meet Our team

Here at Autocraft Bodywerks we are extremely proud of our talented, dedicated and highly experienced team of collision repair experts. Many of our team members have been with Autocraft Bodywerks for more than 10 years. Our Head Painter is a 4th generation paint professional and our body technicians have an average of 20 years experience. Every member of our team is passionate about what they do and we operate in an open, collaborative process to ensure your vehicle is returned to
you in showroom condition. Please meet our team.

Chris Raeder

Owner of autocraft bodywerks


Hometown: Toledo, OH
Favorite Hobby: Raising kids and racing cars.

Tammie Harper

General Manager

Years of Experience: 21
Hometown: Austin, TX
Favorite Hobby: Enjoying my beautiful family.

Brian Hester

Production Manager

Years of Experience: 30
Hometown: Round Rock, TX
Favorite Hobby: Fishing.

Ramiro “Daniel” Ortiz

BLUEPRINTER

Years of Experience: 16
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Favorite Hobby: Watching football.

Albert Rendon

Parts Department

Years of Experience: 4
Hometown: Uvalde, TX
Favorite Hobby: Wake surfing.

Marcos “Pollo” Hernandez

Manager Quality Control & Detail

Years of Experience: 14
Hometown: Mexico
Favorite Hobby: Off road mountain bike.

Cristian Aguilar

Customer Service Representative

Years of Experience: 7
Hometown: Austin, TX
Favorite Hobby: Cooking.

Victor Ramirez

Customer Service Representative

Years of Experience: 2.5
Hometown: Austin, TX
Favorite Hobby: Skateboarding.

Noel J. Ramirez

Customer Service Representative

Years of Experience: 3.5
Hometown: Austin, TX
Favorite Hobby: Hunting.

Johanna Cleveland

receptionist

Years of Experience: 18
Hometown: El Centro, CA
Favorite Hobby: Shopping at Sephora!

Brian McCollough

Body Technician

Years of Experience: 15
Hometown: Austin, TX
Favorite Hobby: Hunting & Fishing.

Erik “Stuey” Garcia

Body Technician

Years of Experience: 3
Hometown: Austin, TX
Favorite Hobby: Soccer.

Vidal Sandoval

Body Technician

Years of Experience: 25
Hometown: Delicias, Chihuahua Mexico
Favorite Hobby: Enjoy Nueva Jerusalen Church.

Matthew Taylor

Parts Dept. Tesla

Years of Experience: 17
Hometown: Salinas, CA
Favorite Hobby: Golf.

John Martin

Mechanic

Years of Experience: 40
Hometown: Austin, TX
Favorite Hobby: Auto racing.

Mark O’Brien

Body Technician

Years of Experience: 35
Hometown: Austin, TX
Favorite Hobby: Fishing.

Raul Toledo

Body Technician

Years of Experience: 3
Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Favorite Hobby: Fitness training.

Todd G. Kattner

Body Technician

Years of Experience: 26
Hometown: Austin, TX
Favorite Hobby: Music, cars and BMX bikes.

Kevin Vargo

Body Technician

Years of Experience: 1
Hometown: Santa Clara, CA
Favorite Hobby: Beach Vollyball.

Saul Haro

Lead Painter

Years of Experience: 30
Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico
Favorite Hobby: Enjoying my beautiful church.

Juan Puente

Paint Prepper

Years of Experience: 15
Hometown: Austin, TX
Favorite Hobby: Cars.

Manuel Vigil

Paint Prepper

Years of Experience: 20
Hometown: San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Favorite Hobby: Soccer and football.

Emigdio Hernandez-Bartolo

Paint Prepper

Years of Experience: 46
Hometown: Austin, TX
Favorite Hobby: Work and fun.

Juan M. Rodriguez

Bumper Paint Technician

Years of Experience: 25
Hometown: Lockhart, TX
Favorite Hobby: Cars.

Martin Puente

Buffer

Years of Experience: 23
Hometown: Austin, TX
Favorite Hobby: Reading.

Jose “Pepe” Gonzalez

Detailer

Years of Experience: 14
Hometown: Buda, TX
Favorite Hobby: Hunting.

Marcos “Catfish” Vasquez

Detailer

Years of Experience: 4
Hometown: Austin, TX / El Salvador
Favorite Hobby: Soccer.

Tony Guevara

Detailer

Years of Experience: 11
Hometown: Austin, TX
Favorite Hobby: Books and sports.

Erik Isaac Ramirez-Melgar

Detailer

Years of Experience: 1
Hometown: Austin, TX
Favorite Hobby: Skateboarding.

Marco Vargas

Facilities

Years of Experience: 4
Hometown: Mexico
Favorite Hobby: Church.

message from
chris raeder

Here in the state of Texas you have the right to decide where your vehicle is repaired. And you have the right to request ONLY original manufacturer parts be used in the repair. Here at Autocraft Bodywerks we ONLY use original parts to restore your vehicle to as close to showroom condition as possible. We are passionate about what we do and take pride in restoring automotive dreams every day.

Map & Directions

service hours

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday By Appointment Only

Phone 512-441-7444
Fax 512-444-6061