Our Team

Classic Pro Automotive's employees are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated to the success of our business.


G.B. Sigmon is the owner of Classic Pro Automotive.

G.B. started his automotive career during high school taking courses while working in the automotive field at night. He attended college to pursue a Bachelor degree in automotive technology at Gaston College. He worked at local dealerships putting his knowledge to the test.  In 1984 he went to work in the garage at Freightliner Corporation.  After working there for 17 years, he decided to open up his own business, Classic Pro Automotive.  He has operated at the current location for 17 years and has grown the business strictly through word of mouth throughout the community along with customer referrals.  With 40 years plus with of hands on training, he has experience in a diverse field regarding auto repairs.  From simple repairs to the most complex, Classic Pro Automotive can fix it!!

Brian Bonner has 7years of auto repair experience. He also has over 5 years of classic car restoration experience. Brian also has an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering.He is also Auto Core Certified and fabrication from the NASCAR Technical Institute.

Paul Gibson is a Gaston County, North Carolina native. Paul is a Master Mechanic. He has more certifications that our wall can handle. He is skilled in diesel repairs and rebuilding transmissions. His automotive skills cover all areas. If he cannot find the part, he will figure out how to make the part.

Jason Van Norman is from Waterford, Michigan. He has 6 years’ experience working in the automotive field. He is also a local Fireman.

Josh Tanner is from Endicott, New York. He also lived in Melbourne, Florida prior to coming to North Carolina. Josh is ASE certified with 20 years’ experience as an automotive mechanic.

Nakota Hunt is from Charlotte, North Carolina. He is working toward becoming a Master Mechanic and ASE certification. Nakota has 4 years’ experience as a mechanic. He is certified as a North Carolina State Inspector and that adds to his expertise in what vehicles need to be safe. 

Andrew Patterson is from Lincolnton, North Carolina. Andrew is just starting his automotive career and has one year of experience. He loves old cars and that is what brought him to Classic Pro. He is learning the ropes from GB and the gang. Hopefully he will be ASE certified and Master Mechanic in the future. 

Patrick Scalise, Jr. is from Bridgeport, WV. He moved to North Carolina in the 80’s. He has over 20 years’ experience in bodywork, automotive, and motorcycle mechanics. He graduated from the American Motorcycle Institute in 92.

Sam McKinney is a Master Mechanic who is also able to complete North Carolina State Inspections. He can look over vehicles to ensure that the vehicle will pass inspection and provide information on what must be completed. He is very skilled with diesel vehicles and offers years on knowledge to ensure customer safety comes first. 


Brandon Padgett is the service writer. He has wrote service requests for several years and offers insight to what needs to be done first and offers options for customers to consider. 

Glenn Jermalowicz works on British vehicles that come into the shop. His love for cars drew him into the racing world  although he no longer races vehicles. Glenn currently works to guide customers on the best options and items available for restoration builds.

Karen Burnett is the office manager. She handles secretarial duties, bookkeeping, accounts receivable, and accounts payable. Karen answers the phones and directs calls out to the shop. She takes customer information to ensure work requests are processed.