Stacie joined the team in 2018 by taking over the front desk area. She handles billing, bookkeeping and most importantly customer service. Stacie is married to owner Brandon.
Owner / Technician
Brandon has loved cars all his life. After working in the quick lube industry he quickly learned that wasn't the right place for his passion. He wanted to provide quality genuine service and build relationships with customers. That's when he decided to open a shop of his own, Tjaden Automotive.
Brandon is a Des Moines native. He and his family live in Norwalk, IA. In his spare time Brandon enjoys working on personal automotive projects and his son's racing cart .
Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Tjaden Automotive team. He holds an active Automobile Technician ASE Certificate.
Steven gained much of his experience while working in Des Moines at Deery Chevrolet, Gregg Young Chevrolet and Brad's Collision.
Leading up to his automotive experience, Steven was Active Duty in the Air Force from 2005-2010. He was stationed in Germany, Turkey and Iraq.
Technician / Smart Start Tech
James started working on cars when he was 12. He gained professional experience at Noble Ford and Tuffys. James enjoys working on his own vehicles and race cars in his spare time. You will also find him racing figure 8 on weekends.
Jame grew up in Des Moines and lives just down the street from the shop.
Levi grew up in Indianola, graduating in 2010. He has been working on cars and motorcycles ever since he could pick up a wrench. He is certified in Indian, Victory and Polaris and well versed in small engines, motorcycles, cars and tractors.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his 9 year old daughter and wrenching on vintage motorcycles.