fat Boys Fleet Services CATHLEEN BIGELOW

SERVICE ADVISOR

Cathleen started with Fatboys as a receptionist, but now serves our customers as a Service Advisor.

She is responsible for customer contact and coordinating the work load. She also orders parts and keeps the customer updated on the status of equipment.

Cathleen attended Columbia Basin College and has worked in customer service for over 15 years.

She has been married to Ron for 21 years. They have three daughters, two sons, two dogs, two cats and a turtle. She enjoys time with her family, biking, hiking, kayaking, camping and fishing.

Jeremy Braun, technician at Fat Boys Fleet Services JEREMY BRAUN

TECHNICIAN

Jeremy comes to us from Boise, Idaho. He has vast experience with gasoline and diesel trucks and automobiles.

He completed Ford factory training on the IDS and power stroke engines, and has advanced training in electrical.

When not at work, Jeremy is out four wheeling, snowmobiling or mowing his five-acre yard.

Robert Viduarri, technician at Fat Boys Fleet Services ROBERT VIDUARRI

TRAILER TECHNICIAN
WELDER/FABRICATOR

Robert has been with Fat Boys for more than 14 years, and he's been doing this type of work around the Tri-Cities for more than 30 years.

Robert is fluent in both English and Spanish. He is a highly skilled fabricator and welder (mild steel, stainless and aluminum). This - along with a great set of mechanical skills - make him one of the best trailer technicians in the area.

When not working, Robert enjoys his family. He has three daughters, a son and a gaggle of grandchildren. He also enjoys gardening and is active in his church.

Chance Crowder, technician at Fat Boys Fleet Services CHANCE CROWNER

TECHNICIAN

Chance is a proud Pasco Bulldog.

He attended Tri-Tech Skills Center's Diesel Technology Program, then graduated from Walla Walla Community College's Diesel Technology program with an AAAS degree and earned a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

While at Fatboys Chance has taken Ford IDS and Power stroke training, as well as advanced electrical.

When not working Chance likes four-wheeling, fishing and snowboarding.

Lynsey Marr, technical assistant at Fat Boys Fleet Services LYNSEY MARR

TECHNICAL ASSISTANT

Lynsey is our "go to" person. She writes up vehicles as they come into the shop. She also keeps the shop clean, washes vehicles, runs parts, takes customers where they need to go, and does data entry.

Lynsey graduated from Kiona Benton High School and enjoys gardening and rock concerts.

Troy Paxton, technician at Fat Boys Fleet Services TROY PAXTON

TECHNICIAN/PARTS

Troy Paxton is from Eugene by way of Seattle and Yakima. He earned an AAS degree in Diesel Technology Yakima Valley College, then graduated from Universal Technical Institute's Diesel program. Troy has also been trained on hydraulic equipment and lifts.

Troy is an ASE certified Master Heavy and Medium Duty Technician. He also attended Ford IDS and Power stroke training, is Cummins Insite trained and has attended Fire Appartus and JLG training.

Troy has been a technician for 20 years and has worked at Fat Boy’s for 10 years. When not at work Troy likes to fish and is active with the Boy Scouts.

Troy Sawyer, technician at Fat Boys Fleet Services TROY SAWYER

TECHNICIAN

Troy grew up around motors – all kinds of motors. In addition to the family’s cars and trucks, his Grandpa used to race boats, so if it runs, no matter where it runs, if it has a motor he’s right at home.

At Fat Boys, Troy works on everything from light-duty to heavy duty trucks – and more. He’s well on the way to his ASE Master Technician certification with six of the eight required tests under his belt.

Hunter Young, Technician at Fat Boys Fleet Services HUNTER YOUNG

LUBE TECHNICIAN

Like so many other of the Fat Boys crew, Hunter is a hometown guy. He grew up on a farm and thus lived, as he says, "A mechanical life." After a couple of years at Tri-Tech, he went into the working world with a work ethic already well-formed by starting off on a farm and joined the Fat Boys crew earlier this year.

Jonathan Sandoval, Technician at Fat Bots JONATHAN SANDOVAL

TECHNICIAN

Jonathan Sandoval is a hometown guy. He came up through the program at Tri-Tech, where he put in 1200 hours over two years of training. Upon graduation, he went straight to work on one of the larger farms in the area, where he took on the job of keeping two dozen tractors and some combines running well. He's one of the newest Fat Boys crew members, having signed on just this summer.

Charlie Wagner, Jill of All Trades at Fat Boys Fleet Services CHARLIE WAGNER

DOES ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING

To let Charlie tell her own story: "This industry is what I've grown up around. My dad, my grandfather, my uncles...this is all they've ever done. Every family gathering we sat around the table and discussed airplanes, forklifts, engines... I worked for my dad down in Florida - held down a Heavy Duty Truck Parts route. I sold, I helped in the service department and in the parts department."