Altadenablog welcomes our new sponsor, Mike Gibson Service Center, 1701 E. Walnut in Pasadena.
Mike, the eponymous owner, a longtime Altadenan, boasts almost 50 years in the automotive business. He started working in a service station in Altadena when he was 15. In 1966, when he was 20, he bought the business, which was located near Eliot Middle School. And after all those years in the automobile service business, Mike says, "I still like it."
Mike describes the business as "general repair -- we work on all makes and models," Mike says. "We specialize in doing the best we can."
(Pictured: l-r, Gene Cummings, Mike Gibson, and Herb Hopkins.)
And it seems to be working -- Mike says he has had some customers for decades, some even since 1966. This year, he will be named the best auto repair service in Pasadena Weekly's "Best of Pasadena" issue. Why? Quality, customer-centered service. Gene Cummings, a 20 year employee, says "Customer service is contagious -- we started the epidemic."
Mike Gibson Service Center shows the craftsmanship and care that can only come through long-term dedication to their work. "We're like a family here," Mike says, which isn't just a saying. Other employees include mechanic Herb Hopkins (30 years) and Mike's children, mechanic Robert Gibson and daughter Lisa Gibson.
Open five days week from 7:30 AM - 5 PM, Mike describes the shop as "busy," and isn't afraid to grab a wrench himself. "I still get greasy," he says: "Whatever it takes to do it."
If you're looking for car service by experienced hands, with an old-fashioned sense of craftsmanship and love for what they do, Mike Gibson Service Center is the place to go. For prompt service, call ahead of time for an appointment (ask for Gene) at 626-795-3726.