Sky Valley Automotive is located at 609 Main Street, and is owned by Warren Jerden. It is a family owned and operated business serving the area since 1974.
Warren was born in Syracuse New York and moved to Bellevue when he was 25 and went to work in Carnation as a mechanic. He met Bernie and Verline Swanson at a conference in Las Vegas and they wanted to sell their business, Sky Valley Automotive. It took three years and Warren purchased it in 1994 and has worked with his son Shawn for the past 16 years.
Since he purchased the business, he’s tripled the size of the building and added more automotive services, such as alignments, air condition install and repair and computerized diagnostics to go along with their regular services of scheduled maintenance.
Warren now has five employees including himself.
“Business is awesome,” commented Warren. “The hardest part is getting new people into the field of automobile repair.” He would like to expand and grow, but he can’t find qualified employees; he has enough work, he just can’t find the people.