George Steller started the business in the early 1950s. Through hard work and reliable service, George built the foundation for what Stellers Garage is today. What started as a small one bay repair garage has turned into a six bay automotive service station. Throughout the years, Stellers has changed hands, not just to anyone but to dedicated employees that have known customers and their cars for years. Many people still ask about Phil Cayer who bought the business in the 1970's after years of working for George. Phil added his own insight and many improvements to the company. In 1996, Phil sold the business to Erik Lydiksen — an employee since 1983 — and Kevin Reichelt. The name Stellers Garage has been kept to assure customers that we still provide quality service, generations have come to know.
Steller's Garage offers 24 hour towing and recovery. Locked out? Out of gas? Flat tire? Your car or truck just won't start? We can help! Need to move a vehicle or even equipment? We offer a flatbed towing service. All of our wrecker drivers are highly experienced in towing and recovery. Rollovers, down embankments, stuck in the mud up to the axles — we've seen it all and can get you moving again. All of our Towing staff have taken Towing Certification classes through Towing & Recovery Professionals of CT.
We utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic software and equipment. We use the current library of ALLDATA, which includes all the manufacturers' specifications for your vehicle at our fingertips. Look throughout our shop. There are several work stations for our techs to access the vital information we need to fix your vehicle correctly. As a result of our progressive thinking and open mindedness for sharing information, we are often asked to host seminars by the tools of the trade representatives to introduce new equipment.
Michael Schaefer, our top Mechanic, started his career here in 1985 when he was 15 years old. Along with Erik and Kevin, Mike is an ASE certified Master Technician. All three men are also state certified for emissions repair. The crew also takes advantage of training courses offered by AC Delco, NAPA, and Snap-On.
Fred Smith started in 2005 as our Service Writer. Fred has many years of experience dealing with customers.
Steven Smith is a mechanic and a graduate from Porter and Chester Institute in Stratford, CT.