About Mastertech Auto and Tire Service

In May of 2003, two friends, Bruce Timm and Tim Ives, decided to open an auto repair shop in Newport, MN. Bruce, a dealership technician who was sidelined with carpal tunnel surgery, and Tim, a former technician and owner of a successful auto repair shop in Rosemount, began to put together what was needed to open a shop. A building lease, incorporation papers and bank accounts were secured and on July 1, 2003 Mastertech Auto and Tire Service opened for business.

After six months Tim decided that running two businesses was too much and sold his half to Bruce.

Mastertech Auto and Tire Service began to take off and after nine (9) years, the location at 727 20th Street was no longer sufficient. In March of 2012, Bruce purchased the old Holiday Gas Station at 1206 Hastings Ave in Newport and construction began to convert the building into a 4 bay auto repair shop. All new equipment was installed and the relocated Mastertech Auto and Tire Service opened on July 1, 2012.