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Meet The Team

The Owners

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


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.

Laura Mulnix

Service Advisor

Laura grew up in the auto industry and remembers working side-by-side with her father in his collision shop. After she married and began her family, she decided to be a stay-at-home mom. When her boys started school, she worked in the Western Dubuque School District and as her boys grew older, decided it was time to move to a full-time position. In March of 2021, after working 8 years in the school, she joined the Auto Tech family.


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.

Service Apprentice

Mechanics in the Making

We currently have a few young mechanics that are following along with Cliff to learn the ways of Auto Tech and further their skills in the industry.

Nick Klein

Collision Technician

Nick is a graduate of Southwest Wisconsin Technical College with a degree in Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing. Growing up on a farm, he worked on lots of things with his father including all things automotive. After meeting Levi at a wedding, he knew right away he wanted to work at Auto Tech and joined the Auto Tech family in January of 2014.

Chapin Maiers

Collision Technician

Chapin is a Beckman graduate and worked at Auto Tech for a short time before leaving for college. He moved back to the area and was welcomed back to the Auto Tech family as a collision technician in June of 2021.



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