For more than four decades, Northwest Battery & Electric has been serving Helena, MT and its surrounding areas. This is a family operation and we’re proud to work alongside each other and support the city of Helena.


Our History

Bob Mcglynn opened up shop in 1974 and grew his business from the ground up. In 1985 Bob’s stepson, Jim Beck, started working at the shop part time while still in high school, igniting a passion for this line of work. He went on to get his degree and graduate from Wyoming Tech in 1988. Jim is now the owner and operator since purchasing the business in 2001.


Our Team

Along with Jim, Mat Johnson is our expert auto technician who also jumps in and helps with sales. He has a strong background in operating and repairing heavy equipment, such as logging equipment, skidsteers, backhoes, excavators and more.

Chuck Bozdog Jr. is usually the first guy you’ll see when walking into the shop. He’s our sales and service specialist with more than 20 years of experience in the parts industry, and a background in machine work.

We are all avid outdoorsman and love Montana! When we’re not in the shop, we are out enjoying Montana’s abundant treasures.


Chuck, Mat, and Jim
3005 Prospect Ave. Shop Exterior