Chris Musty and Luke Thieke opened WIT Boyz in 2010, a heavy equipment and semi service/sales company. Their business has flourished over the last seven years as they’ve served the local farming and trucking community.
In addition to servicing semis, farm equipment, trailers, etc, WIT Boyz, a fully staffed, full-service mechanic shop, also offers DOT inspections and has accounts with several large companies such as FedEx.
Recently, WIT Boyz has expanded to include new and used car and pickup sales and service as well, reaching a new market of customers. Thieke’s brother-in-law, Dan Johnson joined Musty and Thieke in July 2017 to open WIT Boyz Auto.
Johnson recently moved to Lanesboro with his family from the Twin Cities where he owned and operated a utility construction company along with several car dealerships over the years. After moving to Lanesboro, where his wife is originally from and currently works as a teacher, he began looking at opening his own dealership in the area. When Thieke heard, he offered him a place at WIT Boyz.
WIT Boyz is a name that Musty and Thieke came up with when they first opened their business, which stands for Whatever It Takes. The acronym describes their service and commitment to their customers. Johnson knew that he would fit right into the company and was excited to join them.
Johnson set up agreements with several different auction and finance companies and by mid-July, he was ready to roll.
On August 1, WIT Boyz Auto was officially open for business. Johnson is quickly making a name for himself with his car sales and service.
“The location is great,” Johnson pointed out. WIT Boyz is situated right on Main Street on Highway 52 in Chatfield next to the downtown area. It’s also a prime spot because the company has plenty of space for growth inside the building and out.
Despite the difference in size, Johnson hasn’t noticed a lot of differences between running a dealership in the Twin Cities and running one in a town the size of Chatfield. “It’s more personal and friendly here though,” he noted. He likes getting to know his customers and seeing them around town.
The partnership between the original owners at WIT Boyz and Johnson has gone well in the three months since the business expanded to include a car dealership. “None of us are new at this, and we all know our responsibilities,” Johnson said.
You can find more information on WIT Boyz and the services they offer at (507) 867-2957 or by visiting www.witboyzinc.com.