Gene Hannon Jr., an ASE Master Technician, is married to
Paula and they have 3 girls Jocelyn, Sarah and Carly. He lives in Maryland.
At age 13, Gene began working at his father's (Gene Sr.) ESSO
service center, cleaning equipment and tools, scrubbing out the repair bays,
and pumping gas. By age 16 he was turning wrenches, and receiving technical
training. He worked for his father's Esso (later changed to Exxon) station for
With help from his father and brother, the three opened Avalon
Automotive, an 8-bay repair center, where he was a partner for more than 10
years. Gene join the Chilton Team in late 2006.