About Us

Our Story -- Harlan Automotive

Where Customers Come First

Mike Harlan, owner of Harlan Automotive, is a graduate of Calloway County High School and Murray State University. His passion for cars began when he started working on his own 1973 Chevrolet Camaro, which ultimately led to a full-fledged passion for all things automotive and the opening of Harlan Automotive in 1991. Seven years later, Mike expanded the business and found Harlan Automotive a new home at 408 North 4th Street in Murray. We have proudly served Murray and the Calloway County area for more than 20 years. At Harlan Automotive, you’re guaranteed the same level of care of service that we give our own families and their vehicles.

In the Community

Harlan Automotive has been a member of the Murray business community and Murray Chamber of Commerce for many years. Mike is passionate about service and giving back to his community, whether it be sponsoring a local sports team, a local charity run, or Toys for Tots. Most recently, Harlan Automotive sponsored Murray’s annual Run4Another 5k and Mike went on a mission trip to Nicaragua with his church where he and the team made much needed repairs to one of the schools. It is always a top priority for our team to find new ways to give back and support this great community.

Meet The Team

Mike & Kellie Harlan

Mike and Kellie Harlan are proud to have provided excellent service to Murray customers and their cars since 1991. Mike began his love of automotive repair by working on his 1973 Chevrolet Camaro as a hobby, which eventually evolved into a great family business. Mike is now an ASE Certified Master Tech. Mike and Kellie have two children : Lauren married to Josh Burzynski and Bethany married to Nick Calhoon. Kellie and Mike welcome you to the Harlan Automotive family!

Jim Leonard

Jim Leonard has recently joined our team. He bring 23 yrs of experience in the automotive industry to our shop as the service adviser. He is ASE Certified also. He has been married for 27 years and has 3 grown children. He enjoys fishing and boating.

Daniel Cendejas

Daniel is new to Harlan Automotive. He is a service writer and also handy out in the shop with oil changes and small services. He has been married to his wife Kayli for 2 years and enjoys spending time with her. He also enjoys playing music, landscaping and working on his own project cars.

Chris Speelmam

Chris Speelman has been married to his wife Debra for 13 yrs and have five children. His hobbies include working on muscle cars, 4X4 trucks and anything with horsepower. Chris has 15 years experience in the automotive industry and has worked for Harlan Automotive for almost 2 years. He tackles and can fix anything he touches. He is a great team asset to our team.

Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson is married with three children. His hobbies include golfing, fishing, hunting and camping with his family. He has and associates degree in Automotive Technology and has three yrs experience in the automotive industry. Brad is a new employee with Harlan Automotive and does our vehicle maintenance/service work and is a strong addition to our team.

Derrick Tinsley

Derreck Tinsley has been working with us since he joined our team as an auto tech student from our local high school in 2004. He is now an ASE certified technician and enjoys the computer diagnostic end of auto repair. He loves to research and attain as much knowledge on automotive technology as possible. He enjoys music, hunting, video games and StarTrek. He has a dog named Luna and Molly.