Agile Automotive was founded in September 2003 by Hill McCarty. Having had some less than stellar experiences taking his '02 WRX to performance shops near his college, Hill saw the need for a shop that offered the full package to its customers: intelligently selected, quality oriented parts, the best customer service, knowledgeable staff, meticulous service, and professional tuning. After graduating from college and months of extensive planning he moved back to his hometown, Baltimore, Maryland and Agile was open for business three months later. He and his former business partner built Agile from the ground up, starting in a 2000 square foot 2-bay garage in Cockeysville, Maryland. Their first major purchase was an AWD Dynapack dynamometer in October 2003.
Although the majority of their customer base was Hondas, Hill wanted to turn the focus of the company towards the AWD market, especially Subarus and Mitsubishi Evos. He spent hundreds of hours custom fabricating parts for his WRX and tuning it with various engine managements on the dyno to hone his fabrication and tuning skills. When his business partner left the company in the spring of 2005, Hill took the business in the direction he wanted. Very quickly, he became known as one of the premiere Subaru tuners on the East Coast.
With a long list of very happy customers, Agile was outgrowing the small garage in Cockeysville. In August of 2006 Agile moved to its current 9200 square foot, 6-bay facility in Fallston, Maryland. With the extra room, Agile was not only able to increase the number of employees, but also purchase more equipment, start its engine/transmission building program and further expand it's fabrication capabilities.
In the last couple year in Fallston, Agile has seen even more growth. Now located on the I-95 corridor, Agile pulls customers from all over the East Coast and beyond. Currently, Agile is further developing its engine building program, is taking more active steps in motorsports activities, and continues to offer its customers outstanding craftsmanship, tuning, and customer service.
Hill McCarty: owner, tuner, fabricator
Hill graduated from Lafayette College with a degree in Business and Economics with an additional focus on mechanical engineering. Not only does he own Agile, but he is the sole tuner, a skilled welder and does much of the custom fabrication. He is a certified Dynapack operator and is proficient with most major engine management systems.
Annie McCarty: office manager, web designer
Annie graduated from New York University with a degree in Communication Media and Technology and from Allentown Business School with a degree in Web Design. She runs the front office, assists with shop management, does the bookkeeping, and attempts to keep this website functioning and up to date. She is also an ASE certified Service Consultant.
Joe: parts manager
Joe graduated from Towson State with a degree in Communications and Marketing. He has taken on many roles in the office since joining our staff in 2006, but currently he orders and ships parts, processes our web store orders, and is in charge of our inventory.
Adam D.: engine/transmission builder
Adam is a crucial addition to the Agile team. Graduated from NASCAR Technical Institute at the top of his class, Adam is currently building all of Agile's engines and transmissions. His experience on a wide range of platforms is allowing us to expand our engine program.
Shannon came to us from the auto dealer environment where he worked for many years, giving him a solid base of hands-on experience. Having built his own performance vehicles and focused on the High Performance area of study at Automotive Training Center, he had always wanted to move on from the dealer environment and make a career out of his passion. He is an excellent all-around technician who can do any job given to him with a high level of craftsmanship.
Adam K.: fabricator