Meet The Team

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The Owners

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Larry & Cheryl Benn

Larry graduated from NICC in Auto Mechanics and after working as a technician in both a dealership and independent settings, he had a vision of opening his own shop.  His vision included a better atmosphere for employees and wanted to provide exceptional customer service to his customers.  

Cheryl is a graduate of Clarke University and has a vast knowledge of Accounting & Finances.  She continued her employment outside of the shop and when Larry's business began to grow, she joined Larry's vision of creating a successful independently owned repair shop.

Office Staff

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JENN BENN

Office Manager, Service Advisor and Marketing/Public Relations

Jenn began her career in the automotive industry in 2015 after working in the healthcare industry after college. She is a “learn as you go” type of person and enjoys new challenges every day. She is also passionate about child safety and has completed the Child Passenger Safety Technician certification.

Levi Benn

Collision Manager and Estimater

Levi grew up at Auto Tech and has been an official employee since 2007. He has extensive experience and background in the collision repair industry and is passionate about making sure vehicles are repaired properly after sustaining accident damage. He is also our go-to when it comes trailer and snowplow issues.

Makenzie Kremer

Office Assistant

Makenzie has been with Auto Tech since the Fall of 2019 and works in the office. She primarily assists Levi with the paperwork for the body shop such as following up with insurance companies and customers. She also helps with the office filing and answering phones.

Technicians

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Cliff Schanbeck

Automotive Service Technician

Cliff is a graduate of NICC Automotive Technician School and has been with Auto Tech since 2000. He has extensive knowledge in all aspects of automotive repairs including computer diagnostics, gas and diesel repair and is also a Wreck-Master certified tow truck operator.

Cameron Cable

Automotive Service Technician

Cameron joined the Auto Tech team in 2020 and is currently attending NICC's Automotive Technician program. Once he graduates, he will begin working full-time to continue learning the skills to become a top-notch mechanic.

Nick Klein

Collision Technician

Nick is a graduate of Southwest Wisconsin Technical College with a degree in Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing. He comes to Auto Tech with a background in automotive repair, having helped his father at his auto repair business and on the farm.

Jef Schilling

Collision Technician

Jef is a graduate of Hawkeye Community College and started full-time at Auto Tech in the summer of 2018, after working part-time for several years. Jef enjoys working on all types of vehicles including the older style cars and trucks.

Want To Join Our Team?

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