About DK Motors
Who Are We?
DK Motors was founded in 2010 when Devin Kelley, a 24-year-old entrepreneur, decided that people needed an auto repair resource they could trust. By that time, he had extensive technical training, as well as considerable experience in the fields of automobile and motorcycle repair. However, Devin felt there was a stigma behind the automotive repair industry, as he had been told that people would rather go the dentist, than to take their vehicle for repairs. Devin took it upon himself to open DK Motors with only limited resources, and his small personal savings.
Through his determination, continued education and learning from experience, Devin was able to keep the doors of his single bay shop open. During the shop’s first year, the customer base began to grow as DK Motors good reputation began to spread around town. It was clear that Devin truly had the customers’ best interests in mind. People really appreciated having someone they could trust to explain the repair process, their car’s overall status, and maintenance needs to improve their cars performance and longevity. People weren't left wondering if they received good value or not, because they understood the reason for each repair or service recommendation. Halfway through his first year, it became clear that one person alone could not cater to DK Motors growing customer base. Devin realized quickly he may have to open a multi-bay shop. He didn't have a big business plan or large financial investment available at the time, so starting small and slowly expanding, would be his best option.
By the second year of the business, DK Motors was able to purchase more equipment and offer a wider variety of services. Devin went around town shaking hands and offering his services to local businesses. This continued to spread DK Motor’s reputation and grow the customer base to greater levels. It was clear that people were happy to support this flourishing, straight-forward, and honest local grassroots business.
As year three came along, the business had grown over three-hundred percent since it began. Going into the fifth year there were then six hard-working, down-to-earth members of the DK Motors team who share the same wholesome philosophy as owner Devin Kelley. Now rounding out 2018 and working on year eight this family-owned company services around 2000 vehicle a year. The finely tuned operation focuses on continued education and open communication to help make sure the mission is still in focus. They are not just fixing cars in Columbia, DK Motors is fixing Columbia's fear of getting cars fixed. Countless customers are satisfied, well informed, and no longer fearful; when it comes to taking their vehicles in for repairs and maintenance.