About Us

About Ron’s Garage

Ron & Cindy Cowen


Driven by a lifelong passion for car repair and a commitment to assisting neighbors, Ron established Ron’s Garage in 1982 right here in Ann Arbor. Since then, he has taken pride in providing dedicated service to our valued customers. While Cindy predominantly operates behind the scenes, she has become an indispensable part of the business. The couple, residing in Chelsea with their beloved dog, Tinkerbell, who has become a familiar face around the shop, shares a deep affection for their mascot. Tinkerbell follows in the footsteps of her sisters Lily and Lucy, embodying the cherished spirit of Ron’s Garage.

Beyond their business endeavors, the Cowens indulge in a myriad of hobbies, including motorcycling, camping, kayaking, snowmobiling, bicycling, and boating. Their shared love for travel leads them to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, a cherished vacation spot that holds a special place in their hearts.

Auto Repair Service Writer

Todd Skye

Service Writer

Todd serves as the friendly first impression, welcoming customers since he joined Ron’s Garage in 2014. A native of Ann Arbor, Todd pursued business management in college. In his role as the Service Writer, he has become a familiar and cherished figure, aiding customers with their automotive repair requirements. Todd, along with his wife Traci, shares a passion for bowling, boasting an impressive 33 (Todd 17, Traci 16) combined games of 300. Additionally, they indulge in golfing whenever they manage to carve out time between their bowling league commitments.

Stephanie Cowen

Customer Service Representative

Stephanie, Travis’ spouse, has been with us since 2018 and operates from the front office (with Todd), closely engaging with our customers to uphold our exceptional standards of customer service. She is a native of Chicago. Beyond her professional role, Stephanie enjoys camping, reading, and cherishing moments with her four dogs and four cats.

Travis Cowen


Travis, the son of Ron, embarked on his career at Ron’s Garage in 2010. Hailing from the Ann Arbor/Pinckney area, Travis finds joy in camping alongside his wife Stephanie, engaging in off-road adventures, and tinkering with his 2000 Jeep Cherokee. Additionally, Travis has a love for vacationing in Colorado.

Ben Ganger


Ben has been a part of the team since approximately 2005, showcasing expertise in the removal and replacement of engines and transmissions, along with proficiency in brake and fuel line repairs. When it comes to tackling substantial tasks, Ben is the go-to person. Originating from Chelsea, Ben takes pleasure in motorcycling, playing the guitar and piano, and engaging in wood-working in his garage. He has enthusiasm for traveling, particularly to new destinations he has yet to visit.

Anthony Norris


Anthony, our newest technician to Ron’s Garage has been here since May 2022, brings valuable skills to the team. Although he is the newest member, he is well-equipped to handle any job. A native of Ann Arbor, Anthony finds enjoyment in skateboarding, music, and motorcycles.

Trisha Bailey

Head of Marketing and Customer Relations

Trisha joined the team in December 2023. Initially focusing on marketing and social media behind the scenes, Trisha is gradually immersing herself in the day-to-day tasks at the forefront as her tenure progresses. Hailing from Ypsilanti, Trisha is a person of diverse interests, including shopping, crafting, photography, and, most importantly, spending quality time with her three children and family.

Serving Ann Arbor and Surrounding Communities Since 1982!