Mechanic Shop in Texas Panhandle

Get to Know Aardvark Automotive & Robert Archer

What’s in a Name?

Aardvark Automotive got its signature mascot and name when owner Robert Archer ventured to start an auto repair shop in Amarillo, and flipped open the dictionary for name inspiration. He got as far as “aardvark” and laughed at the idea. But, as we all know now, the name would stick—and lead us to the front of the pack, not only in the dictionary but also in quality of service and automotive skill and experience.

On January 15, 2017, Aardvark Automotive celebrated 37 years of service in the Texas Panhandle. Robert, himself, now has nearly 50 years of auto repair experience, with 34 of those years as a business owner. He is also ASE Master certified, with significant expertise working on high-end and import vehicles. Today, Aardvark Automotive is known as Amarillo’s best dealership alternative for luxury cars.

Our Mission

Our goal is to exceed our customers’ expectations by considering their safety and well-being our top priorities while providing honest, prompt, and superior service.

We understand the importance of keeping your family safe, and that your car is an investment, so we use the most advanced diagnostics and equipment to ensure your vehicle is repaired properly. For your peace of mind, all our work is guaranteed with our warranty, covering three months or 3,000 miles on labor and 12 months or 12,000 miles on parts.

Come on in & Meet the Team at Aardvark Automotive!

All the technicians and staff at Aardvark Automotive work hard to make taking care of your car easy and pleasant. We each bring many years of automotive industry experience to the table, so you can trust us to service your car with the utmost expertise and professionalism.

  • Lynda Archer - Director/Receptionist/Bookkeeper at Aardvark Automotive
    Lynda ArcherMarketing Director-Receptionist-Bookkeeper

    In May 2009, Lynda Archer left a 20-year nursing career to join her husband, Robert, at Aardvark Automotive, as marketing director, receptionist, and bookkeeper. In these roles, she enjoys the fast pace of the shop and visiting with customers.

    But Wheels to Prosper is Lynda's favorite project at Aardvark. She thinks the program, which gives a car to a deserving person who does not have transportation is awesome!! In many cases, it means a family will be able to gain employment, keep a job, or just to go to the grocery store or a doctor's appointment. (That is BIG!!!)

    Lynda's hobbies are cooking, crafting, shopping, and spending time with the grandchildren. 

  • Brandon Anderson – Shop Manage at Aardvark Automotive
    Brandon AndersonShop Manager

    Brandon Anderson has 20 years of experience in the auto repair industry, and is certified to write service. He has been to many service writing training courses, and his motto is “knowledge is power.” Brandon will welcome you to Aardvark Automotive with a smile and a warm handshake.

    In 2014, Brandon received a Prime Service Award from the Amarillo Convention & Visitors Council after one of Aardvark's customers nominated him for the award in recognition of the outstanding service Brandon provided. (Prime Service is a campaign sponsored by the Amarillo Convention & Visitors Council to recognize and reward Amarillo employees for prime service if customers feel they have been provided with genuine, top-of-the-line service.)

    Brandon and his wife, Renee, have three beautiful children, Sean, Maddy Lou, and Luke. Together, they enjoy watching movies or swimming (in warmer weather.) The family has a strong faith and attends St. Thomas Catholic Church. They also counsel married couples for the Catholic Church through Retrouvaille Marriage Counseling. In addition, Brandon is involved with Autism and Buddy Walks here in Amarillo.

  • Donna Rudder
    Donna RudderReceptionist

    Donna has two boys Blaine 15 and Austin 13. All I do is work and the boys go to school. We do like to camp and fish when time allows.

  • Josh Dean
    Josh DeanService Advisor

    Meet Josh , Service Advisor for Aardvark Automotive. He will meet you with a handshake and a smile. He has been in the automotive industry for the last 11 years and enjoys being around a fast paced shop. Josh is married to Elizabeth and they have six children. Five of which are named after cars. Josh enjoys coaching football and baseball with Cooper and Ashton and riding his motorcycle occasionally Elizabeth rides with him.  Their oldest daughter, Bentley is on the Varsity Volleyball Team at Amarillo High School.  The three youngest, Kayden, Delanee and Camree  haven't decided on their sports yet. 

  • Chad Jeter – Lead Technician at Aardvark
    Chad JeterLead Technician

    Chad Jeter is the lead technician at Aardvark Automotive. He is ASE certified, and had been a professional technician since he was 21 years old. He is also certified by Dodge, Ford, and KIA. While Chad has a lot of automotive training, he learned most of what he knows about cars from his dad, working with him and gaining experience from a young age.

    Chad and his wife, Megan, have two sons, Damian and Cris. In their spare time, the family enjoys off-roading and target shooting.

  • Kory – Technician at Aardvark
    Kory StokesTechnician

    Kory left Aardvark Automotive 2 years ago to live in Alabama. He now has returned to Texas and Aardvark Automotive! Welcome back!  Kory and Stacy have 2 very active, sons Kaden 7, and  Ethan 4 all their spare time is spent with the boys.

  • Vince – Technician at Aardvark
    Vince MichelsonTechnician

    Vince recently joined our team in May. Vince has had extensive training in luxury brand vehicle and is also a BMW enthusiast himself even drives a BMW! He and his girlfriend, Tammy, are BIG animal lovers and enjoy spending time together.