The Pickering’s - Our Family History
KEEPING YOUR LIFE IN MOTION
Provide a friendly professional vehicle repair solution.
To take care of our community by educating them on the safety and security of their vehicles throughout the inspection, maintenance and repair process. To empower decision making through knowledge and respect. To provide professional, caring service with industry leading parts.
I wanted Pickering’s to be an environment that reminded our customers of a time when your technician and service advisor were more than just the people who took care of your car, but rather individuals who remembered you by name, genuinely took an interest in your life and built a relationship with you.
Owners Trent and Brandon are 5th generation in the auto repair and tire industry. Their rich family heritage started back in 1914 with their father Randy Pickering’s great grandfather Roy Pickering, owning Pickering’s Garage in WaKeeney, Kansas. His son, Randy’s grandfather, Harold Pickering, moved to Colorado and opened a service station in Denver for several years. Harold’s son, Dwayne (Pick) Pickering, Randy’s father, went to work for his father-in-law to be who owned Phillips and Anderson Tire Co. That business was a large tire retreading company. They sold retread and new tires and later opened up several retail tire and service centers when Pick took over ownership with his Brother in Law, (Randy’s favorite uncle) Jack Phillips. Trent and Brandon’s father, Randy, went into business with his Dad, Pick, at the Lakewood location in 1976. The 2 bay facility began as Lakewood Tire and Wheel Center at 6321 W. Alameda Ave. and later became Pickering's Tire and Wheel Center. In 1983, Randy bought an existing 8 bay business at 222 S. Pierce St., moved around the corner and started Pickering’s Auto Service. He rented the building until Home Depot and the property owners of the area struck a deal to clear the land and build a new Home Depot where it still stands.
In 1998, Randy and his wife Lynette found property at the present Pickering’s Auto Service location at 90 S. Wadsworth Blvd. They acquired the property and built a new at the time 15 bay auto repair facility with state of the art equipment and design. In 2010 Pickering’s Auto Service expanded and purchased a 10 bay auto repair business located at 8070 Sheridan Blvd. in Arvada/Westminster. At that time the 50’s interior design resonated with the heritage Randy had grown up with in the family business and refers to a time when your service team was more than just the people who fixed your cars, but who cared about you really took the time to build a relationship with you.
Now in 2021, Randy and Lynette have completed their goal of retirement as Trent and Brandon have fully taken over as co-owners of Pickering’s Auto Service. With Trent and Brandon both having been with the company for over a decade each and having managed the shop’s day to day operations with their team of knowledgeable staff solely for the past 5 years (as of 2021) as their father Randy had taken a back seat into semi-retirement, the company is keeping it in the family where our guests can expect to get the same unmatched customer service that they have come to love and expect with Pickering’s over the past 45 years, but with a new fresh modern look and fully equipped for today’s more advanced automobiles.