Our Team

Our Team

Richard McKenney

Richard became the owner of Randy’s Performance Automotive on May 1st, 2017.  He has been a licensed technician at the shop for the past 10 years. Richard went to Kemptville College for Welding and decided to start his apprenticeship as a mechanic afterwards. He earned his license from Algonquin College in 2005 and became a licensed service technician for Car Canada in Ottawa. Richard left Car Canada a couple years later to come work for Randy’s and has been with us ever since. Richard enjoys working on custom exhaust fabrication, as he always liked welding and has a very creative mind. He has a lot of ambition and is a hard worker, so when the opportunity of owning the shop came up, he jumped on it right away and he is very happy in his new role. Richard was born and raised in Oxford Station, Ontario on a farm and he moved on his own in Spencerville in his early 20s. He still resides in Spencerville with his wife Melissa and daughter Ava.  Richard very much enjoys snowmobiling in the winter, playing ball in the summer and spending time with his family at home.


Ron Bates

Ron has been working at Randy’s since the very beginning. He started as an apprentice with us and he earned his license through Algonquin College in 1997. Ron has a lot of experience under his belt and he is very knowledgeable. You can find Ron working on most of our Hot Rods projects; he really enjoys that type of work. Ron is from Merrickville, where he still resides with his wife Kristi and daughter Marti. He also enjoys snowmobiling in the winter and farming in the summer.


Steve Schafer

Steve did his apprenticeship at Charles Auto Care. He earned his license from Algonquin College in 2007 and he started to work for us shortly after.  He is originally from Osgoode, but now resides in Kemptville with his wife Celina and two daughters Ryleigh and Emmerson. In his spare time he enjoys camping and spending time with his family.



Ellen Fawcett

Ellie started working with us in June 2014. You can find her at the reception:  she does so much for us, from answering the phone, booking appointments, ordering parts, book keeping, and much more. She graduated from St. Lawrence College in Brockville with a diploma in Business Finance in 1991. Ellie enjoys working with people and she loves that her coworkers are men, that probably comes from the fact that she grew up with brothers. She is from Oxford Station and now resides in Kemptville with her husband Doug, her two kids Graydon and Jayna, and their dog Aero. In the summer you can find Ellie at her trailer camping and she is also a member of Kemptville Players where she enjoys acting.


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