Our Appliance Repair Experts
Jim is an ex-Air Force pilot and a business school graduate of University of Texas at Austin. He has been in the appliance parts business since 1975. Jim’s time away from work provides time for reading, computers, fixing things around the house, and teaching Sunday school.
Sharon started an insurance brokerage in 1992. She continues as a part time insurance broker in addition to her full time duties at U-FIX-IT Appliance Parts. In her spare time, Sharon loves her German Shepard dog, playing the guitar, growing flowers, and is social chair at Sunday school.
Jim and Sharon are Christian believers who are unabashed in their love for God and their love for each other. Broken appliances are not happy news when they happen. Jim and Sharon want your appliance repair experience to be as pleasant and stress-free as possible.
Team member since 2002
Eric was born and raised in Dallas. Attended Dallas Carter High and graduated from the University of Houston in 1991. Eric, has been working at U-FIX-IT since 2002 and has been the store manager since April 2006. Eric enjoys working with people and helping to resolve problems. Eric enjoy sports and is a longtime fan of the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Cowboys.
Team member since 2015
Edgar was born and raised in Dallas. He attended David W Carter and is currently attending college. He enjoys helping people find a solution to their problems in a efficient manner. He is currently studying for a software development degree and networking certificates. His hobbies include working with software development kits, computers, and collecting retro video games such as NES, SNES, Genesis & Atari.
Chris Ake – Store Manager, Arlington Store
Team member since 2020
I was birthed in Dallas and raised in the Arlington/Mansfield area. I’m a proud father and a Christian. I enjoy spending time with family, strumming the six string, watching YouTube, biking, gaming, learning, and loving. I’m happy to be part of the team!
Tony Medina – Sales, Westmoreland
Tony has been living in Dallas his whole life and loves it. He graduated from the University of Texas in 2019. In his time off
he likes to enjoy painting portraits, traveling the world, and cheering on for his favorite teams. He cheers for the Dallas
Cowboys and all of the hometown teams.
Fernando Roblez – Sales, Tyler
Fernando was born in Italy, Texas and raised in Ennis, Texas. After graduating from high school served in the United State Air Force, where he attained his skills in HVAC, electronics, hydraulics, diesel and power production. Currently, Fernando holds a full certification in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. In his spare time, enjoys keeping up with his Syberian Husky and saltwater aquarium.
Tim Vanderkolk – Sales, Tyler
Born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana. Having retired from Penguin Random House publishing after 20 years, we moved from Colorado Springs to Tyler, Texas to be closer to kids and grandkids. Tim enjoys Texas Holdem, fishing, reading, and golf (oh, and the grandkids of course!)
Jack was born in California and moved to Texas in 2006. Retired from the Army National Guard with 24 years. He attended the American Military University, where he studied Criminal Justice. He enjoys boating, wakeboarding and working with his tractor, he thinks his tractor looks sexy.
Jon grew up in Waxahachie, TX. A US Coast Guard veteran. He has over 30 years’ experience in the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) and the home appliance industry. He received his associate degree in HVAC in 1988 and is currently registered by the Texas department of licensing and regulation in air conditioning and refrigeration.
Jon is a Christ follower who is passionate about inspiring those who may have lost their way. He has four grown children and seven grandchildren. When away from work Jon enjoys wind therapy on his motorcycle and smoking meats for family and friends.
Khristopher Stinson – Sales, East Dallas
Khristopher is a fun loving person who loves God, his family and making people happy. He grew up a good old small town country boy and moved to the big city of Dallas. He loves his Cowboys and Mavs. Go Dallas!!!!!
John Lentini – Controller
John was born in Scranton, PA and moved to the DFW area in 1977. He has 30 years of financial management and operational experience as a CFO and Corporate Controller for businesses ranging from closely held start-ups to Employee Owned (ESOP) organizations. John has worked in a variety of industries including software development, entertainment, consumer products distribution, telecommunications, wholesale produce, equipment leasing, window covering manufacturer/distributor and raw materials distributor/broker.
John is a hands-on manager and enjoys solving problems. His goal is to help all Team members achieve their top performance. He is respected for his business skills, insight, objectivity, honesty and integrity.
John holds a degree in Accounting with a minor in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University. He is active in his Toastmasters Club. John and his wife Jill reside in Euless, TX. They have four children, five grandchildren, and a dog named Dolly. John enjoys spreading as much free time as possible with his grandchildren. He enjoys his 5K walks, bicycling, and gardening.
Jessica Watkins – Phone Receptionist/Accounting, Arlington Store
Team member since 2017
Jess enjoys being the first person many people talk to when they call U-Fix-It appliance Parts. She has two cats and loves taking care of them. In her free time she enjoys writing fiction, riding bikes, and being outside.
Phone Receptionist/Accounting, Arlington Store
Karina was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. I’m a proud wife and Mother of 2 girls and 1 boy. I enjoy spending time with family and watching football. In my free time I love to watch my kids play soccer and volleyball. I’m a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys. I volunteer for YMCA on the weekends for sports.