Auto Tech Inc -  Auto Repair and Auto Body Shop

Experienced Technicians Offering Top-Quality Automotive Services & Collision Repair

Larry and Cheryl Benn opened "Auto Tech Inc in 1995. Larry graduated from NICC in auto mechanics in the mid-80s and had previously worked for other independent auto repair shops and a Chevy dealership. Experiencing the auto repair business as a technician, Larry had a vision of being able to provide better customer service and a better atmosphere for employees with his own shop. So, he started on his dad’s farm, fixing cars for friends and neighbors.

When Larry was ready to move into Dyersville proper, he bought a two-acre cornfield in a good location next to a major highway and built a brand-new building. At the time, Auto Tech was the only business in the area, but other businesses soon followed. Now, we have business on both sides of our auto repair facility—six in all—and there are 13,000 cars that drive by every day! As for Larry, he still enjoys being at the shop and is usually the first one to arrive and the last one to leave.

Larry & Cheryl of Auto Tech Inc

Raising the Bar in Quality & Service

Our divisions (automotive service, collision, and towing) have been through a variety of training seminars and classes, and everyone continues his or her education to stay on top of developments in the auto industry. For example, our automotive service department participates in vendor and dealer training, our body shop undergoes continuous paint training, and our towing department maintains certification with WreckMaster.

Meet Our Auto Repair, Collision Repair & Customer Service Team

  • Levi Benn
    Levi BennAuto Body Shop Manager

    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. Levi enjoys spending time with is wife, Jenn, and their children and being outdoors.

  • Cliff Schanbeck
    Cliff SchanbeckAutomotive 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. Cliff and his wife, Kelly enjoy going for rides on their ATVs, mowing lawn, and watching their four very active boys play a variety of sports. They love to take family vacations to explore new riding trails and spending time outdoors.

  • Nick Klein
    Nick KleinCollision Repair 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. Nick is an avid hunter and enjoys spending time outdoors and working on cars.

  • Jenn Benn
    Jenn BennOffice Manager

    Jenn began her career in the automotive industry in 2015 after working in the healthcare industry. She is a “learn as you go” type of person and enjoys new challenges every day. She enjoys reading when she has the time and spending time with her children and husband, Levi. Jenn is also a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and does independent consultations on car-seat safety.

  • Jef Schilling
    Jef SchillingCollision Repair 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. He completed the Collision Repair program at Hawkeye and is passionate about rebuilding old Maytag engines. He also restored a 1973 Ranchero GT and likes to attend car shows.