Anton's Résumé




Accomplished Business Consultant, CEO

Dynamic, innovative, and enthusiastic business professional and philanthropist with over 20 years client-focused success starting and building a variety of businesses, including automotive inspections. Throughout career, grew and cultivated exceptional relationships with high profile companies.


• Business consulting and mentoring
• Strategic marketing and development
• Group training, public speaking
• Financial oversight, budgeting
• Fostering long-term client relationships
• Team leadership and supervision
• Creative problem solving
• Client engagement, customer service
• Recruiting, talent acquisition
• System design and development


• Grew Lemon Squad Automotive Inspections from the ground floor to a recognized, multimillion-dollar leader in the industry nationwide. Solely responsible for growing, transforming, and reenergizing the automotive inspection industry through client relationship building, inspector training, marketing expertise, and sustaining strategic partnerships.

• Author, Memoir – “From Turmoil to Tragedy.”, 1/2024.

• Wrote and created numerous inspirational blogs including Autism and Relationships, Paying it Forward, 3 Keys for a Small Business Owner, Adults and Autism, Giving Thanks, A.I. and the Art of Car Inspections.

• Created the @anton_dabbs YouTube channel that includes videos on how to be an entrepreneur, managing anxiety and outdoor adventures.  Currently there are over 438,000 subscribers.

• Throughout career, donated and gave to various charities and causes including Wild Hearts Adventures, East Twin Cities Lake Association, St. Jude’s, and Autism Speaks.

• Member of Lake Superior Writers Organization, Animal Rescue. Mental Health Advocate. 


Anton Dabbs YouTube Channel  (1/1/2024 - present)
Motivational videos on being an entrepreneur, managing anxiety and outdoor adventures.  Over 438K subscribers.  Visit the channel on YouTube.

Anton Dabbs, LLC. – Duluth, MN  (1/2024 – present)
Business consulting organization.

President / Owner
• Provide professional and expert consultative guidance to start-up companies in diverse areas such as payroll, operations, process improvements, system developments, client advocacy, and project oversight to increase sales and improve profit. Develop business and marketing portfolios.
• Facilitate success by developing and cultivating strong relationships.

Lemon Squad Automotive Inspections – Seattle, WA  (7/2007 – 1/2024)
Nationwide used car inspection service offering comprehensive pre-purchase inspections for consumers.

Remote Consultant (9/2020 – 1/2024)
• Sold Lemon Squad 9/2020 to Wrench, Inc and remained as a Remote Consultant. Assisted with strategic partnerships and setting up in-design work such as website and mobile inspector app.

President / CEO (7/2007 – 9/2020)
• Started, built, and grew Lemon Squad from 1 employee to a national success with 7000+ employees. Provided fiscal, strategic, and operational leadership.
• Recruited, hired, and trained mechanics nationwide to become inspectors. Brought thousands of inspectors into the industry.  Page 2, Anton Dabbs
• Set up inspector performance monitoring systems and best practices to gather turn-around times, document and track inspections, and set up a grading system.
• Collaborated with developer to create custom built software built to company specifications such as payroll, API, charts / graphs, and financials.
• Expanded company from Minneapolis area to full nationwide services. Began as a pre-purchase automotive inspection company and grew into performing mechanical breakdown analysis for warranty coverage.
• Maintained strategic partnerships with high profile companies as well as consumers.
• Trained staff on products remotely.
• Spearheaded and purchased existing inspection service businesses nationwide throughout career as an instrumental member of the Acquisitions Team. Set up meetings, built relationships, and negotiated pricing and contracts.
• Developed custom inspection designs for the client. Tailored each inspection for the client based on their needs and to ensure client satisfaction.
• Set up API (Application Program Interface) details and information to enable improved communication.
• Developed and incorporated internal systems, procedures, and controls. 

Brainerd Skate Company – Brainerd, MN  (9/2022 – 9/2023)

• Donated this company in 2023 to the Brainerd skateboard community.
• Built and grew start up skateboard shop entailing skateboards, parts, wheels, clothing, accessories, and other apparel.
• Maintained store operations and supervised staff.

Independent Inspector (2005 – 2007)

• Performed mechanical, pre-warranty, and off lease inspections.

Automotive Mechanic (1988 – 2005)

Hell’s Head Coffee Company – Brainerd, MN  (8/2020 – 12/2022)

• Donated this company to a friend in the industry.
• Built and grew organization from scratch which focused on online sales for specialty brewed coffee.
• Initiated and set up website, logo, and app designs.


St. Paul College – St. Paul, MN

AA Automotive Technologies

ASE Certified Master Technician

Completed numerous Automotive Industry continuing education courses.