Repair business a labour of love for Ramotar
A mechanical repair business which started off as a mobile service is now growing into a permanent home of its own.
Sanjay Ramotar opened Mastermind Mechanics Garage, located next door to Raynor’s Service Station in Southampton last year.
“I’ve had the truck and logo for about three years now,” Mr Ramotar said. “Originally Mastermind was a one-man mobile mechanic company with me doing jobs on site.
“Business gradually picked up to the point where last year I decided it was only right that I open an actual garage.”
For Mr Ramotar, being a mechanic is fulfilling a childhood dream.
“For as long as I can remember I have been interested in mechanics,” he said. “At a very young age my uncle let me drive an excavator and from that moment I was hooked. “Growing up, I built a reputation for having a fast bike and fixing bikes for friends even before the age of 16.
“At one point, the porch of my house looked a lot like how my garage looks now. At any given time there would be a handful of teens fixing bikes or bringing them for me to work on for them.”
The company repairs and services most vehicles such as bikes, cranes, trucks, boats, jet-skis and more.
Mr Ramotar and Omar Johnson, the company mechanic, have an extensive history with automotive and heavy equipment and working on personal vehicles.
“I myself have worked on bikes for so long that I’m confident I have encountered virtually any problem that might arise,” Mr Ramotar said.
“Since opening the garage, we have repaired generators and even a power washer. Basically anything with a motor, just give us a call.”
The business also offers bike pick-up and drop-off services island-wide.
Mr Ramotar gives praise to his team and expressed appreciation for his colleague Jalen Simmons who is in charge of the day-to-day operations.
“Mr Simmons has history in customer service, he is very good in organisation and interpersonal skills,” he said.
In the future, Mr Ramotar said his goal is to set up a spare parts department to provide parts for a reasonable cost.
The business operating hours are flexible, opening at 9am and closing when the day’s work is completed.
For more information call 599-0929. Instagram @Mastermind_mechanics
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