About Us

About Us

About Ek Automotive


Ek Auto Repair is a family owned and operated full auto repair facility. With over 70 years of combined auto repair experience and warranties on all our work, you can rest assured that your vehicle will be fixed to factory standards. Even more, as art enthusiasts we believe in a fun and unique experience for all. Our motto “Where Auto Meets Art” exemplifies the one of a kind experience that is Ek Automotive. Step inside and see for yourself!


Ek Automotive first opened its doors on October 1, 1991. Over the years, what started as an auto repair shop has transformed from your typical repairs into a unique blend of art, rock and roll, and quality repairs. Dedicated to the community that helped build this dream, Ek Automotive has no intention of moving. Beyond our displays of unique re-purposed art, what really sets us apart is the genuine connection we have with our customers. It is our goal to create a fun and inviting experience for our customers and give back to the community that has served us so well.

Steve Ek, Ek Automotive, full service auto repair facility in Chicago IL

Steve Ek

Owner and Visionary
Steve is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, with over 26 years experience in the field. He is a graduate of Triton College in Automotive Repair in addition to his continuous education in numerous advanced automotive training and technical schools. Steve holds A1, A4, A5, A6, A7, and A8 ASE Certifications. Now for the fun stuff…

What’s the craziest thing you have done? Jump off a cliff
What’s your “motto”? The world is my playground
What is your hidden talent? Nothing is hidden, just take a look at my shop!
Mike Morrison, Ek Automotive, full service auto repair facility in Chicago IL

Mike Morrison

Our Trusted Service Writer
Mike is there to ensure you get the best service available! Joining our team in May of ’09 Mike has become not only a friendly fixture in our shop, but an essential part of the Ek family.

What is a random fact about you? I’m a certified pyro
What is your idea of a fun time? Shooting Fireworks
Ok, we get it, you like fire. Anything else you’d like to share? In all seriousness, I love my profession because I love helping people. I love being there for people in their time of need and I love using my skills to repair their automotive problems.
Chris Trischan, Ek Automotive, full service auto repair facility in Chicago IL

Chris Trischan

Auto Repair Technician
A Chicago native, Chris loved cars from an early age. Chris attended UTI Automotive Training, receiving Ford factory training during his time there. Continuing his education at Wright College, he has since earned ASE certifications, MAP, Illinois Air Team certification, and both Bridgestone and Midas certifications.

What is your favorite song? ‘Let it Go’ from Frozen
If you had one super power what would it be? The ability to talk to animals
What is your favorite food? Sprinkle cookies

Dave Iacobazzi

Auto Repair Technician
Dave first realized his love of cars when he was on his way to a date and his car broke down. Determined to get to his date on time, he had to figure out what was wrong with his car himself. After successfully repairing his car he not only made it to his date, but he discovered his passion for auto repair.

What is your dream car? I love old Chevys, so probably something like that
If you won the lottery what would be the first thing you do? Go travelling
If you could be an animal which animal would it be? A tiger

Natalie Swedroe

Customer Relations Manager
Natalie is a certified Chicagoan who grew up in Rogers Park. Her two sons and dog are the loves of her life. In fact, her love for animals goes above and beyond as she is also a pet groomer on the side. “I just love working here,” she said “I love helping people and working at Ek Automotive gives me the opportunity to do so every day!”

What’s your favorite 90’s jam? The Humpty Dance
Outside of work, what are you an expert in? Climbing trees
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why? The color murple, marroon and purple. because I would stand out of the box for being unique and one of a kind.

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