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Servicing cars for over 20 years!

Welcome to the "About Us" section of 5-Star Auto Repair & Exhaust of Lexington! We were formerly known as 5-Star Exhaust and Quick Lube. The 5-Star shop has been in business for 16 years in Lexington. In April of 2018, the owner decided to retire and sold the business to one of his long-time employees - Ryan Dougherty. Ryan started at 5-Star over 10 years ago and worked his way up from mechanic to lead technician, to shop foreman, then to shop manager. When presented with the opportunity to purchase the business, he happily accepted.

"Even though I have changed the business name, the shop still retains the same amazing staff, fair prices, honest assessment of your vehicle, and quality repairs you have grown to expect. I look forward to continually earning your repeat business and keeping you safe and comfortable on the road"
Owner: Ryan Dougherty

Ryan Dougherty

Ryan recently purchased 5-Star Auto Repair & Exhaust of Lexington, but is not new to the business. Ryan began working for the previous owner over ten years ago as a mechanic. over the years, Ryan has progressed from mechanic to lead technician to shop foreman to shop manager and now owner. Ryan has twenty two years experience repairing vehicles, and is a.s.e., general motors, and m.a.c.s certified. He attends regular training courses to stay on the cutting edge of technology to better service your vehicle.


Chesley Willoughby

Chesley is the head of the 5-Star Auto Repair & Exhaust of Lexington accounting department. Chesley handles the day-to-day financial business with our parts vendors as well as keeping the shop stocked with its basic needs. Chesley is also a service writer when needed, so you may get to meet her in the waiting area on occasion.


Ellen Moberly

Ellen is our newest customer service specialist. Prior to joining the 5-Star Auto Repair & Exhaust of Lexington team she worked in a library so she is no stranger to making customers feel at ease. You may also get to meet her if you decide to take advantage of our free shuttle service.

Customer Service

Jeremy Moberly

Jeremy started with us in 2015 as a service writer, he then decided to move out in the shop as a general service tech, he didn't remain a general service tech for long due to ryan seeing talent and promise in him he was moved to a technician spot.

Shop Foreman

Enrique Rodriguez

Enrique "Ricky" started with 5-Star Auto Repair & Exhaust of Lexington in 2016, and has proven to be a very valuable hard working employee. Ricky has 29 years experience as a technician, and owned his own shop in danville ky for 5 years


Rob Eastburn

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Brandon Burk

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