Our History

Heckmann & Thiemann Motors was founded in 1968 by Ed Thiemann

Heckmann & Thiemann Motors was founded in 1968 by Ed Thiemann, Dick Thiemann and Gerhard A. Heckmann. Gerhard was factory trained in Germany on Volkswagens & Porsches and Ed and Dick were both were trained in Portland at local Volkswagen & Porsche dealerships. Dick retired in 1988. Gerhard retired in 2002, and Ed and his wife are continuing the business.

We take great pride in the quality of our work.  Our technicians are far more than mechanics they are certified experts and are devoted to continuous learning.  Our break room is filled with automotive magazines, this is our love and our life and one of the reasons we deliver excellence to all our customers.

Our shop is routinely upgraded to keep pace with the fast changing technology in today’s automobiles.   We also have years and years of experience with older vehicles which allows us to provide outstanding service regardless of the age of your automobile.

Our customers trust us for our integrity and excellence in service. We stand behind our work 110% and take pride in knowing many of our customers have become close friends. Whether you are restoring your beloved 1959 Beetle, tuning up your Turbo Carrera, having the oil changed in your A6 or checking the AC on your Outback we make certain you and your vehicle leave us with a smile.