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.

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.

Jared Bowersox, Mechanic

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

Jared has been working as a mechanic for 15 years. He started working on old cars with his dad when he was a young boy. He has worked for dealerships and other shops. He likes working for Deano's because there is always something different to do, the shop is always clean and the crew is fun to work with. Jared is married with 2 children. In is free time he loves spending time with his family and rebuilding old cars.

Cindy Schwering, Service Advisor

Now Hiring at Deano's Complete in Centerville, IA

When you come to Deano's Complete Automotive, Cindy will be the one helping you scheduling your vehicle for service, order your parts, and make sure you are comfortable while you visit us at Deano's Complete. Cindy comes to us with 5 years of customer service, sales and parts experience. Cindy enjoys spending time with her 4 children and 11 grandchildren. She also enjoys relaxing at home with a good book.

Chris Gauthier, Collison Repair Technician

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Chris returns cars to pre-accident condition with exceptional collision repair and painting skills. He has over 15 years of auto body experience, along with ASE certifications in Painting & Refinishing and Damage Analysis and I-CAR certifications in Adhesive Bonding, Corrosion Protective, Advanced Material Damage Analysis, Steel GMA Welding, and Steel Unitized Structures Technologies & Repair. For Chris, there's nothing better than taking a vehicle with damaged or rusty parts and turning it to someone's dream car. In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, working on projects, going on trips, and boating in the summer.


Now Hiring at Deano's Complete in Centerville, IA

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