Meet the Staff at Downtown Garage

"We strive to deliver old fashioned neighborhood service."


Karen Wielkopolan is known as the face of Downtown Garage Automotive Repair. As the first person a customer will see or talk to, it is extremely important to her to have an inviting, friendly, and organized environment. With 30 years of customer service, bookkeeping, and scheduling experience, Karen is the person handling all the front desk duties. Because of her experience in running a business, Downtown Garage Automotive Repair is able to keep their prices low and competitive.

  • We are known for our drive-ability expertise and diagnostic knowledge

Meet the Team

John Wielkopolan
Master Mechanic

Bobby Theisen
Master Mechanic

Jacob Roberts

John Wielkopolan is State Certified Master Mechanic and ASE Certified in automobile and diesel repair with 10 years of auto repair experience.

Residing in Milford his whole life, John is very well known throughout the community as being a friendly and honest mechanic. He is also known for always being up for a challenge. He specializes in fabricating and welding. He has successfully modified his 04 Silverado. Removing the gas motor and replacing it with a 12 valve diesel Cumin's. Not only does John find a permanent solution to a problem, he will also educate the customer of the repair process to help them understand the issue.

Bobby Theisen is a ASE and State Certified Master Mechanic for automobile and diesel repairs with 10 years of experience.

Bobby is known for being a particularly meticulous and patient mechanic, going the extra mile to make sure things are fixed properly. He is most interested in the technical, electrical and diagnostic aspect of his job.

Jake joined us through Oakland Schools Technical Campus. He worked with us for 3 years and went on to become a Hemd Dye Technician for a few years. He then decided Auto Repair is where his heart is. Jake is back with us and his skills in mechanical & fabricating are stronger than ever. We are so happy to have him back on our team.


Rowdy is over 3 years old now and is our greeter. Some say he’s the nicest dog they have ever met.  We have to agree. He loves all our customers.

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