In case you haven't met us yet, let me introduce ourselves.
We are the Brockes Family. My name is Brandy Brockes. I am a born and raised California Missouri girl. I graduated in 2003 from California High School. I split my time between the tire shop and being a hair dresser. I come from a line of cars, so it makes sense I ended up owning a tire/repair shop with my husband. My dad owns a local used car dealership and my grandpa was a mechanic his whole life. To say I've been around cars a few time is an understatment :).
Adam Brockes is a former Osage County guy. Born and raised in St. Thomas, MO and graduated Fatima High School in 2004. Adam has mechanics in his blood, starting out building pulling tractors at a young age with his dad. Adam started out working for Danny Schaffer in a heavy equipment garage and built from there. He went on to become a mechanic for Shrimpf Landscaping and then opened his own business in 2012. Adam has learned a lot about vehicles and how to fix them right over the past 12 years.
Our kiddos are Conner and Ruby. Conner is 6 and started kindergarten this year. He has been our biggest challenge and greatest accomplishment. That kid test us everyday, but overall is super smart and we know he will never give up on anything he puts his mind to. Trust me! :)
Ruby is our sweet 14 month old little girl. She started working in the shop with me before she was 2 weeks old. A lot of you might remember that sweet little bundle that used to sit wrapped up with me. Well now she's on the move and super active. She always has a smile on her face and loves everyone. We couldn't ask for a sweeter baby.
We encourage everyone to stop in anytime and say hi! If you see us out, we'd love to talk! We do live in California and know the importance of supporting local businesses, so we try to get out and about as much as we can between work, school and soccer lately
Let me introduce you to the lady that makes things go around here!
Athea Ziehmer is our office coordinator and over all organizer of everyone around here!
Honest to goodness, my life would be 10 times harder without her, and myself and Adam couldn't be more grateful! She keeps me organized and always has the best list for me!
Athea is a lifetime resident of California, MO and is married to Tom Ziehmer for 25 years! They have 3 wonderful children, Tyler, Brooke and Courtney. Athea has a bond with her children that is like no other! Her son Tyler helps us a lot up here and her girls stop by often, which we love!
Athea has worked in some form of customer service for over 24 years and it shows! She is the first one to answer a phone and always has a smile on her face when people walk in the door.
When Athea is not working, she likes to spend time with her family, read and visit with friends. Athea's house is always full of people, family, friends and guest! She is an entertainer at heart and loves people.
Athea also dabbles in photography and is quite talented!
Athea, Adam and I cannot show our appreciation enough! You are one of the first ones here and one of the last ones to leave everyday. You work so hard and often are the one that takes the brunt of the "bull", but you handle it with grace and understanding. I know first hand, it is not easy being a lady in a man's world, but girl you got it! I often call her Adam's other wife because she has an understanding for him and keeps him in check when he needs it.
Thank you for all you do for us!
If your in and see Athea, know she is working hard and a value to us!
Meet Pete Salchow!
Pete is one of our mechanics since January of 2016 and has been in the automotive industry for 26 years! Pete's speciality is exhaust work and transmission diagnosis.
Pete is originally from Overland Park, KS but now resides in California. He is married to Holly Salchowand they have 4 girls and a 5 month old baby boy. In his spare time, he likes to tend to his farm, hunt, fish, camp and play disc golf.
Thank you very much to Pete for going through this amazing journey with us. He's had a lot of stuff thrown at him over the past year and has handled it with grace. Adam and I appreciate you!
Kevin has been with us since November of 2014 and has been a mechanic for the past 6 years. He is one of our mechanics and specializes in electrical diagnostics. He also enjoys doing head gasket work.
Kevin has been married to Alisha Connell for 5 years and has a 1 1/2 year old little boy, Lucas. They reside in California, MO. In Kevin's spare time he likes to work on the farm, spend time with his family, shoot guns and video games.
Kevin has really grown as a mechanic in the past couple years and we value him as an employee! Kevin was Adam's first full-time employee and had to endure the ride of our crazy first couple years! Thanks for being a trooper and hanging in there buddy!
Meet Ryan Heimericks!
Ryan has been with us since April of 2016. He works mainly as our farm service call tech. It's Ryan's favorite thing because it lets him get out of the shop and interact with community members. Ryan has been in the tire and automotive industry for 12 years.
Ryan is married to Geneva Heimericks for 14 years and they have 5 children, Harley, Elsie, Caleb, Emma and Cooper. They reside in Jamestown MO. In his spare time, he likes to hunt and farm. He spends time with his family and enjoys a good beer.
We don't know what we would do without Ryan. We know we can send him out on a service call with no question of it being done right.
Thank you Ryan for your long hard hours you put in for us!
Meet Heath Ringwald!
Heath is our tire division manager and has been with us since October of 2016.
He is originally from West Plains Missouri but has been residing in California since 1981. Heath is married to Vanessa Ringwald for 15 years and they have 5 children (one that works for Brockes Tire too!)
Heath has been in the tire industry for 15 years and specializes in tires of all kind, from private passenger to farm tractors to semi trucks. He also enjoys working on brakes.
When Heath is not working he enjoys hunting and fishing and anything outdoors. He enjoys spending time with his family and working on their home.
We joke about Heath being our resident gabber but we know his customers enjoy swapping deer and fish stories. Thank you Heath for the long hours you put in for us and tackling anything we tell you to do head on!
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