Meet Our Staff:
Chad Johnson, Owner
Chad is a native of Butler County KY, where he grew up helping a legend in the business, his late father Dewayne Johnson of Dewayne’s Auto Body & Wrecker Service. He learned the trades of the wrecker and auto body business by the time he was 16 and was running his own wrecker. He attended Bowling Green Vocational School for auto body work after graduating from Butler County High School. He opened his own wrecker and body shop in 2004. Chad volunteered his time on the Butler County Rescue Squad for 16 years and was also a bus driver for the Butler County School District for 7 years. Chad’s other passion is in life is farming. He currently farms 1600+ acres of corn and soy beans and has over 50 head of cattle.
Mike Haney, Auto Body Technician
Mike is a native of Butler County KY, where he has been in the auto body repair business since 1969. He attended Bowling Green Trade school for auto body work after serving 6 years in the US Air Force. He has owned and operated his own business for 9 years and has been at Chad’s Body shop for 4 years. We are fortunate to have his knowledge for a few hours a week.
Kurt Peak, Auto Body Technician
Kurt joined our Body Shop team in 2018. He has been in Butler County for 15 years, after returning here from graduating at Southern Highschool. Kurt has been in the body shop business for over 15 years, mastering in paint, metal, restoration, unibody and structure repair. He has earned many certifications including the very impressive ICAR Platinum The industry-recognized Platinum designation is given to collision repair professionals who achieve and maintain high levels of role-relevant training that contributes to complete, safe and quality repairs. This certificate is earned only by individual technicians who have completed the highest levels of I-CAR training designates as Platinum certification.
Chadd Wester, Body Shop Technician
Chadd is a native Butler Countian, from Rochester. Chadd graduated from Butler County High School in 2003. He stared in the body shop business during high school with tech classes choosing in the end to remain in the business, has now been in the body shop business for over 15 years. Chadd has fabrication certificates, as well as continued paint and body education and certifications.
Johnny Brooks, Master Mechanic, Towing & Recovery
Johnny is also a Butler County Native and graduate BCHS. He has 15 years of extensive Honda and Nissan factory training experience. He maintains 10 years of ASE certificates and continued education in the automotive industry. Johnny has volunteered and served as past Chief of the Butler County Rescue Squad for 5 years. He considered serving the people of Butler County as a priority.
Michael Johnson, Mechanic, Towing & Recovery
Michael joined our team in 2018. He is a native to Butler County where he currently resides with his family. Michael has over 15 years of experience in mechanic work, specializing in tire, lube, tune up, brake and diagnostics. He comes from a fast paced commercial tire and lube company with customer service and management experience. He has quickly learned the towing and recovery side of he business as well. He also has a solid waste business and enjoys fishing and family time during his time off.
Anthony Perrin, Towing & Recovery
Anthony works as of one of our Towing & Recovery, and mechanic part time as well. He is a Butler County Native graduating from the Butler County High School in 1999. Currently employed with the Chad Johnson Farms, LLC, Anthony has extensive knowledge for mechanics of small automobile's to large machinery, tractor trailers, and diesel truck repair's.
Marli Johnson, The Boss
Marli over see's the day to day operation at Chad's Body Shop & Wrecker Service, LLC, making sure that each customer has an enjoyable experience and receives the best in customer care! She thoroughly enjoys any treats you may have with you, and will keep you occupied with her toy dinosaur while you wait!