Since 1951, Beachlers Vehicle Care and Repair has been serving the community of Peoria. A lot has changed since then, but we are still committed to keeping your car or truck running as long as possible. Browse the timeline of our history and see how we go to where we are today!

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February 1951

Bob Beachler Opened Beachlers Standard

January 1952

Beachlers moves to it's current location at the corner of University and War Memorial.

Old photo of Beachlers

January 1965

Original service station.

November 1969

Bob Beachler builds combination service station and vehicle diagnostic center.

Vintage photo of vehicle being
Bob & Terry Beachler

May 1970

Terry Beachler recieves diploma from the Standard Oil Dealer Development School in St. Louis, MO.

May 1972

Don Beachler recieves diploma from Standard Oil Dealer Development School in St. Louis, MO.

Vintage gas pump

May 1977

Self service is made legal in Illinois

Early 1984

Don Beachler maintains state of the art technology with a computerized diagnostic system.

Old newspaper clipping
Men in suits

December 1984

Bob Beachler Passes away; Terry and Don Beachler assume ownership.

March 1986

Original layout of the gas pump

Standard Service Center sign
Receiving award

April 1986

Roy Ruble Presents Terry and Don with the 1985 Amoco Golden Pump Award.

January 1988

The Observer reports Beachlers Standard in the top five best auto mechanic in "Best of Peoria".

Standing outside garage
Shaking hands

September 1988

Terry Beachler participates in Amoco SIlver Gasoline introduction with the Lone Ranger

January 1989

Terry Beachler becomes a member of the Amoco National Dealer Advisory Council 1989-1991.

Receiving award

October 1991

Chuck Woodbeck DM presents Terry with the 1990 Amoco Golden Pump Award

May 1993

Terry Presents the Childrens Miracle Network Telethon with a check for $4300

Presenting check

July 1993

Original oil service quick lube bay

August 1998

Amoco merger results in Beachlers transition to BP

November 2008

The Peoria Chamber presents Beachlers with the Outstanding Small Business Award

November 2011

Beachlers transition to Shell fuel.

Beachlers fuel station at night

December 2013

Brett Beachler transitions into ownership with his father, Terry Beachler.

July 2015

Beachlers hosts a stop on the I Spy A Wish team scavenger fundraiser.

July 2015

Ribbon cutting at Beachlers new Vehicle Maintenance Center.