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.

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.

Alex Martly, Mechanic

Auto mechanic at Deano's Complete in Centerville, IA

Alex has been working on vehicles since a young age. He has many years of experience diagnosing and fixing all types and sizes of cars and trucks. His favorite part about being a Mechanic, is the problem-solving aspect of the diagnosing of the vehicle and fixing them so the customers can get on the road quickly. In Alex's spare time he farms with a friend.

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.


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