Education: With his father as an automotive professor and Master Technician who has earned all eight certifications through Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), you could say the love for mechanics radiates in Matt’s blood. He began shadowing his father at a very early age and through the years, received extensive mentoring and hands-on training in everything ranging from electrical systems, engine performance, heating and air conditioning, engine repair, and more. Matt has mastered the tricks of the trade firsthand through the guidance of his father and has become an expert in all things automotive. In addition to his impressive background, Matt also retains Certifications in Welding & Fabrication, Mitchell CRM, and Transmission Essentials. Matt’s insightful education and professional experience have been a great addition to Innovative!
Work Experience: Matt joins Innovative as a former owner of Ruthless Racing Engines & Transmissions. He has 20+ years of extensive experience in Marine & Performance Power Sports, focusing on boats, jet skis, four wheelers, side by sides, dirt bikes, motorcycles, racecars, and so much more! Due to his background, Matt is equipped to handle mechanical needs for all equipment ranging from maintenance repair to diagnostics. Matt believes in working hard and playing hard, and getting the job done right the first time. He has great appreciation for IPR as it is a family and veteran owned company, and is beyond excited about being a key leader of a growing company that continuously raises the bar in the automotive mechanic industry.
Education: Josh has always been passionate about mechanics and has worked on engines for as long as he can remember. He earned his Associates Degree for Medium Heavy Duty Truck Mechanics at St. Cloud Community Technical College and further advanced his education and training by achieving his certification in Welding & Fabrication. In addition, he is Department of Transportation (DOT) Certified. Josh brings an amazing wealth of knowledge and experience to our team and continues on a daily basis to incorporate new technology and industry advancements to IPR!
Work Experience: Josh worked as an automotive mechanic intern while earning his degree, and immediately applied both his education and experience upon graduation at Ziegler Cat for several years. Here, he applied and advanced his skills tremendously working with expert mechanics on countless types and styles of equipment and vehicles. Throughout his career, Josh has rebuilt engines, worked on in frame and out of frame engine overhauls, troubleshooted and diagnosed all systems include engine electrical, ABS, transmissions, aftertreatment systems, and more. Josh specializes in diesel, heavy equipment, truck & trailer, semi, and has master capacity to overhaul, rebuild, and repair engines. Josh is a 5th generation Mechanic and brings over a decade of experience as a Diesel Mechanic to the team. With professional work experience with companies such as Ziegler CAT, Josh has been a great asset to the IPR team!
Education: After graduating from Pine City High School, Garrett took a hands-on approach for learning more about his auto mechanic passion. Through several years of mentoring and extensive on-site training, he was able to learn the ins & outs of the automotive industry specializing in routine maintenance and diagnostics. Garrett is Department of Transportation (DOT) Certified and is able to guide our customers through the process of obtaining and keeping vehicles in compliance with regulations.
Work Experience: Garrett has 5+ years of experience as a Mechanic and enjoys wrenching on autos, fleet, and more. Prior to joining the Innovative Performance And Repair team, Garrett was the Fleet Technician at Innovative Basement Systems where he was responsible for maintenancing cars, pickup trucks, medium duty trucks, equipment, and more. He focuses on fleet diagnostics and repair, though is also earning great experience in semis and truck & trailer. Garrett has a true love for mechanics and is eager to expand and apply his knowledge and skillset.
Education: After graduating from Pine City High School, Ryley took a firsthand approach at educating himself about auto mechanics. Through mentoring and extensive on-site training, he was able to learn the ins & outs of the automotive industry.
Work Experience: Ryley joins Innovative with 6+ years of experience in the automotive, diesel, small engines, and heavy equipment industry. He has acquired a great wealth of knowledge and experience being employed as a Mechanic throughout his years, and has extensive abilities in small engines such as lawn mowers, snow blowers, motorcycles, and marine power sports vehicles. In addition, Ryley is Department of Transportation Certified and is eager to help customers earn and maintain their vehicles to meet MNDOT standards. Ryley has been a great addition to the team!
Education: Justin graduated from Hinckley Finlayson High School in 1999 and continued his education at Pine Technical for Automotive Mechanics. In addition to his formal education, Justin has the privilege of working on engines throughout his childhood and gaining expert techniques that provided him an advantage in his education and career.
Work Experience: Justin has a diverse background working on heavy equipment and fleet. Throughout his 20+ years of being a mechanic, Justin brings a unique skillset and passion to the IPR team. He grew up learning the skills of the trade working alongside his father, also a mechanic, advancing his level of understanding and techniques through formal education, and has been able to earn a well-rounded understanding of a variety of vehicles ranging from heavy equipment to buses and personal vehicles. He is a skilled Mechanic who eagerly diagnoses and repairs vehicles to provide our customers with high quality expertise and customer service. Justin has expertly followed in his father’s footsteps as a Mechanic, and enjoys figuring out how to make things work. He is a phenomenal asset to our IPR team!