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TGK Automotive

TGK Automotive Inc is a locally-owned business serving our clients with honesty and integrity since 2007. We maintain the highest level of repair and service at a fair price and are devoted to client satisfaction. By employing highly skilled, ASE service technicians and continuing to provide ongoing training, we stay on top of the latest innovations in the automotive world. At TGK Automotive, "We Want To Earn Your Business By Earning Your Trust."

General Company Information

The Basics*

Year founded: 2007
Ownership: Private
Sector: Automotive Services

US Headquarters*

13891 Forest Blvd N
Hugo, MN, 55038
140 US Employees


Company Culture


TGK Automotive is a full-service automotive repair and maintenance company. Our purpose is to keep our clients' vehicle's in proper working condition and inform them of any recommendations, building a relationship of trust.


TGK Automotive's vision is to change the automotive industry's reputation. By leading by example, we demonstrate the importance of trust, respect, and relationships.


At TGK Automotive we are dedicated to providing all of our clients with the highest quality of service and repair in the industry. We will continually strive to build client-focused relationships that foster trust in our services and our employees.



TGK Automotive's Values

At TGK Automotive, we want to earn your business by earning your trust. Our priority is providing exceptional service to our clients and this is not possible without the dedication of our team. Troy Kaplan, the founder, has been in the automotive industry since the early 2000s and felt his places of employment would take care of the client or the employee, but never both. Troy believed that clients and staff should be treated with respect and trust, and has since created a family-like atmosphere for both.


A company is only as extraordinary as its people, and TGK is no different. Our employees make us who we are, so we feel a deep sense of responsibility to make sure they have access to competitive benefits that support their total wellbeing. We offer all full-time employees access to benefits that help them stay healthy – physically, mentally and financially. Health benefits for our employees and families may include: Medical and pharmacy benefits, Dental benefits, Vision benefits, Critical Illness, Accident and Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Support programs for life events, 401(k) plan, Vacation, national holidays, personal days, and well-being time, Healthcare and Flexible Spending Account, Short term and long-term disability insurance, Discounts on anything from vacation packages to gyms, The Latest and Greatest Technology, Paid Training and Travel expenses, No Weekends, Consistent Guaranteed pay, Company Outings and events, Company Parties, Family Trips Given Away, High Moral in the Shops, Family Feel, and Always Leading the Industry Trends.

Local Community Support

Each of our locations is locally owned and community-focused. We support local events such as youth sports, schools, food shelves, and nationally recognized charities such as JDRF and Toys for Tots. Giving back to the community is a large part of our culture and we actively look for ways to support our local organizations.

Recent Organization Events

Currently, we are organizing our 4th Annual Golf Tournament: Oil vs Water. This event is hosted by TGK Automotive (oil) & Aquarius Home Services/Kinetico (water). With a combined effort of vendors, community organizations and golfers, we were able to raise over $12K for the Good Neighbors Food Shelf (Hugo) in 2020. We are looking forward to exceeding that amount at our upcoming event in June 2021!

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

At TGK Automotive, we embrace diversity and strive to give everyone access to the same opportunities. We do this through inclusive client experiences, inclusive work environments, workforce diversity, and societal impact. An inclusive client experience where all dimensions of difference are valued and represented, and clients feel a sense of belonging at TGK Automotive. We offer safe and inclusive work environments where all dimensions of difference are valued and represented, while all team members feel welcome and able to bring their authenticity to deliver results. TGK Automotive has created a diverse workforce where there is equity available in hiring, development, and advancement regardless of team members’ dimensions of difference. TGK Automotive is extensively involved in each of its communities working together to reduce disparities and champion societal impact in order to help communities thrive.

Interesting Facts

TGK Automotive is industry-leading in providing a Lifetime Warranty on non-wear parts. We also set ourselves apart from our competition by having salaried or hourly employees instead of commission based. This is done to build trust with our clients that we are not incentivized to sell unnecessary repairs. We want to earn your business by earning your trust.