GILSDORF GARAGE was founded by Edwin (Ed) Gilsdorf in 1950 as Gilsdorf Service at the present site at 1111 West Mulberry Street (corner of Mulberry and Shelds Streets), just west of the 7-11. The following year, Albert (Bert) Bogard joined Ed as a working partner, and were immediately successful, providing Fort Collins and North Larimer County with meticulous workmanship and quality service.
In 1974, Ed’s son, John, and John’s friend, Colby Van Cleave, became partners and purchased GILSDORF GARAGE from Ed. By l982, Colby sold his interest to John. Shortly thereafter, John completely remodeled the facility to better accommodate the requirements of newer vehicles. In 2000, John’s wife, Kathy, joined the family business as office manager. Brandon Pursley was hired on in 2001 and would soon become the service manager.
In 2003, John retired and sold GILSDORF GARAGE to Mark and Doreen Johnson. Mark and Doreen, who are from Southern California, have owned and operated small businesses succesfully, utilizing the same principles and ethics as Ed and John. Mark and Doreen are auto enthusiasts, having owned many classics ranging from the 20’s to the 60’s. Currently, they own a fleet of vintage vehicles including a ’57 Chevy Bel Air and are members of the Cadillac Club and the Vintage Chevy Club. Their enthusiasm for anything automotive carries over into our philosophy of meticulous workmanship and doing it right the first time.
For over 66 years, GILSDORF GARAGE has prospered, guided by Ed’s principles of honesty, integrity, ethics, and quality. This legacy will continue to be the cornerstone of GILSDORF GARAGE.
Auto Repair Services for Fort Collins and Beyond
If you’re looking for a local Auto Repair shop you can trust, consider Gilsdorf Garage. Since Mon - Fri: 7 am - 5 pm, we’ve been providing our friends and neighbors in Fort Collins with dependable, trustworthy Auto Repair. Whether your vehicle needs a minor tune-up or a major overhaul, our service technicians can efficiently pinpoint solutions to problems, saving you valuable time and money.
Commitment to Customer Satisfaction
At Gilsdorf Garage, our number-one goal is complete customer satisfaction. We focus every day on providing high-quality Auto Repair coupled with top-notch customer service. Thanks to our many five-star reviews, we're proud of our reputation as one of the Fort Collins area’s most trustworthy Auto Repair shops.
A True Alternative to the Dealer
Looking for an affordable alternative to the high prices at your local dealership? Gilsdorf Garage can help. Supported by a team of ASE-Certified technicians who receive ongoing training in auto repair services, we’re able to offer you dealership-quality knowledge and experience, without dealership pricing.
Technology and Experience to Get You Moving
Our technicians stay up to date on the latest automotive technology, utilizing professional, hands-on experience working with many vehicle types. We use the most current diagnostic equipment available, including original factory equipment, allowing us to often more quickly uncover the problem and begin working on the solution. Combining cutting-edge technology with real-world experience, it's our mission to get you moving in less time than it takes other shops to simply figure out what’s wrong.
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We invite you to take a look around our website and learn more about what we do. Read the testimonials from our many happy customers, or find out more information on our specialties. Call or email us to inquire about how we can help with your specific automobile concern. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about our business and our services.
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