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Ernie Layman


Johnson County Automotive

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5829 Kessler Lane
Merriam, KS 66203

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Phone : 913-432-1721

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Johnson County Automotive

Type of Industry: Automotive Repair

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In search of seasons, I found a great career.

I have been married to my wife, Cindy, for 34 years. We have two sons, Stephen and Travis, and two grandchildren, Mira and Wyatt. We moved to Kansas City we picked a place on the map with all four seasons.

I started working in a shop in the Crossroads called Ark Automotive, and during that time, I met Alan Heriford. In 2007, I started working for Alan at Johnson County Automotive. I enjoy helping Alan run a great automotive business built on trust, taking care of customers, and building lasting relationships.

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Born into an auto repair family.

I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and moved to Houston at age 9. My grandfather owned an automotive shop but closed it with the introduction of fuel injection. My father was a truck driver, and I grew up working on his trucks every weekend. I started working in the automotive industry at age 17. I was working in the Houston heat and noticed the managers in the office with the AC. I knew right then which direction to go. I became the manager of a shop when I turned 18. I did that for a couple of years until I started working for the water department. I worked for the water department for six years and became highly certified, mainly working alone all day, and decided that was not for me.