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Rick's Automotive

The Face of Automotive Services

Sep 2023

Did you know that Rick and Karen Hughlett founded Rick’s Automotive, Inc. in 1980, and what has become a multi-operational enterprise initially began with just two employees? After decades of success, a new generation of family members are now running the operation—Rick and Karen’s daughter Kala and her husband Travis. Kala grew up watching her parents and has worked here for 16 years. Travis has worked his way up over the last 13 years to VP.

We started by working with local families on their personal vehicles and quickly grew to maintain ambulances for both local hospitals and fleet vehicles for 150 local companies. Rick’s is also the Professional Sprinter Service Provider of the Ozarks, being the only fleet repair shop in Southwest Missouri with authorized diagnostic tools specific to Sprinter.

No matter how large we grow, we continue to appreciate the business of individuals for their personal cars, where we got our humble start! Our technicians are dedicated and make it a priority to stay up-to-date on the latest technologies. Many have been on our team for 20 years and some even 30!

We have worked hard to earn and keep the trust of our community, and we hope to do so for decades to come.

We are proud to be your Face of Automotive Services.


2121 S. Campbell, Springfield | 417-887-2225 | ricksautomotive.com

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