Michael & Shelle Bennett – Owners
Mike & Shelle have owned Mike’s KARS since 1999, purchasing the business from Shelle’s parents, who started the business in 1981. Today, they have expanded the business and are well respected within the business and surrounding communities. Mike and Shelle believe and support continuing education for themselves and their staff. They continue to take and have completed many training programs provided by the Automotive Training Institute, Management Success, Napa Auto Care and other industry specific programs.
Mike is an ASE Certified Master Technician, with more than 30 years of experience in the automotive service industry. He also holds a certification as an Advanced Engine Performance Specialist (L1) and is a Pennsylvania State Safety Inspection Mechanic. Mike has also taken on the role of consultant for the Automotive Training Institute located in Linthicum, Maryland. This position allows him to share his knowledge and passion for the industry with other repair shops throughout the country.
Shelle earned an Associate’s Degree from Central Penn College in Specialized Business. Now the general manager of Mike’s KARS she is the driving force in the day to day operations. Her varied business background in the legal field and healthcare setting has served her well at Mike’s KARS.
Mike and Shelle have been married for 32 years and have 2 daughters and 1 granddaughter. Shelle loves spending time at home, gardening or reading a good book. She is also very passionate about supporting animal rescue organizations including the Sato Project where they have adopted 3 dogs for their furever home. Mike enjoys building projects (usually instigated by his daughters), finding a new favorite craft beer and restoring WWII jeeps with his Dad. He is the current President of a newly established Military Vehicle Preservation Association.
Denise – Service Advisor
Denise has been with Mike’s KARS since 2004 and is an icon at the front counter. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in automotive service and has achieved the ASE certification as a Service Consultant. Denise keeps up-to-date in the industry by continuing to take classes at the Automotive Training Institute, NAPA and other industry specific events. She has even been featured in Ratchet & Wrench magazine sharing her insight into keeping a shop organized and efficient.
Denise is married and has 2 children and 2 grandchildren. She enjoys spending time at her pool, designing and making jewelry which is featured in local boutiques in Gettysburg and being around horses every chance that she gets.
Anthony – Service Technician
Anthony has been with Mike’s KARS so long we don’t remember when he started! He has over 30 years of automotive experience. Although he specialized in Chevrolet and GM products in the early years he has mastered all the other makes and models we can give him. Anthony’s credentials include: ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician, ASE Certified Advanced Engine Performance Specialist, Pennsylvania State Safety Inspection License, Pennsylvania State Certified Emissions Technician and MACS Air Conditioning Certification.
Anthony is married and has 2 children and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys spending time at the pool, riding his Harley and playing in a pool league over the winter. He also enjoys an occasional round of golf.
Joey – Service Technician
Joey has over 16 years of experience with Mike’s KARS and brings this smile with him every day to work. It has been a pleasure watching him grow from a teenager learning the industry to becoming an A level technician with the following credentials: ASE certified in Brake Systems, Engine Repair, Suspension & Steering, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Heating & Air Conditioning, and Engine Performance. He also maintains his Pennsylvania State Safety Inspection License and a MACS Air Conditioning Certification.
Joey is married and has one daughter. He enjoys spending time with his family and watching his daughter play softball and perform many different styles of dance. Joey has a great appreciation for the outdoors especially hunting and fishing.
Shaun – Service Technician
Shaun grew up on a local family farm where he found he had a natural ability to fix and maintain vehicles. This led him to attend and graduate from Universal Technical Institute. Since that time in 2009 we have been fortunate to have Shaun on our team. He has worked hard and accomplished a lot over the years including certifications in the following: ASE certifications in Brake Systems, Engine Repair, Suspension & Steering, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Engine Performance, Exhaust and Maintenance & Light Repair. He also maintains his Pennsylvania State Safety Inspection License and a MACS Air Conditioning Certification.
Shaun recently married and is enjoying home ownership and the renovation process. He enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling. He has aspirations to go to Europe in the near future – exact location still to be determined.
Jack – Service Advisor
Jack has been in the automotive industry since 1987 and we are fortunate to have his knowledge and experience on our team. As a technician he became an ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician and an ASE Certified Advanced Engine Performance Specialist. Although he liked being in the bays he found he really enjoyed interacting with the customers so he changed career paths and found himself on the front counter.
Jack is married with a daughter, son and 3 step-children. He enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors hunting and fishing.
Kerri – Customer Service Representative/Admin Assistant
Kerri has been in the customer service industry for over 10 years and we are delighted to have her kind and friendly personality on our team. As our CSR she keeps things organized and running smoothly all while keeping our customers and our team happy.
Kerri is married and has 2 adorable daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family and going to every zoo within driving distance. Vacation? Just take her to the beach and she will be very happy.