About Us

Welcoming the new family generation …

Working alongside family members really is a privilege … and the most recent recruit to the family team is Rachel. Rach brings an energy of laughter and fun that compliment her awesome customer skills. We had advertised for a Service Manager and received a dozen applicants – and one of the resumes was our daughter – how could we not give her a look in, providing she fit the position! Her charm and commitment to her position of Service Manager is a pleasure to work alongside.

Tim stepped into the business as a teenager apprentice and completed his trade certificate in Automotive Engineering, following his father’s footsteps with a natural skill in problem solving. Tim plays an important technical role in the business running the workshop and demonstrates the new age of thinking with electrical diagnosis and all things mechanical.

We are all committed and understand that we are all in this together, working toward a common goal. Understanding one another’s tendencies and traits help us to communicate more effectively. We still have some strong arguments like most business partners and family do, but they’re productive and are about improving the business and ourselves as pleasant humans.

When I (mumsy) stepped into the business in the ninety’s we were paying the accounts with cheques and printing out A4 newsletters and sending them off in the mail… how things have changed. These days email, social media, google and a modern website are king and this is where my energy is now focused. It is fun, creative and always forever changing.

Exceeding Customer Expectations”

That’s what’s been driving Ron Hill Automatics for the past 40+ years. Today it’s more important to us than ever. Our outstanding reputation and lifelong customers can attest to our standing as the industry leader. Our team are all keen motoring enthusiasts and continue to better their knowledge and skills for the latest advancements in automotive technology.

We are honoured to be the winners of the “Excellence in Business” Award.

Ron Hill Automatics are winners of the prestigious “Excellence in Business” Award for as Enterprise of the Year and have been acknowledged for our commitment and passion to excellent customer service on the Sunshine Coast.

The finalists undergo a three-tier judging process consisting of written submission, on-site business interview, and mystery shop. Each section is judged by two judges and all six scores are added together to determine the large and small business winner of each category.

All scores are included in the totals to maintain impartiality. The highest scoring large and small business across all categories is awarded Enterprise of the Year and Small Business of the Year.

We would like to thank our customers of the past 40 plus years for your encouragement and support. Here’s to the next 40!

Our Beginning

Ron Hill started repairing automatic transmissions in a small shed at the Gap in Brisbane in 1975.

It was an idea of his father in law, Gordon Wallace, for Ron to study up on automatics as they were getting more commonly used in vehicles. Ron commenced his Motor Mechanic’s Apprenticeship in the Australian Army and studied transmission maintenance and repair with the International Correspondence School. After 5 years of running the business at the Gap in Brisbane, it was moved to 44 Kayleigh Drive, Maroochydore in 1980.

Ron has a real passion for the industry and it even flows through to his hobby of restoring and building trophy winning muscle cars. These have included a highly modified 1956 F-100 and a 1955 Chev Tudor Belair Sedan.

The Rest is History

Ron took Bill Olah on as a partner/owner after many years of working together in the business. This was a great move as Bill brought on board a boost of new enthusiasm and excellent organisational skills. Bill’s automotive training was achieved in Sydney as a motor mechanic and moved on to specialise in automatic transmissions.

Bill is a keen 4WD enthusiast with frequent trips to Fraser Island, Cape York, and Double Island Point. Fraser Island is a favourite adventure with the family catching plenty of spotty mackerel. As an experienced off-road driver, he understands the importance of upgrading drivetrain components for recreational usage and is a strong advocator for proper transmission maintenance.

Our Integrity

Ron and Bill both share strong family values and strive to maintain a friendly, professional team so everyone enjoys their day at work.

We really value our customers entrusting us with their vehicle’s maintenance, service, and repairs – we do our level best to exceed their expectations. We pride ourselves on our integrity and our team will convey that in how we serve you, our customer.

Our business has been steadily growing on the Sunshine Coast and we are proud to be a leader of the industry

Our experienced team are long serving, dedicated professionals who are committed to excellent service

Most importantly, we are always happy to help

Find Out Why We Are The Best

If you experience transmission issues, would like to maximise your vehicle’s performance or book any general mechanical and electrical services, give us a call today!