Get to Know Deano’s in Centerville, IA

At Deano’s Complete Automotive Service & Repair, we’re basically about three things: making cars look and run beautifully, providing exceptional service to our customers, and doing both at a fair price. Together our staff holds numerous certifications, including ASE Master, Ford, and many I-CAR certificates, and we truly care about our reputation in the Centerville community. We combine our skills, training, and work ethic to keep our customers’ vehicles like new.

Our shop started out as Deano’s Body Shop in 1988, but customer demand led us to begin offering mechanical repair and maintenance services as well. Today, we’re a full-service auto care center handling everything from tune-ups to diagnostics to collision repairs to glass replacement. Bottom line: if your car needs it, Deano’s can get it done!

Deano’s Complete Automotive Service & Repair Auto Repair Shop serving Centerville, Moulton, Moravia in Iowa

From the Owner, Dean Thomas

"I was born and raised in Centerville. My dad always had cars around when I was a kid, and once I got my driver’s license, I got a couple cars of my own to work on. I really focused on making them look pretty, and that’s how I fell into auto body and paint. (To this day, I love taking a bent up old car and making it look perfect again.) I went on to study automotive technology in college, and got a job at a local collision repair shop. But I wasn’t happy with their standards and service, so I decided to try it on my own. Now I’m proud to say I’ve been serving my hometown for over 25 years."

Meet Our Team

Dean, Owner & ASE Certified Master Technician

Owner of Deano's Complete in Centerville, IA

Dean has been working in the automotive industry since 1983. As a shop owner, his main goal is making sure you have an honest, hardworking group to turn to when your vehicle needs attention and repair. For his employees, he maintains a clean and up-to-date facility, provides a friendly atmosphere to work in, and offers encouragement to meet and conquer challenges. In his spare time, Dean enjoys spending time with his family, bicycling, running, and hiking. For the past three years, he has participated in RAGBRAI, the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.

Vikki, Estimator/General Manager

Service Writer at Deano's Complete in Centerville, IA

Vikki has been with Deano's for three years and has 20 years of customer service experience. She will take care of your vehicle body estimating needs. Vikki stays in close contact with adjusters to insure the time without your vehicle is as painless as possible. Vikki loves take care of our customers and will make sure your visit is a comfortable one. In Vikki's free time she loves spending time with her husband and three children camping, hiking, canoeing and fishing.

Becky McDonald, Office Manager

office manager for Deano's Complete in Centerville, IA

Becky does Marketing, Social Media, payroll, and many other odd jobs around the shop. She spends most of her free time camping and swimming out at the lake with her family, and on a really cold day, she likes to snuggle up with a good book.

Chris Grant, Automotive Repair Technician

Auto Body Repair Technician at Deano's Complete in Centerville, IA

Chris has been an Automotive Repair Technician for over 8 years. He got started by always helping his dad work on cars when he was younger. Chris is ASE certified in brakes, steering and suspension Alignments and diagnostics. In Chris's spare time he loves to hunt, fish and spend time with his dog and kids.

Travis Jellison, Automotive Repair Technician

Auto Body Repair Technician at Deano's Complete in Centerville, IA

Travis has been in the Auto Body industry for 10 years. Travis started his career by helping friends and family. Travis decided he loved everything about repairing vehicles and wanted to get into the career full time. In Travis' free time he likes going to the movies and spending time with his 3 kids and wife Shelby.

Ryan Bratz, Auto Body Repair Technician

Auto Body Repair Technician at Deano's Complete in Centerville, IA

Ryan has been working on Auto Body Repair for two years. He has always loved cars so he decided to go to college for body work. What he likes the most about his job is that he is able to fix things. When Ryan is not at the shop, he spends his free time working on cars, playing basketball and spending time with his family.

John Houser, Detailer

Auto Body Detailer at Deano's Complete in Centerville, IA

John has been doing detailing work since he was a young boy working for his dad. John likes working at Deano's because of the family-friendly environment, and loves to be part of a great team. John takes a lot of pride is his work and will make sure your car shines like a brand new car. In John's spare time he loves to play basketball and fish.

Chris Jenkins, Detailer

Auto Body Repair Technician at Deano's Complete in Centerville, IA

Chris Jenkins has been in the detailing field for over 2 years, He will make sure that the exterior and interior of any car or vehicle is according to the customer's wishes. Chris is an assistant Pastor and spends most of his free time with his church family and his wife Laura.


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