From the Garage: Get to Know Jerry
Dobbs O’Fallon Store Manager Jerry Layton goes beyond the call of duty when it comes to customer care. His passion for cars and his deep connection to the St. Charles County area for 35+ years make him an invaluable resource for local automotive and client needs.
In this video you can learn a bit more about Jerry, his career with Dobbs, and his passions for the company and hobbies outside of his O’Fallon store.
Needing routine maintenance? New tires? An oil change? Contact Jerry at Dobbs O’Fallon for a personal approach to car care.
Q&A with Jerry Layton
What is your role at the company?
I am the store manager of the O’Fallon, Mo location
What do you like most about working at Dobbs?
I like the friendly, family environment
What are 3 words that best describe Dobbs?
Honest, trustworthy, good-value
You look like you are in really great shape! Do you bench press your customer’s cars for fun?
[Laughs] No, but we do get a lot of kidding about that! I get a lot of questions on how I do my physical and my bodybuilding, keep a strong house, and being able to still work a job.
Seriously, do complete strangers or customers ask questions or offer compliments on your physique?
Yes, strangers and customers are always asking me questions. I compete in Men’s Physique Competitions and earned by Pro Card in the IFPE in 2016. My next show is Easter weekend, the NPC Midwest Championship and Dobbs is sponsoring me for it.
What prompted you to begin competitive body building in the first place?
A trainer at the gym told me I had a good physique for body building and I’m a competitive person.
Have you always been into fitness?
When I was younger I played football and soccer and was always active. I have regularly worked out and have always stayed fit.
Tell us what category (ies) you are competing in on March 31st at the NPC Midwest Championship?
This time around I will be competing in the Men’s Masters Physique 40+
So what else do you like to do when you aren’t working at Dobb’s or working out at the gym?
My free time is spent doing things with my wife and kids. My daughter competes in pageants and my son races BMX, so they have a lot going on.
What would you say is the oldest thing in your refrigerator?
Probably the alcohol since I don’t drink when I’m training.
Walk us through a typical day at the shop?
I arrive at the store at 615am, open the store at 7am, help as many customers throughout the day as possible, usually leave about 530pm and head straight to the gym for an hour and a half
Who would win a fight against Spiderman and the Hulk?
The Hulk would definitely win
If you were a car, what car would you be and why?
I would be a Ford Mustang GT 500 turbo charged with Nitrous because it dominates
What is one thing you would like readers of this employee spotlight to know about Jerry Layton?
I am a strong, determined and successful man
Tell us about the best concert you’ve ever attended?
Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience a few years ago was pretty good
Have you lived in the St. Louis area all your life?
Yes, my family is from North County and I have lived in St. Charles County for over 35 years.
Stop by and see Jerry and his team at:
2995 State Hwy K
O’Fallon, MO 63368