CO-AUTO began as a co-op auto repair facility, where members could have access to tools and a work space. Because of insurance reasons, they were unable to continue that business model, but they did not want to abandon the cooperative philosophy. They became a typical auto repair shop, but they also sell locally made art and hand crafted goods. In addition, they hired local artists to paint murals all over their building, both inside and out. They wanted a modern website that would be clean and easy to navigate, but that would also reflect their commitment to their community.