Brian T. | Elite Automotive Center


Service Adviser, Co-Owner

Brian is an owner who has put time and care into Elite Automotive Center. Not content to just open a shop, Brian spent 20 years training and learning directly from dealers so he could know and apply the best ways to help Elite's customers understand they are not a number but a family member. It's easy to understand why customer service means so much to Brian, his grandfather owned his own repair shop with his father, uncle and cousins all eventually working in the same industry. When he is not in the shop you can find Brian cheering on his kids at football games, dance competitions, basketball games or gymnastics competitions. No matter if he is in the shop or at home family is something he honors and treats every person as a member of.


Phil | Elite Automotive Center

Service Adviser, Co-Owner

Philip has held the philosophy from the very beginning of how Elite should not be just a repair shop, but a lifestyle of helping and serving others. He is a very caring guy who wanted nothing more than to see Brian's vision come true and, like in every other aspect of his life, he wanted to help in any way he could to make this happen. While he always had an interest in the cars & trucks, he never considered a career in it. Since joining Brian at Elite he is incredibly grateful this was the path life led him too. Especially since it helped him meet his beautiful, smart and loving wife. They just welcomed their 1st baby girl this January of 2020 into the family. Philip will always do right by the customer and truly believes in advising with his heart and not his wallet.

Micah | Elite Automotive Center


Micah is a family man who enjoys spending time with family in the great outdoors. Micah studied and graduated from Minnesota State with a degree in Automotive Service Technology and has spent his 7 1/2 years in the auto repair industry building his skillset by taking every opportunity to learn something new. He wants every customer to feel like they are members of his own family so he uses his knowledge to provide clear explanations about complex repairs and letting the customer know what may be needed in the future without taking away from the overall customer experience. In an industry where it can be hard to do at times, Micah strives to achieve awesome customer satisfaction and takes pride in knowing his customers walk away happy with his work.

Jonathan | Elite Automotive Center


Jonathan has enjoyed working in an industry where he is able to take things apart and putting it back together making it even better than before. An 8 years career, with many more years to come, he is Ford Electrical Certified, A/C Conditioning certified and can handle all of your driveability concerns. When he is not at the shop he can be found cooking or running around with his 2 kids and wife and volunteering as a tech assistant/sound engineer for his church . When you come in, be sure to ask him about his well earned 2010 Ford AAA Auto Diagnostic National Championship, you'll know you're in good hands with him and the shop.

Derek | Elite Automotive Center


Derek has been in the industry for 8 years and in that time has not only become certified for a number of specialties but was also a Toyota Master Level Technician. He takes an incredible amount of pride in everything that he does and enjoys being able to utilize his love for the technical aspects of the industry. He also holds an Automotive Technology AAS from Minnesota State and while he is always working on his next accreditation he does make time to go camping with his family, play videos game and catch the Vikings on Sundays.

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