The Beginning of Liberty Hoepfl Garage

In 1946 when Shepherd was a dirt road and 43rd Street was the edge of the city, Adolf Hoepfl & Son Garage opened for business.  The story actually begins in […]

Focusing on Blogging

Welcome to Adolf Hoepfl's blog.  We have some exciting plans for our garage and will be updating our posts regularly.  We are dedicated to sharing information with you about caring for your […]

Getting to know the President

Howdy do!  I’m Kathryn van der Pol, President of a full service auto repair shop named Adolf Hoepfl & Son Garage. It’s located on North Shepherd about two blocks north of […]

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What is a Garage Man?

This is Article 1 of a 4 Part Series for The Leader Newspaper. 

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Should I Buy My Own Parts

Recently, a major network ran a news story encouraging their viewers to buy their own auto parts and bring them to the shop for installation.  This started a dialogue with […]

Who is a true Garageman?

For those of us who have been in this industry awhile, we have noticed that there are certain qualities that become typical characteristics of Garagemen. I want to try to […]

Why the rush? City Rush to Regulate Auto Repair will Inconvenience Consumers

Houston Rushes to Bury Auto Repair Shops in Red Tape In the interest of protecting the consumer, the City of Houston is rushing to enact an ordinance to regulate the […]

Can You Always Trust the Dealership?

Last week, we had a regular customer call us very concerned about her Asian model car. This was a 1996 vehicle with over 193,000 miles. The owner was on a […]

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