Wasilla Family Auto - a mechanic shop in Wasilla

The Word on Wasilla Family Auto

In June of 2018, Bill Hancock and his family purchased Wasilla Family Auto, a local Wasilla auto repair shop in business since the early 1980s. The acquisition is a dream-come-true for Bill—he had been commuting to Anchorage from Palmer and wished to have a business in the Matanuska Susitna Valley, closer to home, family, and church. Already, he has made many improvements to the property and facility, such as leveling out the parking lot to make it smoother, painting the outside of the building, purchasing and improving equipment, and streamlining workflow.

mechanic at Wasilla Family Auto in Wasilla

I’m happy and eager to serve my local community by doing what I do best—repairing vehicles well and treating customers even better. I love being able to help people in their time of need.Bill Hancock, Owner

Bill’s Auto Repair Background & Experience

Bill became interested in auto repair when he was in high school back in Maryland. He attended Harford Vocational Technical High School for Automotive and graduated in 1983. Then, in 1985, he moved to Alaska to be closer to his father and worked at many auto repair shops in Anchorage, while saving up money to open his first shop. In 2000, CPR Automotive started out on Viking Drive in the Port of Anchorage and has since moved to 1341 Bragaw Street in Anchorage, next door to a Holiday gas station. The business has prospered and grown to be one of Anchorage’s best auto repair shops.

Today, Bill has nearly 40 years of auto repair experience. He was a certified I/M technician for the duration of Alaska's I/M program, and he has been ASE-certified in brakes, suspension and steering, and automatic transmissions. Bill and all the mechanics at Wasilla Family Auto regularly attend training classes from all our parts vendors when available.

Meet Our Mechanics

  • Bill Hancock
    Bill HancockOwner

    Bill Hancock has been working on cars for 38 years. He graduated from Harford Vocational Technical high school with an Automotive certificate. He has been married for a long time and has six kids. He enjoys fishing, boating, camping, building stuff and drag racing. As of June he owns three businesses. His favorite holiday is Father's day and he likes to make dad jokes.

  • Dustin Smith
    Dustin SmithTire and Lube Technician

    Dustin has a few years of experience but he is expanding his knowledge. He enjoys fishing, camping, hunting, family time, walks, and cooking. His favorite place to be is in the woods outside and his favorite television show is Dexter.

  • Hailey Hancock
    Hailey HancockAccounting Assistant
  • Brian Hofmeister
    Brian HofmeisterTechnician
  • Malcolm Graham
    Malcolm GrahamTechnician
  • Ken KruegerService Writer