Business History

1982
David Nielsen opened Gilroy Car Care Located at 7744 Eigleberry St., Gilroy
1986
Sold to Dale Boomgaarden
1990
Moved GCC into 7747 Monterey St., Gilroy
2004
Sold Business
2010
Dale re-opened GCC at 7747 Monterey

Building History

Jan 1930
Byers Brothers Ford - Built & occupied
1950's - 70's
SoCo Chrysler occupied

Jack Kazanjian purchased building and had several rental units inside. At one time a restaurant was in south half. Then Winston Tire occupied south half for years. The north half had small offices to accommodate counseling for The Bridge or The Owl and SoCo Altematives. TaekwonDo also occupied a portion for a while. Boomgaarden bought it in 1988 and brought it back to automotive.
  • Dale Boomgaarden

  • Owner of Gilroy Car Care Dale Boomgaarden has 51+ years of automotive experience with various Santa Clara Valley located automotive dealerships. He purchased Gilroy Car Care in 1986 and has grown to love his local customers.

  • Dave Nielsen

  • Dave Nielsen has been repairing automobiles since 1969. He is familiar with older cars as well as the newer computerized models. Electrical, fuel and emission system diagnostics are a specialty. He has been repairing cars in Gilroy since 1982 with a break in the early nineties when he worked for a statewide oil change business.

  • Cheryl Boomgaarden

  • As you enter Gilroy Car Care, you’ll be greeted by Cheryl Boomgaarden. As the wife of owner Dale Boomgaarden, Cheryl assists her husband with all the administrative tasks at hand. She has just as much experience in the automotive industry and keeps things in tune, in line and simple for everyone. She not only takes good care of her guys at the shop, but she will make sure your experience at Gilroy Car Care is an excellent one.