Patrick McHugh (owner)
Bimmer Rescue was created in 2008 with a mission to protect and preserve the BMWs, Audis, and MINIs for clients throughout Richmond and beyond. With a commitment to transparency, honesty, and excellence, the story of our shop is infused with genuine passion for auto repair. Call Bimmer Rescue if you need car repair services or schedule an appointment online. We’re located at 6401F Dickens Place, Richmond, VA 23230. Our team of qualified auto mechanics are experts at auto repair and will provide professional services in no time. Clients from Richmond, Short Pump, The West End, and The Fan District have come to trust that our commitment to stellar auto repair is unrivaled by our competition. We look forward to your visit.
Where did this shop come from?
We all had to start somewhere, and our story seemed to begin from the moment Patrick McHugh, the owner of Bimmer Rescue, finessed his motor skills. As a young boy, he started taking apart toasters, blenders, toy cars, and eventually graduated to lawnmowers. At 12 years old, neighbors were bringing lawnmowers for him to fix. Furthering instilling his passion for auto repair, his father bought an old BMW as a teenager, and he learned everything he could about the car. His love for BMW cars, along with other European vehicles, began there. After working as a pilot, Patrick returned to his first love, auto repair in 2010, and Bimmer Rescue was officially in business.
Where is it going?
At our auto repair shop, we are actively trying to change the image of auto mechanics away from blue-collar workers to specialized master technicians who are engineering and computer whizzes. Your BMW, MINI, or Audi is a computer on wheels, and it requires an excessive amount of knowledge of technology and computer science.
Along with transforming the way you view auto mechanics, we are also striving to provide the communities of Richmond, Short Pump, The West End, and The Fan District with ample opportunities for education. If you want to learn about car care, come to us. If your child is an aspiring auto mechanic, contact us. We want today’s youth to know that there are careers for them in our industry if they enjoy working with their hands and minds.
Who’s a part of it?
Our team consists of a great group of people.
Patrick is a proud father of two, he lives in the Fan District, and is our visionary fearless leader. He used to be an airline pilot but his passion for BMWs and MINIs won out. He’s the mastermind behind our gallery events, kids classes, and other community outreach programs.
D’Ahlo is a father of two and has a belly-laugh that puts a smile on everyone’s faces. He’s one of our Master techs and he knows his stuff. He has fine culinary tastes and is our chef when we do Friday cookouts.
Gareth is proudly from Brockagh, County Tyrone Ireland, but earned his master tech status in the States and is a proud American citizen. He played professional Irish football, is a keen crossfitter, boxer and pianist. He trained at BMW and is a Factory Trained Master and also has VW and Audi certifications.
Tom has three kids, and he’s our outdoorsman. He’s the guy you want to be with if you’re lost in the woods. Tom’s a Master tech, but he’s also a master huntsman. He’s a natural when it comes to mechanical things and there’s nothing he can’t fix.
Kyle is a father of one, and he loves the Washington Redskins so he and Mike get along just fine. He's the Production Specialist and does a little bit of everything for the shop. He's also a music fanatic who knows everything about hard rock and heavy metal , but don't ask him about who's topping the country music charts.
Anna Handres is our service advisor. She is married, has no kids, but has plenty of fur babies. She grew up in Northern VA, went to VCU for a Business degree, and fell in love with Richmond. One interesting fact about Anna is that she was a professional bra fitter for nine years. Imagine how she can tailor to your car’s needs! When she’s not working, she loves to cuddle with her pets, listen to music, and refinish antique furniture.
“A.J.” is short for Andrew Johnson. A.J. handles shop maintenance and he’s our jack-of-all-trades. He’s single, is a “master friend” with everyone, and loves to drag race mini bikes. If you Google “Fast Mini Bikes”, you’ll see A.J. racing at tracks across the country! He’s also an outdoorsman and loves living in the country.
Joe Roche is from Danville, VA and has lived in Richmond for 5 years. He is a master tech and got his BMW training from BMW STEP. His wife works at St. Mary’s as a labor and delivery nurse. When he’s not working, he likes to try craft beers at local breweries and go canoeing with his wife and dog.