THE STORY OF THE GREMLIN GARAGE
The Gremlin Garage was founded in 2014 and is owned and operated by Jon Ritzheimer. The Gremlin Garage was operating out of Jon’s garage at his home located in Peoria, AZ. In June of 2017, Jon was blessed with an opportunity to move his company to a storefront shop located in New River, AZ.
The Gremlin Garage takes great pride in our commitment to our customers, and the community, as well as our commitment to integrity, honesty, and hard work. We are here to help keep those pesky road gremlins away or help with any damage they may have caused to your ride.
HOW WE STARTED
ABOUT THE OWNER
Jon was born and raised in Lakeside, CA, a small suburb of San Diego. After graduating High School in 2002 he immediately joined the Marine Corps. He served for 11 years and went on 2 combat deployments to Iraq, one in 2005 and another in 2008. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and was honorably discharged. After his release from the military, he decided to utilize his VA education benefits and enrolled himself into Grossmont Community College where he received an Associate’s Degree in Communication.
He then decided to use the rest of his education benefits at MMI (Motorcycle Mechanics Institute) in Phoenix, AZ. He graduated from MMI in 2013 with a 4.0 and 100% attendance rate. While he was at MMI though, he started interning at a local shop called Insane Custom Cycles. He worked there for over 2 years and is still very good friends with the Owner and famous bike builder, Johnny Goodson. He then worked for Buddy Stubbs Harley Davidson for a few months before deciding he was ready to spread his wings and fulfill his lifelong dream of working for himself.