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MR. MUFFLER. Mr. Muffler was originally established in 1978 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania by Richard Luprek, Sr. as a basic muffler shop. Mr. Luprek, a lifelong Johnstown resident, had already established himself as a qualified automotive specialist. A small, two-bay former service station on Scalp Avenue provided the first home to Mr. Luprek's new business. The company developed nationwide.

The 1977 through 1987 Dubuque City Directory listed 3155 University.