History of Leon's Car Care Center
1961 - Leon's Mufflers & Brakes is founded by Leon and Elaine Warmuth and is located at 5th & Broadway in Eureka behind the Morrow Drive-In (now Roy's Auto Center).
1963 - The business moves to 15th & Broadway in Eureka.
1966 - Leon's moves to the corner of Broadway and Grant Street in Eureka.
1973 - Hired Jim Fraiser, exhaust expert.
1977 - Leon and Elaine purchase the northeast corner at Broadway and Grant Street in Eureka. This becomes the location of the shop until the end of 1992.
1993 - The shop is expanded and a new facility is built at 929 Broadway in Eureka. Leon and Elaine begin the process of transferring control of the business to the second generation.
2000 - Selected by Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce as Best Small Business.
2001 - Leon's Mufflers & Brakes employs 10 people. The business enjoys a solid reputation as an automotive repair facility specializing in undercar products and services such as exhaust systems, shocks and struts, lube, oil and filter service, factory scheduled maintenance, and brake repairs.
2005 - Leon's changes their name to Leon's Car Care Center, expands their services to include automotive maintenance & repair and now employs 15 people.
2008 - A giant muffler is erected in front of the Leon's Car Care Center location symbolizing the origins of the 47-year old company.
2011 - Celebrating their 50th Anniversary.
2016 - Voted "Best Muffler Shop" in the Times-Standard Best of the North Coast poll and voted "Best Auto Repair" in the North Coast Journal's Best of Humboldt poll.