Kevin McCrudden has been a trusted and respected mechanic in the Conimicutt section of Warwick, for fourty years. He apprenticed with his father; who opened the shop in 1959; then worked with him till his retirement. Kevin began pumping gas while in high school. In 1973 Kevin joined his father full time and learned the business. Kevin took over the family garage and has continued the legacy of his father; giving good service at a fair price; always in an honorable manner and with integrity.
Kevin not only works in the Conimicutt section of Warwick; he lives there. He's known throughout the city of Warwick; as a man who cares about the community and city; as well as his customers.
In addition to his mechanical abilities; Kevin is an accomplished artist specializing in metal work and wood carving. Each piece is an original work; one of a kind. His creativity shines through; with pieces that reflect Rhode Island, our ocean, animals, and some of whimiscal flair.
The name of this enterprise is Forge Ahead.
These one of a kind art pieces are available for viewing and are for sale. Visit the garage during normal business hours to view all his pieces.
Visit the Forge Ahead website at
Jim McCrudden bought his garage; which was a full service gas station with mechanic bays in 1959. Jim is pictured on the left. Radiator services were introduced in the early sixties.
Kevin McCrudden began working for his father at a young age; pumping gasoline. He progressed to learning the full trade of mechanics; joining his father full time in 1973. This is how the shop looked after improvements in 1975.
McCrudden's Radiator, Today. A second floor was built for office, warehouse, and workspace; in the nineties. Kevin also runs Forge Ahead; his metalworks & wood carving business from this location.
Jim McCrudden formed
The McCrudden's Hockey Leaque
Established forty years ago; for adult athletes who loved the game. Today the tradition continues; with six teams on the league; Kevin an advid player.