Mechanic shop in Rohnert Park - Automotive Excellence

This Page Is About Us, But Our Shop Is All About You

Automotive Excellence is owned and operated by Dave and Terri Erickson, a local Rohnert Park family, who bought the shop so they could meaningfully help people with their cars. Our auto repair shop is different from many others in that we care and focus on the customer and their needs. We don’t “fix” what isn’t broken, and we prioritize auto repairs to make car care a little bit easier on the wallet. At our shop, you’ll never feel taken advantage of, we promise.

“We love helping people on a grand scale by providing honest auto repair, and as a small business, we know that our success depends on how well we do our job and make our customers happy.” - The Ericksons

Dave & Terri’s Automotive Journey

Dave has worked in the automotive industry since 1980, starting out as a porter and delivery driver for International Trucks before quickly moving on to Volkswagen repair. Then, he moved on to Fiat vehicles and finally landed at Mercedes, where he worked up to becoming their youngest shop foreman. After several years there, he moved to Reno, Nevada and gained employment at a Toyota dealership. Toyota sent him to many classes where he became Toyota certified. Dave stayed there until moving back to Sonoma County in the early-mid 1990s.

Once back in Sonoma County, Dave went to work for a machine shop that wanted to get into the auto repair arena. He was tasked with putting new procedures and policies in place to get the service department up and running, and this is where Terri comes in. She had been doing her own thing with landscaping when Dave asked her to help in the office, and she decided to take the position. Together over the next 15 years, Dave and Terri created and ran the service department working on everything from project cars, toy cars, heavy-duty trucks, and absolutely everything in between. They brought their son, David Jr., onboard when he was old enough to reach the pedals on a forklift.

Auto Repair Shop - Automotive Excellence

There came a time when the Ericksons decided to move on, and the three went their separate ways. Dave started working at Automotive Excellence with the previous owner and then, after about five years, went on to help another shop grow their service department. Terri went to school to study graphic arts and website development, while David Jr. found a nice spot with another independent auto shop. Then, the opportunity came to purchase Automotive Excellence, and now, the rest is yet to come.

Meet Our Auto Repair & Service Team

  • Kevin
    KevinASE Master Technician

    Kevin is an ASE Master Technician who has been with us for nearly 15 years. His automotive knowledge and experience are impressive, as is his dedication to serving our customers well.

  • David
    David Jr. (DJ)Auto Repair Technician

    DJ is the son of owners, Dave and Terri, as well as an auto repair technician with over 10 years of experience working in the automotive industry. He has been around vehicles, however, his entire life.

  • Patrick-porter

    Patrick is a new hire at Automotive Excellence, and he is new to the auto repair industry. But he has a strong desire to know everything about cars, especially Subaru vehicles.