Binder’s Auto Repair Shop

Moving Forward. Building Lifetime Relationships.

Binder’s Automotive is a family-operated business located in Allentown PA. We have been proudly serving the Lehigh Valley for more than 20 years. Our team always provides friendly service. Additionally, our pros seek to shatter the notion that taking your car to the auto repair shop has to be a “hassle” or a “chore”. We are turning it into something entirely new and different. As a result, we seek to make your experience enjoyable and stress free! As such, you can leave satisfied and with a vehicle that’s reliable for your needs.

Meet The team

Bruce Butler

Bruce Butler

Name: Bruce Butler

Preferred Title: Bruce- Not Sir, not Mr, those are for my dad, not me. 

Favorite thing about your job: So many things, if I have to pick I will go with the family type atmosphere as well as the same core values we share both at work and at home.

When I'm not working:
I’m playing drums or at whatever sport my son is playing.

What I listen to: A little bit of everything but 80's Hair Band/Metal is my favorite.

Words of Wisdom: “If you find yourself to be the smartest person in the room, it is time to find another room.”

Dream Dinner Guests: That person is not famous but he was a great friend. Missed and thought of every day. Just 1 more chance to talk would be great.

My Dream Car: 67 Mustang Shelby GT500 

My Why: Plain and simple I just want to be a better person than I was the day before. I haven't come this far, just to come this far. 


Kari Rey-Powell

Name:  Kari Rey-Powell

Preferred Title: Kari

Favorite thing about your job: Meeting new people. 

When I'm not working: When I’m not working, I’m with my cat “ Cinnabar”. Making art/crafting, and practicing archery.

What I listen to: I listen to a lot of genres of music from Folk to Alternative to Rock. It really depends on what I'm feeling that day.   

Words of Wisdom: “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then”

Dream Dinner Guests: It's always changing but to name a few: Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Monet, Andy Warhol, Jim Carrey, Hayao Miyazaki, Alexander McQueen, Tim Burton, and Chris Hemsworth.  

My Dream Car: 1971 Mustang Mach 1 Fastback in grabber green metallic.

My Why: I ask myself this question a lot - "Why" - I believe my why is to wake up everyday and further myself and wellbeing.  To work towards a better life for my husband Chris and my Cat "Cinnabar". 

Mike Keely

Mike Keely

Name: Mike Keely

Preferred Title: Technician

Favorite thing about your job: Being able to connect with people beyond a customer to tech level.

When I'm not working: Playing shows with my band or fishing

What I listen to:  Punk rock, grunge ,or metal

Words of Wisdom: "I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I'm not" -Kurt Cobain

Dream Dinner Guests: Dave Grohl, Henry Rollins, and Tom Delong

My Dream Car: 2003 Subaru Impreza WRX

My Why: Every job I've had has been centered around helping other people, and I knew that I wanted to make that a career. I want to make people feel as though their car isn't a very complex thing, I want to help everyone understand this machine they rely on every day a little bit more.

Troy Binder

Troy Binder

Name: Troy Binder

Preferred Title: Neurotic Boss-Man

Favorite thing about your job: Sharing in the success of others. Working to provide an environment where everyone feels safe to be themselves and make mistakes, with a focus on improving each day. Providing an environment for customers to enjoy a truly human, caring experience.

When not working: Above all, I enjoy relaxing with my family. I also enjoy reflection through journaling and theology while thoroughly enjoying a dram of single malt scotch 🙂
My desire is to improve myself and the environment which I occupy while understanding that all things are determined by One greater than myself.

What I listen to: Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Tool, System of a Down, Puscifer, Clutch, Tyler Childers, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Eddie Vedder, Ray LaMontagne, R.L. Burnside… I can keep going.

Words of Wisdom: No one has ever been incorrect before they are, so fail well and support others to do the same.

Dream Dinner Guests: Ayn Rand, Buckminster Fuller, John Calvin, David Brainerd, D. Edwards Deming, Russell Ackoff, Mark Twain, Sun Tzu, Marcus Aurelius, Petronius Arbiter, King Solomon,... I’m unsure of how many dinners I get to have?

My Dream Car: 1972 Chevy Camaro 400cid small block Mighty Mouse (I built this car when I was a teenager and would love to own it again!!)

My Why: It is natural to live life by accident; live it as it comes. Life becomes truly fulfilling when we peculiarly live our lives on purpose. This reveals the difference between happiness and fulfillment. A focus on fulfillment shifts motivations from the common numeric value assessment to a much higher human values assessment of positively impacting the lives of the people we come in contact with every day. Waking each morning inspired and ending each day fulfilled is not a goal, it is a vision revealing a path to be focused on. This path is distinctly my own, but I share this same vision so others can build their own path of fulfillment.

Carol Binder

Carol Binder

Name: Carol Binder

Preferred Title: Mom, Gramma, Great Gram, Carol

Favorite thing about your job: My Job at Binder's Automotive is a natural part of my life and I enjoy everything about it. Being with family is the best part.

Joey Binder

Joey Binder

Dalton Binder

Dalton Binder

Name: Dalton Binder

Preferred Title: Marketing Guy

Favorite thing about your job: I get to balance family and work, and to help our family business realize its potential.

When not working: When I’m not working I’m struggling to keep up with my son, failing to remember my wife’s schedule, journaling, wood carving or fixing things (except for cars).

What I listen to: Sturgill Simpson, Colter Wall, Morgan King, Clutch, August Burns Red,Tool,  Led Zeppelin, Mac Miller, lofi beats, Audiobooks, Podcasts, the list goes on. 

Words of Wisdom: “It is what it is til it ain’t.”

Dream Dinner Guests: Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Henry David Thoreau, Lysander Spooner, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, Jonah Lomu, Patrick Swayze, to name a few. 

My Dream Car: 1963 Corvette Stingray Z06 (look it up, they exist!) with a split back window.

My Why: Why - Because it’s my sincerely held belief that I was meant to do what I’m doing, where I’m at, in each moment I experience. Simply, because the choice isn’t mine.