4825 Excelsior Blvd St. Louis Park, MN 55416 952-922-2222

Meet the Staff of German Auto Works

German Auto Works - Friendly Staff

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From the moment you step on our lot until the time you drive away, your service or buying experience with German Auto Works is our number one priority. We encourage you to use the expertise and resources of our staff; they are here to help you. Call us today at 952-922-2222 to schedule your vehicle service or test drive!

Steve Sanders - Co-Owner

952-926-1880 - sales@germanautoworks.com

Originally from Californina, Steve Sanders started his career in the technology arena with Digital Equipment Corporation. Steve married Julie and followed her back to her native Minnesota in the early 90s. Steve had always had an appreciation for cars and once in Minnesota he and Julie got a bit more involved by joining the Audi Quattro Club and attending several driver training tack events at Brainerd International Raceway. Around the same time, Steve met German Auto Works founder, Don Lindall. Don had opened German Auto Works back in 1971 and he and Steve formed a friendship that lasts to this day. Steve purchased a 1986 911 Cab from Don in the mid 90's and became a customer of German Auto Works. This path would eventually lead to Steve and Don forming a partnership in the late 1990's in the German Auto Works vehicle sales business. In time Don retired to his ranch in Montanna and Steve befriended Hunter Darth. Steve and Hunter would form a partnership and purchase the German Auto Works Service business in 2010 which had been run by Tom and Dave for many years. As the owner of German Auto Works, Steve is passionate about keeping German Auto Works on the cutting edge. Under their ownership considerable investments have been made not only in the technology utilized in the shop but also in the service staff that care for your vehicles.

Hunter Darth - Co-Owner

952-926-1880 - sales@germanautoworks.com

Hunter Darth brings many years of high end automotive sales and acquisitions talent to German Auto Works. He's always been an automotive enthusiast and loves working with people in both the sales and service arenas. His constant motivation and attention to detail help make German Auto Works what it is today.

Reece Sanders - Digital Marketing Specialist

612-325-0421 - sand0979@umn.edu

Reece just finished his Freshman year at The University of Minnesota this past spring, he will be joining our staff this summer and into the upcoming fall to help us further develop our social media usage and help us better connect with everyone in our area! We are excited to have Reece join our staff! Reece has a love for cars but also enjoys playing golf, being with friends and family and spending time on the lake. Look for Reece next time you find yourself in the shop!

Nick Lawson - Service Manager

952-922-2222 - nick@germanautoworks.com

Nick is a father of three and has been around cars his whole life. He was partners in a small dealership specializing in German makes and models for over 8 years when he came to join us here at German Auto Works in 2012. Nick is our service department manager and overseas our day to day operations.

Sam C. - Customer service

952-922-2222 - service@germanautoworks.com

Sam is our newest addition to the group. She started as a customer and has decided to come join the team helping us with front of the house work. Sam will likely be the smiling face you see when you come in or voice you hear on the phone. She has a long history in a customer service/management role we are excited to have her on board. 

Chuck H. - Master Technician

952-922-2222 - service@germanautoworks.com

Chuck is an avid Harley rider and spends most of his time doing just that. With over 30 years experience as a mechanic growing up in his fathers shop working on large trucks and domestics. Chuck decided late in his career to go back to school and get officially ASE certified. Chuck is one of our more rounded technicians with a broad level of experience on with multiple brands but has taken an interest in Mercedes and where he is now an expert. Since graduating he has worked exclusively on European makes and has been with German Auto Works since 2013.

Charles "Cuny" H. - BMW Master Technician

952-922-2222 - service@germanautoworks.com

Charles "Cuny" started in May of 2017 and is the newest addition to our crew here. After spending over 17 years as one of the top guys at the local BMW franchise dealer we stole him away to join us. A Master Certified BMW Technician, Cuny brings a vast knowledge to the table and specializes in diagnosing the newer more complicated models that are just coming out of warranty now. He had also taken an interest in and is going through training for Porsche. He is now certified for IMS bearing replacement through LN Engineering. Cuny loves BMW's so much he owns more of them then the rest of the staff put together. Frankly its bordering on an obsession at this point.

Matt M. - BMW Master Technician/Front office

952-922-2222 - service@germanautoworks.com

Matt is a husband and father of 2. He comes to us from one of the big BMW stores in town were he spent over 15 years of his career. Before that he was at a Mercedes dealer for the first part of his career. He is a well rounded technician and brings with a vast knowledge of cars. At this stage in his career he is spending less time in the shop and more time up front learning and helping with that side of the business. 

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