At the age of 18, Gary Grosenbach was washing cars at an area car dealership. During one of his regular shifts, the mechanic for the dealership quit, and they asked Gary to fill in. Having no experience, but an interest in working his way up, Gary took the offer, and continued working there as a mechanic for the next 3 years. When his time at the dealership was finished, Gary took a job as the assistant manager of the local Midas.
After a short while as the assistant manager, the store manager left the company, which allowed Gary to move up to the position of Store Manager. He worked as the store manager of Midas for 21 years. Gary decided it was time to strike off on his own, and opened Grosenbach’s Auto Repair with his wife, Shug.
Having worked in the automotive industry for so long, Gary saw a strong need for honest, reliable service in the Illinois Valley area. He wanted to be in business for himself, while providing for his family, and helping the people of the Illinois Valley with their automotive needs. Throughout his career, Gary has developed a reputation of trustworthiness and dependability, which he has instilled in his employees- his son Grant, who is continuing the family business, and Andy, who has worked at the shop since day one. (Gary also instilled the same values in his son Nick who currently lives in Tampa, Florida with his family.)
When you bring your vehicle to Grosenbach’s Auto Repair, you are supporting a local, family run business, and can have the peace of mind that only the necessary repairs will be completed. Bring your vehicle in to see Gary and the guys, and if you’re lucky, you may catch Shug and Isabella (Izzy) too!