Meet the Team

Owner and Managers

Dave Schweitzer

Dave Schweitzer

Owner

Dave moved from Big Bear Lake, CA in 1974 to the Oregon Coast where he started his 1st business in 1978. He has been in the auto repair field for most of his adult life. In 1985 he moved to Lane County. He opened Schweitzer’s Automotive Center, and has been in his present location for over 21 years. It started as a 2 bay shop in 1993 and has grown to 18 plus bays. The Center is an ASE Blue Seal Certified Repair Facility and services & repairs domestic and foreign autos, trucks, recreational vehicles and fleet vehicles. For all your mechanical needs and parts, come see the Car Doctor and his team of professionals. The shop is AAA certified and has an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau and has been on their Honor Roll since 1996.

    David Allen

    David Allen

    Service Advisor

    Meet David Allen, Service Advisor, who has been with us since 2008. He is the other half of the Dave & David (Schweitzer & Allen) team, who greets you in the office, or answers your calls.
    David has service writer certification (among others) but the best qualifications come from his previous experience as a service advisor and from being a hands-on owner of both Dave Allen Automotive and Allen’s Chevron.
    Raised in Eugene, he went to college in both Idaho and Klamath Falls, Oregon (OIT). He is also an Army Veteran. He has two sons and likes to bicycle and play pool.

      Steve Bruce

      Steve Bruce

      Accountant

      Steve Bruce, Schweitzer’s Automotive’s Bookkeeper, has been here since 2003. He graduated from Oregon State with a degree in accounting and previously worked in the banking industry. In addition to his office duties, he is the person who most often picks up and delivers our customers at either home or their office. He prides himself on his customer service and integrity.
      Born in Corvallis, he lived briefly in Los Angeles and Minnesota before returning to Eugene. He has 2 sons and a daughter, all of whom live in the Pacific Northwest.
      You may not know that Steve bicycles to work in almost all weather conditions! He likes to build model cars and also does some fishing

        Our Automotive Team

        Ian Sharp

        Ian Sharp

        ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician

        Ian Sharp has been at Schweitzer’s for over 10 years. He did not start in automotive, nor in Oregon. Ian was born at the Oakland, CA Naval Hospital and lived in California until moving to Seaside in 1974. He worked in that area at a lumber mill, fish cannery and hatchery-fish-food company. Always interested in cars, he started trade school at Clatsop Community College, and completed his first ASE certifications upon moving to Washington in 1989. Today he is an ASE Master Automobile Technician and ASE Advanced Level Specialist. Ian has been married to his wife, Lora for 15 years and has 5 adult children. They are interested in and ride motorcycles, and are competitive pool players.

          Peter Hill

          Peter Hill

          ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician

          Time to meet our newest technician, Peter Hill! Peter started at Schweitzer’s in August 2015, after having moved from the Linden, California area where he was born & raised. Rumor has it he was born with a wrench in his hand! His dad was a mechanic as was his father-in-law for whom he worked for almost 20 years before coming to us. He graduated from Woodruff Occupational School and is a Certified Master Automobile Technician and California Smog Technician.
          He is married to his wife, Christie, and has one daughter at Cottage Grove High School and another daughter in the U.S. Marines. He is a self professed video game junkie and loves camping, shooting at the gun range and custom hot rods.
          We are excited to have had him join our team!

            Mike Grimm

            Mike Grimm

            ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician

            Mike Grimm has been with Schweitzer’s Automotive for over 18 years! He started at the age of 16, having applied for a clean-up position which was posted on the job board at South Eugene High School. Mike was born & raised in Eugene. He graduated from South and completed 2 years of classes at the Lane Community College Automotive Program.
            Today he is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician, having gained on-the-job experience and having taken multitudes of classes along the way. He enjoys working on his own vehicles and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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