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 10 years, we specialize in diesel repair and diesel service.

The owner, Kevin, has over 20 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.


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.


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


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.


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
Electrical/Electronic Systems


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 Phoenix 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, Master 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/5th 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 15 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. 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 Associate's 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 Advisor & Manager. 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 - Lead 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 three 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.

Gerardo Gomez- Service Advisor

He was raised in the roaring Fork Valley, also graduating from Basalt High School. Gerardo went on to study Culinary at Le Cordon Bleu in Austin Texas. He moved back to the valley to practice being a Chef and also worked as a Server. After several years of the Restaurant business he moved on to the customer service industry managing the operations for Dolce & Gabbana in Aspen Colorado. Because of his passion for Diesels Gerardo made a move to customer relations in the auto industry. Since he began Service Advising at PDA he has since become certified as a Service Advisor. Gerardo is a bonus to PDA because he brings a new culture in speaking bi-lingual. Gerardo is a very humble, simple and a grateful human being with an appetite to learn. Outside of PDA Gerardo enjoys playing baseball, soccer, dirt biking, cooking and time with his family.

Ryan Bailey - Technician

He came here from New Hampshire seeking to live a lifestyle of adventure, healthy living and a dog friendly place. His dog Grace is "the shop dog." Ryan came to PDA with a well-rounded background of work. He is a certified welder with several certifications under his belt including the Napa Courses. Since he has been at PDA he has become trained and certified for the following diesel engines; the Dodge Cummins 5.9L CR and 6.7L, the GM Duramax 6.6L, and the Ford Powerstroke 6.0L and 6.4L. Ryan is one of three technicians that you can trust to care for your vehicle. Outside of work, which by the way, work is one of Ryan's favorite past times, he likes to hike, play with his dog and work!

Carson Weller – Technician

Carson was born in Aspen and grew up in Carbondale. He is the 2nd generation of the valley. He has 24 years of wrenching under his belt. It started with Motorcycle Mechanical Institute in Phoenix Arizona. He also attended Michigan State University to study business. Carson is Polaris Gold Certified & Harley Davidson Intermediate Certified. Since then he was a tire tech for Nascar and the owner of his own business. Carson brings an energy to PDA with the motto of live to love life. Outside of PDA he loves to hunt, fish and snowmobile. ​