About Village Exxon
Village Exxon has been serving Richmond's West End since 1960. In October 1992, Jim McKenna, along with his wife Madeline, purchased the business. Jim's brother, Warren McKenna, is the Service Manager. From the beginning, their focus has been to provide excellent customer service with quality work. Village Exxon's technicians are highly trained and use the latest technology to fix your vehicle right the first time.
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Jim - Owner
Jim graduated from the University of Richmond in 1968 with a degree in economics. While at Richmond, he played football on a full athletic scholarship. He started in the automotive business in 1984. Jim enjoys golfing and fishing as well as spending time on the Rappanhock River with Madeline, his wife of 42 years. They have a son and a daughter and two beautiful grandchildren.
Warren - In Memoriam
McKenna, Warren Thomas, 60, of Richmond, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday, March 23, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his father, James B. McKenna Sr. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Patricia T. McKenna; Vanessa; one grandson, Shane (born May 10, 2015); brother, James B. McKenna Jr. and his wife, Madeline; sister-in- law, Ann T. Newcomb; and many nieces and nephews. Warren graduated from Benedictine High School in 1972, attended the University of Richmond on a football scholarship and then joined the U.S. Air Force. He was the service manager at Village Exxon since 1992. Warren loved a cold Corona, a good cigar, cheering on the Richmond Spiders and the Washington Redskins, traveling with his wife Pat, fishing on the Rappahannock with his father and brother, golfing, crossword puzzles, and, most of all, spending time with his son, Matt. Warren lived life by his own rules: a free spirit who treated each day like it could be his last with no regrets, no apologies, and no explanations.
Hope - Service Manager
Hope served in the United States Air Force for four years working as a jet engine supply inspector. She moved to Richmond in 1999 to study English and Creative Writing. Hope began working at the Village Exxon in November 2001 as the administrative assistant. Until 2015, she greeted and assisted the customers, learning and remembering nearly all of their names. Hope is he creative mind behind our monthly newsletter and Art in the Shop. Art in the Shop is our community outreach – connecting a local business with local artists. Check out local art in the lobby and join our local authors book club, Books in the Bay. Hope took over for Warren as service manager in February 2015. As Service Manager, she oversees the daily operations. She coordinates the incoming vehicles and assigns repairs. She loves to read, write, and take walks around Westhampton Lake at the University of Richmond with her dog Princess, Village Exxon's Number One mascot. Hope recently finished writing her first novel and is a published poet. Hope is the proud aunt of five beautiful nieces and two handsome nephews.
Princess - Station Mascot
Princess has been Village Exxon's official mascot since November 2007. She is the Chief of Security, Second in the Chain of Command, and Customer Greeter. You can find her most days behind the customer service counter. Princess has a column in the station's monthly newsletter. She enjoys treats, belly rubs, and taking walks around Westhampton Lake at the University of Richmond.
Sue - Administration/Receptionist
Sue hails from Louisville, Kentucky where she graduated from Transylvania University. Afterliving for over 25 years in the D.C./Northern Virginia area, Sue and her husband relocated to Richmond to be closer to family and to take advantage of a more relaxed lifestyle. In her spare time, Sue enjoys reading, gardening, needlework, and camping. She has an extensive background in automotive customer service.
Christine - Administration/Receptionist
Christine served two years in the United States Army Reserves as a supply specialist. After serving our country, she worked several years in retail and customer service while earning a degree in Criminal Justice. In her spare time, Christine enjoys outside activities with her family and pets. She is the proud parent of Tyler, her intelligent and handsome son.