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5900 Oakwood Dr. Urbandale

Meet the team

Melvis Jimmerson

Owner of Ultimate Automotive

Born in Grand River, Iowa.  Has always worked in the automotive industry.  Moved to the Des Moines area in 1970.  Opened Ultimate Automotive in 1987.

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Mark Jimmerson


Born in the Des Moines Area.  Started working at Ultimate Automotive at the age of 14.

Monte Jimmerson

Born in Southern Iowa.  Started working at Ultimate Automotive after serving in the military.

Ryan (Roth) Roth

Born in Southern Iowa.  Went to U.T. I. right out of high school.  Moved to Des Moines area and started working at Ultimate Automotive in 2008.

Terry Weaver

Born in Northern Iowa.  Served in the military and also attended Automotive School.  Started working at Ultimate Automotive in 1989.

Eric (Fez) Lutchman

Born in South America (Guyana).  Moved to Des Moines area in 1998. Started working at Ultimate Automotive in 2012.

Chase Shay

Born in Des Moines Area.  Attends Johnston High School.  Started working at Ultimate Automotive in 2014.

Larry Thielen

Born in Minnesota.  Moved to the Des Moines Area in 1996.  Started working at Ultimate Automotive in 2004

30 Years

Robin Wheeler

Born in Western Nebraska

Moved to Des Moines in 1985

Worked in the towing industry part time since 1987

Served in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm

Mike Glantz

Graduate of ISU

Served in the U.S. Army

Owned full auto care and transmission shop for 22 years

Started working for Ultimate Automotive in 2017

Highly Customer Service Oriented

Plays Golf & Bowls

Daniel Scott

Graduated from Automobile Tech School

OSHA and HAZMAT Certified

Born and raised in Des Moines, IA

Graduated from East High School

Over 12 years experience as an auto technician

Married to Ashley and has 2 beautiful children

Eric Lutchman

Graduate of DMCC Auto Mechanics

Over 17 years experience as an auto technician

ASE certified

Married to Racheal with 2 great children

Plays tennis and enjoys fishing

Native of South America

Adam Nichols

Graduate of Urbandale High School in 2015

Enrolled in DMACC Auto Technician Program

Employed by Ultimate Automotive for more than 7 years

Enjoys building motorcycles

Like to work on cars as a hobby

Owen Theilen

Attending Johnston High School

Interested in automotive repair

Cade Weaver

Born in Des Moines

Freshman at Hoover High School

Enjoys baseball and bowling