WHY CHOOSE US

We have over a decade of experience as an independent automotive shop, specializing in various makes, including GM, Ford, Honda, Toyota, and Subaru. We utilize a state-of-the-art database of automotive diagnostic and repair information, and when combined with our extensive experience in the field, I can guarantee you an efficient, quality repair the first time.

The Shop is a revolution in automotive repair. We’ve taken the normal repair process, stripped it down, supercharged it, and obsessed over every detail as we rebuilt it from the ground up. As a consequence, it became smarter, more efficient, better. This is what makes our shop, The Shop.

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ABOUT US

The Shop was born in Jason’s garage in Nederland. A one-man, no-lift operation kept busy finding the cheapest possible repairs for impoverished climbing bums and starving artists. We’re still all about getting you what you need for what you can afford, though we technically no longer work in trade for baked goods (technically).

Our customer base was built with our friends, and for that reason you’ll never find more honest, hardworking mechanics. We know we can’t have secret handshakes and inside jokes with every person who walks in our door (we tried; it got weird), but we strive to make everyone feel as welcome, informed, and well-cared-for as the friends who got us started.

Jason Maki
Jason MakiOwner
Jason Maki is an avid outdoorsman and Founder of The Shop Boulder. Jason has over 14 years in the industry and experience working with everything from European & Asian Imports to domestic vehicles. He utilizes a state-of-the-art database of automotive diagnostic and repair information, and when combined with his extensive experience in the field, can guarantee you an efficient, quality repair, the first time.
Jason drives a lifted Prius with 300,000 miles on the odometer and no front bumper that he will consider replacing when the rest of the body panels fall off.
John Cruickshank
John CruickshankCo-Owner
Ever since taking auto tech classes in high school, John has shown a passion for working on cars. After high school, he attended an automotive trade school called Universal Technical Institute. Upon graduating, he was accepted into the highly competitive Volkswagen Academy, a school run by Volkswagen AG. This program is what helped fuel his love for German cars. Since then, he has become an ASE Master Technician, as well as an ASE L1 Advanced Engine Performance Specialist. To top that off, he has also received countless hours of factory training through General Motors. Now that he is well versed in his trade, from starting out as an apprentice to becoming a master technician, he and and David (see below) have decided to start up a shop of their very own!
In addition to being a technician John is an avid outdoors-man. Whether it’s rock climbing, mountain biking, snowboarding or kayaking, he is always trying to find a new way to explore the mountains of Colorado with his two dogs.
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SERVICES

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TESTIMONIALS

Our customers understand that time is valuable and they don’t want to spend it with their car in the shop. Often times they never even go to the shop. Skip the line and stay focused on what is important with our express pick-up and delivery service and on site repair services.

“My starter went bad. I depend on my car for work and was flipping out. I called Jason, he was here less than 2hours later
and had me running in less than an hour. Prices are GREAT and Jason is a good guy. Thank you for saving my bacon!”
Robert C.

The Shop is a revolution in automotive repair. We’ve taken the normal repair process, stripped it down, supercharged it, and obsessed over every detail as we rebuilt it from the ground up. As a consequence, it became smarter, more efficient, better. This is what makes our shop The Shop.

“When I really messed up my suspension, Jason fixed it quickly and professionally. Next time I need work done, I’ll go straight
to him – he won’t do unnecessary work or charge you unreasonable prices. I’m really happy to have a mechanic I trust.”

Colin S.

An idea is worth nothing without the people to back it up. Our efficiency, combined with our technician’s factory training and extensive experience in the field allows us to provide service at a dealership level for a fraction of the price. Our repair estimates consistently fall between 20-30% below the industry average. Of course, all of our repairs are covered by a 12 month, 12,000 mile warranty.

“Jason has approached the automotive industry with professionalism since the beginning of his career.
His concern will go beyond your vehicle’s well being. Both you and your car will be well taken care of.”

Lynn B.

We do it all, and if for whatever reason we can’t, we know a guy who does. Our full service shop can handle anything from a brake job to an engine overhaul, and we service all makes and models, including hybrids.

“I cannot recommend Jason highly enough. I’m relatively new to car ownership, and I was very worried about finding a good mechanic. It’s wonderful to have someone to whom I can hand my keys with instructions to do whatever is necessary, secure in the knowledge that he’ll be honest with me, do high-quality work, and won’t demand my firstborn in payment. If he would only take up hairdressing and financial planning, I could live a blissfully worry-free existence.”

Jennifer S.
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