Our People

Clarence Hoffman

OWNER

Clarence and his lovely wife Carolyn have owned Penner's for 42 years. Now that's what you call dedication!

Carolyn Hoffman

OWNER

Carolyn has been a dedicated supporter and excellent employee at Penner's for 42 years. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and quilting.

Charles Hoffman

SALES MANAGER

Charlie has been hanging around the shop since he was very young. He attended Doane College, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing with a minor in Economics. It was also there that he met his beautiful wife, Lisa. He enjoys coaching wrestling at the elementary and middle school levels and also being a member of the County Fair board. In Charlie's spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife and three children.

Derek Fenster

AUTOMOTIVE SHOP MANAGER

Derek has been with us for nearly 38 years! He is an ASE certified Master Automobile Technician, Service Consultant, Undercar Specialist, Parts Specialist, as well as a CARQUEST Heavy Duty Certified Brake Inspector/Adjustor. His favorite hobbies are building and racing slot cars and woodworking.

Kurt Tobey

SERVICE WRITER

Kurt has been with us for eight and a half years! One of his favorite hobbies is bowling.

Bondel Friesen

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Bondel has been with us for seven years! In addition to bringing us many years of managerial experience, she is also certified in Mitchell, TireMaster, and Excel programs. Her favorite hobbies are photography and reading

Jesse Crowdell

SERVICE WRITER/PARTS

Jesse has been with us for seven and a half years. He is ASE certified in Parts and is also a Service Advisor. One of his hobbies is following college football.

Ken Anderson

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN

Ken has been with us for 21 and a half years! His favorite hobby is going to car shows.

Derek Fenster

AUTOMOTIVE SHOP MANAGER

See above.

Luke McGregor

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN

Luke has been with us for a year. One of his hobbies is Figure 8 racing.

Joe Merklinger

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN

Joe has been with us for four years! He is an ASE certified Automobile Technician with certifications in Heat & A/C, Front End, Brake, Electrical, Engine Repair, Manual Transmission, and Engine Performance. His hobbies are fishing and spending time with his well-loved grandkids.

Jeremy Peterson

TIRE TECHNICIAN

"Pete" has been with us for over four years! He is a certified Ag Tire Specialist. He has two daughters: a 16 year old and a 10 year old. His favorite hobby is motorcycles.

Patrick  McGraw

TIRE TECHNICIAN

Patrick has been with us for 4 months.