Our Team

Meet the experts at Lonsdale Auto Works.

Meet the Team at Lonsdale Auto Works

Scott Pelava
Owner
Denise Davis
Service Manager
Mark Lane
Technician
Chris Waskosky
Technician
KC Eyton
Technician

Contact Us For Quality Auto Repair in Lonsdale, MN

Led by an auto repair professional with decades of experience, Lonsdale Auto Works is more than prepared to service your vehicle. Feel free to drop off your vehicle and wait in our spacious lobby. Or pick up a loaner car to get around even while your car’s being repaired. Whatever your needs, whatever your schedule, Lonsdale Auto Works is here for you.

See why we have become Lonsdale’s favorite auto repair shop. Just give us a call at (507) 744-3304 to set up an appointment at a time convenient to you. Or you can drop by our shop at 616 Industrial Dr., SE Lonsdale, MN 55046.

Scott Palava

Owner

Lonsdale Auto Works was founded in 2005 by owner, Scott Pelava.

As an ASE-Certified Master Auto Technician, Advanced Engine Performance Specialist, Undercar Specialist, and Service Consultant, he saw the need for a more modern auto service center in the fast growing community of Lonsdale. A strong background in domestic and import vehicles helped formed the vision of what Lonsdale Auto Works is today.

Starting with one apprentice, he built a reputation for quality service and fair pricing. As the need arose, additional technicians joined his team to keep up with our customers’ need for fast, quality service.

Scott is also very active in the community. He is currently in his fourth term as a Lonsdale City Council Member. He has held numerous leadership positions with the local Boy Scout Troop and at the District and Council levels. He is the President of the Lonsdale Chamber of Commerce and a past member of the Lonsdale Lions Club.

Scott has been recognized multiple times for his contributions to the auto repair industry. In 2017 he founded ASOG (Auto Shop Owners Group) in an effort to provide support to other repair shop owners. The organization has grown to the largest in the world. As a result, Scott was named in the Top 100 People in World the Automotive & Transportation as well as listed in the Marquis Who’s Who of Business in America.

Denise Davis

Service Manager

Service Manger, Denise Davis joined our team in 2018. Her experience in customer service, retail sales as well as store & employee management is extensive.

Denise has a great ability to transform the complexity of modern automobiles into easy to understand explanations that help bring comfort & confidence to our clients. Whether dealing with a simple oil change or a complete engine replacement, she will take the time to explain the issues in a manner that is understandable and she provides our clients with the information required to help them make an informed decision about their vehicle repairs. She is always willing to help with whatever questions & concerns you may have.

Mark Lane

Technician

Mark Lane is an ASE-Certified Auto Technician and has an extensive background in vehicle diagnostics, powertrain management systems and electronics. Mark joined our team in 2017 after working at leading shops in the Twin Cities. His experiences in those shops gave him invaluable knowledge that we can use in our area.

WHAT MARK LOVES ABOUT WORKING AT LAW:
I like how I am always busy; it makes the day go by quickly. Also, management is very understanding that there is life outside of work and is willing to accommodate when issues arise. Also, it’s a fun place to work, and everyone has a great sense of humor.

Chris Waskosky

Technician

Chris Waskosky is a Master Auto Technician and has an extensive background in vehicle diagnostics, powertrain management systems and electronics. Chris joined our team in 2011. Chris has a lifetime of mechanical experience from vintage steam engines, to carburetors, to the latest in high-tech modern automobile systems.

WHAT CHRIS LOVES ABOUT WORKING AT LAW:
Along with having a fun work environment, I enjoy a variety of jobs I can do. One vehicle may be an oil change, but the next vehicle may be using a lab scope to find a communication problem between computers. Every day brings new vehicles and new challenges.

KC Eyton

Technician

KC Eyton is our Light Duty Auto Technician where she serves in support for our other technicians and provides inspection, maintence and tire services and assists the front counter. KC has been with us since 2021.

WHAT KC LOVES ABOUT WORKING AT LAW:
Being an automotive technician at LAW has allowed me to learn & do what I’m passionate about. I enjoy the fast-paced environment filled with challenges & feeling a sense of accomplishment when I’ve used my knowledge & experience to solve an issue. I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful people who care about my personal well-being & professional growth. I love how my boss Scott constantly believes in me. He pushes me to take on projects that I think are way beyond my abilities. I am so grateful for the mentorship & support. This truly creates a family environment where everyone is there for each other. I love my job!