In 1978, Ernie Bleil, a retired Whitehall Police Officer, revamped a former gas station and opened Ernie’s Brake Service. Ernie, who was dedicated and determined to provide good, honest, personalized automotive repair service, started the business with his son Bill by his side. As the business began to grow, so did the size of the shop. An addition to the building was completed, along with more mechanics were hired.
The services that we provided also grew, and to demonstrate this growth, Ernie’s Brake Service changed its name to Ernie’s Brake and Automotive Repair. In 1986, Ernie retired from the business and the management of Ernie’s was taken over by Bill and his partner. Over time, Bill expanded and increased the size of the shop to a total of 45,000 square feet, where we are able to accommodate nine vehicles at one time. Also to keep up with the needs of our clients, Ernie’s has continued to provide additional services and to reflect these services, the name was also changed to what it is today, Ernie’s Automotive Service, Inc.
For over 40 years, Ernie's has developed into a full-service garage with a reputation for providing excellent service. Although we have grown in size, we have never forgotten Ernie’s dedication and determination of providing excellent automotive repairs, as well as good, honest and personalized service that our clients have come to rely on for over four decades.