Don and Sue Vander Wal were both born and raised in Shelton. Sue met Don on a blind date while attending Shelton High School, and the rest is history. We have two children, Jessica and Justin, and two grandchildren.
They have been married now for 36 years. Not only have they made their marriage relationship work, but their business relationship as well. Don takes care of the cars and Sue takes care of the customers.
Vander Wal's Garage is a second generation business. Don's father Peter K Vander Wal established the shop in 1942, before most of us were born. He built the shop with a strong work ethic, integrity, and honesty was his main stay. Don has endeavored to keep the family tradition going strong.
We were voted the best automotive shop in the Shelton/Mason County area and here are some of the reasons why:
We have three technicians and each has their own specialty, Shawn, does our alignments, oil services, steering and suspension work.
Roy is a master technician, working on our domestic vehicles.
Doran is our foreign specialist. Including Don there is over 100 combined years of experience.
Marlo is our full charge bookkeeper. She was the office manager at BMW Bellevue and we are blessed to have her working for us.
Vander Wal's Garage has endeavored to keep up with the latest technology.
Weather you need brakes, alignments, tune up, your check engine light is on, or you are experiencing a drive-ability, or electrical issues, etc the equipment needed to ensure proper vehicle maintenance, service or repairs is our standard.
We are conveniently located in downtown Shelton. We will take you home or to your place of employment. If you need transportation that day a loaner vehicle is also available.