Meet Our Team

David Norton was born and raised in Rockdale County. He was always very close with his grandfather and at age 14, when his grandfather passed away, David inherited his first car – a 1978 Chevy El Camino. After David graduated high school, he went on to college and in 1989 graduated with a degree in Automotive Service Technology. After graduating and receiving his certification from The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), he was hired full-time by Firestone, whom he had worked for part-time while attending Gwinnett Tech. He stayed with Firestone for 7 years, and then accepted an offer to work for NTW, where he met John Wesley, who would later become his business partner at Norwest Automotive & Performance, Inc.


John Wesley was born in Georgia and raised on a farm in Loganville, Georgia. He started working on cars and farm equipment at the age of 14 with his father. John was very close to his uncle, whom he inherited a 1962 Ford pickup truck from, which he used to learn to drive (and still owns today). After he graduated from Loganville High School, he attended Gwinnett Tech while he worked part-time for a local auto shop. He graduated with a degree in Automotive Service Technology and received his certification from The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). After John graduated from college, he worked at NTW in Lawrenceville, which is where he met David. John was then promoted to lead technician and transferred from the Lawrenceville NTW store to the Tucker store.


In 1997, after Sears bought NTW (and subsequently changed the name of the company to NTB), both David and John went to work for a privately-owned auto shop in Duluth, where they worked together for 8 years. On March 1, 2006, John and David made the decision to go into business together and opened NorWest Automotive in Suwanee, Georgia. Five and a half years later, they moved NorWest Automotive & Performance Inc. to their current location in Sugar Hill, Georgia.

Mission Statement

It is our mission to provide all our customers with the highest quality parts and service while maintaining superior customer service and the highest ethical standards in a clean and safe work environment.

Auto Services We Offer

At NorWest Automotive & Performance, Inc., we want to be the auto shop you go to when you need professional and reliable auto service. Because of this, we offer a wide range of auto repair and maintenance services. Below are some of the services that we offer our clients.

To accommodate our busy customers, we offer an Early Bird and Night Owl Service. Our secure key drop box makes it easy for our customers to drop off their vehicle after-hours. To schedule an appointment for auto service in Sugar Hill, you may call us at (678) 714-0820. Click here to schedule your appointment online or get a quote from one of our ASE Master Certified Technicians. For your convenience, you may download our Customer/Vehicle Information Form here.