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Family Owned & Operated Automotive Repair

This might seem like a really odd way to start an about us page, but as I sit here to write this, all I feel is thankful. Really thankful to our clients for giving us the opportunity to come this far, for giving us the chance to prove our worth, and for sticking with us for your repairs through the years.

When I reflect on our journey that started in 1989 with just me, my dreams and my brothers barn, to the time I moved to a 2 bay shop and added one technician to my team of one in 1990. When I look at where we are now with 8 bays, 4 technicians and 2 service writers I can’t help but be grateful.

We have always been a family run business, and in 1990 my wife joined me. In 1999 we took over the contract for the City of Venice and we have a full staff working out of the City garage with 3 technicians and one service writer/manager. This is pretty special to me because I am not just local, but I’m 4th generation Venice.

I’m proud of the shop I’ve been able to put together, because not only do I carry the L1 cert., all of us are ASE and EVT (emergency vehicle) certified. But best of all, I love that the technicians all share a genuine friendship with each other, and I believe that this is the secret to our success.

I LOVE what I do. And I’m happy to be able to live my passion which is helping people with their automotive needs. Nothing feels as good as the relief on the faces of clients as we come rescue both them and their cars from unforeseen damages, or the joy on their faces when they come back to pick a car that’s as good as new. To be able to experience that each day leaves me absolutely fulfilled. 

The Story Behind The Name

I chose this name because it has a very personal connection to me. You see when I was a teenager, I turned wrenches at a shop owned by a close family friend. Unfortunately, while I was going through tech school and working at the dealership, this close family friend passed away. The moment I decided to open my own business, I asked permission from his family to open under the same shop name. I’m glad to be carrying on his legacy.

To Our New And Prospective Clients

Thank you so much for stopping by. We hope you stick around and give us a chance to show you how good we really are. Some of the features of our service that stand us out from the pack include: Free Shuttle Service, Financing, Status Updates via email/text/video/pictures, Walk-ins are welcome, Free WiFi, After Hours Drop-Off/Pick-Up, Prompt Turnaround/Same Day Service, 24 Month/24,000 Mile Warranty, 36 Month/36,000 Mile Warranty.

Give us a try, we guarantee you won’t regret it. 

Charities We Support

  • Toys for Tots
  • Venice High School
  • Brakes for Breasts
  • Charitable donations for victims of human trafficking
  • St. Jude children cancer institute
  • Ronald McDonald house
  • 4-H
  • Relay for life
  • Women’s sertoma
  • Rotary futures

I’m going to end this the same way I started by saying thank you, I look forward to seeing you in our shop.

– Jeff Hazeltine