Shane and Melissa Jones opened Jones Automotive and have been faithfully serving the Osceola, Dresser, and St. Croix Falls area since 2007.
They enjoy spending time with their two daughters and working on their hobby farm where they keep honey bees and have a small orchard.
As Christians, Shane and Melissa have a heart to serve the community. They attend Grace Church in Osceola where Shane serves as a deacon and has taught Christian martial arts as an outreach of the church.
Meet the team
- Jeff Vance
Jeff had been in the automotive industry for 16 years fixing cars when he came to a point of wanting a change. He knew he liked talking to people so he become a service advisor. Now he has the opportunity to inform customers on what services are needed to keep their vehicle going for many happy miles. Jeff is married and has two beautiful teenage girls. When he’s not running them to their sporting events he enjoys playing volleyball and spending time on the boat. Jones Automotive is glad to have Jeff on our team!
- Brenda Baillargeon
As mother of four grown daughters, Brenda enjoys time spent with each of them and an expanding family with son-in-laws and eight grandkids. Activities she enjoys are golfing, running, gardening, time spent with friends and family and sewing. Brenda achieved a long time goal of acquiring a college degree in June 2014. A student of Phoenix University, she earned an AA and Bachelor in Business Management. “I love to learn and could be a lifetime student if I earned a living doing so.” Working at Jones automotive provides an opportunity to utilize the skills learned in college. “All the guys here are great to work with, filling each day with fun and laughter!” That is no joke.
- Robb Funk
Born and raised in Osceola, Robb first joined the Jones Automotive team in February of 2008 as a parts runner/cleanup guy. After shadowing one of our senior technicians for a year, he decided to attend WITC-Rice Lake to get a degree in auto repair. After graduating top of his class, Robb returned to Jones Automotive as a full-time technician. Always continuing his education, Robb earned his ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certifications in 8 key repair categories, earning him Master Technician status. He is currently L1 certified as an Advanced Level Diagnostic Specialist and a certified Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Master Technician. When he's not at Jones Automotive, Robb enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and studying history and science. We've enjoyed watching Robb grow up in our "family" not only physically but also in his skill sets!
- Tim Pippenger
Tim is an ASE Master Technician and Journey Mechanic with 27 years of experience. He is married, has four kids, and enjoys summer fishing and traveling. Jones Automotive is very excited to have Tim on our team!
- Bryan Smetana
Bryan Smetana began his mechanical career while serving four years as a C-130 jet engine mechanic in the US Air Force where he was stationed in Florida. Having been born and raised in Black River Falls, he returned to Wisconsin after those four years and is now pursuing his ASE certification while being mentored by the technicians at Jones Automotive. When he's not working on cars, Bryan loves spending his time riding and racing his motorcycles, fishing, hunting, and being with his family. Jones Automotive is excited to have Bryan on our team!