Kevin Furden

L&M Automotive Service Center   -   Since 1992   -   Copyright  - All rights reserved.

Charles Smith  Owner/ASE Master Technician

Charlie is the owner of L&M Automotive. He graduated from Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, MN in 1986 and became a Master Certified Auto Technician. In 1992 he moved to California and in 1994 he acquired L&M Automotive from Mike & Larry.  It is with honesty and work ethics that helped make L&M Automotive a reputable and trusted auto repair shop in Lake Forest. Besides working on cars and operating L&M, he enjoys cooking and working part time at Williams-Sonoma as a sales associate. He enjoys cooking meals for his team at the shop. On the weekends, he can be found on the golf course with friends and customers, enjoying a motorcycle or mountain bike ride. 

Mike P.  Service Advisor/Shop Forman

Mike is our friendly service advisor and shop forman. He has over 25 years of retail and service experience in the auto industry. He’s worked with big names in the auto performance, suspension and tire aftermarket parts and service. Mike enjoys many hobbies, spending time with his family and is a master of the BBQ and smoker. Mike brings any attributes to our team and looks forward to proving you with great service and knowledge.


L&M Automotive Service Center in Orange County, CA

Lake Forest - Baker Ranch - Foothill Ranch - Laguna Hills - El Toro - Trabuco Canyon - Irvine - Mission Viejo

Rancho Santa Margarita - Coto de Caza - Ladera Ranch - Aliso Viejo - Laguna Niguel 

Drew Gruner


Emerson is our newest addition to the team. He studies at University of Toyota and has been an ASE Technician for over 20 years, and Master Certified for over 10 years. He has worked for other factory dealers like Honda/Acura, Ford and GM obtaining their certifications as well. Emerson enjoys the outdoor life, camping and dirt biking with his family. He's a very knowledgeable, focused and energetic technician who loves his work and enjoys helping our customers. He has more tools at home than L&M is capable of storing at the shop.


Azu (Oz) is our dedicated customer service representative. She is here to make sure your visit at L&M Automotive exceeds your expectations by providing excellent service and that we have earned your trust, made your visit convenient and offered simple solutions. You may see her greeting and assisting the front counter, providing a shuttle ride to your work or home, or get a follow up phone call about our service provided. Our customers are our number one priority and she's here to assist you any way we can help.

Charlie Smith
Ken Lopez

Drew G.  Lead shop Technician

Drew is our Lead Technician. He studied automotive mechanics at Lincoln Tech Institute of Indiana. Drew moved to California about 10 years ago and shortly started working for L&M Automotive. He has over 13 years of experience as a general auto, diesel mechanic and formula race team mechanic. He enjoys playing guitar, fishing, golf, supporting race events, and riding motocross. Drew very talented and knows how to get the job done. He helps our team come together with his experience, efficiency and hard work.

Kevin Furden

L&m Auto Repair 20622 Pascal Way #A, Lake Forest, CA 92630 - (949) 770-3265