Dave’s Garage was founded in 1995 as an alternative to the dealership service experience. They built their reputation on trust and were able to offer a more detailed and personal experience. In 2014 Craig Olvey and Jamie Laferriere were talking with the original Dave and he expressed his desire to spend less time working and pursue his other passions in life. Craig and Jamie thought that they could become the new owners of Dave’s Garage and continue to grow the business. At the time Craig and Jamie were both employed with the Bill Marsh Automotive Group as the parts and service managers. With a combination of over 45 years of dealership experience and a passion for customer service between them, they were ready to pursue their own dreams. So, in September of 2014, they became the new owners of Dave’s Garage.
Dave’s Garage continued its growth under Craig and Jamie. As their reputation grew, the opportunity to add a second location came along. In June of 2019 Taghon’s Garage in Empire Michigan became part of the Dave’s Garage family. Taghon’s was a Leelanau County landmark that had been operated by the same family for over 90 years! The reputation of Taghon’s was stellar and the combination with Dave’s Garage was a winning formula. With two locations to serve you, Dave’s Garage is ready to help with all of your vehicle needs. They take pride in having two of the nicest waiting lounges that you will find and offer a full selection of coffee, tea and water for guests. Free shuttle service is also available to help with your transportation needs. Dave’s Garage is famous for having delicious chocolate treats for their guests and are dedicated to serving their customers. Their dedication to their customers is at the forefront of all they do. The team at Dave’s Garage is at your service!
Dave’s Garage is growing even more! We are remodeling two buildings right around the corner from our Hastings Street location and will allow us to add four more service bays and expand our parking. Stay tuned for progress updates!