MICHAEL CYRIL DEHART
Michael Cyril DeHart, 46 of Pipe Creek, TX, passed away on April 1, 2018. He was born in San Antonio, TX to Richard and Judy DeHart on March 28, 1972.
He graduated from John Marshall High in San Antonio. He worked for Firestone after school and during the summer learning the automotive trade. After graduation he opted to continue working for Firestone rather than attending college. In a very short time he worked his way up to Store Manager and was considered a Manager that was on the rise. After years of working and training with Firestone, he knew that there was more to life than working for others. Mike decided that he would rather provide a better life for his family by opening his own company. On April 1, 2002 he, along with his parents, opened MD Automotive. The company was started with a dream and a small team of people committed to building the best auto repair shop in town.
Michael loved MD Automotive and his customers as if they were family. He founded the company on honesty and integrity, never letting money get in the way of quality and service. Mike often said that we serve the community and insisted that his staff be excellent service providers.
As a leader there was nothing he wouldn’t do for his team. Anything from an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on, or someone to laugh and have a good time with. He was willing to do anything for his guys. He was no stranger to hard work and was willing to work his butt off if that was what was needed to help his people. Every employee is treated like family at MD Automotive and Mike would have it no other way.
Michael’s success in building his company showed in the reviews that the company received. The MD Automotive website has more than 1000 five-star reviews and that number is constantly growing. The reputation of the company is stellar and known by many thousand customers over the years. Not only did Mike work to make sure the company was solid on the inside but also allowed his generosity to flow outside as well. MD Automotive supports many community activities and all the local schools and PTAs in every way possible.
His love for MD Automotive was only exceeded by his love for his family. Michael was committed to his wife Natalie and his 2 daughters Rylen and Delaynie. They were his reason for living the life he did. He was part of a large and close-knit family and loved spending time with them. He also loved hunting and fishing, taking his family on vacation, and anything outdoors. He was a true family man.
MD Automotive will continue to strive and thrive in his absence because of the foundation that he laid. Although he is gone, and the pain is felt deeply by all, the “family” of employees will continue to build the company in his absence to carry on his legacy.