Meet Our Staff

The OfficeSpecializing in quality European auto repair in Annapolis since 1991

Clyde McLaughlin and Chris McConnell, co-owners of Chesapeake Import Services formed the business in 1991 at a small location on Lee Street in Annapolis, Maryland.

In 1994, the business expanded and moved to our current location on McGuckian Street in Annapolis, Maryland. And we have grown to our present size of 8 employees and 9 bays at this 8,000 square foot location.

Originally we were geared to repair and maintain high-end import vehicles. But now, although we specialize in European vehicles, we also repair and maintain domestic and mid-level automobiles as well.

Clyde and Chris credit their success and growth to the level of attention they provide to each automobile that enters our shop, as well as to the experience and extensive training of our technicians.

Owner

Rick is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He moved to Maryland in 1974. After graduating from Arundel High School, he attended West Virginia University where he received his degree in Business Administration. After college, he joined the Army and was commissioned as a Lieutenant serving as a battalion signal officer stationed in Europe. He has been a small business owner since 1996 and resides in Severna Park with his lovely wife and three daughters.

Service Manager

Chris McConnell was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to Annapolis in 1969. He began his professional automotive career in 1976. He worked at the local BMW dealership and for independent automotive shops as well. He is an ASE Certified Master Technician, L1- Automobile Advanced Engine Performance ASE Certified and Certified Emission Technician.

Service Adviso​r
Jessica Golden Service Advisor of the Year
Service Advisor of the Year

Jessica Golden was born and raised in Maryland. She is the Service Advisor, has many years of automotive experience and is an ASE Certified Service Consultant. In 2013 she was awarded the “Service Advisor of the Year” award by WMDA/CAR Association. She joined our team in June 2009.

Import Repair Technician Annapolis MD
Technician

Foreign Car Repair AnnapolisRussell Shaffer was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and moved to Maryland in 1980. He has been working on cars as well as motorcycles since the age of 11. He started his Professional Automotive Career in 1993. He is one of our Maryland State Inspectors and has several ASE Certifications. He joined our team in October 2012.

Import Repair Technician Annapolis MD
Technician

Import Auto Service Repair Annapolis MDWilliam “Bill” Blackwood was born in Washington D.C. and has lived in Maryland his entire life. He started his automotive career in 1969 while in high school, working part time at an independent foreign auto repair shop. He has 35+ years of experience working for Volvo, where he was a finalist for the North American National Volvo Excellence Award. He has also worked at BMW, Subaru and Nissan Dealerships. He has been an ASE Master Technician since 1974. He joined our team in May 2013.

Technician

Chuck was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. He has been working the automotive industry professionally for fifteen years. He has been certified as a Maryland State Inspector and ASE Master Technician. He joined our team our team in March of 2005.

Here at Chesapeake Import Services our goal is to provide a safe working environment for our employees as well as our customers. We keep our shop clean and organized. We send our employees to training classes regularly. This training enables our team to be kept up to date with today’s current modern vehicle technology. We eagerly service cars in Annapolis and the surrounding areas. Come on in!