Our Mission

Ernie’s Garage strives to keep our customers driving and we like to coach our customers to prepare for planned and unplanned maintenance of their vehicles at a facility you can trust.

Company Overview

Welcome to Ernie’s Garage, the only certified ASE Blue Seal Shop within the Northern Kentucky area and one of only 15 in the entire state. Founded in 1968 in a small service station, by Ernie Hughes. Ernie’s Garage has grown into a 24 bay full-service garage.

The tradition of excellent service at competitive prices continues today with the owner, Matt Seever.

Stop in today to meet our Ernie’s family and experience the service we have strived to provide our customers for decades. We look forward to meeting you!

Closeup Of Ernie's Garage Mechanic Giving Car Key To Customer

Our Team

Matt Seever - Owner of Ernie's Garage is Elsmere, KY

Matt Seever


Matt is the owner of Ernie’s Garage and joined the team several years ago….when asked how long he says, “Long enough to see gray hair starting to come in!” He was born in Northern Kentucky and when he’s not busy catering to Ernie’s Customers and all their car care needs, he loves spending time with his wonderful wife Kristine and their new son Jacob born in January. Matt also enjoys the outdoors, trap-shooing, boating and working on his Z28. Matt’s favorite things about working at Ernie’s are Bob’s ridiculous “one-liners” that always keep him laughing! He likes that every day is different than the day before and appreciates the family atmosphere at the shop.

Brad Greer

Service Manager

We would like to welcome our new Service Manager, Brad Greer, to our Ernie's family! Brad comes to us with 29 years experience in the industry. Give him a call today to schedule your next appointment.

Tim Mullins


Tim has been a Technician at Ernie’s for 12 years. He is originally from Covington, Kentucky. When Tim’s not evaluating customer vehicle needs at the shop, he enjoys the outdoors and farming. His favorite thing about working at Ernie’s is the stability.


Shop Dog

Help us welcome our newest member of the Ernie's Garage family! This is Mr. Bodie, Ernie's new shop dog! Stop up and grab you some puppy kisses.

Tony Langer


Tony has been a Technician at Ernie’s for 5 years. He was born in Bitburg, Germany. After Tony’s finished making sure customers are getting the highest quality of work on their vehicles at the shop, Tony enjoys watching movies and playing video games with his girlfriend and two sons. Drag and Rally racing are also among his interests. Tony’s favorite thing about Ernie’s is how customers are treated fairly and with the upmost respect.

Ernie Hughes

Founder - Retired