About
Deans Auto Repair


Phoenix Auto Technicians with 120+ Years of Combined Experience

At Dean’s Auto Repair, our goal is to exceed customer expectations by providing superior quality automotive maintenance and repairs in a clean and friendly environment. We work efficiently while providing unparalleled service and building long-term relationships with Phoenix drivers. When you bring your vehicle to Dean’s, we’ll do everything possible to ensure your complete satisfaction.

History of Dean's Auto Repair, auto repair shop in Phoenix AZ
History of Dean's Auto Repair, auto repair shop in Phoenix AZ
History of Dean's Auto Repair, auto repair shop in Phoenix AZ
History of Dean's Auto Repair, auto repair shop in Phoenix AZ

Our History

In the 1930s, Lee Hatfield and his son, Dean, established Dean's Gulf Service at 16th Street and Sheridan in Phoenix. When Dean Hatfield came back from the service, he purchased the shop's current location at 32nd Street and Oak, and under his management, changed the name to Dean's Auto Repair.

Over the next 30 years, Dean's sold gas under the flags of Gulf, Texaco, Exxon, and Esso. Dean also ran a U-Haul renting facility on the property. During this time, Dean's Auto Repair earned the reputation of being one of the finest repair shops in the Phoenix Metro area.

In 1964, Dean's Auto Repair was the first shop west of the Mississippi to have a dynamometer. The shop was featured in several trade journals of the time, setting the standard for automotive service in the Valley of the Sun.

At the age of 7, Dean's son, Kirk, came to work at the shop. The father-son team was extremely involved in the Phoenix community, sponsoring Little League softball and football. When Kirk returned from the service, he and Dean were very active in the Rotary Club, with Dean achieving 50 year perfect attendance and Kirk achieving 40 year perfect attendance.

In the mid-1980s, Dean passed the family business onto Kirk, who decided to stop selling gas and had the tanks removed from the ground to maintain an ecological environment. Kirk successfully ran the auto repair business and maintained the reputation for honesty and integrity that had become the Dean's Auto Repair legacy.

In 2004, Grant and Tricia McMaster took over Dean's Auto Repair. Kirk was 66 years old at the time and ready to retire. However, he had no family members who wanted to run the shop. Today, the relationship between the McMasters and the Hatfields has developed into one big happy family.

Before taking over at Dean's, Grant managed a number of very successful auto repair shops in the Phoenix area, most recently Tire World for over 18 years. During this time, Grant built an excellent reputation equal to Dean's Auto Repair. He brought a following of first and second generation customers to join the family of clients at Dean's. We are thrilled to say we're currently maintaining vehicles for several third generation clients.


Meet Your Phoenix Auto Mechanic Team!

Grant McMaster, Owner

Grant McMaster, Owner of Dean's Auto Repair, auto repair shop in Phoenix AZ
  • ASE-Certified Master Technician for over 35 years
  • Auto Repair Service General Manager for over 28 years
  • Involved in community service in the Phoenix area
  • Assists the local churches with their programs for teenagers
  • Enjoys driving his Polaris RZR on off road adventures with his wife Tricia.
  • Enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Tricia McMaster, Owner

Tricia McMaster, Owner of Dean's Auto Repair, auto repair shop in Phoenix AZ
  • Operated own business for over 24 years before joining her husband, Grant, at Dean’s Auto Repair
  • Volunteers with several clubs in the Phoenix area
  • Loves riding around in the Polaris RZR with her husband Grant.
  • Enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Joe Baeza, Service Advisor

Joe Baeza, Service Advisor, Dean's Auto Repair, auto repair shop in Phoenix AZ
  • Originally from Texas.
  • Has 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry.
  • He is a proud US Marine Dad.
  • Loves horseback riding around Arizona.
  • Bilingual – Spanish & English

Michelle Bostic, Administrative Assistant

Michael King, Lead Technician of Dean's Auto Repair, auto repair shop in Phoenix AZ
  • Originally from Tennessee.
  • Has over 20 years in the automotive business.
  • Enjoys the out of door with family & friends.
  • Avid football fan.

Anthony Choate, Shop Foreman

Anthony Choate
  • An Automotive Technician of over 17 years.
  • Working on further ASE Certifications.
  • Has 10 years as a Custom Exhaust Technician.
  • Likes riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
  • Loves spending time with family.

Michael King, Lead Technician

Tricia McMaster, Owner of Dean's Auto Repair, auto repair shop in Phoenix AZ
  • Automotive Diagnostician with over 37 years of experience.
  • ASE-Certified Master Technician for over 33 years.
  • Has numerous manufacturers’ certifications.
  • Proud grandfather of three little girls.
  • Enjoys gardening organic vegetables and is an avid gold prospector.

Miguel Roman, Technician

Kagenlee Fulton, Front Office Assistant of Dean's Auto Repair, auto repair shop in Phoenix AZ
  • Working on further ASE Certifications.
  • Has 10 years automotive experience
  • Loves watching movies with his family.
  • Enjoys the out of doors with family & friends.
  • Bilingual – Spanish and English.