LONSDALE AUTO WORKS was founded 15 years ago by Owner, Scott Pelava.
As an ASE-Certified Master Auto Technician, Advanced Engine Performance Specialist, Undercar Specialist & Service Consultant, he saw the need for a more modern auto service center in the fast growing community of Lonsdale. A strong background in domestic and import vehicles helped formed the vision of what LONSDALE AUTO WORKS is today.
With one apprentice he built a reputation for quality service and fair pricing. As the need arose, additional technicians have joined his team to keep up with our customers need for fast, quality service.
Scott lives in Lonsdale with his wife Sandy and their son and daughter. Scott is also very active in the community. He is currently in his third term as a Lonsdale City Council Member. He has held numerous leadership positions with the Boy Scouts. He has served as a director of the Lonsdale Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Lonsdale Lions Club.
Service Advisor, Denise Davis joined our team in 2018. Her experience in customer service, retail sales as well as store & employee management is extensive.
Denise has a great ability to transform the complexity of modern automobiles into easy to understand explanations that help bring comfort & confidence to our clients. Whether dealing with a simple oil change or a complete engine replacement, she will take the time to explain the issues in a manner that is understandable and she provides our clients with the information required to help them make an informed decision about their vehicle repairs. She is always willing to help with whatever questions & concerns you may have.
Denise is active in the community by volunteering with Lonsdale Community Days as well as serving as a Task Force Volunteer for the Lonsdale EDA Business Retention & Expansion program.
Mark Lane is an ASE-Certified Auto Technician and has an extensive background in vehicle diagnostics, powertrain management systems and electronics. Mark joined our team in 2017 after working at leading shops in the Twin Cities. His experiences in those shops gave him invaluable knowledge that we can use in our area.
Our Manager, Michelle Borchardt, joined LONSDALE AUTO WORKS in 2015.
Michelle’s 15 years experience in outside and consultative sales bring a unique perspective to our industry & how we can provide the best customer service to you.
Michelle currently lives in Lonsdale and is very active within the community as she has held positions on the TCU Community Education Board, The Lonsdale Crawl Board and is a current TCU School Board Member.
Chris Waskosky is an ASE-Certified Auto Technician and has an extensive background in vehicle diagnostics, powertrain management systems and electronics. Chris has been with our team for nearly seven years. Chris has a lifetime of mechanical experience from vintage steam engines, to carburetors, to the latest in high-tech modern automobile systems.