DJ's Repair Service was born out of a genuine need in Osage County for reliable, quality auto repair. As an ASE Certified Master Tech, DJ Keilholz had the skill and knowledge to fix cars, and his family, friends, and neighbors had vehicles they wanted him to work on. By opening his own auto repair shop, DJ simply made it official—he's the go-to guy in Osage County for Missouri State Inspections, alignments, batteries, oil changes, brakes, general repairs, and more!
DJ Keilholz, Owner / ASE Certified Master Tech
In 1997, DJ started working for Jerry Baker at Jerry's Repair Service in Chamois, and then attended State Technical College of Missouri (formerly Linn Tech) after graduating from high school. He received his certificate in Automotive Technology in May of 2000. Even before he received his certificate, DJ had started working at a dealership, and he became ASE Master Certified.
Shortly after leaving the dealership, DJ started working at an independent auto repair shop in Jefferson City, MO, and on nights and weekends, he assisted family and friends with their vehicles. When he realized Osage County needed a reliable local repair shop, DJ along with his wife, Dawna, decided to open his own business to help the community.
Dawna Keiholz, Owner / Accounting & Marketing
Nicknamed "The Lady in Charge," Dawna is co-owner of DJ's Repair Service. She's been working in the shop since it opened fulltime, helping DJ and working to grow the business. Accounting and marketing are her specialties.
Ryan Mantle, Technician
Ryan Mantle is a 2014 graduate from Wentzville, MO. He moved to the Chamois area in 2014 while attending State Technical College of Missouri. Ryan was hired in the fall of 2014, part time with DJ's Repair Service while majoring in Automotive Technology. In May of 2016 he graduated with an Associate's Degree in Automotive Technology and started full time with us shortly after. Ryan has family that live in the Chamois and Jefferson City area. He really enjoys being in the country and in his spare time he loves hunting and fishing (including bow fishing).