Jimmy Nelson Automotive was established on June 1, 1994. Since then, this family owned and operated company has been offering professional automotive repair services to customers in Mandeville and the surrounding areas. The history of the company is filled with extensive experience and shared knowledge found within the family business. Jimmy’s father was an automotive engineer in the 1950s and worked for Willy’s Overland Company. During his teenage years, Jimmy’s father taught him the trade of working on cars, only bolstering young Jimmy’s passion for the industry.
Jimmy continued to work on cars at Baldwin Motors while attending St. Paul’s high school in Mandeville/Covington area. He then attended Southeastern Louisiana University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business. For some time, he worked for local dealerships in New Orleans and Mandeville/Covington area, as well as an insurance adjuster for automobile claims at State Farm. After some time, Jimmy decided he wanted to branch out and establish his own business. Jimmy has also trained several apprentice technicians who are now very successful master technicians. With over 36 years of experience, Jimmy Nelson has created a business in which he can provide superior customer service, as well as professionally completed auto repair work.