About My Garage Auto & Tire
My Garage is now open! We’ll be updating this page soon with more information, and photos of our beautiful new shop. In the meantime, here’s a message from our owner, Chris Dekker:
Hello Airdrie! First of all, I want to say thank you to all of the people who have been sending me messages of support and excitement over the past months. I’m so happy that you’re pumped about this new business, I’m excited to share it with you! My Garage will absolutely set the standard for automotive service in Airdrie. For anyone reading this who doesn’t know me yet, here’s a little bit about myself and how this business came to be!
My name is Chris and I have been involved in the local auto service community for over 15 years. Like many people in this industry, I started at the bottom; sweeping floors and changing tires in a local shop while I attended high school here in Airdrie. Upon graduating high school, I started my Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship at SAIT, and became a Red Seal journeyman technician four years later. In the years that followed, I had the opportunity to work with, and learn from, some very skilled technicians and shop owners.
I’ve always been very passionate about my trade, because this is way more than just a job to me. Throughout my career as a technician, I was always troubled by the fact that I just cared more than most people in the trade: about my quality of work; about my workplace; and about the customers who ultimately made our jobs possible. I saw opportunities to make things better and – as most entrepreneurs understand – this is an itch that needs to be scratched. This passion and energy led me to opening my own automotive repair business in 2011, and this business grew explosively. Just three years later in 2014, with the help of a business partner, I opened a new 4500 square foot shop in Airdrie, which would go on to set the bar for honesty and customer care in the local automotive industry.
I have since moved on from that company, and today I’m proud to introduce My Garage; a unique business of which I am the sole owner. Combining everything I’ve learned over the years with my long-standing convictions about how a customer deserves to be treated, my team and I are creating a company that is truly special. My Garage offers the perfect option for proactive drivers who care about their cars; people who expect the technical competence of a dealership, but appreciate the level of honesty and service that only a business like ours can provide. Even in our first weeks, we are already offering conveniences and services that no other shop in Airdrie does.
I’ve been blessed to have the support of hundreds of great customers over the past years, and I’m excited to serve you all for years to come; with enough extra room space to help lots of new folks along the way. I said it ten years ago, and I still live by those words today: “I want to work together with you; to be your partner in maintaining your vehicle – the partner you can rely on for life, and refer your friends and family to.” Let’s get motoring!