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Harry Gebbie got his first taste of the service station business in the late 1950s. That's when he worked weekends at his father's Atlantic Station in Stroudsburg, PA (photos 1 and 2). During the week, he worked in Esso's equipment garage in Philadelphia. In 1959, Harry and Peggy jumped full-time into the business when they opened an Atlantic Service Station right next door to our current location.

Harry and Peggy wanted to own a business, rather than lease one, so they moved about 100 feet to the east and started Gebbie's Esso in 1961 (photo 3). By providing friendly, top-notch service (photo 4), the business outgrew the original three bays. So in 1969, after reviewing their options, they expanded the building by adding three more bays on the right side of the building, a larger office in the rear of the building, and a large rear storage room (photo 5 - 8). To this day, we still call the bays the "New Bays", and the "Old Bays"! (Photo 9)

Esso changed to Exxon in the 1970s (photo 10). In 1986, we modernized the pump islands with a canopy, and remodeled the office, which is now the current Gebbie's AutoCare. We had a small convenience store with coffee drinks, and snacks.. We also added a new second-story storage area over the "Old Bays". Not many people notice it, though. Next time you stop by, take a look up and you'll see it.

Sadly, Mom passed away in 2004, and Dad went to be with her in 2007. That was also about the time a major change began to occur in the retail fuel market. So in 2014, rather than let that change distract us from our core business of providing superior automotive service, we discontinued fuel sales. At the same time, we discontinued propane and convenience store sales.

This major shift in our business has allowed us to focus all of our resources on auto care, and will let us to continue to improve our ability to provide a fantastic experience for our customers.

All five of their children work here. Fred and Jerry are technicians with over 70 years of experience between them. Tom and Trudy manage the service end of the business with help from Maggie. We also have other long-time employees that feel like family. Nick is our "new guy". He started here in 1984!

We have many customers that we consider to be family. Some have been coming to us since the early 60s. We even have some third generation customers now. Quite a few stop by just for a cup of coffee (we'll still have coffee for our service customers) and some conversation. We'd love to have you join our extended family, too!

All through the years, we've updated our shop equipment to keep up with the latest vehicle technology. You can check out our equipment in our SHOP TOUR. We're continually updating, so you can count on seeing more changes in the coming years.

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