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About The Owner

Erick McHenry

Erick is an ASE Master Certified Technician and lives in Utah County with his wife Jackie and has four boys Kayden, Chase, Ryder, and Maverick. When Erick was in high school he won a scholarship through an automotive repair competition with the scholarship he attended the Ford ASSET program. Part of the factory training he was hired by a local Ford dealer where he received on the job training as well as his Ford Master certifications. Erick started his own automotive repair and maintenance business in 2007- his first location was out of the back of his truck moving from job to job, where he provided his customers with unmatched customer service and honesty. Through his loyal customer base, he was able to move up to renting a single bay in a shop then continued to grow into bigger and bigger locations. Erick is a founding member and current president of his Business Networking International (BNI) Chapter, which is a company built on the slogan “givers gain”. Erick is a member of an independent panel of automotive professionals helping local High Schools keep the automotive repair curriculum available and funded. He champions the continued need for the automotive repair trade to be taught in schools.

Meet The Team

Patrick McHenry

Patrick is Erick’s older brother. Patrick lives in Kearns Utah with his wife Cassie, their son Arden, and their two dogs. Patrick loves the outdoors and going camping and hiking. Patrick has been a member of Vikings team since 2010 and has become an expert at solving customer’s problems. Working the front counter customers come to Patrick with confidence knowing that he truly cares about them and their vehicle’s needs.

Clayton Stephenson

Clayton lives in South Jordan with his wife and “coming soon” baby. Clayton loves to be on the move and doing fun things with his wife. He is a full-time student in addition to working with us. Clayton loves the outdoors, snowboarding, and going to auctions. Clayton like Patrick is known for being upfront and honest in all that he does, and our customers can sense that while dealing with him. Clayton is the ideal fit for the Viking Automotive team.

David Palacios

David lives in Kearns with his beautiful wife and 2 kids. He has lived in many places over the years but has found his home here with Viking Automotive. David likes all out-door activities camping, fishing and hiking are his favorites. He has been in the automotive repair industry for 8 years working on all types of vehicles including cars, trucks, diesel performance, and semi-trucks. With his attention to detail and a hunger to do the job right David is a top-tier technician.

Alvin Allen

Alvin and his wonderful wife live in West Jordan and have 2 kids who are grown. Alvin loves bow hunting and going fishing. Alvin is our “steady eddy” he is amazing at coming in and working hard all day on whatever the broken vehicles throw at him. Alvin can take the most complex car repair and see it taken apart and put back together in his mind’s eye then perform the repair and get it done perfectly. This comes from his 29 years of working in the automotive repair industry. He is always learning and investing in himself keeping up with new technology and techniques. Alvin is an amazing member of the Viking team.

Clayton Applegate

Clayton is another awesome member of our team. He is the father of 5 amazing daughters and grandfather of 9. He lives in Murray and is an avid weightlifter and very talented off-road motorcycle rider. On the weekends you will find him flying down some dirt trail with the throttle wide open. Clayton uses his 35 years of automotive repair experience to diagnose and repair vehicles with pinpoint precision. He loves learning new technology and how it will impact his job. Clayton is a great team player and is always willing to help other teammates.

Francisco Gomez

Francisco, “cisco” or “pancho” for short, is our amazing apprentice, soon to be top notch technician. He graduated high school in 2017 and has been here ever since. As long as Francisco is outside using his hands he is happy, no video games for this guy. He loves working on project cars, hunting, fishing, hiking, and four wheelers. Francisco plans on going to the Salt Lake Community College automotive repair program starting 2018. Francisco is an amazing team member, he has the best attitude always willing to learn and do whatever is needed. His no fear attitude is fun to watch, give him a problem to solve and he attacks it with determination. We are so glad to have Francisco on our team.

Brandon Fuller

Brandon is our newest team member and we are glad to have him. He is an amazing husband and father living in Riverton with his wife and three kids. Some of his favorite hobbies are boating, horses, and taking his truck to Moab. Brandon has a get in and get things done attitude. He is quick and efficient at solving every concern on a vehicle and is willing to go the extra mile to make sure things are done right. Brandon has 17 years of experience and is continually learning new skills to improve abilities.

Complete Auto Service in Midvale

Don’t see your vehicle’s issue here yet? Don’t worry. Our experienced technicians can definitely handle your vehicle’s problem. Contact us via phone, email or in person for more information about the kinds of auto service in Midvale that we offer. Contact us today!