Jim Shelly, Proprietor


I founded the company in 1990 after leaving a 20 year career in special effects and theater and realizing I didn’t want to move away from East Hampton. I looked around for a local business to buy and decided to go into auto repair. I’ve always said my job description was “Being in charge of everything that’s wrong”, but, in the last 22 years, I’ve had a wonderful group of customers and employees. We really are a large extended family focused on automobiles. I’ve always believed in doing an honest job and charging an honest price for that work. I have active customers who walked in during our first month of business in June of 1990 and men who have been working for me for 18 and 19 years. I guess we must be doing something right!  Member of the Bureau of Certified Auto Appraisers

Donovan Solis, EH Service Manager

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Donovan first came to work for Georgica Services as a weekend gas attendant in 2007.  He has completed the BOCES auto mechanic course and has multiple certifications ie: Hybrid, Mercedes Benz, and Electronic Advanced Diagnostics.   He is now the full time Service Manager and Diagnostics Technician.  Donovan definitely learns new and interesting things each day.  Donovan is in charge of hybrid, modern, exotic, and luxury cars as well as vehicle electronics.

Paul Trela,    Mechanic


Paul came to work for us in 1995 shortly after coming to this country from his native Poland.  He was first hired as a gas attendant, and after a few years trained as a mechanic, became our Sunday manager, and when we moved to Sag Harbor worked as a full-time mechanic.  We are pleased that he returned to the East Hampton shop when we closed Sag Harbor Getty.

Consigliore “Clem” Senior Advisor


Clem worked for me for 15 years as my senior mechanic until an injury made it impossible to do physical work.   Since that time he has stopped by whenever we need him to help out with esoteric problems, finding parts, research and the like.  Clem is also the head of our car sales division.

Mike Midgett, Mechanic

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Michael has been in auto repair for many years.  He’s worked for Jerry’s Texaco, Balcuns, Rick’s North Main and he ran the AAA tow truck.  He came to work at Georgica Services in 2006, he is responsible for most of our “big jobs”.