About Us

Our Story

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 Mission: To build relationships and provide an outstanding experience for our customers while maintaining the highest standards for honesty and integrity.

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.

Our Staff

Shop Owner

Tim stapleton

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.

Operations Manager

kyle vocana

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.