About Cannon Automotive
Cannon Automotive Service Center’s background is as authentic as the business itself. It all started when James “Ace” Cannon founded the company in 1988 in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Ace Cannon would come to be a mentor to Jeff Dearth, the current owner.
Jeff has loved architecture and cars, finding a way to pursue both passions. He attended school for both, ultimately becoming a Master Automotive Technician.
Jeff made his way to become Ace’s top mechanic, and when Ace retired in 2018, Jeff purchased the business.
His love of historic buildings led Jeff to purchase and restore an historic 1940’s service station in Downtown Pensacola, which is the new home for Cannon Automotive.
Originally built in the early 1940’s as a Sinclair Gas Station and automotive service center, the historic building at 1501 North Palafox in Downtown Pensacola has been fully restored and features a unique retro décor of vintage automotive memorabilia along with all the latest modern equipment needed to take care of all our customers’ cars.
Cannon Automotive continues to grow and has a well known reputation for diagnostic excellence and quality repairs, so much so, that other shops in the region refer their complex repairs to Cannon Automotive. We are one of the few shops in the area that services vintage and antique automobiles. Our reputation for excellent customer service has given us clients not only in Pensacola and Gulf Breeze, but also Pensacola Beach, Navarre, Fort Walton Beach, Milton, Pace, and many from Mobile , Daphne and Fairhope, Alabama who tell us it’s worth the trip to have it done right.
Call Us Today with your Car Questions and to Schedule an Appointment – (850) 932-7575