Meet Conrad’s Transmission Inc.Where Auto Repair Runs in the Family
Conrad’s Transmission Inc. was founded over 40 years ago by Paul Conrad. In 1968, he built a two-stall concrete block building in New Salisbury and began his transmission shop, naming it Conrad’s Garage. Believing in hard work and fostering true talent, he gave a job to Ellis Burn, a blind man who was trained in building automatic transmissions but couldn’t find a job because of his disability. Ellis turned out to be one of the best mechanics in the shop, teaching Paul how to remove, replace, and rebuild transmissions until he retired.
In 1979, Paul decided to incorporate the business, renaming it Conrad’s Transmission Inc. to highlight the shop’s transmission expertise. Later, his daughters—Phyllis Henderson, Paula Geyer, and Denise Lowe—inherited the company, continuing Paul’s legacy. The entire team at Conrad’s Transmission attends training and transmission seminars to make sure they stay up to date with the latest vehicle technology.
Conrad’s Transmission Today
Today, Paul’s daughters, Paula and Denise, own Conrad’s Transmission, along with Master Technician Russell Goodman. The shop is still located in its original spot on Rooster Church Road in New Salisbury, but now boasts modern, much-expanded facilities, including six bays and five frame racks. The shop also offers general auto repair in addition to transmission and drivetrain services. We’re proud to be a one-stop shop for all the community’s auto service needs.
In the community, Conrad’s Transmission Inc. supports several charities and associations. The shop participates in American Legion Post 332, Charity Baptist Church Food Pantry, Harrison County Relay for Life, and the Indiana American Heart Association.