Brothers Brennan and Eric Earhart opened Earhart's Collision & Automotive Service in 1999. However, our family’s history in the Wenatchee Valley goes back much farther—110 years to be exact. Joe Earhart (our owner Brennan’s great-grandfather) moved here from Pennsylvania in 1909. In fact, when the Wenatchee Valley became known as “The Apple Capital of the World,” Joe owned several orchards in East Wenatchee.
Not too many years later, Joe started a side business with his son, Vance, recycling scrap metal and selling irrigation supplies to other orchardists. It was called Joe Earhart & Son, and their tagline was “Up the Hill East Wenatchee,” but they were often referred to simply as Junkie Joe’s. They became well-known in the Valley for having just about everything anyone could possibly need.
When Brennan’s father, David, returned to Wenatchee after college, he started his own irrigation and landscaping business, branching out from the irrigation supply business his dad and grandfather were already running. Since 1972, David has been installing and maintaining sprinkler systems throughout the Valley, while simultaneously building the reputation of the Earhart name. Through many years of operating small businesses, everyone in Wenatchee has come to know and trust the Earhart family.
With Earhart's Collision & Automotive Service, Brennan and Eric have carried forward the family tradition of innovating new business in Wenatchee. The brothers first got into auto body work because they liked fixing classic cars, and they wanted to have a facility with all the tools they needed for restoring vintage automobiles. Well, they accomplished that in the first year, and haven’t looked back since! Today, Brennan and Eric offer full-service auto body repair, collision repair, and general auto repair services, and the shop continually growing and changing to keep up with modern vehicle construction, as well as the needs of our customers.
Our great-grandfather, Joe Earhart, and some friends out for a drive. This photo was taken around 1916, and you can see Saddle Rock in the background.