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.