Greg Phipps | West Coast Automotive | Santa Rosa Auto Repair

Greg Phipps, is the owner of The Greg Phipps Company, Inc., the parent company of West Coast Automotive. Greg is a multi-faceted man with over 40 years business experience. His knowledge comes from a wide variety of areas from general contracting, operation management and business administration.

With an interest in the automotive repair industry he opened West Coast Automotive in January 2015. Greg’s hard work and solid reputation earned him his first Napa Car Care Center. To better enhance the operation and continued growth of this locally owned business in Santa Rosa, California; Greg is currently attending an in-depth consultation program through Management Success.

A clean and comfortable environment is very important to this shop owner. Another successful business owned and operated by Greg is WiFi Wash located in Cotati, California. Just like West Coast Automotive, this full service, fully attended laundromat represents the quality and positive customer experience that Greg exudes with all his business operations. 

Eric Purkhiser | West Coast Automotive | Santa Rosa Auto Repair


Eric Purkhiser began working with cars in his late teens while attending Piner High School in Santa Rosa, California. His passion later turned into a career in the automotive industry. Eric is a wellrounded technician with over 20 year’s hands-on experience. In his spare time he enjoys wrenching on his own 1967 Galaxie and 1990 Supercharged Mustang. Through the years he enhanced his automotive knowledge working at a variety of shops including Truck Tech Auto & Smog, Applied Automotive, Mustang Muscle & Classic, Whole Automotive, and currently works at West Coast Automotive. Although Eric enjoys the classic Fords (1960 – 1995), he is well versed with diagnostic/general repair on most automobiles and medium duty trucks including classic cars and 4x4’s.

Eric's automotive education includes certification from the Santa Rosa Junior College including air conditioning certification. He is currently enrolled with ASE, the ultimate goal of obtaining his master certification.