ABOUT US

OUR history:

Koop’s Service was established in 1995 at the original location of 114 Government Road, Black Diamond. Father and son, Gene and Shane Koopman ran the shop as Koop’s continued to grow and change.

As the business grew, a larger facility was required and the current location at 309 Government Road became the new home for Koop’s Full Service. This site included a gas station and convenience store as well as the auto repair and tire shop.

 

In 2008, the fuel tanks were removed and fuel sales came to an end so we could dedicate our time and energy to client care. Koop’s is now a full service automotive shop, concentrating on what we do best – diagnostics and repair. Red Seal Journeymen Service Technicians work with us and we also have Apprentice Technicians, Tire Technicians and Service Writers.

FAMILY owned:

 

Koop’s is and has always been a family owned and operated business.

Behind our counter and under our hoists are a dedicated group of people. Koopman or not, we are all part of the family at Koop’s.

From our modest beginnings, to what Koop’s has become and looking to the future, our bays are always open. Come by and see what we can do for you and your vehicle.

From our family to yours,

Gene & Dianne Koopman; Shane, Mel & Stetson Koopman

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Shane Koopman

Owner

Melodie Webber-Koopman 

 Administrative Executive

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Since 1995, Shane has been building and guiding the business side of Koop’s Service. His vision from the start has been to create a small-town automotive shop offering unparalleled service and quality.

Not from the area but a local now, Shane shares his community spirit through the support of local events and groups. He spends his off time coaching his son’s various sporting activities and dirt biking with family and friends.

Melodie joined the Koop’s family when she married Shane in 2004. She took over administrative duties soon after their son Stetson was born.

Melodie trained in business and was successful in the oil industry before taking on her current roles as a busy mother and local business woman. Melodie is an avid dirt biker and loves to bike with family and friends on the weekends.

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Jordan Jaworenko

 Red Seal Journeyman Service Technician, Master Technician, Shop Foreman

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Myk Kurth

Red Seal , Certified Out Of Province, Commercial, and Insurance Inspector.

Jordan started his automotive career in Cranbrook BC taking 1st and 2nd year Automotive Service Technician (AST) at the  College of the Rockies then completing his 3rd and 4th year at SAIT in Calgary. Jordan received  the highest mark for 4th year student in any trade in all of NWT.

 

In Yellowknife Jordan worked at Napa Auto Pro then Yellowknife Chrysler Arctic Cat. Working on all aspects of vehicle mechanics and servicing Arctic Cat, Snowmobiles and Quads as well as Forest River Campers.  

In 2010 Jordan and his new family moved to Okotoks and in 2019 he joined the Koops team as the General Shop Foreman. Jordan loves the diversity of work, the sense of community and being part of a family owned business that puts the client first.

Born March 5, 1962, in the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal.

Grew up in Labrador City, Newfoundland.

Moved to Hinton, Alberta in 1977. 

Married Ursula Mundschin in 1989.

Many mountaineering trips around the world.

Began Automotive apprenticeship in 1994 in Dawson City, Yukon. Moved to Okotoks in 1996 then to Black Diamond in 2013. Myk can be seen around town, often fielding automotive questions. Out beyond ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing is my patio - I’ll meet you there.

Easy to meet and get along with due to relaxing hobbies like hiking, skiing, camping, and a wonderful wife, Uschi!

30 years experience in automotive service.

Red Seal certified since 1998.

Factory-trained by Ford, GM, Chrysler, Mercedes Benz.

Arthur Pittman

 Tire Technician, Repair Technician

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Blake Paul

Technician

Arthur joined the Koop’s team in 2009. Raised on a farm, his mechanical abilities come from years of experience fixing everything from chainsaws to bobcats, tires to trucks.

 

 

A Black Diamond local, he can often be found out in the hills making trails on his quad.

Blake grew up on an acreage east of Black Diamond

​and has worked in the automotive field since 2016 including direct service experience  at Advantage Ford in Calgary, tech and apprentice positions at The Shop in Turner Valley, Lacombe Ford, and since 2020 at Koops NAPA Autopro

Blake completed studies in Automotive Service Technician at both SAIT and Red Deer College.

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Priscilla Hill 

 Service Advisor

Barbra St.Clair  Receptionist/

Administrative Assistant

Raised in Ontario, Priscilla moved west in 2006. She began working here in 2009. Priscilla brings many years of customer service experience to her job here at Koop’s.

 

Priscilla has worked at Koops for 12 years and has been our Service Advisor for 5 years.  She has dedicated herself to training and learning all she can about your vehicle so we can maintain and keep it safe and reliable for you.  On her days off she is busy soaking up as much family time as possible.

Barbra has lived & worked in the area since 2008. Hers is the first face you will see when you walk in the front door. She is here to welcome you and make sure your appointment goes as anticipated.

 

Days off are spent with her toddler who keeps her on her toes and very busy, but she wouldn’t change it for the world!

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