"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten."

-Benjamin Franklin 



Our History


The history of Danco Motors goes back farther than most realize. Originally opening under the name Harrison Automotive in March of 1987, Craig Conk spent 10 years owning and operating his own gas and service station on Harrison Avenue in Garfield, NJ. In 1997, he felt it was time to leave the gas station behind and expand his auto repair business to a bigger facility. He did so by moving to a new location on the other side of town under a new name, Danco Motors, named after his eldest son, Dan. In late 2000, after outgrowing his second facility, Craig again moved his operation to it's current home on Passaic Street, just a few block away from where it all began 13 years earlier.

Today, Craig and his son, Dan, who started working for the company in 2007, service cars and trucks, both foreign and domestic, from all over the Northern New Jersey area the only way they know how - with care and honesty. Both are ASE Certified Technicians who pride themselves on trying to stay ahead of the curve and keeping up with the demands of modern vehicles. But while other businesses around them have come and gone, what has kept them in business over the years is not just the quality or skill of their work, its the connections and relationships they have formed with their customers.  That combination of quality service, honesty and personability is what makes Danco Motors the best choice for all your auto repair needs.


Craig Conk


Craig Conk got his start at the age of 8, when he would go to work with his father at a gas station in Queens, NY. It was then that his interest in cars began. While attending Bergen County Vocational Technical High School, he focused on learning more about the automotive industry. After high school, he spent several years working in a few shops before deciding to branch out on his own. He opened the doors on his first shop in 1987 and has been servicing vehicles from all over northern New Jersey ever since.

Dan Conk


Dan Conk grew up with a passion for technology and computers, but it wasn’t until his teens that his started showing an interest in cars. After graduating Paramus Catholic High School, he decided to combine his two interests and attended Lincoln Technical Institute where he gained a degree in Automotive Technology. In 2007, he joined his father and went to work for Danco Motors, the company that was named after him.