Who We Are
Pat DePugh, Founder & Owner
A Houston native, Pat has been fixing automobiles for over 20 years. He began his career in the automotive repair business at his own home in The Woodlands. He started repairing automotive air-conditioners for friends, and that soon went from a side job in his garage to his first shop in 1995. Called Absolutely Cool Automotive Air Conditioning, Pat repaired an estimated 18,000-20,000 car air conditioners over the next dozen years.
Building the business the way he wanted it allowed him to do the things he loves most. This means that much of the time you’ll find Pat head deep in advanced diagnostics, diesel engine work or air conditioning repair.
But as busy as he stays turning wrenches, he still has time for the top priority at Rusty’s Garage – the customers. His goal is to establish a true relationship between the customer and the shop. “We cut our teeth here at Rusty’s Garage on building relationships. It’s our first priority, and it helps us be the most successful in taking care of our customers’ needs.”