Get to Know King’s Garage in Arvada

Hello, I’m Ray Payton, owner of The King’s Garage. Many years ago in 1989, a time when automotive technology was rapidly advancing, I began working in Arvada, Colorado with several excellent mechanics. In the preceding years, I had been serving in the United States Marine Corps as a Sargent running an auto repair shop, and I was glad to be back home, starting a family and enjoying awesome work. We did general repair, bumper to bumper, on all makes and models. We fixed cars right the first time.

But there came a day the company was going to close, and I could either get another job or start my own auto repair shop. Well, I am an entrepreneurial soul, and having worked on large trucks, farm machinery, cars, and being a trained tool and die machinist, I decided to go for it. After selling my two Ford trucks, I incorporated The King’s Garage. We have now been in business for over 25 years, serving our community by keeping people safe and able to get to both work and play with reliable transportation.

From Dirt Roads to the Latest Diagnostic Technology

My crew and I love doing auto repair for the families and people in our area. I am a Colorado native, and I’ve lived in Arvada since the days when many of the paved roads were dirt. Our specialty is everyday maintenance on cars and light trucks up to one ton, which means all of us here strive to be current on training for preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and diagnostics. With our tooling, strategic repair process, and technology, we make it possible for every member of the family to have a different brand of car or truck.

The King’s Garage Auto Repair Shop

Meet Our Team

At The King’s Garage, our number one asset is our employees. Our staff is friendly, courteous, and professional—second to none!

Ray – Owner

Ray is in and out of the office at The King’s Garage, as he tries to spend most of his time fishing these days, but when he is here, he generally works on training and marketing. Feel free to say “hi!” Ray has been in the auto repair business for over 40 years from all angles of the industry. He even served in the Marines as a Sargent in the Motor T division.

After Ray got out of the military, he spent time working for different auto repair shops, both mobile and in shop, and then started a family. (He has five kids and 16 grandkids.) He’s continued his automotive training throughout his career, including Master ASE certification. Ray is grateful for getting to know the Arvada community through The King's Garage.


Bryn – General Manager & Service Writer

Gary – Quality Control & Training

Gary has been with The King’s Garage for 16 years, and he is truly the definition of a great employee. In business and life, he has stuck with our family through thick and thin. He now has 50 years of industry knowledge, which he shares with our crew every day. Gary continually helps us to train up new master technicians to carry the industry of auto repair to the next level.


Jack – Electrical Specialist

Jack is our electrical specialist, fresh out of high school and studying to continue on as an engineer. He has been a great addition to our team and is always ready to tackle every new and challenging task that we and the auto repair industry throw his way.