The Perfect Team

James Schelkun, Co-Owner, President

James “Jim” Schelkun, co-owner of Empire Radiator Service, Tubes N’ Hoses, is a graduate of SUNY Alfred at Wellsville with an associate’s degree in automotive repair. After graduation he worked in Oldsmobile dealerships before becoming a MATCO Tool distributor. He was with MATCO until 1997 when he and his father purchased Empire Radiator Service. He is factory trained in fluid line manufacturing (Tubes N’ Hoses). He is also factory trained by Active Radiator Supply in charge air cooler recoring and truck and industrial radiators. He received NARSA Heavy Duty Technician Certification in February 2004. Jim is the key when it comes to constructing custom radiators and other pieces. He can make it if you can describe it.

Mike Schelkun, Co-Owner, Vice President

Mike Schelkun is co-owner of Empire Radiator Service with his son James. He retired from Kodak in 1991 after nearly 30 years of service. He was involved in new product development, technical support to worldwide manufacturing, and quality. When he left he was leading an ISO certification program. After retiring, he worked as a tax preparer for a few years, including teaching basic level tax preparation. Mike is responsible for book keeping and marketing. He is semi-retired and is in the office a few hours each morning.

Wendy Schelkun, Office Manager

Wendy Schelkun, wife of owner James Schelkun, was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She graduated from Baptist Bible College with a major in counseling.  She is our CAD drawing expert and works with customers and suppliers on custom projects. Jim has shown her the ins and outs of our shop work so she is very capable of handling all types of customer inquiries.  She is responsible for accounts receivable, payable and invoicing.

Anthony, tony, garland. lead shop technician

Tony has many years of experience in radiator repair, recoring, and custom building.  Providing the highest quality service and products are his primary goals.  If it isn’t right he won’t release it.

Jonathan Dobias, Sales

Jonathan joined us in December, 2017, He spent his first weeks in the shop learning the details of what we do. His goals are to help customers meet their needs by supplying acurate and dependable advice.

andrew schelkun, technician

Andrew, Jim and Wendy’s son, is quickly learning the business.  He is skilled in welding and soldering.  He is also well versed in programing and running our Koike ShopPro CNC plasma table.