Our Shop History in Wenatchee, WA

Meet the Team -- High Tech Automotive

Meet Our Owner — Gary Hymer

Gary was born in Kennewick, WA and has always had a passion for everything mechanical and automotive. After completing the General Motors Automotive Service Program at Arapahoe Community College, he spent his early years working at a dealership and repairing cars in his home shop. With a growing passion for personal customer service and an already strong desire to provide automotive care, Gary opened High Tech Automotive after moving to Wenatchee, WA.

Outside of High Tech Automotive, Gary loves spending time outdoors. You’ll usually find Gary in the back country enjoying snow, dirt and just being outside.

Gary’s Technical Certifications

  • AAA Certified

  • GM Certified

  • ASE Master Certified Technician

  • ASE Certified Service Consultant

  • ASE Certified Parts Specialist

  • ASE Certified Drivability Specialists

  • ASE Blue Seal Certified

A Respect for Tech

When it comes to providing quality auto repair, we prepare for every situation that comes our way. For us, preparation means a dedication to continued education. Along with our technicians being ASE Certified, we also encourage them to continue their automotive education and learn about the latest tools and trends to come out of the auto repair industry. This education bodes well for our team, as our shop sees a variety of different vehicles each week. This is only amplified by the fact our shop accepts all makes and models. With the knowledge and certifications at hand, we’re confident that all of our technicians are familiar with each of the specific processes required for a vehicles model and brand.

An Appreciation for You

Simply put, we appreciate you and your business. We understand there are a number of different auto repair shops you can visit and we’re flattered that you trust us. It’s something we keep in mind everytime we walk into the shop in the morning. So, how do we keep you coming back? Well, it starts with a total view of your visit and observing how we interact with you at each touchpoint. We want to ensure that each encounter is friendly, productive, helpful, and most importantly — transparent. When you come in for a repair, we’ll first show you what you’re getting and how much it’ll cost. It is then up to you to approve the price and we will not proceed till you do. If you do, we’ll then perform the repair and provide you with a step-by-step breakdown of the repair we just made.

No hidden repairs and no surprise fees, because that’s non-negotiable. You deserve better than that, and we’ll provide it for you.

Schedule With High Tech Automotive!

If you need quality auto repair that’ll get done right, give High Tech Automotive in Wenatchee, Washington a call! Our team of ASE Certified technicians will have the skills and precision to provide your car with any repair service it needs. From simple preventative maintenance to a warped brake rotor, our technicians can handle it all. Give us a call at 509-992-1428 and schedule an appointment with us today! Need same-day service? No problem. Visit our shop at 1230 McKittrick Street ! We happily accept walk-ins!*

*Availability determined by daily schedule

It’s hard to write a bio about yourself – BUT what you need to know about me is that I opened High-Tech for the sole reason of providing the Wenatchee Valley with a quality auto repair facility that is clean, friendly, & trustworthy. I have always loved anything to do with motors (much to my mother’s and my wife’s frustration) so after years of working in dealerships, it was time to open a place where we all feel like family AND I get to meet great people and still deal with motors. It is important to me that you feel like you are part of our High-Tech family when you walk through those doors. Come in and meet my staff and know that we understand you are super busy and need your vehicle repaired right and on time. My hobbies are simple – anything that has to do with motors. Seriously – I’m even trying to find a way to put a motor on my wife’s paddle board (even though she says it defeats the purpose). But I do also like spending time with my kids whenever I can. They are adults now but I treasure every moment I can. Come in and be a part of our family – we promise to take good care of you, your family, and your car.

Please meet Chuck! Chuck is our shop manager & service advisor and has worked for High-Tech since we opened back in 2004. Chuck is the perfect manager for several reasons:

  • He knows vehicle repair and loves people – perfect match!

  • He is ASE Master Certified which makes it easier for him when it comes to understanding your needs for both for the vehicle itself AND for your busy daily life.

  • He enjoys working for High-Tech because it is a family atmosphere – for customers & employees alike!

  • Chuck is a family man who loves to race obstacle courses (Mudder, for example) with his wife, boating & hiking with his family, & riding motorcycles.

We could go on and on about Chuck, but when you come in, you will be happier for just having had the opportunity to meet him. One thing you should know about Chuck is that he can name a movie quote for nearly every situation. Seriously, give it a try!

You must come in and meet Chelsea face to face. Chelsea is one of our service advisors and, being the only female at the front counter, she is brave, oh so smart, witty, and just a little competitive. She loves working at High-Tech because of the family atmosphere, our great customers, and the challenging nature of the business. Things you must know about Chelsea:

  • Cheslea loves anything outdoors and being active with her family.
  • She loves to laugh – even when things are awkward. But that is why we love working with Chelsea!
  • Her favorite quote/saying: The question isn’t ‘Who is going to let me’ it is ‘Who is going to stop me?’

Come in and meet Chelsea – we promise she will make you smile!

Corey, our resident comedian. He loves stock car and RC racing and even owns his own hobby shop. His favorite thing about High Tech is the family atmosphere and that everyone is willing to help each other. Corey brings to the team years of automotive experience and is ASE Master Certified. We feel lucky to have Corey as part of our team!

She doesn’t work on vehicles (thank goodness!) – she really knows nothing about cars other than she certainly likes to drive them! But she loves muscle cars (which makes her A-Ok in our book) and she loves High Tech! What she loves most is having a superb team of technicians and crew whom she can rely on any time, for any reason. Whether it’s her own vehicle that needs work or even if it’s to settle Gary down a bit, she loves relying on the High-Tech crew! Besides being the most awesome wife ever, Jenny brings fun & balance to our team right when we need it.

Ian brings to our team over a decade of automotive repair experience. He loves fishing, camping, & trying different foods and restaurants.  If you need an idea or recommendation, just ask Ian! One of the reasons Ian chose to work at High Tech is because of our stellar reputation and care for our customers. Ian does quality work and we are thankful he is part of the High Tech team.

The idea of working for a smaller family business with strong relationships and great communication is what brought Jacob to High Tech. He loves fishing, hiking, driving, and playing video games. Jacob helps keep our team efficient and the shop running smoothly. Please come on by and shake hands with Jacob!

Mitch’s favorite quote is “We are only as strong as our weakest link.” So obviously he understands and values teamwork! Mitch came to High Tech because of our compassion and attention to our technicians and our goal of superb customer satisfaction. Mitch brings to the team a fresh outlook and lots of energy to get the job done right! He loves spending time with his little girl and focuses on having a positive attitude no matter what! We are so happy to have Mitch on our team of excellent technicians.

Shane brings to our High Tech family a tenacity for car repair, smooth shop operations, and a value for teamwork that up-levels our team daily. Along with Corey, Shane brings humor and lightheartedness to High Tech. (We asked him to tell us one funny thing his family would say about him, his answer? “His face.” Oh, Shane!) Shane appreciates High Tech’s family-first attitude along with our advanced technology (including air conditioning). His favorite part of his day at High Tech is ‘Moto-breaks’ with our resident Employee Relations specialist (see below). Shane loves Harleys, cooking, gardening, swimming, skateboarding, and video games. Come meet Shane, you won’t be sorry!

Hi, I’m Moto! As Director of Human Emotions, I focus my daily activities around reminding everyone not to take themselves too seriously and that when things get busy and the Teams’ minds are starting to seize-up, the best thing they can do is to play…with me. In fact, the reason you all get such good service is because I am here working so hard to keep the team smiling. My whole purpose in life and at High Tech is to remind everyone of the value of a hug (or a pet), a smile, and a bit of play time.