History of Glenshaw Auto Service

In 1970, Sam Concelman Sr. and his cousin, Rick, leased a gas and service station from Pennzoil. At this time, the building had gas pumps in front of the building and only one car lift in the garage. Around 1979, Sam Sr and his partner moved to a larger building and Sam’s brother in law Ed Borgen took over the Glenshaw Pennzoil. In 1981, Sam Concelman Jr. was in high school. He began working at the garage pumping gas and working on cars.

In 1985, Ed bought the gas and service station from Pennzoil, when the corporation decided to get out of the gasoline business. As part of the transition, Pennzoil removed the gas pumps, and left the service station.

Meanwhile, during this time, both Sam Sr. and Sam Jr. worked at a local Toyota dealership as a  Service Technician and Collision Technician, respectively.

In 1992, Sam Sr. and Sam Jr. become co-owners of  Glenshaw Auto Service, purchasing it from Ed Borgen. In the two-bay garage, they provided both mechanical repairs and auto body work.

In 1995, they renovated the garage, adding a second car lift to the existing bay and expanding the building to add two more garage bays for auto body work.

Our original building
old glenshaw auto building damaged truck

Over time, the garage transitioned away from auto body work and focused more on auto repairs. Additional lifts were purchased and placed into the bays in the expansion.

In 2006, they renovated the garage again, this time focusing on making the office and waiting area more welcoming spaces for customers. At the same time, Sam Concelman Sr. decided to take a step back, reducing his involvement to working only part time in the garage. Sam Jr. stepped up and took over day-to-day management.

By 2008, Glenshaw Auto Service had continued to grow, and needed more space for the large, modern equipment needed for tire alignments and other processes. They bought a satellite garage location down the street and began renovations. The satellite garage opened for business in 2012.

In 2013, Sam Sr. took a well-deserved retirement from working at the garage, leaving full ownership and direction of the business with his son, Sam Jr.

Since then, Sam Concelman Jr. and his wife, Lori, have continued to manage Glenshaw Auto Service in a family-focused way.

Family Owned For 40+ Years.