About Us

Family Business

Catalpa Street Garage was started in the year 1978. Servicing only BMW for a third of its life.  It was started as a family business. Later Mini Cooper vehicles were added to our specialty line of service. The technicians were all BMW and Mini experienced.

Late in the year 2020 the business sold  to Vic Leon. Vic has an extensive resume filled with a variety of training.  He has been a ASE Master Technician since the age of 19. You may see a young girl in the office at times, she is Vic's daughter whom likes to be at the shop helping out. Vic's wife helps run the office. In summer, you may also see two youngsters taking out the trash. These two boy's are Vic's youngest. Vic also employed his brother Isaias Leon, a Certified Mercedes, VW/Audi and Ford Technician. Bringing valuable experience to Catalpa Street Garage. The Newest family member is his Nephew Luis whom is an apprentice with hunger to learn.  You will find Ernesto in the Office (which we feel as part of our family), he is one of our youngest employee's but the one that has been with Catalpa Street Garage the longest. Catalpa Street Garage is all about family and keeping the family feel present.

Catalpa Street Garage will be servicing more Vehicles but we will still be keeping our specialty, BMW and Mini.  We hope that we serve you just as well as the previous owner did if not better. Drop by and meet the new members of Catalpa Street Garage.  We hope to continue being your BMW, Mini and European Preferred Dealer Alternative.


Our Vision

Whether you own a BMW, Mini or any other vehicle. We hope you select us to provide your vehicle the proper service it needs. Our goal is to become the best Automotive Repair Shop in the region, and your one stop for all your needs.

Our Company

With over 40 years of experience below our belts. The trust and the peace of mind we provide has won us the loyalty of many a customers, some dating back to our inception.

With an AAA approval and ASE Blue Seal facility, we ensure our clients are covered right from routine maintenance to major repairs. With a well-equipped mechanical workshop showcasing the latest equipment and the highly skilled and experienced mechanics, we are well qualified to diagnose and repair even the latest models.


Our Team

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Owner, ASE Master Technician

Vic Leon

ASE master technician since 2009. Certified in most European , Domestic and Asian car lines. You will find him in the front office or in the shop working on vehicles.

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Service Writer


Ernesto has been with Catalpa Street Garage for a large part of his life. He was once a technician but has progressed into a service writer. You will find Ernesto helping you out in the office.

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Apprentice Technician

Luis "Kike"

Luis is our newest member. He has previous automotive experience as he was employed by Vic years ago. Now he is following his dream of becoming a certified automotive technician.

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Master Technician


Isaias has dealer experience from multiple dealerships, Mercedes, Vw, Audi, Ford, BMW trained and has experience working on most makes and models. He brings in a huge amount of knowledge to the Catalpa Street Garage Team.