About Us

We are Dan's Toy Shop

Dan’s Toy Shop began in 1996 as Bill’s Toy Shop and was located on Fort Lowell near First. In approximately 2002-2003, our friend, Rey bought the shop from Bill and it became Rey’s Toy Shop. Rey got tired of being “stuck” in Tucson and wanted to sell the business and tour the country with his family. Around mid-2005, Rey asked Dan if he would be interested in buying the business from him. Rey and Dan used to work at Lexus of Tucson together and he remembered that Dan had talked about owning his own shop.

On February 16, 2006 Dan’s Toy Shop officially came into being. Angela ran the office and Dan worked in the shop alongside Rey’s mechanic Jim. In May 2006, Brian Thacker, who had worked at Lexus with Dan, came to join him in the shop. Fast forward to 2011, when Dan’s Toy Shop moved to its current location. A much bigger shop, office, and waiting area and a better neighborhood/location. There have been a few personnel changes over the years, but Dan and Angela (and even Brian!) are still here. Thirteen years later, we’ve honed our services and repairs to better take care of our customers yet still offer the same integrity and attention to detail.

Angela works in the office taking care of daily business tasks and aiding Leslee with customer service. Dan does what he does best and works in the shop, overseeing repairs and dealing with the difficult diagnosis jobs. You’ll see Brian sometimes working in the office or interacting with customers, as we try and utilize him where the need is greatest. We have one more technician, DJ, (who we have stuck in a corner in the shop!) and he helps keep all the vehicles running and performing up to par. It may just be the five of us, but we all have our customers best interest in mind and want to make sure they are treated as we would want to be treated.

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Dan Pratt

Owner | Vice President | Shop Foreman

Angela Pratt's Image

Angela Pratt

Owner | President | Office Manager

Brian Thacker's Image

Brian Thacker

Service Manager | Technician

Leslee Celaya's Image

Leslee Celaya

Office Manager

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DJ Frklich