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Designed to earn your trust in our complete auto repairs, GT Automotive was founded on November 1, 1980. Originally located in a small 2 bay shop on the corner of 5300 South State Street, we quickly outgrew that building and moved several times in the Murray/Midvale area. In January 2004, we made plans for a new shop in South Jordan and put the old place up for sale. We then began the process of procuring financing and building permits, and in April 2005, we opened the new shop for business.

Our waiting area in the new facility features a 300 gallon salt water reef aquarium. This has become a hobby for Tim, our owner and brings him and those who visit us much pleasure.

We also have a kid's table with plenty of toys to occupy your little ones for hours, as well as complimentary popcorn to help you have a pleasant experience when you do have to wait for your vehicle. There are always current magazines available and the area is usually very quiet, allowing you time to read or just enjoy the aquarium.

We now have an executive waiting area with both Wi-Fi and hard wired internet access. There is also a counter for your computer, or you can use ours along with the color printer. We also have coffee, tea and hot chocolate available.

We have an excellent staff up front as well as very competent technicians in the shop. Now here's a chance to meet our crew and learn a little more about them.

Tim Stapleton: Owner
Tim began the business in 1980. He is an ASE Master Technician and has served on the SLCC Automotive PAC committee, as well as the South Jordan Chamber of Commerce.
He enjoys backpacking, boating and water skiing. He also plays the guitar for relaxation and has been known to arm wrestle once in a while. Other hobbies include taking care of the salt water aquarium in the waiting room. Tim is married to Janice Stapleton and has 4 children and 10 grandchildren.

Kyle Vocana: Operations Manager
May 2003
Kyle has a Bachelor's Degree in Management from Utah State University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix. Kyle is married and father of three girls and a very active little boy. He enjoys camping, backpacking, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his wife and kids. He also loves traveling and wishes he could do more.

Seth: Service Advisor
June 2015
Seth's career in the automotive service industry covers both Utah and Colorado. He loves camping with his wife and three sons. His favorite outdoor activity is baseball. You will see him after work hours coaching his son's Little League baseball team. He is an avid San Francisco Giants (baseball) and BYU football and basketball fan.

Nathan Paulk: Service Advisor
June 2011
Nate is married and has a daughter. He is attending school at Davis Applied Technology Center and is going through their automotive program. In his spare time, Nate likes Motocross and hunting.

Jana Walch: Office Helper
July 2007
Jana works part time in the office and does some cashiering and directing traffic with the phones. She is married and a mother of three. All of her kids have or do play soccer in high school and she has two daughters who play in college. She enjoys quilting and reading along with camping and watching a lot of soccer games. She also makes a lot of after service phone calls so it's likely that you've talked to her a time or two.

Dave Nuttall: Technician
December 2004
Dave has twenty-seven years of experience and is an ASE Certified Master Technician. He enjoys camping and 4-wheeling, is a grandfather of three and likes to fix cars during the day and play on computers at night.

Gabriel: Honda Technician

Gabriel is a Honda Factory Trained Technician with over 18 years of Honda repair expertise. Also an ASE Certified Technician, Gabriel loves repairing cars to help his customers-he will help you too!

Zeth: Honda Technician

Zeth is an ASE Certified Technician and a 10 year Honda Factory Trained Technician, repairing and troubleshooting Honda and Acura vehicles. He loves snowboarding and the Utah outdoors. We trust his expert diagnosis and repair-you will too!

Carson: Technician
Carson enjoys spending time with his wife (married in 2014), fly fishing, and working on cars (no surprise here!). He loves being with his family, friends and being outside-either hiking, golfing or any other activity.

Kris Sorensen: Quick Lube Manager
Kris and his wife have been together since 2002, and have a lovely girl that is the center of their lives. He loves being with his family, friends and being outside-either hiking, golfing or any other activity.

Tyce: Lube Technician

Austin: Lube Technician

Ray: Lube Technician

Will: Lube Technician



919 Baxter Dr. • South Jordan, UT 84095
(9th West and 106th South)


(801) 302-0912

7:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday - Friday

7:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday

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