Our E & B Team

mikemaryMike and Mary Ann Margulis
Mike has worked on numerous local projects, is a founding member of the Mendocino County Railway Society, and has held 4-H Automotive classes in his shop. One of his students went on to become an ASE Certified Master Auto Technician and California Licensed Smog Check Technician.

When you stop by our shop, you may also find Mary Ann working at the desk. She helps out with mailings, sends out thank you notes, newsletters and cards. You may even get a follow-up phone call from Mary Ann, to check up on you and your vehicle, and to make sure our repairs are to your satisfaction.


Curtis Bruchler
Curtis Bruchler is our Service Advisor, and he’s very well-known on the Mendocino Coast. Curtis is here to take care of you and your vehicle needs. Curtis is married and has 7 girls, with 4 still living at home. Everyone wonders how he manages such a large and busy family! Curtis comes from an automotive background: His famous drag-racing dad’s car (Mike Mitchell’s Revolution Corvette) is in the Wally Parks Drag Racing Museum in Pomona. If you ever have a problem with your car, or if you have questions about maintenance, give Curtis a call.


Eric LottenEric Lotten
Our lead technician, Eric Lotten, has many years of experience in a broad spectrum of auto repair. He has worked on everything from small engines, cars, trucks, vans, all the way up to big-rig trucks. Eric and his family are long time residents of Fort Bragg.