We are open to serve our customers and municipalities through these times for pick up and drop off service during our normally scheduled hours. We have always prided our shop on cleanliness and have gone even further to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. Moving forward, Shade Tree Auto is committed to following the guidelines of the State of Iowa and direction from the CDC regarding our services.


Meet the Shade Tree Auto Team

Clint Dudley, Owner

Clint holds a 2-year degree in Automotive Technology and is an ASE certified Master Mechanic with specialty certifications in Advanced Engine Performance, Under-car, and Service Advisement.

Dustin Klein, Store Manager

Dustin started with our company eight years ago as a service advisor at our first Grimes location.

Dan Hetzel, Service Advisor

Dan worked for us as a Master Technician before transitioning into an advisor role. His past experience includes advising for dealerships and independent repair shops.

Pam Woodard, Service Advisor

Pam started with Shade Tree Auto just before we moved to our new location. She previously worked as an advisor at a local dealership.

Zech Carlson, Master Technician

Zech has extensive dealership experience with Asian vehicles as well as multiple car lines.

Paul Kennedy, Master Technician

Paul is an experienced technician from the independent repair shop market.

Zach Bertness, Master Technician

Dan Kline, Technician

Dan was hired while finishing his degree at DMACC and has been with the company for three years now.

Paul Newbern, Technician

Paul has over 30 years of experience.

Our History

Learn About our History

Shade Tree Auto has been through a lot of growth to get to where it’s at today. Learn more about how it all began!

Certificates & Awards