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Garber Diesel, Versailles, MO

​​​​Since going to diesel tech school in 1982, Kenneth Garber has never strayed very far from the end of a wrench. In 1997, Garber Diesel service was born and Ken began doing diesel engine repairs on a part-time basis in front of his personal 2 car garage. In 2002, he renovated another building on his property into a 4 bay shop and dedicated all his time to diesels and also began expanding into medium and heavy truck maintenance and repairs. In 2012, his son Melvin joined the business and made the 4th member to the crew. As the business expanded, they began looking at options to increase their capacity. In the beginning of 2015, they relocated to a 10 bay shop with great highway frontage. After the move, they noticed immediately increase in business and expanded their team to 2 full-time service writers and 5 full time techs.​​​

​ ​In 2003 Ken recognized the need for a quality lubricant and learned of Archer Lubricants. In 2012, Garber Diesel added an oil warehouse to their facility and became the distribution point for all the Archer dealers in Missouri. In 2013, Garber Diesel began a joint project with Archer Lubricants to develop and test an oil for use in biogas engine applications at a feedlot in Triplett, Missouri. Following 2 years of proven results, the team at Garber Diesel is now working with several landfills to continue testing and proving Archer Natural Gas Engine Oil.