Welcome to Briggs Auto Electric & Repair
We are a full service, automotive repair and maintenance shop serving the Gresham area with many years of consistent and friendly service. We look forward to serving you.
Our Professionalism sets us apart from the rest. Visit us for a complete line of maintenance and repair needs, including quality auto parts.
The Crew at Briggs,
Congratulations on completing the ACDelco Training Excellence Award requirements. To receive this honor, your staff completed at least ten web-based and six instructor-led ACDelco training classes. Your dedication to the training and development of your technicians sets you apart from many of yourcompetitors. You should be very proud of this achievement.We would be honored if you would proudly display this recognition plaque. It signifies that you are concerned with having state-of-the-art, educated technicians working on your customers' vehicles. Thank you for your commitment to the ACDelco product offering and the accompanying services it provides.
Jeffre S' er
Director, Global Service
and Business Support
"We Guarantee Honesty Still Working on Perfection"
Family owned and operated since 1974,and Thank you for all your business. We have lived in the Gresham area for some 44 years and boy haven't we seen some changes! Some good and some not good, but through thick and thin we have been here for you (and that includes standing behind warranty parts and labor). If you are an old customer or just moved into town take solace in knowing you have picked the right service center in Briggs Auto Electric and Repair. We have been tapped for many years by auto manufacturers and dealers for our great training and knowledge. We have also earned many awards as the number 1 premier independant service center. We are the only independant service center recognized by GM/ACDelco for our great service and training. So, if you own an American, Asian, or European vehicle we have both the training and equipment to repair the problem.I know finding an honest repair center is like finding a good doctor, but you will be kept informed every step of the way and we will treat your car or truck like our many fleet accounts. After all, you depend on it for your living. So where better to take your vehicle than to someone who has been trusted since 1974. There just aren't that many shops that have been family owned and operated since 1974 and stand behind there work for that many years!
Harold (Chris) Briggs started in 1966 at a local Portland Ford dealer installing license plate frames and antennas on new cars. At the time the department was called "new car get ready" (the dealers back then did it all in house). From there he was promoted ro head auto electrician and remained doing that job until he went into business for himself in 1974. He started by renting the two back bays of a Rocket Service Station on Stark Street. In 1975 he expanded to 81st and Glisan. It was part of and old furniturewarehouse and he converted it into a six bay shop. He stayed there for 10 years doing auto electric repairs, wiring, charging systemdiagnosis along with stereo and alarminstallations. He met his wife Lagale there and together started to grow the business once more.
In 1985 they moved their business to the Gresham area at 202nd and Burnside. There were many challenges ahead not only was the economy bad but Burnside was a two lane road and the light rail was just being built. With both streets torn up or closed due to construction you would think that was enough. During this process harold and Gale had their youngest son Chris and Harold had a kidney transplant. (Harold had been on hemodialysis for over a year prior to that). They stayed in that location for about 10 years and in 1995 built the building they are currently in just up the street on Burnside at 204th. Chris there youngest son and Gale are still active in the business. As a family they have invested in the city and in local churches. We can assure you there love for quality and community is solid.