MEET THE TEAM

CARL’S 4 WHEEL DRIVE

Meet Our Team

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PRESIDENT/FOUNDER

Carl Huels

Carl realized at a very young age that half the fun of going somewhere was “how you get there.”

That was when his love for motorsport fun was born and currently at 67 that thought is still engraved in his business philosophy today.

Over 44 years he has been able to share his love of motorsports with others by establishing his business back in 1977, not with the goal of being the biggest, but being one of the best!

Carl has been married to his wife Geri for 43 years and they have five daughters along with a growing family. He enjoys spending time with his family and helping others, along with attending many motorsport activities as a participant, promoter or a fan.

VICE PRESIDENT/COO

Brennan Schroeder

Email: bcarls@carls4wd.com

I always had a niche to turn a wrench growing up.  Always wanting to take items apart and put them back together.  If it had an engine I wanted to operate it, 4 wheeler, tractor, trucks and turning into motorsports with demo cars and pulling tractors. Carl’s 4wd just happened to be a mile from my house and I had the ability to start working at Carl’s 4wd in the early years of grade school and continued through college, I went from cleaning the place to installing lift kits.  But Bennan stated “I would be lying if I said growing up he would be in the Automotive repair and parts industry for a long term career.”

I also liked the electrical field, with a dad being an electrician and helping him growing up. I went to Ranken to earn an Electrical Degree in 2010 and would plan to be an electrician.  Shortly after graduating college, I had a vehicle accident that left me paralized from the waist down.  I was blessed and God had other plans.  Carl knew right away and believed in me that I had the ability to adjust and make my own career no matter what cards I got dealt.  Having the ability and understanding on how parts went on, made sense for me to start selling them.

So from there I kept focusing on company growth, not just in part sales but asking for more responsibilities to help manage the Company.  With working with Carl as a mentor, we both seemed to be on the same page with me earning a spot at becoming a business partner.  In 2017 I was blessed to be able to buy into Carl’s 4wd.  Which is a great success and honor, but my views on the company, respect for my staff and customers will never change from the start of the beginning. 

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Joey

Master tech, Supervisor of Quality & Production

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Cindy

Office Manager/Accounting

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Aric

Service & Operations Manager

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Josh

Sales, Quality & Production Advisor

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Dan

Product Specialist / Sales Advisor

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Stacey

General Operations & Parts Coordinator

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Bob Strotheide – Master Tech

Specialty of Driveline & General Maintenance

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Austin Gathard – Tech

Speciality of OE Maintenance, Steering, Suspension & Lift installer 

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Ruben Lamers – Tech

Specializing in Alignment, Lift installation & Drivelines

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Dustin Alvis – Tech

Diesel Performance & Engine Specialist

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John Clements – Tech

Specialties of Classic Restoration & Performance Modifications

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Chase Hilmes – Tech

Diesel Repair & Performance, General Repair & Modifications Specialist 

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Steve Goebel

Facility Maintenance Controller

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Jeremy Markus

Trailer Sales Manager

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