Auto mechanics at Solomon's Garage

Solomon's Garage:
Bringing Quality To The Auto Industry

Solomon's Garage takes its name from King Solomon. The proverb, "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might," resonates with us strongly when it comes to auto repair. Our auto repair shop is different from others because we can work on high-end and imported vehicles. From fixing European engines to rebuilding transmissions, we can do it all.

The Men Who Made It Possible

Our owner, Dave Neer, fell in love with working on cars as a teenager. Eventually, he became a mechanic at Dreyer & Reinbold BMW in Indianapolis. However, his dream wasn't to work at a dealership. Instead, he wanted to open his own auto shop. In 2011, he opened Solomon's Garage with his wife, Katie Neer.

Dave Neer, Owner

Get to Know Our Team

  • DaveOwner

    Dave Neer, the founder of Solomon's Garage, grew up in Champaign County and worked on his family's dairy farm. After high school, he attended Lincoln Technical Institute in Indianapolis. He continued to develop his talents for 9 ½ years by working as a mechanic at Dreyer & Reinbold BMW in Indianapolis. Eventually, he made his dream of owning an auto repair shop a reality and opened Solomon's Garage. He works as the foreman and lead diagnostic technician.

  • CaineStaff Spotlight

    Caine lives in West Mansfield with his fiance and his four year old. He just recently started working at Solomon's Garage. He loves the structure, the clean shop and how particular the owner, Dave, is. Caine enjoys working on cars, restoration projects, riding motorcycles, four wheelers and dirt bikes, and offroading. Caine says his family is his rock. Someday he and his family would like to move to Tennessee and live off the land. Please help us welcome Caine to the Solomon's team! #solomonsgarage

  • ElishaStaff Spotlight

    Elisha lives in Marysville and has been working at Solomon's for around a month. He loves building models in his spare time and dating his girlfriend, Emily. Elisha respects his parents most in the world because they have taught him most of what he knows. He is a very hard worker and cleans up after himself. He is eager to take his technical skills to the next level under the training from our more senior technicians. If you see Elisha, please be sure to help us welcome him to the team! #solomonsgarage

  • JakeTechnician

    Jake grew up in West Liberty, the youngest of four children. He has been married to his wife, Annelise, for 6 years. Jake has worked as an automotive technician for eleven years at various locations, most of which was at Steve Austin. Jake loves to tinker and fix broken things, he is a problem solver, and one of our best diagnostic technicians. In his spare time, Jake loves to play sports including ultimate frisbee, spikeball and volleyball.

  • KateService Writer

    Please help us welcome one of our newest team members Kate Leib! We are honored to have Kate as one of our service writers. She will be one of the first smiling faces you see when you walk into the shop. We've asked Kate a few questions to help us (and you!) get to know her better.

    Kate has lived in the area for 20 years and has 2 children. She has a 6 year old girl named Cora and a 1 year old little boy named Hendrix. We are very excited that she knows the area, knows the people and shares our passion for family.

    We asked her these questions and the answers are best in her own words!

    What is your favorite part of working at Solomon's so far? "My favorite part of working at Solomon's would be the variety of people I get to meet on a daily basis. You never know who is going to walk through the door or what they are going to need."

    What do you love to do? "My hobbies outside of work (besides being a mom and playing with my kids) include karaoke and listening to live music."

    Who do you respect most in this world? "The person I respect most in this world would definitely be my mom. She has faced so many hardships and not only overcome them, but done so with a smile on her face pulling people up with her at the same time. She has been there for me through my most devastating and my most rewarding times and never left my side."

    Please stop in and help us welcome her.

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