Meet The Staff





Name: Mike Shofner


Qualifications: Owner and Operator, Systems Engineer, Level 1 ASE Certified Master Technician

Job Description: Oversees the operation, has been through Buyosphere Customer Service training and attends Automotive Repair update courses quarterly.

Experience: Dunwoody Institute of Technology Graduate, 28 Years of Experience

Hobbies: 4X4 Offroad Racing, Boating, Fishing and into Music

Personal: 2 Children

Something to Remember: “In my book, it’s ALL about You… Our Valued Customer. We’ll do everything that we possibly can to earn your Trust and Business. Our daily goal is to ensure 100% Total Customer Satisfaction!! Thanks.”

Why You Like Working at Fridley Minnoco: “I’m proud to work with my crew and staff here at Fridley Minnoco, the guys here are friendly, fun and have a thirst for knowledge. We are a family and we try and spread that philosophy onto our awesome customer base.”

Name:William “Billy” Simco


Qualifications:ASE Certified Master Technician (past certificate), Man of Many Talents

Job Description: Oversees the operation, has been through Buyosphere Customer Service training and attends Automotive Repair update courses quarterly.

Experience:GM and Chrysler Dealership Experience, 33 Years of Experience

Hobbies: 4X4 Offroading, Fishing, Snowmobiling

Personal:2 Children, 5 Grand Children – Family Man

Something to Remember:“We diagnose the vehicles correctly. We Fix Your Car Right the First Time”

Why You Like Working at Fridley Minnoco:“I like to work with the younger Techs, we’re ultra-focused and passionate as well as proud of our work. My work ethic tends to pass onto the other guys”

Name:Alex Kolmer


Qualifications:Level 1 ASE Certified Master Technician, Lead Technician

Job Description:Specializing in drivability diagnosis. Alex is well versed in every aspect of the motor vehicle, there’s nothing he can’t fix! He likes to teach the other Techs too.

Experience:Dunwoody Institute of Technology Graduate, Associates in Arts Degree (AA), 16 Years of Experience

Hobbies:Hot rods, Old Classic Cars, Works out at the Gym

Personal:3 Children, Giant Burmese Dog and Cat

Something to Remember:“We make professional decisions regarding the Wellbeing of Your Car”

Why You Like Working at Fridley Minnoco:“As a TEAM, we collaborate on every repair, which utilizes our shared experience to ensure Your Car is fixed correctly the first time”

Name: Jack Kist


Qualifications:General Service Technician

Job Description:Tire Tech, Oil Changes, Light Duty Repair, Brakes and Suspension

Experience:Dunwoody Institute of Technology Graduate, 7 Years of Experience

Hobbies:Ice Racing, Hunting and Fishing, 4X4 Offroading

Something to Remember:“You also get to meet with the technician who’s fixing your car, we treat our customers like family. We want them to feel comfortable and understand what we’re doing. Behind the scenes there’s a wealth of knowledge that allows us to give you the Top Rate Service that you deserve”

Why You Like Working at Fridley Minnoco:“It’s ALL about building relationships with our customers. At most Dealerships, they don’t even show you the car…we do. We’re a TEAM and we ensure 100% Customer Satisfaction”

Name: Tony Larsen

Qualifications:General Service Technician

Job Description:Tire Tech, Oil Changes, Light Duty Repair, Brakes and Suspension & Tune-Ups

Experience:Dunwoody Institute of Technology Graduate, 3 Years of Experience

Hobbies:4X4 Offroading, Jeep Club, Snowmobiling, Ice Fishing, Fishing, High School Swim Team

Personal:Dog (Max)

Something to Remember:“People really enjoy coming in and visiting with us, our customers have been coming back, again and again for years!”

Why You Like Working at Fridley Minnoco:“These guys are not only highly knowledgeable, and determined to get right to the heart of the problem, they want you to be happy coming here. It’s really a FUN environment, we try to keep it light in the shop.”