Learn More about Solomon’s Garage in West Liberty, OH

Solomon’s Garage is named for King Solomon, and we follow his maxim: "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might." And what we do is auto repair... with all our might. Our owner, Dave Neer fell in love with working on cars as a teenager. After high school, he moved from West Liberty to Indianapolis, IN to attend Lincoln Tech. Dave graduated at the top of his class, and went on to Ohio Technical College for BMW training. With his training complete, he was hired at Dreyer & Reinbold BMW in Indianapolis, and worked there for nine and a half years.

While he was working at the dealership, Dave always wished he had his own auto repair shop. He and his wife, Katie, finally decided to take the plunge, and moved back to their hometown to open their own business. Solomon’s Garage welcomed its first customers in January of 2012.

Solomon’s Garage Auto Repair Shop

Bringing Quality Auto Repair Home to West Liberty

So here we are back in West Liberty with the training and skill to work on high-end vehicles, imports, and complex diagnostic issues. Many of our customers are surprised when they find out all we’re capable of handling, from European engines to transmission rebuilds. And they must be telling their friends! Our shop has already grown to add another fulltime tech and a part-time tech, with Katie working the front of the shop.

For Dave, it’s awesome to know he has a gift he can use to serve the whole community, and our entire team stands behind his purpose. We hope you’ll bring your vehicles to Solomon’s Garage and let us prove our worth to you.

Bringing Quality Auto Repair Home to West Liberty

Meet the Team Serving West Liberty

Bringing Quality Auto Repair Home to West Liberty

Dave Neer, Owner

Dave was raised here in Champaign County on his family's dairy farm. He graduated from WLS in 2000 and went on to Lincoln Technical Institute in Indianapolis for Automotive Repair & Management. He interned during that time for Voss Village Cadillac & Olds in Centervillle and then graduated with his Associates Degree in 2001. After that Dave completed the BMW Step Training Program in Cleveland, Ohio and was quickly placed as a mechanic at the #2 BMW dealer in the nation, Dreyer & Reinbold BMW, in Indianapolis. During his decade at Dreyer, Dave continued education with BMW of North America and honed his skills working on European cars. Dave also spent time training new technicians and working on other makes and models on the side. In 2011, David moved back home and opened up a two bay shop on his family's farm, and Solomon's Garage was born. At this point in time, Dave works as our shop foreman and lead diagnostic technician in our new location with 5 bays in downtown West Liberty. In his spare time, David loves shooting sports and spending time with his wife and two young children, Levi & Sadie.

Bringing Quality Auto Repair Home to West Liberty

Katie Neer, Owner

Katie grew up on her family farm near Kingscreek. She also graduated from WLS in 2000 and went onto Purdue University where she majored in Civil Engineering, worked as a co-op student and graduated in May 2005. Katie worked as a civil engineer for about 5 years then took some time off to be a stay at home mom in 2010. She went out on faith and followed Dave's dream of moving home and opening his own business in 2011. In 2013, Katie joined Dave full time working in the front office at the shop and she currently manages the shop and finances. In her spare time, Katie enjoys playing piano, scrapbooking and watching HGTV.

Bringing Quality Auto Repair Home to West Liberty

Allen, Technician

Allen was born and raised in Escondido and Hemet, California. At the age of 18, he moved with his family to Ohio. Allen is married to Miranda and they have three beautiful children, Mason, 7, and twins, Sadie and McKayla, 5. Allen has worked various jobs including a lumber yard supervisor and he has worked for 2 Men & a Truck, Advance Auto Parts and Monroe. Allen loves working with the awesome team of people at Solomon's Garage and he enjoys meeting our great customers. Allen's hobbies include snowboarding, skateboarding, dirt biking, shooting and working on his project car.

Bringing Quality Auto Repair Home to West Liberty

Jake, Technician

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.