Bruce’s love for cars began at a very young age by racing Quarter Midgets in the mid-50’s. He and his family were involved in sports cars, drag racing, snowmobile racing, go-cart racing, etc. After graduating from WV Institute of Technology with Degrees in both Business and Mechanical Engineering, it only took a few years to determine self-employment was his path. His entrepreneur spirit began with his first business venture in April, 1977.
In 1991, Bruce’s love for cars was rekindled when he established a very small enclosed transportation business. A short time later, he established a collector car restoration business which produced numerous national show winners.
After moving back to WV in 1997, the focus on the transporting portion of the business began to grow, leading to the business that now thrives as Applewood Motorcar Transport. He still continues to provide appraisals as well as expert testimony in some legal cases.
In September, 2007 Judi left her job as Director of Marketing for a National fast food franchisee where she had worked for 17 years. In her search for employment, it occurred to her that she could probably be as much value to Bruce and his growing business as she would be to anyone else out there in the “corporate world”. As it turned out, she has been a valuable contribution to Applewood and the “fit” is perfect. She is now grateful to be a Cancer Survivor since 2012.
Judi is also a former High School Teacher of 11 years. She is a graduate of Fairmont State University in Fairmont, WV with a Degree in Business Education. She worked on her Master’s Degree at WVU while raising a family.
Stephannie is our Office Manager. She has been with us since 2009. She is responsible for Customer Communications, Maintenance Scheduling and Records, and Assists with Logistics and DOT Compliance. Stephannie’s family consist of her husband, Tristan and her two children Hunter and Summer. Enjoys spending her spare time with her Children Hunter and Summer.
Dennis Gawronski is our Logistic Manager and he comes to Applewood Motorcar with over 35 years in the transportation industry and as a driver manager he has over 2,000,000 miles as a registered safe driver. Originally from Baltimore he now resides in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Greg Kerns is a mechanic for Applewood Motorcar and helps just take care of whatever needs to be done. He hails from Harpers Ferry, WV and is married with five children. He enjoys playing softball.
Gary came to us from General Motors. After working for them for 32 years, he went to school James Rumsey and received his CDL. Gary enjoys boating, gardening, golfing, riding his Harley and he plays the Banjo with the Harlan Springs band.
Kevin Sharp lives in Capon Bridge, WV. He was a driver for 24 years before coming to Applewood Motorcar in March of 2015. He is married with seven children and 16 grandchildren.
Mike Evans comes to Applewood with 33 years of truck driving experience. On his spare time Mike loves to fly remote control airplanes and remote control race cars.
Scott graduated top of his class on CDL driver training. Scott chose Applewood Motorcars for his employment due to his love for automobiles. Scott resides in Hagerstown MD with his wife Tammy.
Jeff Frank came to Applewood from Summit Point Raceway where he was a Maintenance Mechanic. He lives right here in Gerrardstown and enjoys flying drones and getting out into Nature.
A selection of photos from past company events.