About Us

YOUR FULL SERVICE GARAGE

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Platinum Garage is a locally owned and operated, full-service mechanic shop in Gillette, Wyoming. Our technicians are ASE-certified and sure to treat you and your vehicle with respect every time you come to see us. Our services reach every town or city within a 200-mile radius of our shop. We are also the only AAA-approved auto repair facility in a 100-mile radius.

We have been in business since 2006. Our highly trained and experienced mechanics are the lifeblood of our service shop. At Platinum Garage, your car, truck, or SUV tune-up starts with an oil change followed by a system check. If we discover any significant problems along the way, we'll walk you through your options for repair. Our comprehensive service list includes:

  • Oil change, lube, and filter check

  • Air filter replacement

  • Spark plugs and wire replacement

  • Brake check

  • Brake system repair

  • Transmission fluid check and replacement

  • Emergency brake adjustment

  • Air conditioning system check

  • Engine repair

  • Heating and air conditioning repair and service

  • Steering, suspension, and drive train inspection and replacement

  • Diesel repair

  • And more!

Please note that we are not a body shop, and we are not equipped to work on semis.

No job is too big or small for our team to handle! We sell and install B&W hitches and we are a distributor for Thunderstruck Bumper Guards. Whatever your automotive needs, Platinum Garage is ready to help!

We are large enough to serve and small enough to care. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.

OUR SERVICE ADVISORS

Our service advisor team is the liaison between you and our technicians. These ladies are the face of the shop and strive to provide you with the best customer service this industry has to offer every time!

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MANDY WALL

A mother of 5 with 3 grandchildren, Mandy began writing service in 1994 for her dad at a small independent shop in Moorcroft, WY called Williams Auto Repair. Since that time she has also written service for Thunder Basin Ford in Gillette, WY and Spradley Barr Ford in Fort Collins, CO before coming to Platinum Garage in 2017.

Spending time with her family is at the top of what Mandy likes to do in her free time. When not with them, she can often be found on the banks of the Powder River with her fishing line in the water hoping to catch a record-breaking catfish or sturgeon. She also enjoys spending time in her garden, tending to her animals, and working in her yard.

When it comes to customer service, Mandy says “Communication and honesty and the two most important factors in providing superior customer service.”

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TEDI SUTHERLAND

With over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, Tedi Sutherland is a great asset to Platinum Garage Team. She began her career detailing cars at an autobody shop in Buffalo, WY and eventually moved into the office where she learned to write work orders and dispatch work. Tedi spent 14 years at Thunder Basin Ford as both a Senior Master Service Writer and a Certified Service Manager. She also managed the service department at Chuck Deluxe Harley Davidson for 1.5 years.

Family and friends are very close to Tedi’s heart and she enjoys spending time with them every chance she can. When she is not working, Tedi likes to spend time in the Big Horn Mountains camping, riding the Can Am, and riding Harley Davidson Motorcycles. Floating Sand Creek is another favorite past time along with touring the back roads of Wyoming and South Dakota.

When it comes to customer service, Tedi feels “It is imperative to give excellent customer service.”

OUR TECHNICIANS

Our highly trained and deeply experienced mechanics are the lifeblood of our service shop. They service all of your automotive repair needs in Gillette, Wyoming, and the surrounding communities. Contact our shop now for all your service needs.

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ED HITT

SHOP MANAGER

Education/Experience:

Platinum Full Service Garage 2014-Current

Avalanche Motors 2008-2014

Newcastle Motors (Service Manager) 2003-2008

Certifications / Awards:

ASE Certified

Air Conditioning Certified

Ed moved to Gillette in the 80’s however he considers Gillette his home and calls himself a native. During his time away from work he enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren, working around his cabin, ATV’ing, and on many of the UW home games, you can find him in Laramie using his Green Mountain Grill to tailgate. He donates his time (and his grill) in the summers to compete in the Smokin’ on the Prairie Charity Cook-Off. Ed not only works on all makes and models of vehicles but he also repairs trailers, replaces windshields, RV and boat winterization/repair, and some fabrication. If it has nuts and bolts Ed can fix it!

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SEAN LEIHY

LEAD TECHNICIAN

Experience:

Army National Guard 2009 - 2018

Platinum Full Service Garage 2018 - Current

Thunder Basin Ford 2013 - 2018

Titus Will Ford 2011 - 2013

Sound Ford 2010 - 2011

Hillsboro Ford 2007 - 2010

Certifications/Awards:

ASE Certified

2015 - 2018 Ford Senior Master Technician

Diesel Engine Repair and Performance

Gas Engine Repair and Performance

Steering and Suspension

Climate Control

An 11 year Ford Technician, Sean Leihy has extensive experience with Ford diesel engines. Sean is also experienced in installing Roush superchargers and exhaust systems.

Born in Buffalo, WY and raised in Kansas, Sean left the dealership world in 2018 to join the Platinum Garage Team. When away from the shop, Sean can often be found with his wife and 2 daughters in a cabin in the Big Horn Mountains. Together they enjoy hiking and 4-wheeling. Sean also enjoys hunting and working around his home.

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GAGE MARKVE

TECHNICIAN

Education/Experience:

Thunder Basin Ford

About Gage:

Gage Markve grew up on a farm in the Gillette area and graduated from Campbell County High School. If he's not working Gage can be found hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle, or simply enjoying the view from his front porch. Gage is very family-oriented and spends every possible minute he can with his son. While Gage's passion is diesel engines, he enjoys a challenge and is willing to work on whatever may come his way.

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BOB BURKE

TECHNICIAN

Education/Experience:

ASE & ATRA Certified

Associates Degree in Automotive/Diesel

About Bob:

A Campbell County High School Graduate, Robert Burke received his Associates Degree in Automotive/Diesel from Universal Technical Institute while serving as a Motor Transport Operator in the United States Army Reserve.

Both ASE and ATRA Certified, Bob has extensive expertise with both automatic and manual transmissions and is skilled in all aspects of auto repair. Bob is experienced with both foreign and domestic vehicles and enjoys working on both.

When he is not busy turning wrenches, spending time with his wife and children ranks #1 with Bob. He also enjoys hunting, shooting, and riding his motorcycle.

With 30 years of experience, Bob’s focus has always been on customer satisfaction.