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Jaime Hjelm Bio, Age, Family, Married, Tex Mex Motors

Netflix’s new car restoration show Tex Mex Motors premiered on 9 June 2023 and introduced to viewers a group of six car experts as its cast. Jaime Hjelm, their “badass” mechanic was one of them.

Let’s get to know closely who Jaime is in this writing called ‘Jaime Hjelm Bio’.

Jaime Hjelm On Netflix’s Tex Mex Motors

In Tex Mex Motors, Jaime Hjelm and her teammates have set up a shop right on the border of Mexico and the USA, in El Paso, Texas. Working here together here they want to make $250,000 in profit in four months before. To make this come true, they will find classic vehicles in Mexico, starting with Juarez, bring them over the border, modify and restore them, and sell them for a profit in the United States. Tex Mex Motors will be documenting just that.

So, Jaime is Tex Mex Motor’s shop’s engine and electrical specialist. Speaking of Jaime on the Netflix show, Mike Coy, Tex Mex Motor’s boss and painter, said “She calls ’em like she sees ’em.”

On her social media pages, Jaime describes herself as a “garage gal.”

Jaime has been very excited about showing herself as an auto tech on Netflix’s new car-building series. She will be showing people how over the years she has been building hundreds of transmissions for Chevys, Fords, and Toyota.

How Much Is Jaime Hjelm’s Net Worth?

Jaime Hjelm reportedly had above $750K net worth as of June 2023.

She along with her sister Naomi, also assisted by other members of the family, has been owning and operating a car repair shop called Wicked Wrench Co. in South Elgin, Illinois since 7 June 2018. On the business website, it’s been cited that Jaime and her sister have been in the taxi and private transportation car business their entire lives.

Also, it is believed, Jaime’s family owns and runs a large fleet of taxi cabs in Chicago.

Jaime alone has worked on thousands of engines over the past 25 years. So, today she feels pride in introducing herself as an automotive tech, car lover, car builder, and mentor for aspiring future automotive techs.

For her education, she studied Business at Harper College (1995 – 1998). Also, from 1993 – 1995, she attended Lake Park High School.

Among all other things, Jaime and her sister also have been making money by selling their Wicked Wrench Co. Clothing & Merch online. Here they sell their custom-made T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, and home items. A “Gildan Heavy Blend Adult Zip Hoodie” for instance was on sale at $31.41 USD.

Jaime Hjelm Age

Jaime Hjelm, AKA Jaime Bertoncini, was born in 1978. So, she reached the age of 44 in 2022.

Jaime Hjelm Family

Jaime’s father, Frank Norman Hjelm, Jr. passed away at the age of 74 on 3 May 2018. He was born in Chicago to Frank Norman Hjelm Sr., and Daisy Hjelm (nee Wakefield). Later, he grew up in Northlake and lived in Elgin since 1997. He married his soul mate, Karen (Fargo) Hjelm, Jaime’s mother, on 12 October 1976, and together they shared 41 wonderful years as they raised three children.

Frank was a registered American Indian of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe from Minnesota. As a little league and pony league baseball player he was also scouted out to play professional baseball. Frank was drafted in 1967, serving in Vietnam from 1968-1969. Frank was a certified welder at age 18, a self-taught body-frame man, and a painter in the automotive industry.

Jaime has said more than once that she was her father’s shadow since she was a small girl. Her father, a body and frame man, taught him to paint cars by the time she was 13 years old. At 17, he threw her a transmission manual for a 700R4 transmission for their taxi fleet vehicles, and the first one she built from a book worked.

Jaime also has two siblings, sister/business partner Naomi B Hjelm and brother Frank Hjelm. Naomi turned 41 in September 2022 and Frank turned 46 in April 2023. Naomi lived in Elgin, Illinois as of 2023 while being married. The same was not known for Frank.

One can tell both siblings of Jaime also have had careers in the automobile business.

As a skilled fabricator and mechanic, Frank once competed in Discovery’s hit series BITCHIN’ RIDES. And Jaime on LinkedIn also mentioned competing with 11 others on Motortrend’s “Bitchin Boot Camp” by Bitchin in 2020.

Is Jaime Hjelm Married Or Dating Anyone?

Jaime Hjelm’s relationship status at the time of this writing was not known. She was married though previously, to Mark J Bertoncini. And her children Hunter and Anthony Bertoncini, are also likely his too.

By the look of things, Jaime and Mark parted ways before 2018.

Jaime Hjelm Height

Jaime Hjelm stands above 5′ 7″ in height.

Related FAQs

  • When Is Jaime Hjelm’s Birthday?

Jaime Hjelm’s birthday is in August. What day exactly was not known though.

  • Is Jaime Hjelm On Instagram And Facebook?

Yes. Jaime Hjelm can be found on Instagram and Facebook. On his IG @jaime_hjelm, there were 125 posts and 1,685 followers as of 10 June 2023.

And besides, she also posted now and then glimpses of her life on ‘Jaime Hjelm’ Facebook.

  • Where Is Jaime Hjelm From?

Jaime Hjelm originally hails from Itasca, Illinois. As of now though, she had been residing in Elgin, Illinois.

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