About Us


The Diesel Speed Shop | Rootstown, Ohio

The beginnings of The Diesel Speed Shop can be traced back to 2004 while owner Doug  was enrolled in UTI and working at a diesel performance shop in Houston, TX.   The days spent there were filled with drag racing, many performance builds, even a publication in Street Truck magazine.  After leaving Houston, Doug moved back to Northeast Ohio and began working for International Trucks.

Over his eight year career at International, he honed his diagnostics and electrical skills with dealer training,  becoming International Master Certified, along with Cummins certification.  He went on to become shop foreman and ran the shop in its daily routine, repairing trucks and keeping customers satisfied.

However, the day-to-day repair work became mundane. When asking himself “when was the last time I actually enjoyed working on trucks?” he thought back to his time spent in the diesel performance shop in Texas. This passion led to the opening of The Diesel Speed Shop in 2014.

The one-bay, 1500 sq. ft. space in Ravenna provided ample space initially, but was quickly outgrown as satisfied customers brought in their family and friends. In 2015, the shop relocated its current location, a four-bay, 3700 sq. ft. shop in Rootstown, OH where the passion for diesel performance and superior customer services continues.


(330) 577-4065