About Ace Auto Doctor & Repair in Bettendorf, IA

Ace Auto Doctor & Repair "Kids Corner"

Company History

In 1969 Larry Goff Sr. opened Ace Radiator Shop in a one bay garage in Davenport Iowa. The business consisted of himself and one helper. They focused on radiator repair and heater and automotive cooling system work.

As the years passed the business grew to two employees and moved to a two bay shop in Bettendorf, Iowa. Larry's son, Larry Jr. worked with his dad at the shop on summer breaks while growing up. After graduating high school Larry Jr. went to an auto dealership as an auto tech.

When Larry Sr. started looking towards retirement he asked if Jr. was interested in taking over the business, and he was. So in 1996 Larry Jr. came back to Ace to work with his father. Together they started taking on general auto repair work to build that side of the business for the future.

In 1997 they added two more bays to the shop and two hoists. As the years passed more employees were hired and the business continued to grow.

In 2001 Larry retired and Larry Jr. was in charge of the daily operations. Ace relocated to a larger building in 2005 with seven bays and now employs seven people.

In 2009 Ace Auto & Radiator became Ace Auto Doctor & Repair. All the same people you know and trust, with a name that better describes our expertise in the field of automotive repair. We truly are your auto doctors. The future includes more expansion and the next generation taking over.

Our Leader

Larry Goff

Larry Goff
Owner, since 2001

Larry is GM, Ford, Chrysler and Toyota trained. He's ASE certified and has been a technician for over 25 years. His father opened the shop in 1969.

Larry grew up working in the family business. As a young adult he spent 8 years working in auto dealership service departments. This gave him an opportunity to learn the automotive service business from another angle. He has taken what he learned growing up with his dad and the knowledge gained at the dealership to create a kind of hybrid independent repair shop. He's merged the family friendly, trusting environment of a local family business with some of the special customer service perks you normally don't see from the little guys.

Larry Goff

Rod Larson
Service Manager

Rod learned the automotive repair business at a young age and made the decision early on to pursue it as a career.

Rod's father owned and operated three local Service stations while he was growing up and he's worked in and managed shops for the last 30 years. Larry and the crew are confident that Rod brings extensive customer service and management experience to Ace which will help us further increase our level of service to you.

Larry Goff

Aaron Shappard
Front Counter

Ace Auto Doctor & Repair is proud to have Aaron Shappard at the front counter helping our customers.

Aaron has been with Ace since the summer of 2013 and has proven to be a huge asset to our business. He's able to take our customer service up to a new level with his past experience in that field and a wonderful caring personality. Always eager to please our customers and expand his knowledge makes him a great asset to Ace and those we serve.

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