Philip and Sandra Dekker, owners of Dekkers Auto, want to thank all their customers for their support in helping them achieve this milestone- 25 years in business! “We recognize that this is a big achievement for us! We started from very humble beginnings here in 1992. Without the support from our local community, friends and family and the over-reaching blessing of our Heavenly Father we would not be in business today!” says Sandra Dekker. Dekkers Auto opened it’s doors on October 1st 1992. Philip, rented the one hoist garage from the owner’s of the Korab Restaurant next door after being laid off from his previous employer where he worked as a heavy equipment mechanic. With a new baby in the family, he needed to find work and quickly. Feeling very unprepared, and ill equipped, but full of ambitions and encouraged by family members, the adventure began. Over the years, much has changed. Dekkers Auto now operates with a four bay garage, three full time mechanics, 1 apprentice and 2 part time office staff who help the operation run smoothly. Philip and Sandra also sell used vehicles, an addition to the business 13 years ago. In 2002 they had the opportunity to purchase the property, and have made a home here for their family of 5. “We have been a family operating a business- each of our children have had opportunities to learn how to work here, a good work ethic is something each one of them brings to their jobs today.” says proud Dad, Phil Dekker. The Dekker family is growing with an addition of a son-in-law (2013), a grand daughter (2017), and a daughter-in-law (2018). As a family run operation, you will often find Phil and Sandra sitting side by side at the desk working away. The Dekkers Auto team includes a dedicated and talented staff. Colin joined Dekkers Auto in 1997 as an apprentice and is the shop manager and mechanic, he is the electrical/ technical specialist. Jordon has been with the company for 10 years, starting as an apprentice as well- today he does most of the commercial work as well as transmission and engine work. Dana is working on his apprenticeship here since 2016. Auto mechanics is constantly changing and all employees are consistently updating their skills through continuing education. The Dekkers Auto team also includes the office staff- Sandra- office administrator/book keeper, and Jacqueline- advertisements and office work. Philip continues to turn wrenches when he gets the chance. He also manages the used vehicle sales and overall operations at the garage. Much has changed over 25 years, but what remains the same is Philip and Sandra’s commitment to each customer.
Customer’s will find at Dekkers Auto:
1. People they trust
2. Providing excellent service
3. On time
4. At a fair price.
Our Mission: To provide high quality service at a reasonable price.
Our Vision: To expand our education and expertise to continue to be able to provide high quality service in a rapidly evolving industry.
Our Values: Integrity, Quality, Community
Dekkers Auto has been in business serving our community for 25 years. Owners Phil and Sandra Dekker started the company from scratch in 1992 and have grown the business into what it is today. At Dekkers Auto we have our roots in general automotive repairs, however we have the technical diagnostic capabilities to solve almost any problem which comes through our doors.
In 2004 we expanded our business to include auto sales. We have been continually expanding our selection and specialize in taking custom orders in order to find the perfect vehicle for you.
Our automotive team consists of three licensed automotive mechanics who are dedicated to maintaining a high standard of quality when repairing your vehicle, to keep you and your family safe.
Our sales team consists of 2 registered salespersons who are committed to finding the right car for you and your family.