About Us - Our Staff

Jim Rowe - developed the MM Engine series, Ultimate Transmission, VLS Differential and numerous other MM products

After graduating from college with degrees in Industrial Technology and Drafting, and working at shops in Kansas City, I opened Metric Mechanic in 1977. With involvement in racing, the BMW Club and my own shop to back me, I was free to research, invent, & improve the BMW drivetrain in areas where it was weak or where the enthusiast wanted more. This led to a life long adventure. Over the years, my family, friends, employees, customers and those who provide our parts and materials; have all supported us in our efforts to provide exceptional performance rebuilds for BMW owners worldwide. We’ve adapted to many changes and see that even more are on the horizon. With an exceptional team, we face our future motivated with new ideas, committed and still – loving what we do!

Teddy Rowe - since '83. Marketing, service, rebuilds transmissions & heads, sales, installations & welding.

Before learning the alphabet, I knew every European and Asian car that came through the family shop. My appreciation for BMWs began when I was 12 years old and my father taught me how to drive. Yes, it was a 2002. I’ve been influenced by both parents, art from my mother and technical from my father. Working for MM on and off as I grew up, I also studied marketing and art, only to quit college in 2002 and move to Houston TX for automotive technician courses at UTI. By the time I graduated in 2003, I had a clear idea of what I wanted to do and who I wanted to work with – the Metric Mechanic team.



Courtney McKoy - joined Metric Mechanic in 2004. He is our engine builder and also does sales, parts, service and installations.

My love for BMW started long before my professional career. As a young boy, I enjoyed sharing the driving experience with my father in his 320i. Growing older, this love turned into a passion. After High School, I made it through 2 years of computer college before I decided to redirect my goals towards working on BMWs. This decision led to attending Universal Technical College in Houston Texas. While learning basic Automotive Repair, I became friends with Teddy Rowe, son of Jim Rowe, who was also attending UTI. In 2004, I was offered a rare “once in a life time” opportunity to become part of the Metric Mechanic family. The dreams of my youth have turned into reality. The rest is history – in the making.


Blake Payne - joined Metric Mechanic, officially, in 1/2011. Diff Builder & performs many supportive functions. Blake's '99 M Coupe!

I’m a hometown guy from Richland. I grew up helping my dad fix anything from a television to a tractor. After graduating from college with a BA I bought my first BMW. My need for knowledge (and parts) brought me knocking on the Metric Mechanic door. Before I knew it, my hobby had turned into a passion, and also a job. I love coming to work, the people I work with, and being five minutes from the farm and the family.




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