to PNW adventure
Welcome to HMC Garage - Bellingham’s VW Specialty Shop! Owners Paul and Jennifer Teigrob are proud to offer a full service, bumper to bumper Volkswagen Shop. We not only offer your typical routine maintenance and repair, but restorations and customization as well. No job too big or too small! Our goal is get you out on the road- whether you are embarking on an epic adventure or putting on the miles driving carpool. We live in one of the most beautiful areas in the United States and we can’t wait to get you on the road to your PNW adventure!
Heavy Metal Custom Shop
HMC Garage is part of our parent company, Heavy Metal Custom Shop, Inc. So the good news for you is we are also able to build your custom VW projects and restorations. Whether your dream project needs a full restoration, or if there is a part of the build you need a hand with, we are happy and able to help you move ahead.
Meet Our Team
Paul and Jennifer share a love of all things automotive. They have taken that passion and skill and turned it into their livelihood. Here are some more fun facts about Paul and Jennifer.
Paul Teigrob is a Bellingham native who graduated from UTI in 2001 and went directly into VW dealership work. He is a Volkswagen Master Certified Technician, and ASE Master Certified Technician and had 16 years dealer experience, both here in Bellingham and in Phoenix, AZ. Paul has numerous awards from Volkswagen for his excellence in service, and is often the “go to guy” for other shops when they need a diagnosis expert.
The Boss Lady
Jennifer Teigrob is the Marketing and Event Coordinator for HMC Garage/Heavy Metal Custom Shop, Inc. She enjoys working on her own project cars, and dreaming up the next custom build. If you see her in the office, just know that she would rather be out wrenchin’!
Lead VW Technician
Luke Proksch is our lead Volkswagen technician and also dealer trained and qualified. Luke’s knowledge and experience greatly benefits our team here at the shop. He also is an ASE certified Master Automobile Technician and an ASE certified Parts Specialist and Service Consultant.
Service Advisor/Parts Manager
Amelia comes to us with 16 years Volkswagen dealer experience, and was our very first choice for someone to fill this role in our business family. She is one of the most professional, friendly, and VW knowledgeable people we know. Amelia a huge asset to our team!
Certifications & Awards
Volkswagen Certifications and Recognition:
- 2003 Certified Volkswagen Professional
- 2011 Volkswagen Western Region Top Performer Award
- 2012 Volkswagen Western Region Top Performer Award
- 2012 Volkswagen Award for Technician with Outstanding Performance
- 2015 Volkswagen Master Certified
- ASE Master Level since 2002
- ASE Advanced Level L1 Master since 2005
- Engine Specialist
- Transmission Specialist
- Electrical Specialist
- Master Automotive Technician
- Maintenance and Repair Technician
- Service Consultant
- Parts Specialist
- Volkswagen Retail Qualifying Championships- Top 10 in North America
- Master Certified Parts Associate- Volkswagen
- Master Certified Parts Associate- Porsche
- Associate Certified Parts Associate- Audi