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 Technician 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 four spoiled dogs, as well as renovating her new house. 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 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 at a company in Honolulu, where he lived for 3 years. He also has several years of sales experience under his belt. In his spare time, he loves to camp, swim, fish, and spend time with his 14-year-old son, Tyler.

Chris Ritchie, Service Advisor

Chris has been with us since July 2017 and oversees our technicians, making sure they always have something to work on. He is also in charge of office shenanigans and pranks. Chris graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2010 and 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 family and his dog. A fun fact about Chris is that he has chassis dyno'd motorcycles all the way up to semi-trucks.

Matt Meyer, Technician

Matt is new to Scheffer Truck Service, Inc. as of February 2018. He has over 10 years of professional experience in the diesel field, not including the many years he spent growing up and working in his dad's shop. He loves to work on electrical as well as completing rebuilds. His hobbies include hunting and fixing up cars as well as spending time with his 4 daughters. Matt's fun fact is that he will "hunt everything and eat anything."

Tom Simmons, Shop Foreman

Tom has been with Scheffer Truck Service for 10 years. 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, a wrecker driver, 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.

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.

Seth Niederkorn, Technician

Seth is our youngest technician and has been working for us since December 2017. He graduated from Chaffee Jr./Sr. High School in May 2018 and already knew more about working on trucks than some technicians with formal training. Seth's favorite jobs are wheel seals, brakes, and PTO pumps. He is also an amazing welder and does a lot of projects around the shop and for fellow employees. His other hobbies include driving and building derby cars, hunting, and fishing.

Brandon Froemling, Technician

Brandon is new to Scheffer Truck Service, Inc. as of February 2018. He graduated from Lincoln Tech in Nashville in 2017. He is ASE certified and loves to diagnose electrical systems as well as do internal engine work. His hobbies include duck hunting, working with cattle, and working on trucks. Brandon's fun fact is that he's originally from Illinois.

Derek Unterreiner, Account Representative

Derek is new to Scheffer Truck Service, Inc. as of May 2018 and will be paying visits to both current and potential customers. He graduated from Murray State University this past spring with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. Derek loves spending time with his family, friends, and girlfriend. He is a sports fanatic and his favorite thing to do is watch his little brother play college baseball. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing with his dogs. We think Derek will make a great asset to our team because he is a fantastic people person and is very excited to meet all of our awesome customers!

Randy Koehler, Technician

Randy joined our team September 2018 and has proved himself to be a huge asset here. With 40 years of experience under his belt, there isn't much that Randy doesn't know. His favorite job to do is working on brakes. He enjoys hunting and fishing when he's not here at the shop. A fun fact about Randy is that he has 3 sons and served our country in the National Guard for almost 30 years.