Ben found his way here from the construction industry, and he fit right into the spot of Service Advisor. His sense of humor as well as his commitment to Customer Service has helped the shop grow into new areas, and his energy has been infectious for everyone here. 

Mike Ryan

Joe's bio coming soon

Mike and his wife Gail started Mikes Garage in March of 2012, after moving from Chicago. Mike and close friend Chris Storlie founded Fast Auto Center in Bentonville, AR in 1998, and Fast is still going strong after 19 years under Chris' management.

   Mike studied Diesel Technology, earning an Associates Degree from Wyo Tech in 1986. Mike is a Ford Master Tech, ASE Master Tech, and studied Business at WCC in Illinois.

   When Mike gets away from the shop, it's Drag Racing,  Skiing or Hiking/ Biking with Gail and dog Zorba.

Ben Fredette

Justin Kapfer

   Mike Ross is our Service Manager and all-around go to Tech. He has more than 22 Years of experience in auto repair, studied at UTI, and is ASE Certified. Mike is a Marine who served in Fallujah during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

   You may recognize Mike from his time with Dwyers Car Care in Buena Vista, we are proud to have him here with us.

   When Mike is not working, he enjoys Fishing, Camping, Hunting and Racing, but mostly enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.


Mike Ross

Justin is hard to put into one category. He has probably the most diverse (or at least most interesting) background in the automotive industry. His experience as a Diesel Technician paid his way through college, and his career led to becoming Operations Manager of Hauk Designs. You may have seen him on the History Channel show, Road Hauks, where he kept the doors open, and the work flowing. We are excited to have Justin on our team now, and can't wait to see where the shop grows from here. When he is not at the shop, he is spending time with his wife and 2 Great Danes, or building (his current project), a 1955 Ford COE.

Joe Curry


249 F St Salida CO 81201 us