About Professional Diesel and Automotive in Glenwood Springs, CO

Professional Diesel and Automotive is a family owned and family operated auto repair shop. Operating in the Glenwood Springs, CO area for nearly 6 years, we specialize in diesel repair and diesel service.

The owner, Kevin, has over 16 years of experience in professional automotive and diesel repair. He got into the business after working directly for Ford for 12 years. When he realized that nobody in these two valleys specialized in diesel repair, Professional Diesel and Automotive was born.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

At Professional Diesel and Automotive, our mission is to provide our customers with an honest automotive service at the highest grade of quality repairs. Our team practices business with absolute integrity and dependability to ensure the value of your vehicle and the safety of you and your family. We will always deliver what is promised.

EXPERTISE AND CERTIFICATIONS

Ford Motor Company Certification

We are Ford Motor Company-certified in the following areas of Diesel Repair:

  • Diagnosis
  • Engine Repair
  • Manual Transmission and Transaxle Repair
  • Electrical, Differential and Four Wheel Drive Systems
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Brakes Systems

MOBILE AIR CONDITIONING SOCIETY CERTIFICATION

At Professional Diesel and Automotive, our mission is to provide our customers with an honest automotive service at the highest grade of quality repairs. Our team practices business with absolute integrity and dependability to ensure the value of your vehicle and the safety of you and your family. We will always deliver what is promised.

UTI ASE CERTIFICATION

The owner of Professional Diesel and Automotive received training and ASE certification directly from the Universal Technical Institute (UTI). What is ASE certification? Simply put, it recognizes us as knowledgeable professionals. You should be comfortable knowing that your vehicle is in experienced and competent hands.

Kevin is currently Certified through ASE for the following:
Engine Repair
Manual drive train and axles
Suspension and steering
Brakes
Electrical/Electronic Systems

WORLDPAC CERTIFICATION

The WORLDPAC Technical Training Program provides advanced level diagnostic training for independent repair technicians. WORLDPAC certification recognizes our ability to completely handle the complexities of properly diagnosing and repairing late model vehicles.

THE TEAM AT Professional Diesel and Automotive

Kevin Jochum - Owner

He grew up in the Roaring Fork Valley graduating Roaring Fork High School. From Vocational Technology in high school to UTI in Pheonix he studied Automotive & Diesel Technology. Following school he began his career at Glenwood Springs Ford. After 12 years of experience working at the Ford Dealerships he started Professional Diesel & Automotive, Inc. Through all of his experience he has become certified with multiple Ford Certifications, HVAC, ASE (Auto Service Excellence), ATRA (Auto Transmission Rebuilders Association), ADS (Duramax), CMC business classes & Management Success!

Outside of business Kevin enjoys spending time with his family camping, snowmobiling, dirt bike riding and Boating.

Janae Jochum - Owner

She is the 4th Generation in the Valley, also graduating from Roaring Fork High School. She grew up in the ‘motor’ world making her familiar with the auto industry. She has 10 years of experience with business and management. Janae is the behind the scenes support who writes personal thank you cards to customers. She also maintains the accounting, marketing, oversees the productivity of the employees and sets the foundation for PDA. AKA Administration Manager

When she is not at work she is being mom of two young boys. When she finds time she likes to ride her motorcycles and be active outdoors.

Jeremy Goscha - Production Manager

He is the 3rd Generation in the Valley. Jeremy graduated from Basalt High School with experience in Vocational Technology. From there he went to study at WyoTech. Jeremy graduated with an Associates Degree in Diesel with Business Management. Since then, he has furthered his training at Service Writer School.

We are excited to have him filling one of our most invaluable spots as a Service Writer. He is the person who will answer your phone call, schedule your appointment and he ensures your vehicle gets in and done right in a timely manner. Behind the scenes he manages all the parts and technicians work. So, to say the least he is very important to PDA!

Outside of PDA he enjoys the outdoors camping, snowmobiling, dirt bike riding, boating…basically anything with a motor.

Will Macleod - Technician

Also local to the Valley, Will graduated Basalt High School with 2 years experience in Vocational Technology. From high school he studied the Diesel, HVAC & Metal Fabricating programs at WyoTech. Since then he has become certified in Ford Powerstroke 6.0L, 6.4L, 6.7L and Dodge Cummins 5.9L, 6.7L Diesel Engine Diagnostics and Repair.

When you bring your vehicle in to get worked on, Will is one of two technicians who will be working on your vehicle. He has proven to be very detail oriented and motivated with his work. Outside of PDA he enjoys the outdoors hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and metal working.