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We Offer Clients More Than What A Dealership Can!

About Us

If you own a Mercedes Benz, Sprinter or Metris van in the Greater Portland area, you owe it to yourself to have the specialized Star Motors team in Tualatin, OR, be your go-to auto repair shop. Mercedes-Benz is all we know and all we fix, so you know your vehicle is in good hands. We use the same diagnostic system as the dealers use, which helps our factory-trained technicians identify, locate, and repair issues quicker to ensure your car is running at peak performance. We’ve been in the area for 26 years helping keep our clients happy and safe on the road.


In 1993, after years of working at a local dealership, Gunther Hirschmann opened the doors of Star Motors, Inc.

Gunther saw the need for a smaller, more personalized option for people who needed Mercedes service and repair. Meticulous in nature, Gunther had more to offer clients than what he could provide at the dealership. Ken Kolb joined Gunther in 2003. Both Ken and Gunther made the decision to retire in early 2017 and Joey and Heather Mitchell proudly took ownership. After many years in Alaska and working at a dealership there, Joey realized his passion was offering personalized service and working directly with the vehicle owner. Star Motors provided the perfect atmosphere for him to do just that.

Joey and Heather Mitchell

Joey attended Universal Technical Institute in Arizona and after graduation was accepted into the Mercedes-Benz Elite program. After completion of the Elite program, he worked for the Mercedes dealership in Alaska.

In addition to being a skilled technician, Joey is extremely good at explaining vehicle diagnostics. He is detail-oriented and very personable.

Heather Mitchell is the office manager. Heather has extensive business knowledge from many years working in the insurance industry. After moving from Alaska, she opted to concentrate on the business and leave her insurance career behind. She loves working with people and has brought a new dimension to the front counter. She will likely be the friendly voice you hear when you call.

Joey and Heather Mitchell, Owners of Star Motors
Want to make an appointment? Please contact us by calling 503-691-9826. Our team looks forward to being your go-to Mercedes-Benz mechanic!