Fleet Maintenance, Inc. was founded in 1979 by Michael E. Gawron. As the company name indicates, he began by doing maintenance work for some of the larger trucking fleets in Western New York.
Mike’ s dream was to build an organization that specialized in heavy duty trucks, diesel engines, fuel injection and component rebuilding where workmanship and reputation were second to none. His dream rapidly became true.
Within one year Fleet Maintenance Inc. (FMI) outgrew its original facility and moved to the location where we are presently located. A fully authorized diesel fuel injection shop was added in 1980 with a fully equipped machine shop following in 1984. FMI’s first major expansion to its facility came in 1985 with added bay space, an improved parts department and engine and chassis dynamometer. By this time, authorizations from most major engine manufacturers were in place.
Mike’s untimely passing in 1987 brought Fleet Maintenance its first major obstacle. However, his wife Maryann, and daughter Debbie, along with a dedicated group of employees were able to keep his dream alive. In 1988, we were awarded a Freightliner heavy duty truck franchise. The business continued to grow, and in 1994 a second major expansion was completed, nearly doubling the size of the existing facility. In 2002 Fleet Maintenance, Inc. was awarded the Sterling Trucks Franchise and in 2003 the Western Star truck franchise, which rounded out the Daimler Truck offerings.
Today, Fleet Maintenance is one of the foremost truck dealerships in Northeastern United States with Daimler Truck North America franchise agreements covering the Class 6 to Class 8 market segments. Absolute customer satisfaction and appreciation are what drive us every day. We have a reputation for quality workmanship and unquestionable business integrity. At FMI we believe our greatest asset is our employees. Without excellent employees we cannot run an excellent business. We are committed to our employees and to excellence in every facet of our operation. Our belief in working hard, together, as a team, is what made this company what it is today.
In January 2020, the next major milestone came about for the Fleet Maintenance Family. Freightliner & Western Star of Batavia, LLC. opened for business. Located at 8190 State Street Rd. Batavia, NY 14020. Built from the ground up, we are striving for exceptional customer satisfaction with our Parts & Service departments, going back to Michael & Maryann Gawron’s roots, and never forgetting we are a family, a team and everyone is important in the success of a dealership.