Downtown Garage auto repair mechanics in Charlevoix

The Lowdown on Downtown Garage in Charlevoix- Get to Know Us

Downtown Garage is family-owned and operated by Steve and Brenda Clark. The couple opened the shop in November of 2000, with the goal of giving Charlevoix drivers an honest and reliable option for auto repair and vehicle maintenance. We like being an independent auto repair shop, able to make our own rules and deliver a level of service you won’t find at the dealerships and franchise auto service centers. We take great pride in providing a valuable service to our community by ensuring our customers’ cars are safe and reliable.

“I love interacting with people and seeing our customers happy with a well-repaired vehicle.”
— Steve Clark, Owner

Meet Our Auto Repair Team

  • Steve Clark, Owner & Auto Repair Technician
    Steve ClarkOwner & Auto Repair Technician

    At a young age, Steve started tearing apart bicycles and putting them back together. Once he was a teenager, bicycles became cars, and he had two years of high school automotive training. Then, Steve went off to Ferris State College for two more years of automotive training, before moving to Florida where he worked in the parts field of the automotive industry. In the late-80s, Steve moved back to Michigan and worked in the parts field for a few more years. After that, he worked as a service advisor and started a small engine repair service. Around the same time, a good friend was selling his auto repair shop, and Steve decided it was the perfect time to jump in and become an auto repair shop owner. Today, Steve has 35 years of auto industry experience and continues his education through the Carquest Training Institute.


  • Aaron Brandon, Service Writer
    Aaron BrandonService Writer

    Our service writer, Aaron Brandon, has been with Downtown Garage for three years. He is the first face you’ll see when you walk through the door, and he’s happy and eager to answer your questions and provide you with honest car care advice. Aaron has one daughter.


  • Cam Jakeway, Auto Repair Technician
    Cam JakewayAuto Repair Technician

    Cam Jakeway is an experienced auto repair technician who has been with Downtown Garage for five years. GM vehicles are Cam’s favorite, but he enjoys working on all makes, even the ones that give him a challenge. Cam is the proud father of three boys.