Happy Valley Auto Repair

Meet the Team

From Left to Right: Cody, Jessica, Michelle and Eric.

Cody Kruger – Manager

Cody has been with the company since 2012. He came to Wilhelm with 13 years automotive experience and full of energy ready serve those in need of automotive expertise. He has served as a service advisor at our Goodyear location before beginning his new journey as a Manager of our new North Peoria Happy Valley location. Cody is an Arizona native and spends his time away from the shop with his beautiful wife and two children while camping/fishing and just enjoying the states natural beauty in which we have been blessed.

Michelle Lumadue – Clerical

Michelle is a very outgoing and fun individual that brings great energy to the office. On a personal side Michelle is married and has three wonderful children. She comes to us with a teaching, caregiving, and customer service background. She has been with Wilhelm Automotive for just over two years. She was recently transferred to the Happy Valley location from one of our sister stores.  On occasion Michelle will make breakfast goodies for the shop which we all devoir with smiling faces. She is a chocolate connoisseur and will always have a personal stash hidden away.  We are blessed to have her here to do all the clerical work and to help drive our shuttle, always with a smile on her face.

Eric Jensen- Service Advisor

Eric is our newest service writer, coming over to us from an 11-year stint as Fleet Supervisor for the Peoria School District transportation department.  Before that he spent 6 years working on motorhomes, and a couple years as a tech at a local GMC/Mazda dealership.  Eric is our front of the house smarty pants, always quick with the jokes, and able to quickly build rapport with our customers as well.  Eric also happens to be a skilled league drinker with a bowling problem, and makes time for a little off-roading when he’s not working on cars for other people in his own garage.  He and his wife have one daughter.

Mike Reynolds - Technician

Mike is an L1 Master Tech with 22 years of experience, 5 of those with Wilhelm.  If you want to know anything about anything, auto-related or otherwise, ask Mike.  You can always count on him to speak his mind, and he’s always got a good story to tell.  Outside of work Mike enjoys hunting and is a Harley Davidson fanatic.  He and his wife have three children, including one little princess just getting her walk and talk on. 

Raul Hernandez – General Service

Raul has been a General Service Technician with Wilhelm for about 3 years.  His years of prior experience in the automotive industry include service with Saturn, Audi and Fletcher’s.  Before that he helped his family in their Polishing and Plating Company, with a short stint in the garage door industry.  Raul works very well under pressure and is very organized person with a bit of a gruff personality.  In his free time Raul enjoys sporting events, especially following hockey and spring training. One of his biggest downfalls is the fact that he is a huge Chicago sports fan following the “slime of the sports world” also known as the Cubs, Bears, and Black Hawks.

Vince Huff – General Service

Vince is the youngest member of our team up here in Happy Valley, but has been with the company for about 6 years.  Vince’s passion for the automotive field come from growing up around cars and helping his dad build cars from early ages.  He is very detail oriented and is likes to show pride through his work. His free time outside of work is filled with fast cars and skateboarding. He has also recently taken up a new interest in leatherworks.  He and his girl have recently become engaged and are excited about planning an exciting future together.