Rolston IS THE MAN & Merc Werks IS THE SPOT. PERIOD. I just moved down to FL, and across the coast at that (Clearwater), but after the feedback & recommendations I received from my NY friends (as Rolston is a recent NY transplant - formerly a Shop foreman at a prestigious NYC Benz dealership) that I "must" take my car to him, I figured I should at least explore their suggestions. After an initial phone call to the shop, I was confident I had found the right guy. He had a pleasant demeanor, asked the right questions, and had the right answers. Oh! and quoted a price far below the excessive numbers I was hearing elsewhere.
I had just picked up a cream puff 03' Clk 430 with 28k, and after coming from a w211 E55, I was feeling a little inadequate power-wise..I did my homework online and found only one "Bolt-on" option supercharger available (HPS). Me & my S/C, new H&R springs, Bilstein Struts, European front impact strip, aspherical drivers side mirror glass all took the drive (Yes! my car was jam packed!) a few hours across the state.
To make a real long story short, I was 100% satisfied with the service and pricing I received, MY car is a MONSTER now, with a look to match. From the little touches like the use of the fender "bib" (or whatever it's called) that protects your fenders from tools/keys/etc when he's working under the hood, to the re-routing of wiring (going above & beyond HPS's less tidy recommendations) through discrete areas to maintain a factory look, to his consultation and advice regarding the lowering of my vehicle (much lower than typical), this is what you want in a mechanic; Honesty, Expertise, and best of all very fair pricing (as compared to the Stealership')
If you have a Benz and are lucky enough to be near Rolston's shop, you owe it to yourself, your car, and your wallet to check him out. Whether for standard maintenance (I also did my front brake pads and B Serivce), or installation of custom parts, he does it all (even had his own custom built by him, turbo 'd C36 AMG).
PS: Probably like many Benz owners, I'm a bit particular, picky, etc, etc Rolston meets and exceeds my expectations, and I'm sure he will yours. I don't look forward to spending money (ever! lol) but if and when I must on my car, I feel comfortable with Merc Werks and the honest & professional service they provide.