MEET OUR TRANSMISSION REPAIR SPECIALISTS

The staff at Henderson Transmission are all highly trained and certified technicians with one common goal in mind – quality service at honest prices. Our transmission center is diligent in applying the ATRA Member Code of Ethics to all of our transmission repair and diagnostic services for the purpose of better assisting our customers with their repair needs and concerns. Adherence to the ATRA Code of Ethics, also helps ensure that when you bring in a vehicle for transmission service or repair, you know that you are receiving honest and professional service from our technical staff. Our transmission technicians are always polite and courteous in their effort to provide the quality of service you want and deserve.

Steve Harris – Owner and Builder

Steve Auto Transmission Repair
Steve has been in the Automotive industry since 1994. He started his career at Henderson Transmission and worked his way from R&R person to Business Owner. During his 26 years in the business, Steve gained extensive knowledge of diagnosing and building transmission. Like his father, Steve has worked on cars since he was a young boy. Raised in Henderson, Steve graduated from Basic High School and attended ATTC (Area Technical Trade Center). Steve has a vested interest in performing his job with excellence since he took over the business in 2020.

Rick Smith – Founder

Rick Smith - Owner Henderson Transmission
Rick has been in the automotive repair business for over 41 years with 39 of those years repairing automatic transmissions and transfer cases. Like his father before him, Rick has been working on cars since he was a very young boy. At age 12, Rick worked on a pit crew, drag racing a 1965 Ford Mustang and later, a 1969 Mustang Boss 302. At age 16, Rick obtained a part-time job, after school, performing general repair for Ed’s Automotive in Hollywood, CA. Starting July 8, 1974, Rick accepted a position at Ted’s Transmission in Glendale, CA. Rick was removing, repairing and installing transmissions and performing transmission services. After work and on lunch breaks, Rick would read shop manuals and trade publications for “fun.” In 1977, Rick started attending Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA) seminars. These seminars discuss transmission problems and provide solutions and updates. Annually, he continues his transmission education to stay up-to-date on what is happening with transmissions of all makes and models. In October 1981, after managing Ted’s Transmission for two years, he started his own transmission repair business by the name of Montrose Transmission in Montrose, CA. Wanting to leave CA, he sold his very successful transmission business in November, 1989 and moved to Henderson, NV along with his family. From February, 1990 to September, 1990, Rick worked for Expert Transmission. Rick felt that he could provide the high level of service that he was used to providing if he started his own business again; thus, in October, 1990, opened Henderson Transmission. In 1996, needing to expand due to increased business, Henderson Transmission moved to its permanent and current location in the Sun Pac Industrial Park. To this day, Rick continues to read shop manuals and trade publications online for “fun,” and likes to get his hands dirty working on cars. In his spare time, he enjoys restoring Ford “Broncos.”

Alfredo Tarin – Transmission R&R Mechanic

Alfredo Transmission Shop
Alfredo’s passion for cars started in high school after purchasing his first car and wanting to make it a drift car. He attended S.E.C.T.A. (South East Career Technical Academy formerly VoTech) high school where he chose automotive as his major. He started working at a General Motors Accessory center where he installed add on options to GM vehicles at the age of 17. He then went on to work at Fairway Chevrolet where he moved up from quick lube technician to apprentice technician while attending CSN (College of Southern Nevada). After completing his apprenticeship, he moved on to become a transmission technician at the dealership. After 8 plus years Alfredo decided to leave GM to further his knowledge of transmissions in other makes and models. He is now learning to rebuild alongside Steve while being our R&R mechanic.