The Lift Garage

Mission, Vision, and Values

The Lift Garage Vision 

As a thriving not-for-profit business, The Lift Garage offers quality, affordable auto repair for people who are on a path to a better future. 

Everyone connected with The Lift Garage is committed to respect to one another, to quality in our work, and a living wage for our employees. 

Our friendly and hospitable staff offer people excellent customer service. We stand behind our repairs and the skills of our staff.

Our well-kept garage and offices are furnished with the tools and equipment we need to do the job right.

As a locally owned business, we work hard to be a good neighbor. When we make decisions, we ask: What is best for the people involved? What is best for our community? What is best for the health of the planet?

We go the extra mile for customers. If a car repair is too big for us or a customer has another important need, we do our best to connect people with helpful resources in our community.

Each day, the people of The Lift Garage feel thankful. We know that, together, we are repairing not just cars, but lives: restoring hope and opportunity by helping people get to school and to jobs as an important step toward a more promising and secure future.

The Lift Garage Core Values 


In all we do, we hold ourselves to the highest standards. We are committed to continuous learning and improvement.


We recognize the dignity of all people. We offer others—and ourselves—patience, kindness, openness and forgiveness. We take responsibility for our actions.


We support each other – our customers and their families, our colleagues, the community, the environment, and ourselves in building a better life.


We build and maintain equity through our work and our relationships with customers, employees, the environment, and the community.

The Lift Garage Mission 

The Lift Garage offers people a vehicle out of poverty by:

  • Providing low-cost quality car repair;
  • Connecting with community partners to strengthen the support network; and
  • Linking customers to needed resources.
The Lift Garage is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call The Lift Garage (612) 866-5840 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.