March 29

Nominated For The Star Tribune Minnesota’s Best Award



We are delighted to announce that Victory Auto Service & Glass has been nominated for the prestigious Star Tribune Minnesota's Best 2024 Award! It's truly an honor to be recognized as one of the top auto repair shops in the state of Minnesota. As a family-owned and operated business, we've been serving our community for over 25 years, with thirteen locations to serve you better! Among these, eleven are conveniently situated right here in Minnesota, spanning across Brooklyn Park, Chanhassen, Duluth, Fridley, Grand Rapids, Ham Lake, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Osseo, Wyoming and Zimmerman. 

How To Vote

Voting for the Star Tribune's Minnesota's Best Award is now open and we need your help! The process is simple and convenient, with online voting open throughout the designated period. Here's how you can cast your vote to support Victory Auto Service & Glass:

  1. Visit 
  2. Select "Motors" category
  3. Select the subcategory "Auto Service Center" 
  4. Look for "Victory Auto Service & Glass" in the list of nominees and click to cast your vote.

That's all there is to it! Remember, you can vote once per day, so don't hesitate to show your support for Victory Auto Service & Glass multiple times during the voting period.

To everyone who takes a moment to vote for us, we extend our sincerest gratitude. Your support means everything to us, and we are truly honored to have the backing of our friends, family, and valued customers. Together, let's celebrate our community and the exceptional businesses that make it thrive!

Stay tuned as the Star Tribune announces the winners of the Minnesota's Best Award on Sunday, August 11th, 2024. Your votes will help us reach new heights of recognition and success. Thank you for your unwavering support!

Our Minnesota History

Our Minnesota history begins with our founder, Jeff Matt. Growing up in Columbia Heights, Jeff spent time at the neighborhood auto repair shop with his mom during his youth. Even then, Jeff demonstrated a keen understanding of mechanical workings, finding the shop's environment fascinating. Recognizing a gap in reliable vehicle maintenance services in the community, Jeff saw an opportunity to address this need.

Following high school, Jeff pursued automotive technician training, aiming to transform his passion into a career. He acquired expertise from other master mechanics through the years and found he excelled in communicating complex issues to customers in a clear and understandable manner. Jeff's objective was straightforward: to empower individuals with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about their vehicles.

After gaining experience in various repair shops, Jeff's entrepreneurial drive led him to envision a business rooted in honesty, integrity, and exceptional service. In 1997, Jeff seized the chance to bring his vision to life by establishing Victory Auto Service & Glass in Spring Lake Park, Minnesota.

With humble beginnings in a single bay, Victory Auto Service & Glass swiftly gained a reputation for prioritizing customer satisfaction. Jeff's unwavering commitment to providing honest and dependable service earned the trust and loyalty of a growing customer base, resulting in widespread word-of-mouth recommendations.

Today, Victory Auto Service & Glass stands as a prominent name in Minnesota's automotive industry, boasting multiple locations statewide and even expanding into Florida & Wisconsin. Jeff's visionary leadership continues to shape the company, ensuring that every customer receives the same exceptional service that has defined Victory since its inception.

When you choose Victory Auto Service & Glass, you're not just receiving top-notch automotive repair – you're joining our extended family. We're dedicated to serving you with professionalism, expertise, transparency and genuine care for you and your vehicle.

Family Business & Where We Stand Today

Jeff and the team he has built have been hard at work expanding our reach to include thirteen automotive repair shops, plus a gas station in the heart of Duluth, MN! Our Minnesota locations span across Brooklyn Park, Chanhassen, Duluth, Fridley, Grand Rapids, Ham Lake, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Osseo, Wyoming and Zimmerman. Additionally, we've extended our presence beyond state lines, with two more locations in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and St. Petersburg, Florida.

Our team has flourished, boasting over 100 dedicated employees led by an exceptional leadership team. Among them is Jason Matt, Jeff's brother, who has been an integral part of Victory since 1999. Serving as Victory's General Manager, Jason's contributions have played a vital role in our company's growth and culture.

As our business has flourished, so too have our families, becoming increasingly involved in our operations. Jeff's son, Jordan Matt, joined the team in 2012. He started with humble tasks like sweeping and mopping the shop floors, delivering parts, and providing customers with rides home. Over time, Jordan's dedication and eagerness to learn led him to master the art of service writing.

As the years progressed, Jordan delved into every aspect of our company, immersing himself in its inner workings. From managing locations to ensuring the consistent quality of our service, Jordan's journey has been one of growth and commitment. His invaluable contributions have played a pivotal role in our ability to expand to new locations, solidifying his status as an integral part of our business's success. Today, as an area manager, Jordan continues to uphold the same standard of excellence that defines our brand, guiding us towards even greater achievements in the future.

As our business has thrived, so too has the involvement of Jeff's extended family. Today, many of Jeff's relatives, including cousins, nieces, nephews, brothers, children, and in-laws play vital roles in the success of our company. From managing operations to providing exceptional customer service, each family member brings their unique talents and dedication to the table.

Our team, comprised of both family and non-family members, has undoubtedly been the secret to our growth, success, and consistent quality. Together, we've tackled challenges, celebrated victories, and built a company culture rooted in integrity, hard work, and a commitment to excellence. As we continue to expand and evolve, we remain grateful for the unwavering support and contributions of every member of our team.

At the helm of Victory, Jeff continues to lead with the same fervor and dedication that ignited our journey. It's a privilege for Jeff and our entire team to be part of this humble, family business that has blossomed into an extraordinary company with a vast network of amazing customers. Our focus remains sharper than ever on delivering the ultimate customer experience. We understand the necessity of auto repairs and recognize that they often occur at inconvenient times. We're honored that you've chosen to place your trust in Victory during those moments of need.

For over 25 years, we've relished in the opportunity to grow our business and become an integral part of the community here in Minnesota. We look forward to many more years of serving you with excellence and integrity.

Small Businesses Appreciation 

It's truly heartwarming to witness the recognition of fellow small businesses nominated for The Star Tribune Minnesota's Best. As a family business, we're deeply honored to be among those considered as top contenders in the state. Your ongoing support and votes mean the world to us, and to all the other cherished small businesses you've taken the time to acknowledge. Every vote cast makes a significant impact, and we're immensely grateful for your dedication in celebrating and uplifting small businesses like ours. Thank you for being an integral part of our journey!

- Julia M.


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