About Wenzl's Auto Body
and Collision Repair Shop

Collision-Repair-Lincoln-NEIn 1970 Donald Wenzl Sr. opened ‘Wenzl Body Shop’ at 4315 N. 62, just a couple blocks south of our current location.  Don started his metal career in 1952 while serving in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Metal Smith.  In 1956 Don Left the Navy and attended Universal Trade School in Omaha.  After school Don worked at various body shops in Lincoln as a technician and working his way up to Body Shop Manager until he opened Wenzl’s Body Shop.   Don has four children Donald Jr., Debbie Reed, Marty, & Ginger O’Reilly.  

Marty started working with his Dad at Wenzl’s Body Shop as a teenager learning the trade hands on.  Marty worked for his dad until Don sold the business in 1993 to a business group from Omaha who were associated with a national auto body repair franchise.  Marty continued to work at the shop until 1996, when he ventured out working at two other body shops in the area.  Marty returned to Wenzl’s in 2000 because “it was where his Heart was”. 

 

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In January of 2013, Marty and Kelli decided to purchase the business back.   Since the shop is like home to them this was not a difficult decision, and the shop once again became ‘Wenzl’s Collision Center’ on March 1st 2013, and back under Wenzl ownership and Management.

Marty brings over 30 years of experience in the auto body industry. Marty has worked as both a Technician and Estimator/Manager.  He carries several industry certifications including: ASE, I-Car, Chief Frame training, Spies Hecker Refinishing Training.

Kelli, who works on the Insurance side of the industry, remains in-tune with Shop even though she is not active in the Day-Day operations.  Kelli has over 30 years in the Automotive Collision Repair Industry as well, starting in 1981 in Southwest Kansas at Erv’s Body Shop.  Kelli has numerous Certifications, Awards and Training from both sides of the industry.  Kelli has been with the same Insurance Company for Over 17 years working in the Claims Department.

 

Marty-Wenzl

Marty Wenzl - Owner

Marty brings over 30 years of experience in the auto body industry. Marty has worked as both a Technician and Estimator/Manager.  He carries several industry certifications including: ASE, I-Car, Chief Frame training, Spies Hecker Refinishing Training.

Nicole-Duden

Nicole Duden - Estimator

With a background in insurance, Nicole is a great asset to our team. Nicole has promoted within the company, and really helps our customers get back into their vehicles quickly and with care.

Curtis-Henson

Curtis Henson - Painter

With over 25 years of experience in the auto industry, Curtis is a great part of our team here at Wenzl’s.  Curtis has brought his experience in all areas of paint, collision, restoration and is a multi-award winning painter. Curtis has also been a part of 7 cars featured in magazines.

David-Watts

David Watts - Body Technician

David is a native of Lincoln and joined Wenzl’s with over 30 years of experience in the industry with a background in paint, collision, and framing. Dave has worked at Wenzl’s in the past for two years when it was Carstar Wenzl.

Dan-Coppock


Dan Coppock - Body Technician

Dan brings three years of auto mechanic experience to the shop. Dan is learning and growing in the company, and truly works to help get the customer in a safe vehicle.

Heather-Swanson

Heather Swanson - Reception

Heather brings her education in Human Relations and Management, and two previous years’ experience in the auto restoration industry.  Heather currently helps with our marketing and parts at the shop, and hopes to continue learning more within the company.

Keith-Mintzmyer

Keith Mintzmyer - Detail

Keith has brought one year in the auto industry. Keith strives to finish out our work with a complete detail that customers truly enjoy. Keith looks forward to learning more and expanding his knowledge in the industry.