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Gene Mayer started the 34th St Garage in 1990. Prior to that, he owned 2 previous shops, one in Ballard and one in Edmonds. Gene has been an automotive shop owner since 1973. He is ASE certified, master technician and has taught automotive at the community college level.

Honesty is the most important part of the success and longevity of his business. Gene has a passion for cars, especially hot rods. His hot rod restoring business has grown with a very loyal customer base.

Gene’s reputation for his incredible knowledge of diagnosing and “fixing it right the first time” is undisputed.


34th St Garage is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and is continually updating and training our staff.


Kai Baerd is our Service Manager, he's an expert in auto parts and service sales since before 1995. Kai has been with 34th Street Garage for over 11 years and in that time he has helped thousands of customers keep their vehicle safe and on the road. Just look on SureCritic at all the verified reviews from the customers Kai has helped.

Chris Hardy has been our Light Auto Repair Technician since 2015. His family has been bringing their cars to the 34th Street Garage since Chris was a baby and he hasn't been able to stay away from the glitz and glamor of automotive repair ever since.

Andy Hyatt is our Lead ASE Master Technician, been with the 34th Street Garage since before 1995. His hobbies include his family and artfully avoiding questions about his hobbies.


Gene Mayer - Has Offically Retired ! This Automotive Renaissance Man started in the industry working for his dad since we was 12 years old and has lived and breathed automotive ever since. He started his first shop in 1973. You may still see Gene once in awhile in Magnolia when he stops by the shop for a cup of coffee.