|Everett & Margaret Brown open Brown’s Auto Service at the corner of 9th and Howard with 4 bays and 3 employees.
|Brown’s move to 835 Central and now have 5 service bays.
|Expansion begins. Jim Brown joins the family business and Brown’s Auto Service is moved to 4405 Montana Ave. now with sevens bays and gas pumps.
|Jim and Everett form a 50/50 partnership and purchase their first building at 615 Central Ave.
|With the growing demand for a quality product Brown’s moves to its present location of 1144 Broadwater and becomes Brown’s Automatic Transmission Repair and Exchange now with over 7,000 square feet and 10 bays.
|Brown’s is incorporated on June 29, 1976.
|Everett Brown retires.
|6,000 square foot addition is added to the 1144 Broadwater location to handle the growth of sales.
|The demand for our general auto repair became so great that a new division was created. Brown’s Auto Service opens its doors at 1122 Broadwater allowing the general auto repair and the transmission repair businesses to expand giving Brown’s 18 bays.
|Brown’s Auto Service Inc. purchases Pete’s Automatic Transmission Company giving Brown’s a third location at 216 N 30th and now 24 bays.
|The growth of Automatic Transmission Company led to the building of the present location at 1313 St. Ave North and giving Brown’s 31 automotive bays.
|Gordon Tryan, son-in-law of Jim Brown, joins the family business.
|Brown’s transmission are now sold thru the Car Quest Auto parts stores in Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, & Idaho.
|Brown’s Auto Service Inc. celebrates 40 years of business with the opening of its new centralized Automatic Transmission Rebuilding Center at 123 N 18th St.
|Gene Hetmer, son-in-law of Jim Brown, joins the family business.
|The popularity of a quality built transmissions continues to grow. The rebuild center adds on another 4,000 square feet to handle the volume.
|After 30 years the original building at 1144 Broadwater needs a face-lift. The building is completely renovated and built back up with a 3,000 square foot expansion. The new facility is built to service cars for the new millennium. With this remodel Brown’s now has 13 lifts.
|Brown’s Auto Service Inc. wins the Montana Family Business of the year award from MSU Bozeman.
|Precision Power Trains in Billings is purchased giving Brown’s Auto the opportunity to grow its rapidly growing general auto repair business. This new location in located in the fastest growing part of Billings. Brown’s now employ’s almost 50 people.
|The Billings Chamber of Commerce chooses Brown’s as the recipient for the 2003 Business/Industry Award for an established business. Billings Chamber of Commerce awards James E Brown small businessperson of the year.
|Robert Bosch Corporation names Brown’s Auto Service Inc. as a Bosch Certified Diesel repair facility.
|Brown’s Auto Service Inc. celebrates 50 years of business.2008 – Precision Power Trains now becomes Brown’s Auto Service West.
|Precision Power Trains now becomes Brown’s Auto Service West.
|Browns becomes a Toyo Tire Dealer for all of its Billings Locations.
|With the addition of Ford, GM, and Chrysler scan tools Browns can now reprogram or reflash all Ford, GM, and Chrysler vehicles.
|The Car Quest Billings Store Group honors Brown’s Transmission by recognizing Brown’s for their Outstanding Vendor Support for their Transmission Rebuilt program.
|Brandon Siemers joins the management staff at Browns on Broadwater.
|Eric Von Bergen takes over as the Manager of Automatic Transmission Company. (ATC)
|Brown’s Auto Service purchase a new Hofmann Alignment system allowing us to align all vehicles up to 2016.
Mr. James E. Brown, Owner/President
Gordon Tryan, General Manager