When Rich Dykstra opened his first auto repair shop in 1984, he knew that running a garage is about more than taking care of cars and trucks. It’s about taking care of people, too. Over 35 years later, the business is still in the family, and Rich’s belief in doing things the right way is still our guiding star.

A lot has changed since we opened our first shop in 1984. But our core values haven’t.

At GreatWater, we’re driven by a set of simple yet timeless values and beliefs. They help keep us on course, no matter what the road ahead brings.

No shortcuts or sugarcoating

We’ll earn your trust by working hard, getting to the root of the problem and giving it to you straight.

We will reward your trust

When you trust us with your vehicle, we’ll reward that trust with quality work, great service and a fair price.

Great service, always

Car trouble is never pleasant. But we’ll do everything in our power to make sure your experience with us is.

Do right by the folks under the lifts

We attract great people by taking care of them. Afterall, they’re what makes us great.

Passionate about people and pistons alike? Join our team.

You can judge an auto shop by how they treat their employees, and we treat ours like they’ve been in the family for decades. (In some cases, they have been.) That’s why we close on weekends and support any team member who wants to advance their career in automotive maintenance. Join the GreatWater family and build a lasting career.

The latest auto care know-how to keep your machine moving.

GreatWater 360 Auto Care Expands Into 6th STATE, Passes 100 Shop Mark

Grand Rapids based GreatWater 360 Auto Care announces the acquisition of auto repair shop group Springdale Automotive Centers ( in Louisville, KY. This four-location group becomes GreatWater’s first acquisition in Kentucky and pushes their presence to six states and over 100 shops in the Midwest.

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Sell your shop and join the GreatWater family.

When it’s time to sell your garage, you want to do right by the community you serve. When you join the GreatWater family, you can feel confident that your people are in good hands. We invest in every garage we acquire and celebrate what makes it special.