History Of Our Business

Nick Wilhelm trained at the original Mercedes-Benz plants in Stuttgart, Germany and the Mercedes-Benz of North America Center in South San Francisco.  Nick’s first establishment, The Benz Shop, opened its doors in 1975 on College Avenue in Berkeley, where Nick serviced and repaired all Mercedes-Benz models from 1972 and prior.

After 13 years in Berkeley, and later Oakland and Orinda, Nick moved to his well-known Lafayette shop on Mt. Diablo Boulevard in 1988.  Nick continued to serve Mercedes-Benz owners from this location for 24 years, building strong business relationships with customers from Walnut Creek, Orinda, Lafayette, Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond, Martinez, Concord, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Pleasanton, Dublin and San Francisco.

In 2012, Nick purchased and moved to a new, spacious facility on North Main Street in Walnut Creek.  Just 5 minutes from his former Lafayette shop, Nick’s new location is at 2702 North Main Street (at Second Avenue), just two blocks from the North Main Street exit on Highway 680.  We’d love to see you at our new home – just click here for contact information and directions.


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