Steffens Automotive was born out of Highway 8 Shell. In 1961 as a young Dunwoody student, and living in the area (Dave grew-up on 19th and Benjamin) Dave started working as the evening mechanic. In 1965 Dave went on active duty in the mandatory military draft. He returned in the fall of 1967 to find an abandoned and boarded up Shell station.
Dave searched and found the owner, then convinced him to rent the repair stalls. Dave's Automotive was born. In 1969 Dave bought the building and over the years expanded it from the existing 2 service stalls to the 7 stalls and the second story office & lounge it is today.
Dennis Lindboe met Dave Steffens back in 1988 when Dave used to buy gas from him at the old Mobile station that was next to the Dairy Queen in St. Anthony.
Over the years, Dennis was impressed with the fantastic reputation that Dave Steffens Automotive had.
During the summer of 2002, Dennis and Dave met on several occasions to discuss Dennis becoming the General Manager. During these meetings a very rough plan emerged for Dennis to buy the business from Dave.
In January of 2004 Dave and Dennis started to finalize plans for the purchase of the business.
On May 1st, 2004 Dennis became the new owner of Dave Steffens Automotive.
Well, there you have it, 40 plus years on the same corner, meeting people and fixing their cars. Thank you!