Our People

Chad Kaemingk

Owner/Manager

Meet Chad Kaemingk: Chad is one of the Owners and Managers of 12th Street Auto Care Center. Chad has been working here as the manager since day one in 2010, but he has almost a lifetime of history in the automotive field (beginning at a young age in his dad's shop in Platte, SD). Chad worked as a Technician for six years before moving into many different areas of management. He was a Service Manager, Parts Manager, Auto Body Manager, and a Fixed Operations Director. After 9 years of experience in management, he started 12th Street Auto Care. Chad is very reliable and motivated to provide the best quality service for his customers. Chad is married to Megan and together they have five daughters; Courtney, Piper, Reese, Alivia, and Sawyer. Chad enjoys working with every customer, new or previous, that walks through the doors each day at 12th Street Auto Care.

Megan  Kaemingk

Service Staff

Meet Megan Kaemingk: Megan is part of the Service Staff at 12th Street Auto Care. Megan is from Mitchell, South Dakota, and has been in the automotive industry for over 10 years. She has been at 12th Street Auto Care since it’s opening in January 2010. Megan is married to Chad and together they have five daughters; Courtney, Piper, Reese, Alivia, and Sawyer. Megan is fun, friendly, and feisty, and a great part of the service staff. She enjoys working at 12th Street Auto Care Center and interacting with the people she meets on a day to day basis.

Shane Copeland

Owner/Manager

Meet Shane Copeland: Shane is one of the Owners and Managers of 12th Street Auto Care. Shane has an extensive background in the automotive field, beginning with his training in Automotive Collision/Refinishing and Applied Service Management at Wyoming Technical Institute. He then worked on vehicles as a Collision Refinishing Technician for 3 years before he made the transition into Management. Shane was a Body Shop Manager, Fixed Operations Manager, and Parts & Service Manager over the last 8 years before starting 12th Street Napa Auto Care in January 2010 with his longtime friend Chad. Shane is a hard worker and committed to a high standard of integrity and honesty. He treats his customers with utmost respect and as if their cars were his own. In his spare time, Shane enjoys spending time with his wife Jessi and their 2 year old son Ben. Shane also enjoys gardening, grilling out, and chasing his son Ben around the house!

Josh Patterson

Technician and Customer Service Representative

Meet Josh Patterson: the man of many trades! Josh has been with us for five years and has learned how to do a little-bit of everything. Josh’s hobbies include working out, watching the Oklahoma Sooners, playing fantasy football, and hanging out with his 5 year old son, Jordan.

John Samis

Service Consultant

Meet John Samis: one of our Service Consultants! John joined the 12th Street Auto Care Center team in February of 2016, but has been involved in the automotive field for over 20 years. John has had schooling for Paintless Dent Repair, Film (tint and paint protection), Finance Management, and Automotive Sales & Service. In his free time John enjoys rally (“Go Higgins!”), motocross, shooting, fishing, and camping.

Taylor Samis

Meet Taylor Samis: our newest member! Taylor just joined our team in October, but has been around the automotive field her whole life. In her free time Taylor enjoys camping, road trips, and spirited driving.

Justin Westerbur

Automotive Technician

Meet Justin Westerbur: one of our Automotive Technicians and an original member! Justin has been with us since we opened in January of 2010, but has been working on cars since he was only a toddler (“worked on dad’s sprint cars at the age of four!”). Justin did most of his automotive schooling at Southeast Technical Institute, and is now an ASE Master Certified Technician as well as an ASE Certified Service Advisor. In his spare time Justin enjoys racing quads, camping, and fantasy football.

Alex Friese

Automotive Technician

Meet Alex Friese: one of our Automotive Technicians! Alex has been with us for two and a half years, but has been in the automotive field for four years. Alex is another graduate from Southeast Technical Institute, and graduated in 2015. In his free time Alex enjoys fishing, riding dirt bike & snowmobile (“pretty much anything with a motor”), longboarding & snowboarding, and playing video games.

Brad Alons

Automotive Technician

Meet Brad Alons: one of our Automotive Technicians! Brad has been with us for one year, but has been in the automotive field for over 20 years. Brad is an ASE Certified Technician and has a two year Associate's Degree as well as knowledge from many other automotive classes. In his spare time Brad enjoys fishing, softball, baseball, and playing with his two daughters (Eva and Kate).

Bebo Diaz Montez

Meet Bebo Diaz Montes: one of our Automotive Technicians! Bebo has been with us for one year, but has been involved in the automotive field for over 10 years. Bebo enjoys drag racing and playing basketball in his free time.