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From the left are Michael Soying, Joe O’Malley, Jeri Durand, owner, and Brandon Bach. Express Lube recently celebrated 25 years in business in Hudson. Durand and her husband Leo started the business with a New Richmond location in 1987. They opened their Hudson location in 1988. Dan Olson has been the Hudson manager since the day they opened. He now oversees both shops.

Express Lube celebrates 25 years

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Jeri and Leo Durand started Express Lube and Rental in New Richmond in 1987. Morey Leverty was their business partner. The couple had recently returned from living in Colorado.


“We were looking for a business to get into and the auto lube business was becoming more popular,” said Jeri. “Also, Leo used to be in construction and we had a lot of the equipment so we just started to rent it out. We thought we needed both businesses. This way we keep very busy year round.”

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