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.

Ivan Melendez

Production Manager

Years of Experience: 8
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Favorite Hobby: Loves Motocross.

Noel J. Ramirez

Blueprinter

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

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.

 

Customer Service Representative

 

 

Leslie Valdez

Reception

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

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.

Hernan C. Reyes

Body Technician

Years of Experience: 15
Hometown: Veracruz, Mexico
Favorite Hobby: Running.

Aldo Joseph Lopez

Parts Assistant

Years of Experience: 1
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Favorite Hobby: Cars.

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.

 

Body Technician

 

 

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.

Jonathan Alvarez Hernandez

Painter

Years of Experience: 13
Hometown: Morovis, Puerto Rico
Favorite Hobby: Family time.

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.

Edson “Gama” Villa Guevara

Detailer

Years of Experience: 20
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Favorite Hobby: Soccer.

Tony Guevara

Detailer

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

 

Detailer

 

 

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