House of Ghia was opened for business in 1980 in Albany Oregon by the late Jim Patterson and at one time was the largest supplier of Karmann Ghia parts in the world. In the mid 1990's House of Ghia was grossing almost $500k in annual sales, and was producing over 200 unique reproduction parts. Jim had begun working with Karmann Ghias in 1976 and is considered the original "Ghia Guru". Jim passed away in February 2005.
When Mike Gregory bought the House of Ghia in May 2005, the doors had all but closed. The House of Ghia was not doing much business and their manufacturing partners were not making parts any longer. Mike relocated the business from Albany to Salem Oregon and has been working at re-establishing those relationships and increasing the inventory so that we could once again be a major supplier of parts to the Karmann Ghia community.
Mike has steadily gained a reputation as the preeminent restoration expert on Karmann Ghias in North America. His craftsmanship and attention to detail as well as the quality and value of his work are legendary. The combination of House of Ghia's OE parts availability and expert restoration services is unrivaled. No other Karmann Ghia specialist offers both parts and restoration to this degree.
In February 2008, Mike connected with Jason Hamilton of The Online Karmann Ghia Resource to create an online presence for House of Ghia that continues to this day. In June 2011 Chris Seeger closed down the well-regarded L5VW enterprise and joined House of Ghia as a retail specialist. Chris brings outstanding customer service skills and a solid reputation with years of experience. Mike now focuses on the restoration side of the business.