Established in 1945
The story so far…
Sidney Woodall and his son Harry founded the business in 1945. As time passed by, Sidney’s two other sons Norman and Clifford joined the business, and Woodall Brothers was created. The business grew over the year and two more garages, in South Kirby and South Elmsall, were purchased by the company. All of the garages employed local people to work side by side with the Woodall family.
After the sad passing of Sidney, Norman took control of the business. As time went by Norman, who had been working alone, found it difficult to manage all three garages. Therefore it was decided that twoof the garages would be sold, and the Hemsworth Garage would take on the customers from the garages that had been sold.
Later, as Norman’s son grew older, David and Terrance joined the thriving business and later bought the business to carry on the tradition. Dave put down the spanners in 2006 but when his wife passed away in 2011, he retired due to ill health. Terrance Woodall never had chance to put the spanners down as he passed away suddenly in December 2015, he is sadly missed.
Christian Woodall, David’s son started working for the family business in 1989 aged just 15. David and Terrance trained Christian the old school way. He became a very talented motor engineer, who never lets any motor vehicle beat him. Christian works up to 16 hours a day to ensure his customers get their vehicles back the same day. We will always try to repair before replacing a part, as we know this will make it more cost effective to our customers.
We always like to maintain communications with our customers before, during and after a repair job to ensure that they are aware of the work that is being carried out. We also try our very best to ensure that our customers are satisfied with the services we provide.
Christian took over the business when his father David retired in 2006, to work along side his Uncle Terrance. In 2010 Joshua Woodall joined the business, and just like all the previous generations, he was trained in the traditional Woodall way. He is now qualified as an automobile engineer and MOT Tester.
Later in 2015 Jordan Woodall also joined the family team and is currently undergoing the same traditional Woodall training that all the other generations of his family received. So now the tradition lives on with Father and two Sons running the business that goes from strength to strength.
Thank you to all of our customers
We would like to thank our highly valued customers, that have stayed with our family for years. We are proud to say that we are the fourth generation of the Woodall family and that our family has worked for over seven decades in our Hemsworth location. We are the longest established Automobile Engineering company in Yorkshire and our team still holds traditional old school values and we hope that the future generations will continue to hold such values.
Our Family team have a great sense of commitment and accountability. We always go the extra mile to ensure our customers are happy and our business is successful . We take great pride in everything we do and we have strong customer relationships – it has always been our aim to look after our customers and not just their vehicles. Our opening hours are flexible to suit you our customer and to ensure that vehicles are kept on the road when needed.