Brothers Brennan and Eric Earhart opened Earhart's Collision & Automotive Service in 1999. However, our family’s history in the Wenatchee Valley goes back much farther—110 years to be exact. Joe Earhart (our owner Brennan’s great-grandfather) moved here from Pennsylvania in 1909. In fact, when the Wenatchee Valley became known as “The Apple Capital of the World,” Joe owned several orchards in East Wenatchee.
Not too many years later, Joe started a side business with his son, Vance, recycling scrap metal and selling irrigation supplies to other orchardists. It was called Joe Earhart & Son, and their tagline was “Up the Hill East Wenatchee,” but they were often referred to simply as Junkie Joe’s. They became well-known in the Valley for having just about everything anyone could possibly need.
When Brennan’s father, David, returned to Wenatchee after college, he started his own irrigation and landscaping business, branching out from the irrigation supply business his dad and grandfather were already running. Since 1972, David has been installing and maintaining sprinkler systems throughout the Valley, while simultaneously building the reputation of the Earhart name. Through many years of operating small businesses, everyone in Wenatchee has come to know and trust the Earhart family.
Our great-grandfather, Joe Earhart, and some friends out for a drive. This photo was taken around 1916, and you can see Saddle Rock in the background.
“We’re a family business and take great satisfaction from being of service to our community.” – Brennan Earhart