History of Our Shop
Wrecktify Collision and Restoration is the culmination of a lifelong dream of Wrecktify’s Managing Member, Mark Meester. Mark has loved cars his entire life; so, when his youngest son’s childhood friend, and now Co-Owner of Wrecktify, Sean Linton, approached him about the opportunity to purchase Vetterli Paint and Body, he thought it might just be too good to be true. However, on July 1, 2014 after meeting with the retiring owner, John Vetterli, Mark, Sean and Jonathon (Buck) Bauer were able to form an ownership group, finalize the purchase, and officially make the dream become a reality!
Since 100% Customer Satisfaction is Wrecktify’s top priority, we have assembled a repair team (3 of which were trained under John Vetterli) with over 60 years combined experience in collision and restoration that is committed to providing the best service possible. So, whether you’ve run into some bad luck (i.e., a deer!), or are looking to make one of your dream cars a reality, Wrecktify is here to be your Collision and Restoration solution; we will provide quality workmanship with integrity, while building lifelong relationships and partnerships throughout the community.
The Wrecktify Team
Mark Meester (Co-Owner and Managing Member) is a resident of Waunakee, Wisconsin. He is a former Bio-Tech executive who is now the Managing Director of a family investment company that he runs with his wife and two sons. In addition to dealing with the back office operations of the shop, Mark is very passionate about Wrecktify’s restoration projects. As he puts it…”There is nothing much better than taking something that may currently look like a bunch of scrap and turning it into a classic, custom, vehicle of value!
James Campbell (Body Shop Manager) is a resident of Belleville, Wisconsin. His lifelong experience in the automotive industry consists of 4 years as a Service Manager at a GM dealer, 9 years as a Body Shop Manager at a GM dealer and 35 years restoring GM “A” body cars. His passions are restoring cars, deer hunting, Wisconsin Badger basketball and football, attending car shows, attending swap meets and antiquing.
Jonathan (Buck) Brauer (Co-owner and Senior Technician) is a resident of Belleville, Wisconsin and a graduate of MATC’s two-year Auto body course. He is ICAR and Sikkins refinishing certified and has 25 years of experience working in collision and restoration industry. Buck is a member of the Belleville Fire Department and the Madison Packer Backers. He enjoys deer hunting, ice fishing, snowmobiling and playing with his Ford Mustang.
Steve Miller (Senior Technician) is a resident of New Glarus, Wisconsin and a graduate of MATC’s two-year Auto Body course. He is ICAR and Sikkins refinishing certified and has 28 years of experience in the collision and restoration industry. His passions include drag racing, snowmobile racing and car shows.
Dave Blaney (Senior Technician) is a resident of Verona, Wisconsin. Dave’s passion for cars started as a child building model cars and watching his older brothers work as mechanics. He took his first body shop job in 1964 and has been in the industry ever since, owning his own restoration shop for 12 years. Through the years he has taken various refinishing classes and possesses ICAR and Sikkens refinishing certifications. His passions include motorcycle touring and spending time with his 7 children, 15 grand children and one great grand child.
Colin Reeson (Technician) is a life-long resident of New Glarus, Wisconsin. He started his career during high school, taking a job as a detailer and prep technician at Wrecktify. He has since completed the Automotive Body program at Southwest Technical College and also completed the Sikkens Autowave Product Training program. On weekends, Colin helps on the family farms and also loves anything to do with trails including snowmobiling, 4-wheeling and riding dirt bikes.
Alex Landen (Technican) is a resident of Monroe, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of MATC’s 2 year Auto Body course and completed Sikkens Autowave Product Training. He has been working in the industry for the last 4 years. In his spare time, Alex can be found at the hockey rink, in his garage working on his cars, or in his boat fishing in bass tournaments.