About Us

Young Automotive opened in Sturgeon Bay in 1969 originally founded as Phil Young Automotive. Phil Young, my father, started his business in Chicago in 1966. A true car lover and a hands-on technician, Phil had worked in the automotive industry for over 9 years before opening up in Sturgeon Bay. In 2002 I, Fred Young, purchased the family business and changed the name to Young Automotive, Inc.

I have been in the industry since 1975 first working in the family business. I took all the small engine/auto mechanic classes offered in high school and then after graduation went on to MoTech Automotive School in Detroit, MI. After that, I spent time working in a Dodge dealership and over 5 years in the automotive prototype industry while still in Detroit. I moved back to Sturgeon Bay in 1989 to work again for my father.

I chose auto repair as my profession because it felt like a natural fit working in the family business and I loved working on cars. It’s a great industry to work in as there is always opportunity to help people keep their investment in safe, reliable condition.

Young Automotive is a NAPA Auto Care Center also a member of ASA; Accredited member of MAP; And a proud member of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center. I am a Certified ASE service advisor and all of our staff also ASE Certified. Our staff has over 132 years of combined experience & expertise.

Young Automotive is Door County’s most Trusted Import Specialty shop that provides a 3 year, 36k mile warranty.

We love to give back to the community who supports us. Some examples of our charitable giving is that we are proud supporters of the Sturgeon Bay Skate Park, Neighbor to Neighbor, Peninsula Players, Northern Sky Theater, the DCA and many more…

When I am not serving our community, you can find me motorcycling with my wife or out in the woods on my mountain bike.

Our main goals at Young Automotive are to provide honest, excellent service and become the most trusted choice among the community. We are Door County’s Car Care Crew!

Meet Our Awesome Team!

Fred Young


Owner & President
Jeff Bruemmer


Service Manager/Service Advisor
Cal Van Oss


ASE Certified Master Technician
Brandon Umentum


ASE Certified Technician
Nick Krueger


Service Advisor









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