About Us

About Ron’s Garage

Ron & Cindy Cowen

Owners

Ron has always had a passion for repairing cars and helping his neighbors. He opened Ron’s Garage in 1982 here in Ann Arbor, and has been proudly serving our customers ever since. Although she mostly works behind the scenes, his wife, Cindy, has become an integral part of the business. Ron and Cindy live together in Chelsea with their dogs, Lucy and Lily, who have since become familiar faces around the shop. They truly are adored as the mascots of Ron’s Garage. The Cowen’s enjoy many hobbies, including motorcycling, camping, kayaking, snowmobiling, bicycling, and boating. They enjoy traveling to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, where their favorite vacation spot is.

Todd Skye

Service Writer

Todd is the welcoming face you see when you come in to Ron’s and has been helping the business run smoothly since joining Ron’s Garage in 2014. He was born and raised in Ann Arbor and studied business management in college. As the Service Writer, many of you have come to know and love Todd as he assists you with your car repair needs. Todd and his wife, Traci, are avid bowlers with 33 combined games of 300 or more! They also enjoy golfing when they find the time between bowling leagues.

Travis Cowen

Technician

Ron and Cindy’s son, Travis, began his employment at Ron’s Garage in 2010. He is 25 and his hobbies include: mountain biking and boating on the Chain of Lakes with his dog “Gizmo”. His favorite vacation spot is the Silver Lake Sand Dunes.

rons Garage Team Fred

Fred Burke

Lead Technician

Our Lead Technician, Fred, has been with us since 1993. With a wealth of knowledge, Fred leads the team of technicians in the garage and is the driving force behind keeping your cars in tip top shape. He excels in Electrical and Computer Diagnosis. We don’t know what we would do without him! Fred and his wife, Shari, have four boys share a love of hockey and motorcycling in their spare time. The Burke family loves vacationing up north and in Miami, Florida.

rons Garage Team Ben

Ben Ganger

Technician

Ben has been around since about 2005. Ben specializes in removing and replacing Engines and Transmissions, as well as repairs to the brake and fuel lines. If there is a big job to be done, he’s your man! Ben is a native of Chelsea who enjoys motorcycling and playing guitar. He loves vacationing in Florida.

rons Garage Team

Nick Glynn

Technician

Our newest technician, Nick, has been with Ron’s Garage since 2015. He is responsible for the Routine Maintenance performed on your vehicles such as Oil Changes, Alignments, and Tires to name a few. Nick likes Off-Roading, Camping, and hanging out with friends. He, too, loves vacationing in Florida.

rons Garage Team

Katie Tidwell

Customer Service Representative

Katie is the newest member of the team, joining us in late 2018. She is in the front office working closely with our customers to ensure our high standards of customer service. Katie is an Ann Arbor native, however, she earned her degree in Business Management in California where she went to school. Katie and her husband, Travis, have two young children. The Tidwell family loves to spend time on Base Lake, and visit their California family every year.

Serving Ann Arbor and Surrounding Communities Since 1982!