Get to Know the Scheffers & Their Truck Repair Shop

Todd has been in the truck repair industry since the early 90’s and has over 25 years experience. In 1997, Scheffer Truck Service opened for business in Dutchtown, MO. Their 4 bay shop serviced trucks from all over the area. Despite a flood in 2008 and no room for expansion, Todd and his wife, Deborah worked countless hours, nights, and weekends, to overcome all obstacles to make Scheffer Truck Service, Inc. what it is today. Today, Scheffer Truck Service, Inc. is now located in Cape Girardeau, MO and has 15 bays, 4 ASE Master Truck Technicians and the support staff to better serve their customers to get them back on the road as fast as possible. Their daughter Marissa has recently joined the team full time as well after graduating from college this past May. Overall, our family dynamic brings a personal, friendly feel to the heavy duty business of diesel repair.

Building a Better Truck Repair Shop for Our Customers, Employees & the Environment

At Scheffer Truck Service, our most important accomplishment was finishing our new shop in Cape Girardeau. Todd planned the layout of the building for several years prior to its actual construction, designing the facility to be as efficient as possible and specifically adapting every angle and aspect for truck repair. And now we’re proud to say our facility is as efficient as you could possibly make a truck shop. It is packed full of insulation, heated with waste oil, and cool or hot air (depending on the season) is circulated with our two 20’ ceiling fans. In 2012, we even installed a 25 kilowatt solar system onto our roof to generate approximately half of our electricity.

The bottom line at Scheffer Truck Service, Inc. is that we care. We care about the world around us, our community, our customers, and our employees. We work hard to make sure our customers and our employees feel heard, and if a member of our team has an idea to improve our shop in any way, nine times out of 10 it gets implemented immediately. Speaking of our team, keep reading and get to know us a little!

Scheffer Truck Service Auto Repair Shop

Meet the Diesel Repair Team at Scheffer Truck Service, Inc.

Todd and Deborah Scheffer, Owners

In December of 1992, Todd graduated from Nashville Auto Diesel College as class valedictorian, and received the prestigious Craftsman Award. From there, he worked at several fleet repair shops and dealerships around Cape Girardeau and eventually became an ASE Master Truck Techician as well as a Missouri State Inspector. Todd and Deborah married in December of 1993, and their daughter, Marissa, was born in 1995. When Marissa was born, Deborah left her job at an insurance agent’s office to focus on raising Marissa and supporting Todd’s career as a diesel mechanic.

In 1997, Todd and Deborah decided it was time for him to go on his own. Todd and Deborah, along with Todd’s parents, Charlie and Donna, purchased their first shop in Dutchtown, MO. There, Todd repaired trucks, while his father worked on tractors. By 2008, they had outgrown their shop and were tired of battling the flood waters, so they moved a mile up the road to their current facility. Well, it turned out to be the right move, and Scheffer Truck Service expanded in 2014, adding six more bays.

Today, the Scheffers have a true “family business” because Marissa joined the team full-time in May of 2016, after graduating from Murray State University. Todd and Deborah are excited to see what the future holds for Scheffer Truck Service, Inc.

Marissa Scheffer, Parts Manager

Marissa has been working at Scheffer Truck Service, Inc. since she was old enough to hold a broom, but she only officially joined our team full-time in May of 2016, after graduating from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. She has previously worked as a secretary, in food service, in security, and in retail. Marissa's hobbies include playing with her three spoiled dogs, as well as hanging out with friends. A fun fact about Marissa is that she is certified in Cattle Artificial Insemination.

Andy Beyatte, Service Manager

Andy has been with Scheffer Truck Service, Inc. since February of 2013. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in Health Management in 2004. Andy’s previous experience includes being a service advisor for a company in Honolulu. In his spare time, he loves to camp, swim, fish, and spend time with his 11-year-old son, Tyler. An interesting fact about Andy is that he lived in Hawaii for three years.

Chris Ritchie, Service Advisor

Chris is new to our team and fitting in quite well. Chris graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2010. His previous experience includes two years of service advising at a GM dealership and a year at a Chrysler dealership. His hobbies include hunting, drumming, and spending quality time with his family and dog. A fun fact about Chris is that he has chassis dyno'd motorcycles all the way up to semi-trucks.

Neil Winschel, Lead Technician

Neil has been with Scheffer Truck Service, Inc. since July of 2015, and now has more than 11 years of experience in the diesel repair industry. After graduating from Lincoln Tech in 2004, he went on to become an ASE Master Truck Technician, a Missouri State Inspection Inspector and he is ASE certified in buses. Neil's favorite jobs are engine repairs on Cummins, CAT, and International trucks. He also likes to do A/C diagnostics and A/C repairs. His hobbies include working on the family farm with his two brothers, as well as camping with his wife and two sons. An interesting fact about Neil is that he grew up on a dairy farm with six brothers and sisters.

Tom Simmons, Technician

Tom has been with Scheffer Truck Service, Inc. since 2008. He graduated from Nashville Auto Diesel College in 1984. Before coming to us, Tom worked in the National Guard as an engineer equipment mechanic for 12 years. After that, he also worked as a forklift mechanic, an automotive mechanic, and a diesel mechanic. Tom has his Missouri State Inspection License, and is also one of our ASE Master Truck Technicians.

Tom’s hobbies include watching NASCAR and NHRA Racing, as well as collecting NASCAR memorabilia. For six years, he also built and drove demolition derby cars. A fun fact about Tom is that he, his daughter, and his nephew all share the same birthday.

Ryan Heider, Technician

Ryan is our newest technician, currently shadowing our lead technician and gaining some hands-on experience at Scheffer Truck Service, Inc. He just graduated from Lincoln Tech, and his favorite things to work on are brakes and cooling systems. He enjoys baseball and fixing cars in his free time. A fun fact about Ryan is that he’s originally from Oregon.

Nathan Steffens, Technician

Nathan is new to Scheffer Truck Service, but not new to truck repair. He has been working in this industry for almost 20 years. Nathan is Detroit Diesel Series 60 Expert Certified and MBE 900 and 4000 Expert Certified. Nathan's favorite job to do is a 12.7L overhaul. When he's not at work he enjoys camping, fishing, yardwork, and building things. A fun fact about Nathan is that he drives a 1978 Ford Pinto (he says it's his baby.)