Our Team

Ward Jennings Proprietor

Ward has worked in the automotive industry 35 years and the last 30 years running his own business. Although he spends a lot of time running the business, he also enjoys helping his technicians diagnose problems with customer cars. Prior to that, he worked in various German specialist shops and with automotive engineering companies. As much as he enjoys getting under the hood of vehicles, Ward also relishes the unique challenge of running a business.

When he’s not working, you’ll find him with his family, sailing, motorcycling, playing squash or practicing carpentry.

Darek Kwiatkowski Service Manager, Customer Service

Our talented and personable service writer Darek has been a fixture at our shop for approaching 20 years, and has been in the automotive field for a over 30 years. He attended automotive school in Poland and specialized in Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi repairs. “I like the friendly environment and professionalism here at W. Jennings Company,” says Darek. He and his wife, Agata, have two daughters: Natalie and Gabriela. Besides spending time with his family, Darek also enjoys motorcycles, boating, and sports.

William “Billy” Godo Service Manager, Customer Service

Billy has been working on vehicles for 31 years, the last 20 with W. Jennings Company. He’s a graduate of Porter and Chester Automotive Institute and also has dealership training on Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche. When asked what he likes best at W. Jennings Company, Billy has plenty to say: “family atmosphere, car-specific tools, and the customers know you by name and face.” When he’s not working on cars, Billy likes to go fishing and mountain biking. He also enjoys playing the guitar, going to the gym and going to movies. He’s also a certified Yankees nut! If you love baseball, ask for Billy. Billy is approaching his 20th year with the company.

Neil Swanson Technician

As our most experienced technician with an impressive track record, Neil has been in car repair since 1973. While he began his career at Nissan and Audi dealerships, over time his focus has evolved toward European car repair, especially Volkswagen and Volvo. He has been with W. Jennings Co. for nearly 10 years! Neil appreciates the advantages of being with an independent repair shop: “The atmosphere with customers and other team members is more personal. Unlike the dealerships, there is more direct human contact and you get to see every link in the chain.” Neil’s interests outside of work include time with his family as well as music and photography.

Nelson Carvajal Technician

Nelson has worked in the automotive industry for over 30 years on both foreign and domestic cars. He is married and proudly raised seven children. In his free time Nelson restores his beloved vintage Mazda RX-7 and participates in numerous car shows in the northeast. He is also fond of spending time outdoors and can be found riding ATV’s with friends and family on the weekends.

See What Our Customers Are Saying!

I have a Mini and I'm very satisfied with the service and the attention I get. They always take the time to explain what needs to be done and what doesn't need to be done. They clearly love what they do and want to make the customers happy. The prices are fair. They saved me $100's off the price of a new clutch compared to the dealer. I highly recommend W. Jennings Co.

Jeff Dean

I have always received excellent service from W. Jennings Company. Ward and his crew are very knowledgeable, experienced mechanics and they provide terrific customer service. They have worked on many of my cars of many different manufacturers including BMW, Porsche, Ford and Lexus. I highly recommend them for whatever type of car you drive.

Timothy Russell

In my experience, Jennings is by far the best Auto Repair Shop around with the highest level of honesty, expertise, and customer service you can find. For over 18 years, they have done a superb job of keeping my cars in top shape. They have provided consistently excellent service on every level, often exceeding expectations. Would recommend Ward Jennings team to anyone. A+! I'd give them 6 stars if I could.

Brenda Ungerland

The team at W Jennings is dedicated to following through and solving problems great and small on my 91 MB. I appreciate their fair pricing, great communication from Bill and and Darek, and easy access to Ward, the owner. Honest service providers for foreign auto repair can be hard to find. Look no further than this honest, clean, and user-friendly shop right off 95 in Fairfield-Southport neighborhood.

Holt Price

Every time I have serviced my car at Jennings, I am greeted by name and given the best possible service. They are always fair in their estimates, and call before proceeding with any unexpected work. Extremely satisfied.

Maggie Moffitt Rahe

I love working with the people at W. Jennings Co. Courteous, responsive, professional. Great work on our 1988 Mercedes 420 SEL. They can handle these repairs in a cost-effective manner and keep the car running well!

Susan Paris

We just bought a 2001 BMW and couldn't be happier with their quality of customer service! They've exceeded our expectations with fair pricing, great communication and standing behind their work. Highly recommended!

Carlene S.

The team at W. Jennings did a great job on my recent service there. Professional, efficient, fair, skilled. All the qualities that you want in a mechanic. They met and exceeded my expectations. They completed the job when promised and had a loaner for my use. I'll use them again. Thanks.

J.R.

Absolutely outstanding! Have literally known the guys there for decades now and they have serviced all our vehicles (and we have a lot). From MBZ, Porsche, BMW. From very classic to brand new. They are on my speed dial. In short: They Rock!

Joe S.

Classic car experts and if you doubt it take a drive by and see what sits in the lot. Quite a skilled team led by Ward Jennings for years.

Mr. B.