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Ray purchased the shop in June 2017 from a previous owner.  Ray has 20 Years of experience working on all types of vehicles. He is honest, fair, and likes to show and educate customers about their vehicles.   Katy is the Office Manager, and handles much of the customer interactions.  Customer Service is top priority for us. Gabe is our other full time mechanic, he shares in our honest business practices, and has proven to be a great addition to the team.  We care about the safety of our customers and their families.  

Meet The Staff

Ray Reps


Ray our owner and lead mechanic has 20 years of experience working on vehicles. He values honestly and portrays that to our customer base, people immediately feel better after talking to him. Ray is married, his wife Sarah is a nurse. They have two children, Bert (10) and Gracie (8) who are both heavily involved in Karate and Scouts, and Ray and Sarah are heavily involved with the programs as well. In fact Bert got to represent team USA at nationals this past year in Niagara Falls. When the family is not busy with Karate obligations, Ray enjoys the outdoors. Hunting and camping are usually how he spends his time off.

Katy Grigsby

Office Manager

Katy joined the team in April of 2018. She and Ray have been friends for many years, and she had worked in a few dealerships and many customer service positions previously. Katy is married, her husband Chris is a General Manager for Holiday Station stores. She married into 3 stepchildren, Cassandra (21), Jordanne (14) and Brody (13). In March of 2018 they added one more... Blake, who now comes to work with his Mom so he doesn't have to go to daycare, and he has become a big part of our little business, and makes everyone smile. The Grigsby's enjoy movies, traveling in any spare time, and playing on the lakes during summer.

Gabe Edberg


Gabe joined the team in June 2019. Gabe has extensive tire knowledge and training from previous jobs and has also worked on many different vehicles as side work. He has learned much from Ray in the time he has been here and shares in our honest fair business practices. Gabe is engaged. His fiance Bekky stays home with the children and also works for animal rescue organizations in her spare time. Between them they have seven children, Lexi (15), Tori (14), Adrian (10), Nolan (9), Olivia (8), Jaxon (7) and Nik (9 Months). Gabe enjoys staying busy, and spends much of his off time doing home/ carpentry projects for himself and others.

Visit Us

8811 Research Center Rd E.

 New Hope, Minnesota

Phone: (763) 703-4150


Monday: 10AM - 5PM

Tuesday: 10AM - 5PM

Wednesday: 10AM - 5PM

Thursday: 10AM - 5PM

Friday: 10AM - 5PM

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

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405 Abbot Kinney St. Venice, CA 90291 (310) 545-3456