Jerry Starr a man with big ideas opened his first automotive repair shop at the young age of 21 years old. In the first 2 years, Starr Automotive was located at 42nd Ave and East Lake Street. For the 3rd and 4th years Starr Automotive was located in South East Minneapolis until another location on Lake Street was made available.
In June of 1986, Jerry bought Lake Street Mobile. Which was a full-service gas station at that time. After 4 years of being Lake Street Mobil, Jerry changed the name back to Starr Automotive to focus primarily on his mission, offering: An honest repair at a fair price. Starr Automotive has also taken pride in educating their customers.
Jerry prides himself on being part of this community for 25 years and taking care of our 3rd generation of families.
Starr Automotive is a family-owned business. On most days you can see Michelle (Jerry's Wife) and Zack (Jerry and Michelle's son) providing excellent customer service, answering phone calls, and answering questions.
Along with Jerry and Michelle, we have 3 full time dedicated employees, our ASE Master Technician Shawn Junjak, who has been with since 1994. Duff Baxter, our Heavy Line Mechanic has been with us since 1994. Zack Starr, our Automotive Technician he has been with us since 2014. All of the employees at Starr Automotive were born and raised in South Minneapolis and still reside there today.