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Matt Feehan

Owner

Matt the eldest son of Jim & Cherie Feehan (the founders of American Auto Body.) Matt started working with his parents in 1991 and purchased the company from his parents in 2006. Matt’s career started as a part time general maintenance helper and detailer in 1991 while still attending high school.

After high school he attended Hennepin technical college for auto body repair. While attending Hennepin tech. Matt was also working at the repair center as a painter. After tech school, Matt worked in the metal department as a body/frame technician.

In 1996 thru 1999 Matt was the estimator/office manager. In 2000 thru 2005 Matt left American Auto Body to work for a large national auto body repairer. Matt’s employment duties entailed being a Customer Service Manager and General Manager in one of the largest repair centers in MN. During this employment Matt helped pilot and implement into practice many of the "Lean manufacturing" process that are being used by many repair centers around the country today.

In 2006 Matt returned to American Auto Body, buying the company from his retiring parents. Today Matt focuses his energy on continuous operational improvement to provide our customers with the Best repair experience possible. Best meaning: "We strive to be better today than we were yesterday." This mentality allows American Auto Body to be continually providing our customers with a higher quality more efficiently produced product. Matt is both I-Car and ASE certified, 2 industry accredited training and testing organizations.

When Matt is not at the office he enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 children, family and friends. His favorite family hobbies are camping, snowmobiling and competitive horse riding.


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Justin Neuman

Estimator/Office Manager

In 1995 he graduated from Park Center High School. In 1998 he began working in the automotive collision repair industry at a local dealership’s body shop while attending North Hennepin Community College where he obtained his Associates of Arts degree. Justin began working for Matt as a Customer Service Manager at a large national auto body repairer in 2003. During that time he was also pursuing and obtained his Bachelor of Applied Business degree from the University of Minnesota.

In the fall of 2007, Justin again joined Matt’s team this time at American Auto Body. He has and continues to maintain his ICAR and ASE certifications, both are major national training organizations for the collision repair industry.

In his free time, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 kids and 2 dogs. He also enjoys golfing, playing softball, snowmobiling and watching sports.


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Mark Steadman

Quality Control Manager

Mark started working as a light duty auto mechanic while attending Hennepin Technical College for Auto Body Repair in 1989. For the next 12 years Mark worked at a Dodge dealership. He started in new and used car detailing and lot maintenance. One year later, he moved into the body shop as a Quality Support Technician. Shortly after moving to the body shop Mark was promoted to a Body Tech position where he stayed until 2002.

In 2002 Mark left the dealership setting to work for Matt at a large national auto body repairer, as a Body Tech and Damage analyst. In 2006, Mark was once again hired by Matt as a Production Manager at American Auto Body. Mark holds 2 industry accredited certifications they are I-Car and ASE.

When Mark is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.
He also enjoys spending time with friends and attending church.


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Cory Thomas

Estimator/Account Manager

Corey has been in the automotive business for about 20 years. He began his career in parts production and started as an estimator for American Auto Body in 2011. Corey handles customer accounts for the shop, working with customers to get them scheduled in for repairs and keeping them updated throughout the repair process. His goal is for every customer to have a positive repair experience.

Outside of work, Corey enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, who are involved in dance and sports. He likes to spend time snowmobiling and hanging out with family and friends.


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Josh Nagle

Shop Manager

Josh has been working in the automotive industry since he was 16 years old, working in the parts department of various dealerships. He started with American Auto Body in April of 2013, where he manages the shop and handles all parts inventory and invoicing. 

In his spare time, Josh enjoys going on runs with his dog and spending time at the cabin. He also likes to drive his “summer car,” a Mercedes-Benz C63.


Jessica Erkel

Receptionist

Jessica is a recent addition to the American Auto Body staff, joining the team in December of 2016. You’ll find Jessica at our front desk, where she takes phone calls, schedules appointments, order supplies, and completes other general office tasks.  

She is currently a student at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, focusing on completing her general requirements and exploring degree options. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys going to concerts and listening to music, especially rock, rap, and hip-hop, and reading.


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